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17th September 2014 – INSS Memorandum 142

A Nuclear Deal with Iran and the Perils of Sanctions Relief

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Western negotiators routinely explain that the purpose of the sanctions regime against Iran is to increase negotiating leverage against the Islamic Republic. more...

25th August 2014 – War On The Rocks

Don’t Forget Iran’s Ballistic Missiles

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Last month, the P5+1 and Iran arranged for an extension of Joint Plan of Action (JPOA), the interim nuclear deal that was agreed to in Geneva in late 2013 and implemented in January of this year. more...

10th August 2014 – The Washington Post

Iran Ignores A Lucrative Deal Over Its Nuclear Activities

Mark Dubowitz, Reuel Marc Gerecht

Why hasn’t Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, agreed to the offer the West put on the table in Vienna last month in negotiations over the country’s nuclear activities? If he were simply motivated by economics, he certainly should have. more...

18th July 2014 – The National Interest

Time For A Strong U.S. Effort To Cripple the IRGC

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Though a final deal over Iran’s nuclear program is unlikely to take shape in Vienna before Sunday’s self-imposed deadline, the U.S. should make it clear in the negotiations over an extension of the diplomatic talks that Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps cannot stand to benefit from sanctions relief. more...

9th July 2014 – The Hill

How to Protect Against A Bad Deal With Iran

Michael Ledeen

Everything is coming up thorns for the Obama administration in the Middle East these days, and several of its policies seem to change daily. more...

9th July 2014 – Business Insider

European Courts Are Gutting Iran Sanctions Before A Nuclear Agreement Has Even Been Reached

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Negotiators working to solve the diplomatic impasse over Iran’s nuclear program have not yet managed to find common ground with Tehran. more...

7th July 2014 – Interviewed by Tim Starks - CQ Roll Call

Five Questions With Mark Dubowitz on Iran Nuclear Negotiations, Sanctions

Mark Dubowitz

INTERVIEW: Mark Dubowitz is executive director of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a hawkish think tank, and a widely called-upon expert on sanctions and Iran’s nuclear program. more...

6th July 2014 – The Times of Israel

And The Reign Of Terror Continues

Emanuele Ottolenghi

In a recent public spat with his domestic political opponents, Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani rebuked conservatives for their continued efforts to impose morality by force. more...

5th July 2014 – The Weekly Standard

The Man And The Myth

Ali Alfoneh, Reuel Marc Gerecht

The many faces of Hassan Rouhani more...

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

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...

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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.