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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...

12th December 2014 – National Interest

Congress: The Last Line of Defense in the Iran Talks

Mark Dubowitz

Now that the United States, its allies and Iran have agreed again to extend nuclear negotiations, the onus is now on Congress to take on the responsibility of making Tehran pay for its continued nuclear intransigence. more...

12th December 2014 – The Weekly Standard

Iran’s Supreme Censor

Ali Alfoneh, Reuel Marc Gerecht

The evolution of Ali Khamenei from sensitive lover of Western literature to enforcer of Islamic revolutionary orthodoxy. more...

9th December 2014 – War on The Rocks

Nixon, Kissinger, and the Shah: A Troika of Realists

Behnam Ben Taleblu

There was once a different Iran. At its helm was not a mullah but a monarch — secular, allied with the West, and committed to his country’s development and modernization. more...

3rd December 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

Khamenei’s Speech After the JPOA Extension

Ali Alfoneh

Addressing high ranking members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and the Basij on Nov. 27, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei expressed a few words of support for Iranian nuclear negotiators, and stressed: “I’m not opposed to extending the negotiations [by seven months with the P5+1], just as I did not oppose the very principle of negotiating.” more...

1st December 2014 – The Weekly Standard

Extending Extensions

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Predictably, President Barack Obama and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei have decided to extend again the Joint Plan of Action, the interim nuclear deal they concluded in November 2013. more...

30th November 2014 – Real Clear World

Iran Extension Foreshadows a Bad Nuclear Deal

Emanuele Ottolenghi

The deadline for a nuclear deal came and went Monday with no agreement - just a seven-month extension of the interim agreement. Public comments by Western and Iranian officials, as well as media reports, suggest that enough progress has been made since Iran and the six world powers signed the interim agreement in Geneva last year to justify carrying on talking. more...

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Events

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.