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7th July 2015 – Quoted by Brett Logiurato - Business Insider

The Iranian Nuclear Talks Just Went Into Double Overtime

Mark Dubowitz

Negotiators in Geneva are set to blow past another deadline in the ongoing discussions surrounding Iran's nuclear program. more...

6th July 2015 – Business Insider

Iran’s Regime Knows ‘Snapback Sanctions’ Aren’t Going to Be Able to Stop it From Going Nuclear

Saeed Ghasseminejad, Emanuele Ottolenghi

As world powers prepare to finalize a nuclear deal with Iran, European businesses are gearing up for a swift re-entry into the Islamic Republic. The potentially impending deal will open Iran — one of the world’s last large untapped emerging markets — to foreign investment and trade. more...

5th July 2015 – Quoted by The Tower

Vienna Dispatch: Kerry Says “Difficult Issues” Remain in Nuclear Talks with Iran

Jonathan Schanzer

Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters in Vienna that ongoing negotiations between the P5+1 global powers and Iran had made progress but that more work was needed before a final agreement could be reached. more...

3rd July 2015 – Interviewed by Deutsche Welle

Con: Iran the Big Winner in Any Nuclear Deal

Mark Dubowitz

The Iran nuclear talks are headed into overtime. Iran out-negotiated the US, says expert Mark Dubowitz. In an interview with DW, he explains why no deal might be better than a bad one. more...

2nd July 2015 – Quoted by Rachel Oswald - Congressional Quarterly

Pros, Foes of Iran Deal Gird Themselves for Congressional Fight

Mark Dubowitz

Iran watchers on Capitol Hill are gearing up for a contentious debate if a nuclear agreement is reached next week, and Congress starts reviewing the text. more...

1st July 2015 – The Tower Magazine

The Central Pillar Supporting the Iran Deal Has a Big Crack In It

Emanuele Ottolenghi

If the emerging deal is “not based on trust,” as John Kerry says, then it has to be based on the credible threat of re-imposed sanctions. And that’s a huge problem. more...

1st July 2015 – Tablet

Snap-Back: A Journey Through Iranian Sanctions Evasion in Georgia

Emanuele Ottolenghi

The fantasy is that sanctions halt economies. The reality is that enforcement requires tedious bookkeeping, painstaking forensic work, and the ability to stay a step ahead of experienced middlemen. more...

1st July 2015 – Quoted by Ari Yashar - Arutz Sheva

Iran Receives 13 Tons of Gold in Sanctions Relief

Saeed Ghasseminejad

While nuclear talks have been held up by - among other things - Iran's demand to have all sanctions removed immediately, the Islamic regime showed how the current sanctions regime has been unable to punish its economy as it repatriated 13 tons of gold this week. more...

1st July 2015 – Quoted by The Tower

Expert: Economic Benefits of Sanctions Relief Likely to Boost Iran’s Regional Threat

Emanuele Ottolenghi, Saeed Ghasseminejad

The expected windfall Iran would receive from sanctions relief as part of a nuclear deal would likely benefit its internal and external security services—including proxy terrorist groups such as Hezbollah—which would further destabilize the Middle East, according to an analysis published today in The Wall Street Journal by Michael Singh, the managing director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. more...

30th June 2015 – Quoted by Ron Kampeas - JTA

As Iran Deadline Approaches, Skeptics Draw Dueling Red Lines

Mark Dubowitz

In nuclear talks between Iran and the major powers, it’s deadline time, and skeptics on both sides are laying out red lines in a bid to shape a final deal. more...

30th June 2015 – Quoted by Jennifer Rubin - The Washington Post

Iran Talks: Moral Equivalence and the Concession Frenzy

Mark Dubowitz, Annie Fixler

In a written statement, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) observed, “It’s outrageous that a senior U.S. official pointed out that if the United States wouldn’t allow weapons inspectors full access to its military installations, Iran shouldn’t either. The United States is the chief defender of freedom across the world and a democratic nation founded on principles of liberty and the rule of law.” more...

29th June 2015 – Quoted by Jordan Fabian - The Hill

White House Confident Final Iran Nuclear Deal is in Reach

Mark Dubowitz

The Obama administration’s effort to reach a final nuclear agreement with Iran is expected to slip past its deadline Tuesday, though U.S. officials expressed confidence a deal is within reach. more...

29th June 2015 – Quoted by Terry Atlas - Bloomberg

Iran’s Economic Boost From Nuclear Deal Projected to Come Slowly

Iran may not see a rapid economic rebound from a potential nuclear deal that would lift the international sanctions now imposed on the country, according to new projections by Roubini Global Economics. more...

29th June 2015 – Interviewed by Boaz Bismuth - Israel Hayom

‘As an Iranian, I Would Be Pleased With the Emerging Deal’

Mark Dubowitz

Iran expert Mark Dubowitz believes there will be a nuclear agreement between Tehran and the West because the U.S. views no deal as worse than a bad deal • The Iranians are brilliant negotiators, but we must not lose hope, he says. more...

29th June 2015 – FDD - Roubini Report

Iran’s Economic Resilience Against Snapback Sanctions Will Grow Over Time

Iran’s Economic Resilience Against Snapback Sanctions Will Grow Over Time

Mark Dubowitz, Annie Fixler

As the P5+1 and Iran enter the final days to conclude a nuclear agreement, the details of the emerging deal are becoming clearer. In the final deal, Iran is likely to receive substantial payments from oil assets currently held in escrow accounts. more...

28th June 2015 – Standpoint

The Grand Illusion

Emanuele Ottolenghi

The Middle East as maps still show it in atlases and globes, schoolbooks and Foreign Office corridors, no longer exists. It has vanished under our noses in less than five years. The consequences range from the serious to the disastrous. Yet Western policymakers still act as if they could put Humpty Dumpty together again. Here’s a guide to what is wrong and what should be fixed in Western foreign policy. more...

26th June 2015 – FDD Policy Brief

Iran’s Economic Growth and the Nuclear Deal

Saeed Ghasseminejad

Iran’s central bank published its preliminary annual report last week for the previous Persian year (March 2014 to March 2015), according to which Iran’s GDP grew 3 percent. more...

26th June 2015 – Forbes

Nuclear Bargains And State Department Backlogs

Claudia Rosett

Should a final deal emerge from the Iran nuclear talks, now nearing a June 30 deadline, Congress will expect reports from the President every six months on whether Iran is in compliance. more...

25th June 2015 – Quoted by Kambiz Foroohar and Sangwon Yoon - Bloomberg

A $500 Billion Maybe: Why Iran’s Big Moment Could Be Years Away

Mark Dubowitz

For every investor who sees opportunity in a post-sanctions Iran, there are others who see the same old legal morass. more...

24th June 2015 – FDD Policy Brief

Reactions to Khamenei’s Nuclear Speech Mirror Iran’s Fault Lines

Ali Alfoneh

Iranian reactions to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s address Tuesday on international nuclear negotiations closely follow the country’s factional fault lines, from relative pragmatists desperate for sanctions relief to hardliners opposed to any accommodation with the West. more...

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Events

2nd December 2014 - 12:00 PM

Extended Nuclear Negotiations with Iran: An Oil Market Perspective

The latest round of negotiations between the P5+1 and Iran resulted in a decision to extend negotiations until July 1, 2015. Given today’s low oil prices and glut in global oil supplies, the panel discussion will focus on how current market dynamics contribute to ongoing negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program

20th November 2014 - 9:30 AM

Looming Deadline and Unanswered Questions: What’s Next for the P5+1 and Iran?

With the JPOA deadline for the negotiations between the P5+1 and Iran rapidly approaching, what questions remain unanswered and what next steps should Congress be considering in response to any scenario?


The in-depth discussion will feature remarks by Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL); and a conversation with Amb. Eric Edelman;  former Deputy Director General of the IAEA, Olli Heinonen; former senior advisor on Iran at the Department of State, Dr. Ray Takeyh; and FDD Executive Director and sanctions expert, Mark Dubowitz. BPC Foreign Policy Project Director Blaise Misztal will moderate the discussion.


These speakers will address, among other topics, the “check list” by which any deal should be judged; what role Congress can and should play in the final days before the deadline; how sanctions enforcement and smart relief can be structured to best strengthen a deal or enhance negotiation leverage in the case of any extension.