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21st October 2015 – Quoted by The Tower

10 Ways Iran Has Flouted International Law Since Signing the Nuclear Deal

Emanuele Ottolenghi, Mark Dubowitz, Benjamin Weinthal

October 19 was “adoption day,” one of the markers of the nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers in July. It is the date by which Iran says it will voluntary adopt measures governing inspections of its nuclear sites, while the United States and Europe will begin the process of removing nuclear sanctions on Iran. more...

20th October 2015 – Quoted by Jennifer Rubin - The Washington Post

Menendez is Right, Again, on Iran

Mark Dubowitz

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), stalwart critic of the Iran deal, deserves to say “I told you so.” more...

19th October 2015 – Quoted by Julian Pecquet - Al Monitor

Europe Seen as Wild Card as Iran Nuclear Deal Goes Into Effect

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Critics of the nuclear deal with Iran want the Obama administration to quickly set firm limits on sanctions relief to prevent the international coalition that brought Tehran to the table from unraveling. more...

16th October 2015 – Quoted by Carol Morello - The Washington Post

Why This Sunday is a Significant Day for the Iran Nuclear Deal

Mark Dubowitz

After many years of fitful negotiations, Iran is expected within days to start dismantling parts of its nuclear facilities and reducing its uranium stockpiles under international supervision. more...

14th October 2015 – Quoted by Jennifer Rubin - The Washington Post

The Administration’s Orwellian Language

Mark Dubowitz

It is a truism that if one does not think straight, one’s words will be confused and one’s actions are likely to reflect that confusion. This is nowhere more evident than in the Obama administration, which now deploys Orwellian language to obscure evil and hide from its own obligations. more...

3rd October 2015 – Quoted by The Week Staff

The Iran Deal: A Brief Guide

Mark Dubowitz

Having survived Republican opposition in Congress, President Obama's nuclear deal with Iran will soon go into effect. Here, a brief rundown of the deal and its effects: more...

2nd October 2015 – Quoted by Jennifer Rubin - The Washington Post

Democrats Look for Cover on Lousy Iran Deal

Mark Dubowitz

Nine Democrats trying frantically to dispel the impression that their party was sold a bill of goods on the Iran deal came out with legislation Thursday that they said would “strengthen U.S. policy toward Iran and to clarify aspects of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) that is set to take effect.” more...

1st October 2015 – Quoted by Todd Ruger and Rachel Oswald - CQ Roll Call

Supreme Court, Congress Take on Iran Terrorism Judgments

Mark Dubowitz

The Supreme Court agreed Thursday to hear a dispute over $1.75 billion in terrorism-related judgments against Iran while lawmakers moved to keep congressionally-imposed sanctions on the country until it pays $43 billion of such court-ordered judgments. more...

28th September 2015 – Quoted by Rachel Oswald - CQ Roll Call

Cardin’s Iran Bill Pleases Few on Either Side of Debate

Mark Dubowitz

A draft bill from Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin that aims to boost Israel’s security and constrain Iran’s potential to foment chaos in the Middle East doesn’t have many fans among both supporters and opponents of the recently concluded nuclear accord. more...

22nd September 2015 – Quoted by Makiko Kitamura Kambiz Foroohar - Bloomberg

Money Follows Diplomacy Into Iran as European Interest Heats Up

Saeed Ghasseminejad

Diplomacy came first, now it’s money’s turn. Two months after Iran and six world powers signed a landmark nuclear agreement, foreign companies are seeking to secure a foothold in an economy bigger than Thailand’s and oil reserves rivaling those of Canada. more...

21st September 2015 – Quoted by Deb Riechmann - Associated Press

Done Deal For Iran Nuke Pact, But Debate Still in Congress

Mark Dubowitz

It's a done deal, yet opponents of the Iran nuclear agreement won't go quietly. more...

21st September 2015 – Quoted by David Yaffe-Bellany - Yale Daily News

Experts Square off on Iran Deal

Mark Dubowitz

More than 150 students gathered in Linsly-Chittenden Hall Sunday evening to watch two foreign policy experts spar over an issue that has drawn the praise of Hillary Clinton LAW ’73 and the ire of Henry Kissinger: the Iran deal. more...

18th September 2015 – Cited by Andrew McCarthy - National Review Online

Why GOP Congressional Leaders Support the Iran Deal in Fact — Follow the Money

Emanuele Ottolenghi, Benjamin Weinthal

Why on earth would Republicans do that?” That is a question I’ve been asked at least a dozen times since illustrating that the GOP has played a cynical game in connection with President Obama’s Iran deal. more...

17th September 2015 – Quoted by Alana Goodman - The Washington Free Beacon

Kasich: If Iran Helps Hezbollah, We Can ‘Slap the Sanctions Back On’

Mark Dubowitz

Presidential candidate Gov. John Kasich said on Wednesday that he would take a wait-and-see approach to the Iran nuclear deal, arguing that if Tehran is found to be aiding Hezbollah and Hamas then the United States could “slap the sanctions back on.” more...

17th September 2015 – Quoted by The Tower

Iran Still Operating U.S.-Sanctioned Airline in Support of Assad, IRGC

Benjamin Weinthal, Emanuele Ottolenghi

An Iranian airline is still operating in Europe, which it uses as a base to provide arms, fighters, and logistical support to the Syrian regime despite American sanctions against it. Benjamin Weinthal and Emanuele Ottolenghi, fellows at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, reported Tuesday in Politico that Mahan Air continues to expand its European connections in the wake of the nuclear deal. more...

16th September 2015 – Quoted by Jennifer Rubin - The Washington Post

What’s Next on Iran

Mark Dubowitz

The Post reports: Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked a second Republican attempt to pass a resolution disapproving of the Iran nuclear deal. more...

16th September 2015 – Quoted by The Tower

Khamenei-Run Foundation Will Receive Windfall From Nuclear Deal

A foundation run by Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei stands to be a major beneficiary of lifted sanctions as part of the nuclear deal with Iran, Reuters reported Tuesday. more...

15th September 2015 – Quoted by Orrin Hatch - The Washington Times

Why the Iran Deal Makes War More Likely

Mark Dubowitz

The Iranian regime is one of our most dangerous foes. It has declared the United States to be the Great Satan. It has repeatedly proclaimed its intent to wipe Israel off the map. It has perpetrated violence against American servicemen and civilians alike. more...

11th September 2015 – Quoted by The Algemeiner

Iran Could See 4-5% Economic Growth in First 3 Years After Iran Deal, Report Says

Iran could see annual average growth of 4-5% beginning in the 2016 fiscal year, when the internationally brokered nuclear deal removes sanctions against the country’s oil and financial sectors, Washington think tank Foundation for Defense of Democracies and analysis firm Roubini Global Economics revealed in a report released on Friday. more...

11th September 2015 – Quoted by Michael R. Gordon - The New York Times

Sanctions Debate Emerges From Shadow of Iran Nuclear Accord

Mark Dubowitz

President Obama, in advance of his victory in Congress on Thursday on the Iran nuclear deal, focused on centrifuge numbers, uranium stockpiles and the breakout time to build a bomb. But now, as the agreement is carried out, he will face a new battle over how stringently to impose economic sanctions on Iran. more...

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Events

13th August 2015 - 1:56 PM

Role of Sanctions in the Iran Nuclear Agreement

The Heritage Foundation hosted an event on August 13  to analyze the state of sanctions following the nuclear agreement with Iran. 

The event, Assessing the Iran Nuclear Agreement: Placing Sanctions in Context, focuses on the remaining sanctions architecture of the U.S. and E.U., the possibility of 'snapback sanctions' if Iran violates the deal, and explores alternatives to the agreement moving forward. 

3rd August 2015 - 11:00 AM

Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare: An Evolving Challenge

FDD’s Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance hosted a standing-room-only event on August 3 in coordination with the Hudson Institute.  The event, Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare: An Evolving Challenge, marked the official roll-out of a monograph on the topic edited by CSIF Board Member, Samantha Ravich, and featuring chapters by FDD and CSIF Executive Director Mark Dubowitz and CSIF Chairman Juan Zarate, who all were included among the expert panelists at the two-panel event.