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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's latest feature on FDD's Foreign Podicy episode 21: Extremism and Fragile States:




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's latest feature on FDD's Foreign Podicy episode 21: Extremism and Fragile States:


 

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.

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Iran’s Enemies

1st October 2018 – The Weekly Standard

Iran’s Enemies

Reuel Marc Gerecht

The Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Al-Ahwaz has claimed credit for the recent terrorist attack at a military parade in Iran’s Khuzestan Province that killed 25 people and wounded 60. It should surprise no one that this occurred in the heavily Arab province. more...

Analysis & Commentary

5th October 2018 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Reuel Marc Gerecht

FDD's Reuel Marc Gerecht discusses Iran's issue with ethnic minorities within the country. more...

4th October 2018 – MPR News

MPR News

Reuel Marc Gerecht

FDD's Reuel Marc Gerecht deabtes why the US assessment of Russia as a major national security threat is accurate during a debate in the Intelligence Squared conference. more...

1st October 2018 – The Weekly Standard

Iran’s Enemies

Reuel Marc Gerecht

The Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Al-Ahwaz has claimed credit for the recent terrorist attack at a military parade in Iran’s Khuzestan Province that killed 25 people and wounded 60. It should surprise no one that this occurred in the heavily Arab province. more...

11th September 2018 – The Weekly Standard

Russia’s Hacks

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Given the attention accorded to Vladimir Putin’s efforts to undermine American politics, one might think that Russian intelligence has the most accomplished spooks and computer geeks in the world. more...