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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...

7th March 2014 – Forbes

The Amazing Coincidences of Iran’s Javad Zarif

Claudia Rosett

On Wednesday, in the Red Sea, Israeli commandos intercepted a freighter carrying a secret cargo of munitions loaded in Iran and hidden under bags of cement. more...

5th March 2014 – The Wall Street Journal

Congress Can Play a Vital Role in the Iran Talks

David B. Rivkin

The Obama administration on Feb. 20 began negotiations for a permanent deal to stop Iran's nuclear-weapons program. There are reasons to worry about where... more...

3rd March 2014 – National Review Online

College Campus Gives Iran Nuke Thug Hero’s Welcome

Claudia Rosett

Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister and chief nuclear negotiator, did not take questions from the international press while in Vienna last month for nuclear talks. more...

3rd March 2014 – The Canadian Jewish News

Beyond Nuclear: The Threat of Iranian Terrorism

Sheryl Saperia

Negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program have dominated headlines worldwide. With the debate inundated with references to break-out times, heavy-water plants... more...

20th February 2014 – Forbes

Iran Nuclear Charades in Vienna

Claudia Rosett

Were sheer diplomatic toil a guarantee of success in the Iran nuclear talks, then the latest round, held this week in the Austrian capital, might count as an achievement. more...

20th February 2014 – National Review Online

Speed-Dating Iran while the Mullahs Build Nuclear Weapons

Benjamin Weinthal

The final phase of negotiations to end Iran’s illicit nuclear weapons program started on Tuesday in Vienna. Iran’s regime has shoe-horned the United States into... more...

6th February 2014 – U.S. News & World Report

Why New Iran Sanctions Are So Important

Mark Dubowitz

Trade delegations are clamoring to get into Iran. Economists are now seeing signs of economic recovery after years of sanctions in response to Iran’s illicit nuclear... more...

5th February 2014 – The Jerusalem Post

Analysis: Will Ashton’s Time Extension Allow Iran to Build a Nuclear Weapon?

Benjamin Weinthal

European Union chief diplomat Catherine Ashton on Sunday circulated the idea of extending the talks to end Iran’s military nuclear program beyond the slated... 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.