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1st October 2013 – CTV News

News Update

Emanuele Ottolenghi

FDD's Emanuele Ottolenghi discusses Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech at the United Nations and negotiations with Iran. more...

30th September 2013 – Forbes

Iran, the U.N.‘s New Authority On Nuclear Disarmament

With Iran pushing toward nuclear breakout ability at home, while peddling what some have dubbed “charm” abroad, there were plenty of odd moments... more...

28th September 2013 – Quoted by Sangwon Yoon & Nicole Gaouette, Bloomberg

Syria Chemical-Arms Resolution Passes UN Security Council

Benjamin Weinthal

The United Nations Security Council unanimously approved a breakthrough agreement to eliminate all of Syria’s chemical weapons. The council voted 15-0 last... more...

26th September 2013 – VOA Persia

News Update

Hassan Rouhani's speech at the UN General Assembly. more...

26th September 2013 – NOW

Obama Doctrine Leaves Allies in the Cold

Tony Badran

President Obama’s address at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday had little if anything to allay the growing concerns of major allies about... more...

26th September 2013 – FDD Policy Brief

Iran Responds to Obama’s UNGA Speech

Iranian press closely associated with Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) mocked President Barack... more...

26th September 2013 – Fox News

Happening Now

Ahead of Secretary Kerry's meeting with Iran's foreign minister, FDD's Claudia Rosett discusses the potential for progress in nuclear disarmament talks with... more...

25th September 2013 – VOA News

Straight Talk Africa

68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. more...

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

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

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

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...


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