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12th June 2014 – Quoted by Indira A.R. Lakshmanan & Anthony DiPaola, Bloomberg News

Growing Iran Oil Exports Challenge U.S. Nuclear Sanctions

Mark Dubowitz

Iran’s oil exports have risen this year, according to Bloomberg calculations, a trend that threatens to violate U.S. sanctions on the Islamic Republic’s main source of revenue. more...

11th June 2014 – Quoted by Matt Schiavenza, International Business Times

How ISIS Realigns The Middle East

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The self-styled Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has, seemingly overnight, emerged as a major player in the Middle East. On Wednesday, fresh from their stunning capture... more...

10th June 2014 – Quoted by Omri Ceren - The Tower

Deepening Entente With Iran “Raises Questions About Turkey’s Reliability As A U.S. Ally”

Merve Tahiroglu, Behnam Ben Taleblu

An official visit to Turkey by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani triggered a flurry of diplomatic statements and economic agreements celebrated by both sides on Monday, announcements that were read by observers as straightforward... more...

10th June 2014 – Quoted by Shahrzad Elghanayan - The New York Times

Clerical Rules, Luxury Lifestyle

Emanuele Ottolenghi

The nouveaux riches in Tehran drive Porsches, Ferraris and Maseratis and live in multimillion-dollar luxury apartments replete with walk-in closets, Bosch appliances and computerized shower systems. more...

9th June 2014 – Quoted by Selcan Hacaoglu - Bloomberg

Iranian President Visits Turkey First Time in 18 Years

Jonathan Schanzer

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani arrived in Turkey today for the first state visit by an Iranian president in 18 years... more...

7th June 2014 – Quoted by Jpost

Iranian President Visiting Turkey, Will Sign Agreements Strengthening Ties

Jonathan Schanzer

Ankara, Tehran look to increase economic cooperation with first Iranian presidential visit to Turkey in 18 years. more...

3rd June 2014 – Quoted by Ron Kampeas - Forward

U.S. Warms To Palestinian Unity As Israel Fumes

Jonathan Schanzer

The new Palestinian unity government brought together rivals Hamas and Fatah, but it has opened a divide between allies Israel and the United States. more...

3rd June 2014 – Quoted by Annie Lowrey - The New York Times

Aiming Financial Weapons From Treasury War Room

Mark Dubowitz

In a dingy suite of offices in a Treasury Department annex, the troops work into the night... more...

2nd June 2014 – Quoted by Kira Zalan and Colby Adams - ACAMS MoneyLaundering

U.S. Treasury Official Says EU Court Rulings Threaten Sanctions Efforts

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Recent European court decisions against the EU designations of Iranian banks... more...

29th May 2014 – World Politics Review

Factions In U.S., Iran Continue To Dispute Purpose Of Talks

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Representatives from the six-country negotiating group known as the P5+1 and Iran met earlier this month for talks on Iran’s nuclear program that observers... more...

29th May 2014 – Quoted by Jonathan Saul and Alex Lawler, Reuters

Iran’s Oil Exports Turn Higher In May

Mark Dubowitz

Iran's crude oil exports increased in May after a decline in April, according to sources who track tanker movements... more...

28th May 2014 – Cited by Omri Ceren, The Tower

State Dept. Pressed Over Iran Sanctions - Busting As Concerns Mount About Eroded Leverage

Timothy Wilson, Mark Dubowitz

The State Department was pressed on Tuesday over mounting evidence that Iranian crude export violations... more...

25th May 2014 – Gulf Daily News

Iran ‘Promoting Terrorism In Gulf’

David Andrew Weinberg

Iran has come under fierce attack for backing terrorism in GCC countries and Bahrain in particular. more...

25th May 2014 – Cited by The Chicago Tribune

Make Iran Nuclear Talks Deadline Stick

Mark Dubowitz

With a July 20 deadline approaching, Iranian and Western nuclear negotiators recently were supposed to start drafting a final... more...

22nd May 2014 – The Washington Times

U.S. owes Iran reparations for ‘hostile policies,’ says Rouhani

Mark Dubowitz

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is demanding that the Obama administration pay Tehran reparations... more...

22nd May 2014 – Newsweek

Why Can’t We Be Friends?

Ali Alfoneh

Mixed signals are coming out of the Muslim Middle East. more...

20th May 2014 – The New Yorker

The Adversary: Is Iran’s nuclear negotiator, Javad Zarif, for real?

Reuel Marc Gerecht

September 4th of last year, shortly after Javad Zarif was named Iran’s foreign minister, a new Twitter account with the handle @JZarif posted its first tweet... more...

19th May 2014 – The Tower

Fleeing Persecution, Iranian Christians Find A Home In Germany

Benjamin Weinthal, Michael Ledeen

Benjamin Weinthal reported yesterday that increasing numbers of Iranian converts to Christianity are making their way to Germany... more...

15th May 2014 – Quoted by Josh Rogin, The Daily Beast

Hillary Clinton Celebrates the Iran Sanctions That Her State Department Tried to Stop

Mark Dubowitz

Hillary Clinton is now claiming to be the architect of crippling sanctions on the Iranian economy. But during her tenure at Secretary of... more...

15th May 2014 – Quoted by Ali Weinberg, ABC News

Hillary Revising History of Her Iran Sanctions Role, Senator Claims

Mark Dubowitz

One Republican senator accused Hillary Clinton of exaggerating her role in imposing sanctions on Iran when she was Secretary of State... more...


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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.

17th July 2014 - 11:13 AM

“Il contenzioso sul programma nucleare iraniano: un bilancio provvisorio dei negoziati”

Il Prof. Ottolenghi, autore di tre libri sul programma nucleare iraniano

Giovedì 17 luglio 2014, dalle 19.30 alle 23.00

Emanuele Ottolenghi
Senior Fellow alla Foundation for Defense of Democracies di Washington