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Analysis & Commentary - Reuel Marc Gerecht

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14th May 2015 – Quoted by Jeff Seldin - Voice of America

Looming Over US-Gulf Allies Talks: A Choice of ‘Poison Pills’

Reuel Marc Gerecht

ore than two weeks before Saudi Arabia sent two of its princes to meet with President Barack Obama at Thursday's Camp David summit, the kingdom announced the arrests of 93 people, all suspected of belonging to the terror group known as the Islamic State. more...

5th May 2015 – Quoted by Terry Atlas and Ladane Nasseri - Bloomberg

Is Iran Nuclear Deal a Victory for Rouhani?

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Even if an agreement to curb Iran’s nuclear programme is reached, it would leave one big question unanswered. Would a deal help strengthen the country’s moderates, or would it enrich and embolden the forces that remain intent on exporting Iran’s Islamic revolution? more...

20th April 2015 – Quoted by Terry Atlas - Bloomberg

Nuclear Deal That Iran’s Moderates Want May Entrench Hard-Liners

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Even if an agreement to curb Iran’s nuclear program is reached, it would leave one big question unanswered. more...

17th April 2015 – Quoted by Jennifer Rubin - The Washington Post

James Baker Is Wrong: The Iran Deal Can’t Be Fixed

Mark Dubowitz, Reuel Marc Gerecht

Each day brings more evidence that the Iran framework is a farce. more...

2nd April 2015 – Quoted by Peter Baker - The New York Times

A Foreign Policy Gamble by Obama at a Moment of Truth

Reuel Marc Gerecht

On the day he took office, President Obama reached out to America’s enemies, offering in his first inaugural address to “extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.” More than six years later, he has arrived at a moment of truth in testing that proposition with one of the nation’s most intransigent adversaries. more...

31st March 2015 – Mentioned by Joel Himelfarb - Newsmax

Reports: Iran Concealing Nuclear Materials in North Korea, Syria Read Latest Breaking News from New

Reuel Marc Gerecht

As suspicions grow that Iran may be hiding nuclear material in North Korea, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf dismissed the possibility and suggested that it was a strange concept, the Washington Free Beacon reported Tuesday. more...

31st March 2015 – Quoted by Adam Kredo - Washington Free Beacon

Experts: Iran Housing Nuke Materials in North Korea, Syria

Reuel Marc Gerecht, Emanuele Ottolenghi

A top State Department official on Monday dismissed reports that Iran may be hiding key nuclear-related assets in North Korea and implied that she was unaware of the possibility, despite the publication this weekend of several articles by top analysts expressing alarm at the extent of nuclear cooperation between Tehran and Pyongyang. more...

30th March 2015 – Quoted by The Tower

Lausanne Dispatch: Secret Facilities in NK, Syria a Possible New Issue in Iran Nuke Talks

Reuel Marc Gerecht, Emanuele Ottolenghi

Iran has dispersed elements of its nuclear program to North Korea, introducing redundancy into its nuclear infrastructure that will undermine the usefulness of any deal, according to recently published articles by a range of journalists and policy analysts. more...

30th March 2015 – Quoted by Jonathan S. Tobin - Commentary

Iran Tests Obama’s Desperation Again

Reuel Marc Gerecht

As the last weekend before the deadline for its nuclear talks with Iran wound down, administration sources were talking as if a deal was a foregone conclusion. more...

20th March 2015 – Quoted by Lee Smith - The Weekly Standard

Iranian Vulnerability

Reuel Marc Gerecht

The Obama White House is enlisting all its allies to make its case for the bad nuclear deal with Iran that, say administration allies, is better than no deal. more...

18th March 2015 – Quoted by Kambiz Foroohar - Bloomberg

Iran’s Foreign Minister, Key to Nuclear Deal, an Enigma to Many

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister and chief nuclear negotiator, presents a puzzle. To some, his flawless English and soft manner offer the picture of a pragmatist eager to bring his country back into the world community, trying to drag along a reluctant leadership at home. more...

3rd March 2015 – Quoted by Emily Cadei - Ozy

Eyes and Ears in the Arab World

Reuel Marc Gerecht

In the campaign against the Islamic State group, Faisal Al Shoubaki might be the most important spy in the world. more...

30th January 2015 – Quoted by Julia Ioffe - The New York Times Magazine

Spy vs. Nonspy in Putin’s Russia

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Earlier this week, F.B.I. agents in New York arrested a 39-year-old Russian man named Evgeny Buryakov, whom federal prosecutors accused of participating in a spy ring gathering economic intelligence on the United States. more...

2nd December 2014 – Quoted by Michael Riley, Jordan Robertson - Bloomberg

Iran-Backed Hackers Target Airports, Carriers: Report

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Hackers working for Iran have targeted at least 50 companies and government organizations, including commercial airlines, looking for vulnerabilities that could be used in physical attacks, cyber-security firm Cylance Inc. said today. more...

24th November 2014 – Quoted by Oren Dorell - USA Today

Nuke Talks Confront Deadline, Iran’s Enmity with West

Reuel Marc Gerecht

As world powers talk of extending Monday's deadline for a nuclear agreement with Iran, one thing is clear: The nation's authoritarian regime must decide if it wants to remain in conflict or engage with the West. more...

13th November 2014 – Cited by Jennifer Rubin - The Washington Post

Bipartisanship is Our Best Hope for Stopping a Bad Iran Deal

Mark Dubowitz, Reuel Marc Gerecht

President Obama has been making so many concessions that the likelihood of Iranian negotiators making a deal by the Nov. 24 deadline, rather than waiting for more generous terms to fall into their laps, is diminishing. more...

7th November 2014 – Quoted by Jeff Seldin - VOA News

Efforts Underway to Stop Syria’s Foreign Fighters From Bringing Violence Home

Reuel Marc Gerecht

The United States and its partners are focusing their military might on stopping the spread of the group known as the Islamic State in Iraq and on disrupting IS operations in Syria. Behind the scenes, however, efforts also are underway to prevent the violence from spreading back to Europe and the United States. more...

23rd October 2014 – Quoted by Jeff Seldin - VOA News

Analysis: Concerns Rise About US Intel Capabilities on IS

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Concerns about the capabilities of U.S. intelligence agencies have been steadily rising, sparked in part by comments from President Barack Obama that they “underestimated” the rise of the group known as Islamic State. more...

15th October 2014 – Cited by Armin Rosen - Business Insider

Why It Doesn’t Really Matter That So Many Iranian Leaders Have Been Educated In The US

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Yesterday, Reza Aslan, a creative writing professor at the University of California at Riverside and widely respected public commentator on religious affairs, tweeted that "Iran currently has the highest number of US college alums serving in any foreign government cabinet in the world," and included a helpful pictorial guide. more...

2nd July 2014 – Quoted by Michael Weiss - The Daily Beast

Iran’s Top Spy Is The Modern-Day Karla, John Le Carré‘s Villainous Mastermind

Reuel Marc Gerecht

What the head of Iran’s Quds Force has in common with the greatest Soviet spy who never existed. more...