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Iran - Human Rights Latest Broadcasts

19th July 2017 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Trump administration sanctions Iran but continues the Iran deal. FDD senior Iran analyst Behnam Ben Taleblu discusses these developments. more...

20th August 2015 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Saeed Ghasseminejad

FDD Associate Fellow Saeed Ghasseminejad discusses Iranian dissidents and the Iranian economy. more...

7th August 2015 – Fox News

Happening Now

FDD Senior Fellow Ali Alfoneh discusses the IRGC and Iran deal. more...

5th August 2015 – Fox News

Happening Now

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD VP for Research Jonathan Schanzer notes similarities between Iran deal and invasion of Iraq. more...

1st August 2015 – The Blaze

The Jacki Daily Show

Amb. Jim Woolsey explains why this is a disastrous deal for the U.S., what he would be thinking if he were still Director of the CIA and what to expect when this petro-state goes nuclear. more...

21st May 2015 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Benjamin Weinthal

FDD Research Fellow Benjamin Weinthal discusses anti-semitism in Europe and the Iran nuclear talks. more...

20th May 2015 – Rudaw

Inside America

John Hannah

FDD Senior Counselor John Hannah discusses repression of the Kurds in Iran. more...

31st March 2015 – CSPAN

Washington Journal

Mark Dubowitz

Hillary Mann Leverett and Mark Dubowitz talked about negotiations with Iran over the future of the country’s nuclear program. more...

9th December 2014 – Syndicated

Secure Freedom Radio

FDD Journalist-in-Residence Claudia Rosett discussing the relationship between North Korea and Iran. more...

21st November 2014 – Podcast

Need To Know with Mona Charen and Jay Nordlinger

Michael Ledeen

FDD Freedom Scholar Michael Ledeen talks with Mona and Jay about the repressive regime in Iran. more...

20th October 2014 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Michael Ledeen

FDD Freedom Scholar Michael Ledeen reflects on "the myth of Rouhani" as a great reformer. more...

23rd May 2014 – Sun News Network

Straight Talk With Jerry Agar

Emanuele Ottolenghi

FDD expert Emanuele Ottolenghi comments on the jailing and release of Iranian Youth... more...

16th January 2014 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Michael Ledeen

Human rights abuses in Iran and the nuclear deal. more...

26th September 2013 – VOA Persia

News Update

Hassan Rouhani's speech at the UN General Assembly. more...

12th September 2013 – CNN

The Situation Room

Reuel Marc Gerecht

FDD's Reuel Marc Gerecht comments on the case of a former American Marine held in Iran on the charges of spying for the CIA. more...

21st June 2013 – VOA News

Encounters

Emanuele Ottolenghi

FDD's Emanuele Ottolenghi analyzes the meaning of Iran's recent elections, assesses developments in Syria, and comments on Turkish protests. more...

18th June 2013 – The World Today, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Iran President-Elect Promises Nuclear Transparency

Mark Dubowitz

Iran's president-elect Hasan Rohani is promising closer ties with the West during his term in power. He says relations with the US are an old wound that needs to be healed. more...

17th June 2013 – BBC World Service

World Have Your Say

Mark Dubowitz

FDD's Mark Dubowitz debates the impact of Hassan Rouhani's victory in the recent Iranian election. more...

17th June 2013 – BBC World Service

Newshour

Mark Dubowitz

FDD's Mark Dubowitz discusses the Iranian election and what Hassan Rouhani's victory means for the countries nuclear program. more...

14th June 2013 – Fox News

Happening Now

Mark Dubowitz

FDD's Mark Dubowitz discusses the Iranian election and its effect on their nuclear program. more...

Experts

Michael Ledeen

Freedom Scholar

Benjamin Weinthal

Research Fellow

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Senior Fellow

cia, iran, iraq

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Senior Fellow

Tony Badran

Research Fellow

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Research Fellow

Events

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?

12th June 2014 - 12:00 PM

Dashed Hopes: Iran’s Human Rights Record Under President Rouhani

A conversation with Ali Alfoneh, Katrina Lantos Swett, and Arsham Parsi. 
Moderated by Mark Dubowitz 
Opening remarks by Congressman Ted Deutch and Senator Mark Kirk

One year after Hassan Rouhani was elected president of Iran, what is the current and future outlook for human rights in the country? Have President Rouhani’s positive statements regarding rights and freedoms in Iran been backed up by any improvements? How can the U.S. and the international community help improve the human right situation in Iran?