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25th September 2013 – The Atlantic

Why Did Rouhani Say ‘No’ to Obama?

Michael Ledeen

It may not have been a flat-out rejection, but Iranian President Hassan Rouhani certainly surprised a lot of people by declining to meet with President Obama... more...

25th September 2013 – The Long War Journal

UN Warned of Shabaab Ally’s ‘New and More Complex Operations’ in Kenya

Thomas Joscelyn

Just over two months prior to the Westgate Mall siege in Nairobi, the UN warned that Shabaab's main ally in Kenya was planning "to conduct new... more...

24th September 2013 – National Review Online

First Impressions on Rouhani’s Speech

Ali Alfoneh, Emanuele Ottolenghi, John Hannah, Mark Dubowitz, Reuel Marc Gerecht

Here’s how Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s U.N. speech struck five Foundation for Defense of Democracies scholars: more...

24th September 2013 – The Huffington Post

Rouhani’s World

Michael Ledeen

Whatever comes out of the UN General Assembly session this week, Hasan Rouhani is the star of the show. Nothing new or surprising there; so was his... more...

24th September 2013 – CTV News

News Update

Jonathan Schanzer

Following Hassan Rouhani's speech to the United Nations, FDD's Jonathan Schanzer weighs in on whether he thinks Iran's president is trying to be moderate. more...

24th September 2013 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Claudia Rosett

The United Nations General Assembly meetings. more...

24th September 2013 – CBC News

Power and Politics

Mark Dubowitz

FDD's Mark Dubowitz discusses US-Iran relations and chances of successful diplomatic engagement between the two countries. more...

24th September 2013 – Quoted by Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post

How to Keep Obama From Folding on Iran?

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Secretary of State John Kerry is set to meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif at the United Nations. Normally, conservative critics of the... more...

23rd September 2013 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Michael Ledeen

Hasan Rouhani, Iran’s new president, is going to be in New York this week for the UN General Assembly meetings. Will there be a diplomatic breakthrough? more...

23rd September 2013 – CTV News

News Update

Clifford D. May

Ahead of this week's United Nations General Assembly meetings, FDD's Clifford May discusses the possibility of Syria handing over its chemical weapons. more...

13th September 2013 – National Review Online

Syria’s Pals at the Chemical Weapons Convention

Claudia Rosett

With Russia on his side, Syria’s President Bashar Assad has now agreed to sign on to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), which is meant... more...

11th September 2013 – CTV News

News Update

Emanuele Ottolenghi

FDD's Emanuele Ottolenghi discusses Russia's plan to remove chemical weapons from Syria and the likelihood of a diplomatic solution to the crisis. more...

7th September 2013 – CTV News

News Update

Emanuele Ottolenghi

FDD's Emanuele Ottolenghi discusses the likelihood of a diplomatic solution in Syria following the use of chemical weapons. more...

3rd September 2013 – Forbes

Next on Syria: Leading From Russia?

Claudia Rosett

Having failed to obtain a United Nations resolution on Syria, or assemble a robust coalition of the willing, or provide the American public with any clear... more...

28th August 2013 – CTV News

News Update

Clifford D. May

FDD's Clifford May discusses whether the world can afford to wait for some sort of diplomatic solution regarding Syria. more...

26th August 2013 – Syndicated

Secure Freedom Radio

Claudia Rosett

FDD's Claudia Rosett examines the situation in Syria and the lack of a UN response, as well as the absence of Samantha Power at this critical time. more...

26th August 2013 – Quoted by Joshua Haber, Foreign Policy

Russia Supports UN Probe of Possible Chemical Attack in Syria

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Moscow announced support for a UN investigation into Wednesday's attack, joining a chorus of international calls for both the Assad regime and Syrian... more...

19th August 2013 – Forbes

North Korean-Syrian Chemistry: The Weapons Connections

Claudia Rosett

Is North Korea complicit in the use of chemical weapons in Syria? For a host of reasons, this question ought to be high priority for the United Nations... more...

13th August 2013 – AM 920 KVEL

The Lincoln Brown Show

Claudia Rosett

lack of accountability at the UN, particularly the failure of the UN Millennium Development Goals and UN peacekeepers bringing cholera to Haiti. more...

8th August 2013 – Fox News

Happening Now

Claudia Rosett

FDD's Claudia Rosett discusses a report that the UN is responsible for the deadly cholera outbreak in Haiti. more...


Claudia Rosett



15th April 2013 - 4:00 AM

Claudia Rosett Speaks on Iran and the UN

‘Iran at the UN: An Underreported Game of Influence’

The Henry Jackson Society, London, UK

20th February 2013 - 12:00 PM

Claudia Rosett Presides at Conversation with Amb Frederick Barton

A Conversation with Ambassador Frederick Barton

Council on Foreign Relations