Elliott Abrams

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Elliott Abrams

Elliott Abrams

I never said I had no idea about most of the things you said I said I had no idea about.More Elliott Abrams [10/13/2011 02:10:23]
There isn't any way for the people of Nicaragua to find out what's going on in Nicaragua.More Elliott Abrams [10/13/2011 02:10:27]
It’s unlikely to change – there’s nothing in King Salman’s past as governor of Riyadh for about forty years that suggests that he was particularly a reformer, not on the role of women, not on democratic development. There’s been a rumor in the last couple of days that he said to someone in an e-mail that he’s in favor of a constitutional monarchy, but I would be surprised if the level of repression started to go down … I think the kind of thing that we would view as significant reforms is unlikely.More Elliott Abrams [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The Saudis and Emiratis blame all of this on Iran. I think they’d have to grant, that as has been said, that the Houthis are an internally generated movement in Yemen and the Saudis were supposed to be dealing with the Houthis, who started out in essence along their border. So one of the things that we’re seeing is a complete failure of Saudi policy toward Yemen over the past 10 years, but the Saudis totally believe that the reason the Houthis are able to succeed militarily is the amount of money, advice, and guns More Elliott Abrams [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Oil policy, policy toward the United States, policy toward Iran, Bahrain, Yemen, very unlikely, I think, to see significant change. These policies were the policies that had a wide family consensus. The question I think would be if the king becomes sick, whether you have weak Saudi leadership in the Arab world and the Middle East rather than strong Saudi leadership, but I think the fundamental policies will continue, the ones we’re familiar with under King Abdullah.More Elliott Abrams [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A great nation like the United States has many and varied interests, and we need both to do business with tyrants and to engage constantly in multilateral diplomacy.More Elliott Abrams [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
First impressions matter. Experts say we size up new people in somewhere between 30 seconds and two minutes.More Elliott Abrams [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In Iran, there is no freedom of the press, no freedom of speech, no independent judiciary, no free elections. There is no freedom of religion - not even for Shiites, who are forced by Irans theocracy to adhere to one narrow set of official rules.More Elliott Abrams [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Obamas foreign policy is strangely self-centered, focused on himself and the United States rather than on the conduct and needs of the nations the United States allies with, engages with, or must confront.More Elliott Abrams [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
On taking office in 2009, U.S. President Barack Obama put Israeli settlements at the center of U.S. policy in the Middle East.More Elliott Abrams [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
At the United Nations, a lynch mob for Israel is always just a moment away.More Elliott Abrams [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
After 9/11, we did see Palestinian terrorism in the context of all terrorism.More Elliott Abrams [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I want to be the first guy to reverse a communist revolution.More Elliott Abrams [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Dubai must crack down on rampant smuggling, and the U.A.E. federal government has significantly stepped up pressure.More Elliott Abrams [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Libya as a country is a relatively new concept. The period of Libya as a modern nation really starts after World War II.More Elliott Abrams [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Elections matter, but how much they matter depends entirely on how free, open and fair they are.More Elliott Abrams [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There are examples of fraternal dictatorships, or one, anyway: the passing of power from Fidel to Raul Castro.More Elliott Abrams [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Syria's population is 74% Sunni Muslim.More Elliott Abrams [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There are no Muslim ghettos in the U.S.More Elliott Abrams [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Israel's flexibility is dependent on its sense of security.More Elliott Abrams [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned, it seems, to direct the Middle East policy of the Obama administration.More Elliott Abrams [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The way for the Palestinians to get a state is to go ahead and build it.More Elliott Abrams [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The anchors of the Arab consensus have long been Egypt and Saudi Arabia, and both are now weakened forces in Arab politics and diplomacy.More Elliott Abrams [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Iran exports about 2.2 million barrels a day.More Elliott Abrams [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Persecution of Christians is growing around the world, and Congress needs to pay more attention to it.More Elliott Abrams [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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