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15th April 2014 – The Daily Beast

One Year On: Mystery Still Shrouds Boston Bombers

Thomas Joscelyn

One Year On: Mystery Still Shrouds Boston Bombers

One year ago today, two backpack bombs were detonated at the Boston Marathon, killing three people. More than 260 others were wounded or maimed. In the... more...

14th April 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

Dubai: A Hub for Illicit Transactions for Iran and Turkey?

Jonathan Schanzer

Dubai: A Hub for Illicit Transactions for Iran and Turkey?

Turkey was rocked by a report last month, leaked by the Istanbul Prosecutor’s office, detailing the alleged illicit financial activities of Iranian businessman Rezza... more...

11th April 2014 – The Weekly Standard

Scare Tehran, Please

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Scare Tehran, Please

Is Barack Obama’s threat of preventive military action against the Iranian regime’s nuclear program credible? Would a one-year, six-month, or even three-month... more...

10th April 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

Iranian Economy Continues its Modest and Fragile Recovery

Mark Dubowitz

Iranian Economy Continues its Modest and Fragile Recovery

The debate of how much relief Iran received as part of the November 2012 interim nuclear agreement continues. The Obama administration... more...

9th April 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

Foggy Bottom Targets Ansar Bayt al Maqdis

David Barnett

Foggy Bottom Targets Ansar Bayt al Maqdis

The Department of State today announced the designation of the Sinai-based jihadist group Ansar Bayt al Maqdis (ABM) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization and a Specially... more...

8th April 2014 – The Wall Street Journal

The Outlaw Vladimir Putin

David B. Rivkin

The Outlaw Vladimir Putin

President Obama has repeatedly described Russia's annexation of Crimea as illegal and illegitimate, but he also has sought to minimize the strategic significance of... more...

8th April 2014 – The Washington Times

The Mideast Peace Process Peters Out

Clifford D. May

The Mideast Peace Process Peters Out

Blessed are the peace makers. But don’t confuse peace makers with peace processors. The latter think they can persuade the lion to lie down with the lamb. more...

8th April 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

Iran’s Central Banker Heads to IMF and World Bank

Ali Alfoneh

Iran’s Central Banker Heads to IMF and World Bank

Dr. Valiollah Seif, governor of Iran’s Central Bank, arrived in Washington today to attend the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. more...

8th April 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

Is Iran on a Path to Exceeding Oil Export Limits?

Timothy Wilson

Is Iran on a Path to Exceeding Oil Export Limits?

Under the Joint Plan of Action (JPOA) proposed by the P5+1, between January 20 and July 20, 2014, Iran is granted $7 billion in sanctions relief, which includes... more...

4th April 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

Qatar’s Arms Bonanza

Patrick Megahan

Qatar’s Arms Bonanza

With political instability roiling the Middle East, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute has assessed that the Middle East was the second largest market... more...