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3rd July 2014 – The Hill

Eliciting A Better Deal From Iran

Emanuele Ottolenghi

After months of public optimism, Iranian and U.S. officials are publicly hinting that they’ve reached an impasse over the nuclear negotiations. more...

26th June 2014 – FDD Press

Congress Can Defend Iran Sanctions Architecture, Provide Smart Relief After Final Deal

Mark Dubowitz

Co-Authored by Richard Goldberg. As the P5+1 negotiates with Iran over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, FDD released a new report outlining how Congress can help build a post-agreement sanctions architecture. more...

17th June 2014 – AFPC

The Strategic Logic Of Iran’s Nuclear Drive

Emanuele Ottolenghi

It would be fair to say that history has not been kind to Iran. The gap between its glorious imperial past and its present status as an isolated and vilified power has only widened in the decades since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. more...

10th June 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

Where Does Iran’s Supreme Leader Stand on Nuclear Diplomacy?

Behnam Ben Taleblu

As the deadline for the expiration of the Joint Plan of Action (JPOA) nears, Iran and the P5+1 continue to work towards solving the various outstanding issues preventing a comprehensive nuclear deal. more...

5th June 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

Iranian Overtures To The Gulf

Oren Adaki

Sheikh Sabah al Ahmed al Sabah, Emir of Kuwait, concluded a two day landmark visit to Iran on Monday, the first such visit by a Kuwaiti... more...

3rd June 2014 – Forbes

Prepaid Cards May Be Iran’s Latest Sanctions-Busting Tactic

Emanuele Ottolenghi

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23rd May 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

Has Iran Exceeded JPOA Oil Export Limits?

Timothy Wilson

Iran’s crude oil supertankers are likely exporting more oil than planned and agreed upon under the Joint Plan Of Action (JPOA). more...

22nd May 2014 – The National Interest

Iran: The Psychology of Sanctions

Mark Dubowitz

Despite the current impasse in negotiations with the Islamic Republic of Iran over the fate of its once-clandestine military-nuclear program, U.S. officials remain hopeful that a final accord is within reach. more...

12th May 2014 – The National Interest

No Such Thing As a Good Iranian Bank?

Jonathan Schanzer, Mark Dubowitz

With a new round of talks underway this week in Vienna, American officials are brimming with optimism concerning the possibility of a nuclear deal by the summer. more...

9th May 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

Khamenei’s Ominous Nuclear Infographic

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Prior to the technical negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program that took place in New York this week, the office of Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, released... more...

6th May 2014 – The Washington Times

Obama’s Plan for Iran

Clifford D. May

Iran’s rulers brutalize their own citizens, sponsor terrorism on several continents, and openly vow “Death to America!” They are determined to acquire the ability to... more...

25th April 2014 – The Wall Street Journal

Holocaust Denial and the Iranian Regime

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Well, we know that there's at least one person who won't be marking Holocaust Remembrance Day on Monday. "Observe that no one in Europe dares to speak about... more...

17th April 2014 – Forbes

North Korea’s Nuclear Fallout

Claudia Rosett

For a rogue state under international sanctions, what is the penalty for threatening to carry out an illicit nuclear test? As North Korea is demonstrating, and Iran... more...

14th April 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

Dubai: A Hub for Illicit Transactions for Iran and Turkey?

Jonathan Schanzer

Turkey was rocked by a report last month, leaked by the Istanbul Prosecutor’s office, detailing the alleged illicit financial activities of Iranian businessman Rezza... more...

12th April 2014 – The Telegraph

Why Washington Needs to Open Its Eyes to Iran’s Intentions

Mark Dubowitz

Barack Obama does not like to back his diplomacy with military force. He believes there should be a clear sequence of engagement: diplomacy, sanctions, more diplomacy... more...

11th April 2014 – The Weekly Standard

Scare Tehran, Please

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Is Barack Obama’s threat of preventive military action against the Iranian regime’s nuclear program credible? Would a one-year, six-month, or even three-month... more...

10th April 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

Iranian Economy Continues its Modest and Fragile Recovery

Mark Dubowitz

The debate of how much relief Iran received as part of the November 2012 interim nuclear agreement continues. The Obama administration... more...

8th April 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

Iran’s Central Banker Heads to IMF and World Bank

Ali Alfoneh

Dr. Valiollah Seif, governor of Iran’s Central Bank, arrived in Washington today to attend the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. more...

8th April 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

Is Iran on a Path to Exceeding Oil Export Limits?

Timothy Wilson

Under the Joint Plan of Action (JPOA) proposed by the P5+1, between January 20 and July 20, 2014, Iran is granted $7 billion in sanctions relief, which includes... more...

7th April 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

Russia’s Proposed Oil-for-Goods Deal with Iran

Mark Dubowitz

As nuclear negotiations continue this week in Vienna, Moscow appears poised to openly flaunt the U.S.-led Iran sanctions regime. The... more...

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30th September 2014 - 12:00 PM

Are We Heading Towards a Bad Deal with Iran?

Join BPC, FPI, and FDD for a conversation with David Albright, Mark Dubowitz, Olli Heinonen and Ray Takeyh, moderated by Chris Griffin

President Obama and the P5+1 negotiators have repeatedly stated that when it comes to the Iranian nuclear negotiations, “no deal is better than a bad deal.” But are the negotiations heading towards a bad deal? 

 

26th August 2014 - 11:45 AM

Polling the Iranian Street: A Look Inside the Prospects for Reform in Iran

The IMF reports that Iran is experiencing a modest economic recovery. While the Iranian regime has used the breathing space to build greater resiliency, the overall standard of living for the Iranian people is not improving. At the same time, the tempo of arrests and executions has increased, freedom of the press has been further curtailed, Green Movement leaders Mir Hussein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi remain in isolation, and public protests over Iranian involvement in Syria and Iraq have increased.


What does President Rouhani’s failure to improve economic conditions and human rights for average Iranians say about his political will and Iran’s capacity for meaningful reform? Is there still a significant domestic movement for real reform? What do these and other factors indicate for the strength and stability of the Iranian regime? How do these factors impact P5+1 negotiations and future U.S. policy towards Iran?