March 15, 2018 | The Hill

From Iran to North Korea, opportunities await Trump’s new secretary of State

FDD Research Fellow Behnam Ben Taleblu discusses the implications of Mike Pompeo’s nomination to serve as the next U.S. Secretary of State. Behnam argues that Pompeo can positively impact U.S. coercive diplomacy with intransigent adversaries like the two nuclear-minded rogue regimes in Tehran and Pyongyang.

An excerpt from the op-ed follows:

“Pompeo’s nomination and likely successful confirmation means that America is serious about developing a common framework with Europe to deal with the Iranian nuclear issue. However, it also could signal that America is serious about its threat to leave the deal if it is not improved.”

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