On Geopolitics

Now or Never: Israel Makes Its Move Against Iran

Reva Goujon
VP of Global Analysis, Stratfor
May 17, 2018 | 16:47 GMT
In this photograph, Russian military police guard a road outside Damascus, Syria, after it reopened May 15, 2018.

Russian military police guard a road outside Damascus, Syria, after it reopened May 15, 2018.

(LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images)

"Better now than never." These were the words of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a recent tweet affirming his country's resolve to block Iranian aggression at any cost. Perhaps no statement could better encapsulate the Israeli mindset at this time. When else will Israel have the ear of a U.S. president willing to tear up a diplomatic deal and double down on Iran, the freedom to strike with impunity against targets in a state already ravaged by civil war, and a young Saudi prince willing to openly collaborate with the Jewish state against the Islamic republic?...

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