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10th October 2017 – i24 News

Clear Cut

Behnam Ben Taleblu

FDD's Behnam Ben Taleblu discusses Iran tried to acquire nuclear tech. more...

6th October 2017 – WINA

The Schilling Show

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Behnam Ben Taleblu, Senior Iran Analyst at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, unravels the Iran Deal and why Obama enacted it, as well as the benefits for the US and Trump’s position. more...

6th October 2017 – i24

Crossroads

Behnam Ben Taleblu

FDD's Behnam Ben Taleblu discusses Trump expected to "decertify". more...

5th October 2017 – NPR

Morning Edition

Mark Dubowitz

Oct. 15 is the deadline for the administration to decide whether to recertify the Iran nuclear deal. Rachel Martin talks to Mark Dubowitz, who has advised the administration on Iran policy. more...

30th September 2017 – i24 News

Strictly Security

Aykan Erdemir

FDD seior fellow Aykan Erdemir discuss the Kurdish referendum for independence on Strictly Security on i24 News. more...

29th September 2017 – CGTN

CGTN America

Aykan Erdemir

FDD senior fellow Aykan Erdemir joins a discussion on Kurdistan’s independence referendum on CGTN America. more...

28th September 2017 – Sirius XM Canada

National Post Radio

Mark Dubowitz

FDD CEO Mark Dubowitz talks about how Trump can improve the Iran deal on National Post Radio on Sirius XM Canada. more...

26th September 2017 – i24 News

Special Edition

Aykan Erdemir

FDD senior fellow joins i24 News to discuss the Kurdish referendum. more...

26th September 2017 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Behnam Ben Taleblu

FDD senior Iran analyst join the John Batchelor Show to discuss the Trump administration's potential reworking of the Iran nuclear deal. more...

26th September 2017 – WINA

The Schilling Show

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Benham Ben Taleblu, Senior Iran Analyst for the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, discusses Iran’s new missiles, response from the region and other news about the Iran Missile Threat. more...

25th September 2017 – NPR - KCRW

To The Point

Behnam Ben Taleblu

FDD senior Iran analyst Behnam Ben Taleblu joins To The Point to talk about the state of the Iran nuclear deal. more...

23rd September 2017 – BBC

BBC World

Behnam Ben Taleblu

FDD senior Iran analyst Behnam Ben Taleblu discusses Iran and North Korea's missile activity on BBC World. more...

23rd September 2017 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Tzvi Kahn

FDD Iran analyst Tzvi Kahn joins the John Bartchelor Show to discuss Iran deal certification. more...

21st September 2017 – Wall Street Journal

Opinion Journal

Behnam Ben Taleblu

FDD's Behnam Ben Taleblu on why Iran remains a repressive state. more...

18th September 2017 – Fox News

Special Report with Bret Baier

John Hannah

FDD's John Hannah on UAE delegation that met at Trump Tower over Iran nuclear deal. more...

15th September 2017 – i24 News

The Rundown

Behnam Ben Taleblu

FDD Iran analyst Behnam Ben Taleblu talks about the the Trump administrations handling of the Iran deal on i24 News. more...

15th September 2017 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Reuel Marc Gerecht

FDD senior fellow Reuel Marc Gerecht joins the John Batchelor Show to discuss Israel and Russia's communication about Iran. more...

15th September 2017 – Fox News

Special Report

Behnam Ben Taleblu

FDD Iran Analyst Behnam Ben Taleblu discusses the state of the Iran nuclear deal on Special Report more...

14th September 2017 – NPR

All Things Considered

Mark Dubowitz

FDD CEO Mark Dubowitz discusses the "waive and slap" approach to Iran on NPR. more...

8th September 2017 – Medyascope TV

This Week in Turkey

Aykan Erdemir

Aykan Erdemir on former Turkish minister's involvement in the Zarrab case. more...

Experts

Clifford D. May

Founder and President

Jonathan Schanzer

Senior Vice President

Michael Ledeen

Freedom Scholar

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Senior Fellow

cia, iran, iraq

John Hannah

Senior Counselor

Benjamin Weinthal

Research Fellow

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Senior Fellow

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Senior Iran Analyst

Amir Toumaj

Research Analyst

Events

24th March 2017 - 10:00 AM

Keeping Iran in Check: How to Combat Iran’s Illicit Activities

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies hosted a breakfast conversation on Friday, March 24 from 10:00am to 11:00am, titled Keeping Iran in Check: How to Combat Iran’s Illicit Activities. The conversation featured the Founder and President of the Institute for Science and International Security David Albright; FDD’s CEO Mark Dubowitz; and Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress Brian Katulis.

12th February 2016 - 6:03 PM

Rising Tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia: Geopolitical and Energy Security Implications

The latest increase in tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia raises questions about the potential for further instability in the region and possible oil supply disruptions. These risks are most apparent in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, home both to more than half of the nation’s oil production and a Shia majority. The panel discussion will focus on how these developments are impacting U.S. national and energy security interests at a time when Iran sanctions are being lifted, allowing Tehran to export its petroleum, further adding to an oversupplied global oil market.