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Reuel Marc Gerecht

Senior Fellow

Areas of Impact:

Arab Spring, Egypt, Somalia, Islamism, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States, Iran - Human Rights, Iraq, Al Qaeda, Intelligence Community, Iran, Iran - Sanctions

Biography:

Reuel Marc Gerecht is a senior fellow with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.  He focuses on Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, terrorism, and intelligence.

Mr. Gerecht is the author of The Wave: Man, God, and the Ballot Box in the Middle East (Hoover Institution Press, 2011), Know Thine Enemy: A Spy's Journey into Revolutionary Iran (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1997) and The Islamic Paradox: Shiite Clerics, Sunni Fundamentalists, and the Coming of Arab Democracy (AEI Press, 2004). He is a contributing editor for The Weekly Standard and has been a correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly, as well as a frequent contributor to the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and other publications.

He was previously a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and the director of the Middle East Initiative at the Project for the New American Century. Earlier, he served as a Middle Eastern specialist at the CIA's Directorate of Operations.

Reuel Marc Gerecht is a senior fellow with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.  He focuses on Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, terrorism, and intelligence.

Mr. Gerecht is the author of Know Thine Enemy: A Spy's Journey into Revolutionary Iran (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1997) and The Islamic Paradox: Shiite Clerics, Sunni Fundamentalists, and the Coming of Arab Democracy (AEI Press, 2004). He is a contributing editor for The Weekly Standard and has been a correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly, as well as a frequent contributor to the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and other publications.

He was previously a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and the director of the Middle East Initiative at the Project for the New American Century. Earlier, he served as a Middle Eastern specialist at the CIA's Directorate of Operations.

The Preeminent Challenge

3rd August 2018 – Co-authored by Ray Takeyh - The Weekly Standard

The Preeminent Challenge

Reuel Marc Gerecht

The biggest foreign-policy challenge before Donald Trump isn’t North Korea, where the usual pattern of diplomacy and deception persists. more...

Analysis & Commentary

7th August 2018 – NPR

On Point

Reuel Marc Gerecht

FDD's Reuel Marc Gerecht joins NPR to discuss the Trump administration's decision to reimpose financial sanctions on Iran, with those on oil to come. more...

3rd August 2018 – Co-authored by Ray Takeyh - The Weekly Standard

The Preeminent Challenge

Reuel Marc Gerecht

The biggest foreign-policy challenge before Donald Trump isn’t North Korea, where the usual pattern of diplomacy and deception persists. more...

1st August 2018 – Alhurra

Alhurra

Reuel Marc Gerecht

FDD's Reuel Marc Gerecht joins Alhurra to discuss US sanctions on two Turkish ministers. more...

1st August 2018 – Alhurra

Alhurra

Reuel Marc Gerecht

FDD's Reuel Marc Gerecht joins Alhurra to discuss Iran's involvement in the Golan Heights in Syria. more...