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Iran Latest Broadcasts

16th August 2017 – WINA

The Schilling Show

Behnam Ben Taleblu

FDD Iran analyst talks about the latest developments in Iran on the Schlling Show. more...

15th August 2017 – i24 News

Crossroads

Behnam Ben Taleblu

FDD Iran analyst Behnam Ben Taleblu talks about Iran's threat to withdraw from the nuclear agreement on Crossroads. more...

11th August 2017 – Spreaker

The Alex Nitzberg Show

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Alex Nitzberg interviews Dr. Emanuele Ottolenghi, Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. more...

11th August 2017 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Emanuele Ottolenghi

FDD senior fellow Emanuele Ottlenghi discusses how Iran Air uses its planes to transport radical Islamic militants on The John Batchelor Show. more...

7th August 2017 – Alhurra

Alhurra Digital

Clifford D. May

Iran and North Korea are two sides of the same coin. more...

1st August 2017 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Behnam Ben Taleblu

FDD senior Iran analyst Behnam Ben Taleblu talked about Iran's alleged satellite launch on The John Batchelor Show. more...

28th July 2017 – Defense News

Defense News Webcast

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Defense News Executive Editor Jill Aitoro is join by a panel of foreign policy and defense experts at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies for analysis on the US Navy's recent encounter with an Iranian ship in the northern Persian Gulf. The US Navy's strategy in the Persian Gulf and how the recent incident could affect the weapon program procurement process. Guest include: Defense News Naval Warfare Report David Larter, Jerry Hendrix of the Center for New American Security, and Behnam Ben Taleblu of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. more...

28th July 2017 – Syndicated

Buck Sexton with America Now

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD senior vice president Jonathan Schanzer talks about the recent violence surrounding the Temple Mount in Jerusalem and the Iranian missile launch on Buck Sexton with America Now. more...

28th July 2017 – Defense News

Defense News Webcast

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Defense News Executive Editor Jill Aitoro is join by a panel of foreign policy and defense experts at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies for analysis on the US Navy's recent encounter with an Iranian ship in the northern Persian Gulf. Guest include: Defense News Naval Warfare Report David Larter, Jerry Hendrix of the Center for New American Security, and Behnam Ben Taleblu of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. more...

27th July 2017 – Fox News

Special Report

Behnam Ben Taleblu

FDD senior Iran analyst Behnam Ben Taleblu speaks about recent Iranian missile test on Special Report with Bret Baier. more...

26th July 2017 – PBS

Newshour

Mark Dubowitz

Two years since the Iran nuclear agreement was signed, President Trump may be on the way to pulling the U.S. out of the deal. The president indicated in an interview he's willing to overrule the State Department and not certify Iran’s compliance. John Yang talks to Robert Malley, a former White House negotiator for the Iran nuclear talks, and Mark Dubowitz of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. more...

21st July 2017 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Behnam Ben Taleblu

The Trump administration kicks the Iran deal down the road. more...

19th July 2017 – POTUS SiriusXM

Morning Briefing

Behnam Ben Taleblu

FDD senior Iran analyst Behnam Ben Taleblu discusses new sanctions on Iran on Morning Briefing. more...

19th July 2017 – Newsradio WINA

The Schilling Show

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Foundation for Defense of Democracies: New Iran Sanctions and Senior Iran Analyst, Behnam Ben Taleblu calls in to update us on Nuclear compliance, what the deal requires, Ballistic missile agreement, Declaration of sanctions, and US options. more...

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...

13th July 2017 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Benjamin Weinthal

FDD's Benjamin Weinthal discusses Germany intelligence reports on Iran's nuclear weapons program. more...

12th July 2017 – WLS Chicago

Big John and Ray

Benjamin Weinthal

Benjamin Weinthal is a research fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies and explains why the nuclear deal agreed on by the U.S. and Iran in 2015 isn't working. more...

12th July 2017 – WTOP

The National Security Podcast with JJ Green

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Behnam Ben Taleblu, senior Iran analyst at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, joins the program to break down the implications of IS group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadial-Baghdadi's status, his elusiveness and what happens after he and his so-called caliphate pass from the scene. more...

11th July 2017 – Sirius XM

The Morning Briefing

Clifford D. May

Foundation for Defense of Democracies founder and president Clifford May speaks with Tim Farley about the probability of a new war between Hezbollah and Israel in the near future. more...

6th July 2017 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Anthony Ruggiero

North Korea and Iran are two parts of an unsolved crisis. 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.