Richard Schmierer

Middle East Policy Council

Guest

Richard Schmierer is a member of the Board at the Middle East Policy Council.

Schmierer served as director of Iraqi Affairs at the US State Department from 2007-2009, when he was appointed as US ambassador to Oman. He served in that capacity until 2012.

Richard Schmierer on KCRW

President Trump wants the Pentagon to "fight to win," and battlefield commanders now make decisions that used to come from the Obama White House.

Military escalation… without diplomacy

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Iran has suspended talks with the US on Iraqi security, denouncing US attacks on Shiite militias in Baghdad. The US accuses Iran of supplying the militias with weapons.

US Blames Iran for Escalating Violence in Iraq

Iran has suspended talks with the US on Iraqi security, denouncing US attacks on Shiite militias in Baghdad. The US accuses Iran of supplying the militias with weapons.

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