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8th April 2014 – Quoted by Adam Kredo, The Washington Free Beacon

Senators: Iran-Russia Trade Deal Opens Floodgates for Nuke Materials, Weapons

Mark Dubowitz

Iran and Russia’s recently announced $20 billion oil-for-goods trade deal has sparked concerns that Moscow is seeking to open up a direct... more...

8th April 2014 – Quoted by Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post

Is Iran About to Violate the Interim Deal?

Mark Dubowitz

As Russia seems poised to extend its land grab into eastern Ukraine, Vladimir Putin is also edging toward a deal with Iran that would make... more...

8th April 2014 – Quoted by Eli Lake, The Daily Beast

Russia’s Ace in the Hole: a Super-Missile It Can Sell to Iran

Mark Dubowitz

Tensions between Russia and the West are hitting a new peak. And in this face-off, Moscow has an extraordinary piece of leverage: a... more...

3rd April 2014 – Quoted by the National Journal

Insiders: Iran, Russia Close to Oil-Swap Pact Worth Billions

Mark Dubowitz

Iran and Russia are gaining traction toward a potential multibillion-dollar oil pact that may lighten pressure on Tehran in nuclear talks, Reuters reports. Russia could exchange... more...

2nd April 2014 – Quoted by Jonathan Saul and Parisa Hafezi, Reuters

Iran, Russia Working to Seal $20 Billion Oil-for-Goods Deal: Sources

Mark Dubowitz

Iran and Russia have made progress towards an oil-for-goods deal sources said would be worth up to $20 billion, which would enable Tehran to boost vital.... more...

31st March 2014 – Quoted by Colby Adams,

Georgia Bank with Ties to Alleged Sanctions Busters Changes Ownership Again

Emanuele Ottolenghi

A Georgian bank recently investigated by U.S. officials for alleged sanctions busting is under new ownership for the second time in a year, documents show. more...

26th March 2014 – Quoted by Jonathan Saul and Alex Lawler, Reuters

Iran Heads for 5th Month of Oil Exports Above Sanctions Limit

Timothy Wilson

Iran's oil exports have stayed above levels allowed under Western sanctions for a fifth month, according to sources who track tanker more...

24th March 2014 – Quoted by Tim Starks, CQ Roll Call

Iran: Red Lines, Gray Areas

Mark Dubowitz

Barack Obama won election to the nation’s highest office under the slogan “Yes we can!” But when it comes to perhaps the boldest foreign policy gamble of his presidency... more...

20th March 2014 – Quoted by CBC News

Iran to Forfeit $7M in Canadian Assets for ‘Supporting Terrorism’

Mark Dubowitz

An Ontario judge has ordered the seizure of more than $7 million worth of bank accounts and property belonging to Iran, in a historic ruling that will turn over the... more...

18th March 2014 – Quoted by Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post

Exposing the Iran Farce

Mark Dubowitz

The Geneva talks between the P5+1 group of countries — the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany – and Iran are already heading downhill... more...

14th March 2014 – Quoted by Keith Johnson, Foreign Policy

Crude Reality

Mark Dubowitz

Iran is exporting more oil than it did last year, and in greater amounts than the limit the United States placed on exports under the on-going negotiations over Iran's... more...

12th March 2014 – Quoted by Andrew Harrod, The Blaze

Mushroom Clouds on the Horizon: Iranian Nuclear Threats Dominate AIPAC

Mark Dubowitz

Policy makers and experts addressing the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee(AIPAC) conference on March 2-4, 2014, consistently expressed... more...

5th March 2014 – Quoted by Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post

What the Iranian Arms Shipment Means

Mark Dubowitz

Yesterday Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu went to great lengths to emphasize the nature of the Iranian regime and its true intentions. more...

28th February 2014 – Quoted by Oren Dorell, USA Today

Iran Advancing Its Nuclear Program Despite Pact with West

Mark Dubowitz

Iran is moving ahead with a nuclear program that U.S. officials said would be frozen, and it is now clear the USA and other world powers are willing to accept... more...

28th February 2014 – Quoted by Tim Starks, CQ Roll Call

GOP May Not Get New Iran Sanctions, But Push Won’t Disappear

Mark Dubowitz

President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid have been able to hold off congressional action on Iran so far, but the issue is not going away... more...

27th February 2014 – Quoted by Jonathan Saul, Reuters

Iran’s Oil Fleet Looks to Come in From Cold as Exports Pick Up

Mark Dubowitz

Iran's oil tanker fleet is gearing up for more business, with some vessels taking to the high seas after over more than a year at home ports, another sign that an easing... more...

26th February 2014 – Quoted by Benny Avni, Newsweek

Obama No Longer Wants America to Depose Tyrants

Mark Dubowitz

What ever happened to regime change? In President Obama’s Washington, officials often say that a leader of this or that country has lost “legitimacy.” They coordinate... more...

25th February 2014 – Quoted by Adam Kredo, The Washington Free Beacon

Pentagon Contractors Exploring Business with Iran

Mark Dubowitz

Multiple companies currently exploring new business ventures in Iran are also cashing in on highly lucrative contracts with the U.S. Defense Department, raising... more...

25th February 2014 – Quoted by David Kashi, International Business Times

Turkish Courts Return $4.5 Million to Accused ‘Cash-For-Gold’ Suspect

Mark Dubowitz

In a surprising decision, Turkish courts have returned the $4.5 million in cash that authorities found in shoe boxes during a Dec. 17 raid on the home of the former... more...

21st February 2014 – Quoted by Kambiz Foroohar, Bloomberg

Rouhani Away From Nuclear Glare Can’t Move Domestic Agenda

Ali Alfoneh

Away from the glare of the nuclear talks between Iran and world powers, President Hassan Rouhani has endured a series of setbacks and retreats on his domestic... more...


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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?

17th July 2014 - 11:45 AM

High Standards and High Stakes: Defining Terms of an Acceptable Iran Nuclear Deal

As the P5+1 approaches the July 20th deadline for a final Iran nuclear deal, what standards should Congress seek in an acceptable agreement? And what are the stakes for the United States and its allies? Join BPC, FPI, and FDD for a public forum on these and other questions featuring Members of Congress and experts.