YJ Fischer

Served at the State Department from 2012-16

Served at the State Department from 2012-16, including as the assistant coordinator for Iran nuclear implementation. She co-wrote the 2016 Democratic Party platform.

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President Trump made good on a campaign promise. The U.S. is out of the “horrible” “one-sided” Iran nuclear deal. Can it stop Iran from restoring its nuclear program?

After the Iran Nuclear Deal: Does Trump have a Plan B

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