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29th January 2015 – Business Insider

Iran’s History Of Nuclear Deceit Is Why There Hasn’t Been A Deal Yet

Emanuele Ottolenghi

In his State of the Union last week, President Barack Obama warned Congress that the threat of new sanctions on Iran would “all but guarantee that diplomacy fails – alienating America from its allies; and ensuring that Iran starts up its nuclear program again.” more...

28th January 2015 – FDD Policy Brief

Rouhani, a Nuclear Deal and the IRGC

Ali Alfoneh

Even in the unlikely event that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his negotiating team reach a nuclear agreement with international negotiators, its implementation may well fall to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). more...

27th January 2015 – The National Interest

How Iran Views the P5+1 Nuke Talks

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Ahead of the June 30 deadline for a comprehensive nuclear accord with Iran, international negotiators remain puzzled by two questions: “What does Tehran want, and what will it settle for?” more...

27th January 2015 – The National Interest

Cheap Oil Won’t Stop Iran

Jonathan Schanzer, Mark Dubowitz

As President Obama made clear in his State of Union address on Tuesday, U.S. officials are reasonably confident that they have Iran just where they want it. more...

26th January 2015 – US News and World Report

Iran’s Glitter Isn’t Gold

Benjamin Weinthal, Emanuele Ottolenghi

Since obtaining sanctions relief from the West under a twice-extended interim nuclear agreement, Iran has touted the steady stream of visiting trade and political delegations to Tehran. more...

26th January 2015 – National Review Online

Iran’s Revolutionary Aggression and the Arc of Terrorism

Benjamin Weinthal

With a new ferocity, the last few days have once again made clear that Iran’s revolutionary aggression knows no bounds. more...

24th January 2015 – FDD Policy Brief

Succession in Saudi; Tehran Triangulates

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Following the death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz on Thursday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and former president, Ali-Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani quickly offered their condolences. more...

21st January 2015 – The Washington Times

The Case for Deadline-Triggered Sanctions

Clifford D. May

Experienced negotiators know this: The side most willing to walk away from the table generally wins. more...

20th January 2015 – The Wall Street Journal

How Congress Can Use Its Leverage on Iran

David B. Rivkin

Nuclear talks between Iran and the U.S. recommenced Jan. 14, ahead of full international talks with senior officials from the U.S., U.K., France, Russia, China and Germany two days later. more...

20th January 2015 – FDD Policy Brief

Waning Public Support for Tehran’s Nuclear Aspirations

Ali Alfoneh

Iran’s regime is at odds with itself over the costs and benefits of its controversial nuclear program. more...

13th January 2015 – FDD Policy Brief

Iran Nuclear Chief Reveals Gaps With P5+1

Ali Alfoneh

An unusually extensive interview with the head of the Iran Atomic Energy Organization underscores the yawning gaps still remaining between the positions of the Islamic Republic and the P5+1 group of international nuclear negotiators. more...

11th January 2015 – Radio Farda

چرا آمریکا نباید از شکست مذاکرات با ایران بترسد

Emanuele Ottolenghi, Saeed Ghasseminejad

یک سال پس از امضای قرارداد موقت با ایران، دولت آمریکا دریافته است که دستیابی به یک توافق هسته‌ای جامع، دور از ذهن است. more...

5th January 2015 – Foreign Policy

It’s Time to Pursue Regime Change in Iran

John Hannah

There are lots of reasons to be skeptical that 2015 will see a diplomatic breakthrough in efforts to end Iran’s nuclear weapons bid. more...

1st January 2015 – National Interest

Iran’s Greatest Fear: “American Islam”

Behnam Ben Taleblu

The Islamic State rages next door and the U.S. Congress is threatening new sanctions, but Iranian officials remain preoccupied by a different challenge, one that has haunted them for decades: “American Islam.” more...

26th December 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

Reading Washington’s New Cuba Policy in Tehran

Behnam Ben Taleblu

President Barack Obama’s overturning of Washington’s longstanding commercial and diplomatic isolation of Cuba earlier this month has grabbed the attention of another country chafing under U.S. sanctions: the Islamic Republic of Iran. more...

22nd December 2014 – The National Interest

How Iran Uses Dual Citizenship in the Caribbean to Skirt Sanctions

Emanuele Ottolenghi

St. Kitts and Nevis (SKN) is a miniscule Caribbean nation whose biggest employer is the state sugar corporation and whose currency features wading sea turtles and the visage of Queen Elizabeth II. more...

17th December 2014 – Standpoint

A Sham Deal

Emanuele Ottolenghi

The 24 November deadline for a nuclear agreement with Iran came and went with no deal and the likelihood of further delays in 2015. Both the Obama Administration and its European allies are adamant that we have never before been as close to a deal as we are today. Delicate diplomatic issues, after all, require time. more...

16th December 2014 – The Jerusalem Post

Analysis: ‘One-Handed Economist’ Needed to End Iran’s Nuclear Weapons Program

Benjamin Weinthal

The key takeaway for the P5 plus 1, based on the new economic data, is to internalize the plummeting oil price as a lever of pressure to secure massive concessions from Iran. more...

15th December 2014 – National Interest

How Iran Is Skirting Sanctions in the Southern Caucasus

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Unless Western governments pay more attention to Iranian efforts to defy the international community, Tehran will continue to elude export restrictions and bypass sanctions through the South Caucasus. more...

12th December 2014 – Forbes

North Korea and Iran: Partners in Cyber Warfare?

Claudia Rosett

North Korea has denied any involvement in the massive hacking attack last month on Sony Pictures Entertainment, and absent evidence clearly pinning the deed on Pyongyang, it may be fair to keep an open mind. more...


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13th August 2015 - 1:56 PM

Role of Sanctions in the Iran Nuclear Agreement

The Heritage Foundation hosted an event on August 13  to analyze the state of sanctions following the nuclear agreement with Iran. 

The event, Assessing the Iran Nuclear Agreement: Placing Sanctions in Context, focuses on the remaining sanctions architecture of the U.S. and E.U., the possibility of 'snapback sanctions' if Iran violates the deal, and explores alternatives to the agreement moving forward. 

3rd August 2015 - 11:00 AM

Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare: An Evolving Challenge

FDD’s Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance hosted a standing-room-only event on August 3 in coordination with the Hudson Institute.  The event, Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare: An Evolving Challenge, marked the official roll-out of a monograph on the topic edited by CSIF Board Member, Samantha Ravich, and featuring chapters by FDD and CSIF Executive Director Mark Dubowitz and CSIF Chairman Juan Zarate, who all were included among the expert panelists at the two-panel event.