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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...

7th April 2014 – Fox News

As Nuclear Talks Begin, US Must Ask Iran to Free 3 Americans Being Held

Benjamin Weinthal

As the Obama administration prepares for its next negotiating session with Iranian representatives in picturesque Vienna over Tehran's illicit nuclear weapons program... more...

5th April 2014 – inFocus Quarterly

Iran’s Nuclear Shadow

Emanuele Ottolenghi

During the past decade, Western diplomats have been engaged in protracted negotiations with the Islamic Republic of Iran over its... more...

31st March 2014 – Foreign Policy

Turkey’s Teflon Don

Jonathan Schanzer, Emanuele Ottolenghi

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan triumphantly addressed thousands of supporters last night from the balcony of his party's headquarters in the... more...

31st March 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

“Resistance Economy” Regains Resonance in Iran

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Iran’s top clerics have recently been busy urging the embrace of something called a “resistance economy” from the pulpit. Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei... more...

26th March 2014 – Standpoint

Not-So-Revolutionary Rouhani

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Since Hassan Rouhani became Iran’s president, he has been on a charm offensive designed to persuade the international community that more...

25th March 2014 – Forbes

Switzerland Is Open To Iranian Business

Emanuele Ottolenghi, Benjamin Weinthal

During his recent appearance before the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani said that Iran is “ready to welcome... more...

20th March 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

Turkish Prosecutor’s Report Highlights Illicit Iran Transactions

Jonathan Schanzer, Merve Tahiroglu

Turkish headlines on March 14 focused on the contents of a 300-page report, allegedly penned by Turkish prosecutors, detailing a criminal organization under Iranian... more...

20th March 2014 – The Wall Street Journal

Waltzing With Iran in the Nuclear Ballroom

Claudia Rosett

Amid the splendors of this ancient city on the Danube, the Iran nuclear talks are waltzing toward a fiasco. Russia's threat this week to change its position on the talks... more...

19th March 2014 – International Business Times

Sanctions Against Iran Should Focus On Powerful Revolutionary Guards

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Since Hassan Rouhani’s election as the new president of Iran in June 2013, the Islamic Republic has been on a ‘charm offensive.’ Rouhani and his team captivated large... more...

10th March 2014 – National Review Online

Obama and Ashton’s Non-Existent Red Lines in Tehran?

Benjamin Weinthal

The EU’s top diplomat, Catherine Ashton, made her first visit to Iran Saturday on International Women’s Day. Her main goal was to rehabilitate the anti-Western mullah... more...

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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?

17th July 2014 - 11:45 AM

High Standards and High Stakes: Defining Terms of an Acceptable Iran Nuclear Deal

As the P5+1 approaches the July 20th deadline for a final Iran nuclear deal, what standards should Congress seek in an acceptable agreement? And what are the stakes for the United States and its allies? Join BPC, FPI, and FDD for a public forum on these and other questions featuring Members of Congress and experts.