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11th December 2017 – The New York Times

Iranian Terror. Argentinian Cover Up. Justice at Last?

Mark Dubowitz, Toby Dershowitz

Iranian Terror. Argentinian Cover Up. Justice at Last?

One morning last week, Argentines woke up to a political earthquake: A judge had charged a former president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, with “treason against the homeland,” punishable by up to 25 years in prison. more...

7th December 2017 – Fortune

Jerusalem Is Already Israel’s Capital. Trump Just Made it Official.

Jonathan Schanzer

Jerusalem Is Already Israel’s Capital. Trump Just Made it Official.

Unrest is spreading across the Middle East. Anti-American protests have erupted in Jordan, Egypt, Bahrain, Turkey, the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and beyond. The State Department has issued a worldwide warning for U.S. citizens. And it’s all because U.S. President Donald Trump said he intends to move the American embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. more...

15th May 2017 – FDD's Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance

Terror Finance Briefing Book

Yaya J. Fanusie, Alex Entz

Terror Finance Briefing Book

The Terror Finance Briefing Book is a new product of FDD’s Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance (CSIF) created to help policymakers better understand how terrorist groups fund their operations so that they may be targeted more effectively. This publication will compile financial assessments of select jihadist organizations in the Middle East and Africa. more...

1st December 2017 – FDD Policy Brief

U.S. Calls for Oil Ban and Complete Diplomatic Isolation of North Korea

Anthony Ruggiero, Mathew Ha

U.S. Calls for Oil Ban and Complete Diplomatic Isolation of North Korea

The United Nations Security Council held an emergency meeting Wednesday following North Korea’s third intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the thirteenth meeting of the Security Council this year. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley called for the body to isolate Pyongyang and increase pressure on it, by banning the sale of oil to North Korea and severing all diplomatic ties. more...

29th November 2017 – Fox News

It’s time to ramp up the pressure on North Korea and China after latest missile test

Anthony Ruggiero

It’s time to ramp up the pressure on North Korea and China after latest missile test

North Korea’s third successful launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile Wednesday should prompt President Trump to quicken the pace of his policy of putting “maximum pressure” on the North to give up its nuclear weapons. more...

29th November 2017 – The Washington Times

The man who would be Saudi king

Clifford D. May

The man who would be Saudi king

Mohammad bin Salman is a young man in a hurry. When I visited Saudi Arabia back in February he was only the deputy crown prince. Nevertheless, it was he — not 81-year-old King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and not the crown prince, 58-year-old Muhammad bin Nayef — who was the talk of the town. more...

29th November 2017 – Foreign Policy

Two Cheers for Rex

John Hannah

Two Cheers for Rex

The secretary of state has been going through a rough patch, but not all of his endeavors deserve to be pilloried. more...

26th November 2017 – The Hill

Hezbollah drug trafficking should spur Trump to appoint DEA head

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Hezbollah drug trafficking should spur Trump to appoint DEA head

The new DEA administrator should have a clear vision for addressing the international dimension of the drug crisis, as well as the wreckage at home. In particular, the president should choose a DEA chief who not only understands the complex and global nature of drug cartels but is also cognizant of the growing convergence between transnational organized crime and terrorist groups like Hezbollah. more...

22nd November 2017 – Canadian Jewish News

Ottawa’s Takeaway From U.S. Decertification of Iran Deal

Sheryl Saperia

Ottawa’s Takeaway From U.S. Decertification of Iran Deal

Last month, U.S. President Donald Trump chose not to recertify the Iran nuclear deal on the grounds that its terms fail to accomplish their objective of stopping Iran’s illicit nuclear program. Like most areas of Trump policymaking, the decision got caught in the haze of controversy surrounding the president. Canadians must see through that haze. more...

22nd November 2017 – FDD's Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance Policy Brief

Congress Supports Financial Transparency for Iranian Transactions

Annie Fixler , Tyler Stapleton

Congress Supports Financial Transparency for Iranian Transactions

The House Financial Services Committee approved last week the Strengthening Oversight of Iran’s Access to Finance Act, which codifies in law a set of conditions that the U.S. Treasury must use to evaluate licenses for the sale of commercial aircraft to Iran. more...