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16th July 2015 – Quoted by Investor's Business Daily

Snapping Back Sanctions Won’t Prevent A Nuclear-Armed Iran

Iran Deal: The president claims that if Tehran cheats, "sanctions that have helped to cripple the Iranian economy will snap back into place." But he won't want them to, because then the deal would be dead. more...

15th July 2015 – Quoted by Teresa Welsh

Iran Nuclear Deal Makes Middle East Allies Nervous

David Andrew Weinberg

U.S. officials promised Tuesday that an agreement limiting Iran's development of nuclear technology would provide greater stability in the Middle East, but the deal also threatens to alienate America's key allies in an extremely volatile region. more...

15th July 2015 – Quoted by Jennifer Rubin - The Washington Post

Voting ‘No’ is the Way to Prevent War

Mark Dubowitz

As lawmakers and outside experts make their way through the deal (more on the details later) we see a common query: Yeah, the deal stinks but voting no would be worse. This is wrong for multiple reasons. more...

15th July 2015 – Quoted by Michael Weiss and Nancy A. Youssef - The Daily Beast

Syria’s Butcher Really Won the Iran Deal

Mark Dubowitz

There’s one person ecstatic about the Iran deal and Washington would probably prefer he just keep his mouth shut: Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. Professing in a cable to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei that the newly agreed upon nuclear accord between the world’s major powers was a “historic achievement,” Assad went on to note his satisfaction that this would only strengthen Iran’s work for “peace and stability…in the region and the world.” more...

15th July 2015 – Quoted by Pascal Carlucci - The Telegraph

Iran Nuclear Deal: Should We Give Peace a Chance?

The Iran nuclear deal has historical value because it depicts a crystal-clear image of current global affairs. The United States and Europe, for different reasons, wanted to close a bitter chapter of their past, while China and Russia are carefully designing a future geopolitical strategy in proximity to each other. more...

15th July 2015 – Quoted by Alan Katz

Iran Likely to Wait for Months to Rejoin Global Banking System

Mark Dubowitz

Iran is still probably several months away from achieving one of the goals that drove it to pursue a historic nuclear accord -- reconnecting the nation’s banks to a global system that routes most money transfers. more...

15th July 2015 – Quoted by Laurence Norman - The Wall Street Journal

U.N. Nuclear Agency Chief Sees Challenges in Iran Deal

Mark Dubowitz

The head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog expressed confidence that five months would be enough time to investigate and report on Iran’s past nuclear work while conceding the challenge was like assembling a jigsaw puzzle. more...

15th July 2015 – Quoted by Armin Rosen - Business Insider

Iran’s Strategic Mastermind Got a Huge Boost From the Nuclear Deal

Jonathan Schanzer

The historic nuclear accord between a US-led group of countries and Iran was good news for a man who some consider to be the Middle East's most effective covert operative. more...

14th July 2015 – Quoted by Megan Scully - CQ Roll Call

GOP Critics Have Few Options on Iran Deal

Mark Dubowitz

Republican lawmakers can do little to block or significantly alter the final nuclear agreement with Iran, despite blistering criticism and a pledge from at least one GOP hawk that it is dead on arrival. more...

14th July 2015 – Quoted by Ron Kampeas - JTA

Why the Iran Nuclear Deal is Likely to Survive its Hurdles

Mark Dubowitz

The nuclear deal with Iran, 20 months in the making, is now done — at least as far as negotiations go. The accord, announced early Tuesday, still faces hurdles, although they likely won’t keep the deal from going ahead. more...

14th July 2015 – Quoted by Nahal Toosi - Politico

How a Republican President Could Kill the Iran Deal

Mark Dubowitz

If the next president hates the nuclear deal with Iran, he (or she) can undo it after taking office. more...

13th July 2015 – Quoted by Mallory Shelbourne - IJ Review

The Negotiators on the Iran Deal Just Missed Their 4th Deadline — But Now There’s a Fresh Twist

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Diplomats representing Iran and the P5+1 have been in Vienna for almost three weeks, trying to reach an accord that would curb the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program. Today, the negotiations missed a fourth deadline. more...

13th July 2015 – Quoted by Melissa Clyne - Newsmax TV

Reports: West Ignoring Iran’s Ongoing Nuclear Violations

Emanuele Ottolenghi, Benjamin Weinthal

While negotiations are ongoing between Iran and Western powers for a nuclear agreement, Tehran continues to "illicitly and clandestinely" procure nuclear weapons while the Obama administration and other nations look away because they don't want to risk foiling a deal, according to a Weekly Standard blog post penned by two fellows at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. more...

13th July 2015 – Quoted by Bret Stephens - The Wall Street Journal

The Best Arguments for an Iran Deal

In formal rhetoric, prolepsis means the anticipation of possible objections to an argument for the sake of answering them. So let’s be proleptic about the Iranian nuclear deal, whose apologists are already trotting out excuses for this historic diplomatic debacle. more...

12th July 2015 – Quoted by The Tower

Iran Continues Seeking Prohibited Nuclear Technology Despite Ongoing Talks

Emanuele Ottolenghi, Benjamin Weinthal

Iran continues to defy existing sanctions on its nuclear and ballistic missile programs as nuclear negotiations proceed in Vienna. more...

10th July 2015 – Quoted by The Tower

Experts: Emerging Nuke Deal Makes War With Iran More Likely

Mark Dubowitz, Reuel Marc Gerecht

Mark Dubowitz and Reuel Marc Gerecht, respectively the executive director and a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, argued that the emerging deal between the P5+1 nations and Iran makes an armed conflict over Iran’s nuclear program more likely in an op-ed that appeared Thursday in The Wall Street Journal. more...

10th July 2015 – Quoted by Emma-Jo Morris - The Washington Free Beacon

Panel: The US Should Fight IRGC Aggression Regardless of Nuclear Agreement

David Andrew Weinberg

According to experts who testified before the Congressional Foreign Affairs Committee, American and Gulf State relations will be tested in the pending Iran deal, especially given the agreements which were decided at the Camp David Summit earlier this summer. more...

10th July 2015 – Quoted by Investor's Business Daily

Iran Has Divided The U.S. And Our Partners For Conquest

Emanuele Ottolenghi, Benjamin Weinthal

Nuclear Diplomacy: The foremost terrorist state has succeeded in outmaneuvering, exhausting and intimidating its negotiating opponents into division. With or without the bad deal feared, Tehran has won. more...

10th July 2015 – Quoted by George Jonas - National Post

In the Face of Evil, Find No Comfort in Pacifism

Mark Dubowitz, Reuel Marc Gerecht

What excuses, or at least mitigates, U.S. President Barack Obama and his negotiating team’s inability to get to first base in trying to convince the current rulers of Iran to give up the idea of developing nuclear weapons, is the near-certainty that no one could. more...

10th July 2015 – Quoted by Laura Meckler - The Wall Street Journal

Trusted Hillary Clinton Aide Has a Full Plate

Mark Dubowitz

There are legions of economists who have worked for the Clintons over the years, and more than 200 have helped develop the current campaign’s economics platform. more...


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13th May 2015 - 11:30 AM

Disputed Borders and the Struggle for Order: Addressing Security Threats in the Middle East

With continued Hezbollah activity emanating from Lebanon, Iran and the IRGC trying to set up a base of operations in the Golan Heights, the decline of the Assad regime in southern Syria, and rising tensions in the Sinai Peninsula, Israel's security situation has become increasingly complex and dangerous. What is the Israeli security outlook for the near and mid-term future?

2nd December 2014 - 12:00 PM

Extended Nuclear Negotiations with Iran: An Oil Market Perspective

The latest round of negotiations between the P5+1 and Iran resulted in a decision to extend negotiations until July 1, 2015. Given today’s low oil prices and glut in global oil supplies, the panel discussion will focus on how current market dynamics contribute to ongoing negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program