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Reuel Marc Gerecht

Senior Fellow

Areas of Impact:

North Africa, Syria, Arab Spring, Egypt, Somalia, Pakistan, Yemen, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States, Iran - Human Rights, Hezbollah, Iraq, Al Qaeda, Intelligence Community, Afghanistan, Iran, Iran - Energy

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.

Holocaust Denial and the Iranian Regime

25th April 2014 – The Wall Street Journal

Holocaust Denial and the Iranian Regime

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Well, we know that there's at least one person who won't be marking Holocaust Remembrance Day on Monday. "Observe that no one in Europe dares to speak about... more...

Analysis & Commentary

25th July 2014 – The Weekly Standard

A Bad Deal

Reuel Marc Gerecht

We are in an odd situation. President Barack Obama is trying to coerce and cajole Iran’s supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, to compromise on his nuclear quest without using America’s only possible trumps: more sanctions and a serious threat of force. more...

5th July 2014 – The Weekly Standard

The Man And The Myth

Ali Alfoneh, Reuel Marc Gerecht

The many faces of Hassan Rouhani more...

2nd July 2014 – Quoted by Michael Weiss - The Daily Beast

Iran’s Top Spy Is The Modern-Day Karla, John Le Carré‘s Villainous Mastermind

Reuel Marc Gerecht

What the head of Iran’s Quds Force has in common with the greatest Soviet spy who never existed. more...

20th June 2014 – The Weekly Standard

The Enemy Of My Enemy Is My Enemy

Reuel Marc Gerecht

No one should mistake Iran for a friend. more...