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Tzvi Kahn

Senior Iran Analyst

Biography:

Tzvi Kahn is a Senior Iran Analyst at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. He previously worked as a Senior Policy Analyst at the Foreign Policy Initiative, where he published extensively on Iran’s nuclear program and regional ambitions. Tzvi also served as Assistant Director for Policy and Government Affairs at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). From 2013 to 2014, he was an FDD National Security Fellow.
 

Tzvi Kahn is a Senior Iran Analyst at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. He previously worked as a Senior Policy Analyst at the Foreign Policy Initiative, where he published extensively on Iran’s nuclear program and regional ambitions. Tzvi also served as Assistant Director for Policy and Government Affairs at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). From 2013 to 2014, he was an FDD National Security Fellow.

Tzvi’s work has appeared in Foreign AffairsNational ReviewThe American InterestWorld AffairsU.S. News & World ReportThe New York PostThe Forward, andMiddle East Quarterly, among other outlets. Tzvi holds a master’s degree in Middle East Studies from The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs and a bachelor’s degree in English and in Classical Languages from Yeshiva University.

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U.S. Sanctions Brother of Qassem Soleimani

18th April 2017 – FDD Policy Brief

U.S. Sanctions Brother of Qassem Soleimani

Tzvi Kahn

The Treasury Department on Thursday added two Iranian human rights abusers to its sanctions list, marking the first new human rights-related designations since 2014. The move reflects a renewed U.S. effort to target key drivers of Tehran’s domestic repression, which the Obama administration largely abandoned after nuclear negotiations began. more...

Analysis & Commentary

21st April 2017 – FDD Policy Brief

Iran’s Presidential Election and the Role of Women

Tzvi Kahn

More than 130 women and nearly 1,500 men registered to run in the Iranian presidential election next month. But on Thursday, Iran’s Guardian Council – an unelected, 12-member body that screens candidates for loyalty to the regime’s Islamist ideology – rejected all of the women and allowed only six men to compete. Women’s exclusion from the presidency reflects their second-class role across the Islamic Republic, where they face a range of discriminatory laws. more...

18th April 2017 – FDD Policy Brief

U.S. Sanctions Brother of Qassem Soleimani

Tzvi Kahn

The Treasury Department on Thursday added two Iranian human rights abusers to its sanctions list, marking the first new human rights-related designations since 2014. The move reflects a renewed U.S. effort to target key drivers of Tehran’s domestic repression, which the Obama administration largely abandoned after nuclear negotiations began. more...

1st April 2017 – Quoted by Raymond Tanter, Ed Stafford - The Hill

The way forward on the Iran nuclear deal under President Trump

Tzvi Kahn

The way forward for the Iran nuclear deal under President Trump is to tighten enforcement of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA, aka, the nuclear deal) and impose sanctions on Iran’s ballistic missile program rather than dismantle the JCPOA. more...

30th March 2017 – Quoted by The Tower

U.S. Commander: Iran Poses “Most Significant Threat” to American Interests in Middle East

Tzvi Kahn

Iran “aspires to be a regional hegemon” and remains “the most significant threat” to the United States and its allies, the head of the U.S. Central Command said in a congressional testimony on Wednesday. more...