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19th December 2013 – Arms Control and Regional Security for the Middle East

Iran Plays Games with the Geneva Deal

Orde Kittrie

Nearly a month since the six-month Joint Plan of Action with Iran was announced in Geneva on November 24, the deal has yet to go into effect. The two sides... more...

19th December 2013 – Politico

The White House Can’t Have It Both Ways on Iran

Jonathan Schanzer

Defying a White House veto threat, a bipartisan group of senators rolled out a new Iran sanctions bill Thursday that aims to give America more leverage... more...

18th December 2013 – National Post

The Bank of Ayatollah

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Of all the problematic aspects of the Joint Plan of Action recently signed in Geneva by Iran and the six world powers (The United States, Russia, China,... more...

12th December 2013 – Reuters

Turkey Cashes In on the Iran Talks

Jonathan Schanzer

You may have thought the Geneva deal struck last month between Iran and the P5+1 nations (the five permanent members of the United Nations Security... more...

10th December 2013 – National Review Online

Are More Iran Sanctions Necessary?

Benjamin Weinthal

Secretary of State John Kerry expressed vehement opposition today to new congressional Iran sanctions, during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing... more...

6th December 2013 – CNN

U.S. and Iran See Nuclear Deal Differently

Jonathan Schanzer

The nuclear deal between the P5+1 and Iran last month has been widely hailed as a successful interim measure to stave off an unwanted conflict over Tehran’s... more...

2nd December 2013 – Standpoint

No Deal

Emanuele Ottolenghi

It took only 100 days in office for Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani, to fool the United States and its Western allies into believing that his charm offensive... more...

29th November 2013 – National Post

The Ayatollah’s Windfall

Emanuele Ottolenghi

If any proof was needed that the nuclear compromise hammered out in Geneva last month between Iran and the six world powers is a mistake, look no further... more...

29th November 2013 – Foreign Policy

Fear and Loathing in the Kingdom

John Hannah

Pundits and policymakers are missing the big worry about the Obama administration's Iranian nuclear deal: its greatest impact is not ensuring that Iran doesn't... more...

29th November 2013 – The Weekly Standard

Faith-Based Negotiations

Reuel Marc Gerecht

O believers, when you encounter the unbelievers marching to battle, turn not your backs to them. Whoso turns his back that day to them, unless withdrawing... more...

28th November 2013 – National Review Online

After Geneva

Clifford D. May

To be fair, the document signed in Geneva is not meant to neutralize the threat posed by those who rule Iran. It is meant only to be a “confidence building” measure... more...

26th November 2013 – FDD Policy Brief

Canada Stays Strong on Iran

Sheryl Saperia

Canada has taken a tough public stance regarding the interim deal reached between Iran and the P5+1 on Sunday. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird... more...

26th November 2013 – FDD Policy Brief

Iranian FM Mohammad-Javad Zarif: Twitter vs Memoirs

Ali Alfoneh

Iranian foreign minister and chief nuclear negotiator Mohammad-Javad Zarif returned to Tehran with great fanfare this weekend following the accord he reached... more...

24th November 2013 – The Wall Street Journal

A Weak Agreement Likely to Get Worse

Mark Dubowitz, Orde Kittrie

The Geneva deal agreed to Sunday by six major powers with Iran is a gamble on Western optimism. While slightly rolling back Iranian nuclear capability... more...

24th November 2013 – National Review Online

Waltzing with the Mullahs to a Nuclear Bomb

Benjamin Weinthal

It is a topsy-turvy world when the United Nations Security Council is stricter than the Obama administration. Secretary of State John Kerry helped solidify... more...

23rd November 2013 – National Review Online

Saturday Night Iran-Talks News

Clifford D. May

We don’t know the details yet but there is every reason to believe that this deal will significantly ease the economic pressure on Iran’s rulers — in exchange for... more...

22nd November 2013 – National Review Online

Opening a Gateway to a Nuclear-Armed Middle East

Benjamin Weinthal

The Obama administration is inching toward a deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran to temporarily curtail some elements of its illicit nuclear program. more...

22nd November 2013 – The Weekly Standard

Iran’s Chief Negotiator

Claudia Rosett

Along with President Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is yet another arrow in the quiver of the Islamic Republic’s charm offensive. more...

21st November 2013 – National Review Online

The Iranian Rapprochement Fantasy

Clifford D. May

‘Any agreement that does not recognize the rights of the Iranian people and does not respect these rights, has no chance,” Mohammad Javad Zarif said last... more...

19th November 2013 – Arms Control and Regional Security for the Middle East

How to Strengthen the Interim Iran Deal

Orde Kittrie

Press reports make it clear that the interim deal will bring Iran into compliance with none of its key international legal obligations as spelled out in applicable... more...


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30th September 2014 - 12:00 PM

Are We Heading Towards a Bad Deal with Iran?

Join BPC, FPI, and FDD for a conversation with David Albright, Mark Dubowitz, Olli Heinonen and Ray Takeyh, moderated by Chris Griffin

President Obama and the P5+1 negotiators have repeatedly stated that when it comes to the Iranian nuclear negotiations, “no deal is better than a bad deal.” But are the negotiations heading towards a bad deal? 


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?