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Iran Latest Broadcasts

15th May 2018 – Fox News

Outnumbered

Behnam Ben Taleblu

FDD's Behnam Ben Taleblu discusses the risk of Iran being able to rapidly resume its nuclear program should negotiations fail with Germany, the UK, and France. more...

8th May 2018 – Fox News

Outnumbered

Mark Dubowitz

FDD's Mark Dubowitz joins Outnumbered on Fox News to discuss today's announcement from President Trump on the future of the Iran Deal. more...

6th May 2018 – Fox 5

Fox 5 News on the Hill

Behnam Ben Taleblu

FDD's Behnam Ben Taleblu joins Fox 5 News on the Hill to discuss this week's approaching deadline for President Trump to waive sanctions in the Iran Deal. more...

5th May 2018 – Fox News

America’s News HQ

Behnam Ben Taleblu

FDD's Behnam Ben Taleblu joins America's News HQ on Fox News to discuss the May 12 deadline for President Trump to waive sanctions against Iran in the nuclear deal. more...

5th May 2018 – Fox News

Journal Editorial Report

Clifford D. May

FDD's Clifford D. May joins Journal Editorial Report on Fox News to discuss this week's deadline for President Trump to waive sanctions in the Iran Deal. more...

4th May 2018 – Fox News

Special Report

John Hannah

FDD's John Hannah joins Special Report on Fox News to discuss the imminent deadline for President Trump to waive sanctions for the Iran Deal. more...

25th April 2018 – Fox Business

Fox Business AM

Behnam Ben Taleblu

FDD's Behnam Ben Taleblu joins Fox Business AM to discuss French President Macron's joint press conference with President Trump on the Iran deal. more...

24th April 2018 – Foreign Podicy

Podcast: Of Strikes and Strategy: U.S. Policy in Syria

Clifford D. May, John Hannah

Foreign Podicy host Clifford D. May is joined by John Hannah, senior counselor at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, who has served on the national security teams of both democratic and republican administrations, to discuss the ongoing crises and potential ways forward in Syria and the broader region. more...

11th April 2018 – CBC

Power & Politics

Mark Dubowitz

FDD's Mark Dubowitz joins Power and Politics to discuss the Iran deal and the possibility that the US could walk away from the deal. more...

11th April 2018 – VOA Persian

VOA Persia

Behnam Ben Taleblu, Clifford D. May, Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Clifford D. May, Jonathan Schanzer, and Behnam Ben Taleblu join VOA Persia to discuss the recent chemical attacks in Syria at FDD's event on Iran's ballistic missile capabilities. more...

10th April 2018 – WMAL

Mornings on the Mall

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Jonathan Schanzer joins Mornings on the Mall to discuss the recent chemical attacks in Syria and possible US military action. more...

3rd April 2018 – Fox News

Happening Now

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD Senior VP Jonathan Schanzer joins Fox News' Happening Now to discuss what's next with the Iran deal and Syria. more...

30th March 2018 – BBC Persia

BBC Persia

Behnam Ben Taleblu

FDD's Behnam Ben Taleblu joins BBC Persian to discuss the latest news from Iran. more...

30th March 2018 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Behnam Ben Taleblu

FDD's Behnam Ben Taleblu joins The John Batchelor Show to discuss the future of the Iran deal. more...

27th March 2018 – Foreign Podicy

Podcast: The Future of the Iran Deal

Mark Dubowitz, Clifford D. May

Host Cliff May is joined by FDD Chief Executive Mark Dubowitz, an expert on Iran, sanctions, and the exact details of the 159-page JCPOA, to unravel what the future and fate of the Iran nuclear deal could be. more...

19th February 2018 – ABC Radio Australia

RN Drive

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Jonathan Schanzer joins ABC Australia to discuss the escalation in tensions between Iran and Israel and potentials for direct conflict. more...

14th February 2018 – BBC

Up All Night

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Jonathan Schanzer joins BBC to discuss the open conflict between Iran and Israel. more...

25th January 2018 – Foreign Podicy

Podcast: A bombing, a cover-up, and a murder

Clifford D. May, Toby Dershowitz

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19th January 2018 – VOA Persia

VOA Persia

Aykan Erdemir, Merve Tahiroglu, Mark Dubowitz, Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Mark Dubowitz, Jonathan Schanzer, Aykan Erdemir and Merve Tahiroglu discuss the greatest sanctions evasion scheme in recent history on VOA Persia. more...

17th January 2018 – Foreign Podicy

Podcast: Busted! Iran, Turkey and the Largest Sanctions-Evasion Scheme in Modern History

Clifford D. May, Jonathan Schanzer, Aykan Erdemir, Merve Tahiroglu

It was likely the largest sanctions-evasion scheme in modern history, involving top state officials from both Ankara and Tehran. 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

Research Fellow

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.