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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...

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...

7th April 2014 - Quoted by Julian Pecquet, Al-Monitor

House Bill Demands Tougher Line Against Hezbollah

Jonathan Schanzer

House lawmakers introduced a bipartisan bill Monday aimed at cutting off money and propaganda support for Hezbollah. The...

7th April 2014 - Quoted by M.L. Nestel and Ryan Walsh, Vocativ

The Mysterious “Second Shooter” at Fort Hood

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Last Wednesday, at about 4 p.m. EST, as first word of the shootings at Fort Hood quickly spread, a number of reports, official and unofficial...

6th April 2014 - Quoted by Deniz Arslan, Today's Zaman

Erdoğan’s Foreign Policy Faces Rough Road Between Landmark Elections

Jonathan Schanzer

In the wake of the Justice and Development Party's (AK Party) success in the March 30 municipal elections and ahead of the upcoming...

6th April 2014 - Quoted by Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post

Middle East Collapse: Does Kerry Finally Get It?

Jonathan Schanzer

Maybe Secretary of State John Kerry should have done a “reality check” a year ago. If he had, he wouldn’t have wasted a lot of time...

4th April 2014 - Quoted by Kasia Klimasinska, Bloomberg News

Miley Cyrus Gig Legal Limbo Shows U.S. Tactic for Russia Squeeze

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

When it comes to creating the maximum amount of pressure on Russia over its annexation of Crimea, the U.S. Treasury has found that...

4th April 2014 - Quoted by Star News Services

Religious Tolerance Still Rare in Saudi Arabia

David Andrew Weinberg

Citing paragraphs that disparage Christians and Jews as apes or swine and teach that execution is an Islamic response to gay sex, some...

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...

2nd April 2014 - Quoted by Haitham wl-Tabei, Agence France-Presse

Egypt Police General Killed in Cairo Campus Blasts

Two bombs targeting security posts near Cairo University exploded in quick succession Wednesday killing a police general, followed...

2nd April 2014 - Quoted by Tom Dale, Vice News

The Latest Cairo Bombings Are Part of a Militant Jihadists’ Campaign to Assassinate Police

An Egyptian brigadier general became the latest casualty in an ongoing militant jihadist campaign to assassinate police officers after...

3rd April 2014 - Quoted by Sharona Schwartz, The Blaze

Palestinian Authority Raises Eyebrows After Applying to Join Treaty Against…Corruption

Jonathan Schanzer

The Palestinian Authority has been widely accused of financial corruption, including the paying of vast sums of money to convicted terrorists. So its decision this...

3rd April 2014 - Quoted by Eric Stakleback, CBN News

Downward Spiral: Erdogan’s Radical Makeover of Turkey

Jonathan Schanzer

From Harry Truman to Barack Obama, U.S. administrations have long viewed Turkey as a key ally and force for moderation in the Muslim world.

3rd April 2014 - Quoted by Adam Kredo, The Washington Free Beacon

Insiders: Merkley’s Iran Thesis a ‘Political Liability’

Michael Ledeen

The emergence of Sen. Jeff Merkley’s (D., Ore.) college thesisadvocating for Iran has sparked concerns among political insiders who say that his minority...

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....

1st April 2014 - Cited by Christopher Bedford, The Daily Caller

Terrorists parade through Abu Ghraib, Fallujah

Bill Roggio

A video of a brazen, 8-minute terrorist parade in Abu Ghraib, Iraq, just two miles from Baghdad, was published to YouTube Tuesday. The parade received no visible...

31st March 2014 - Quoted by Colby Adams, MoneyLaundering.com

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.

27th March 2014 - Quoted by Lauren Markoe, Religion News Service

Obama Asked to Pressure Saudis to Revise Offending Textbooks

David Andrew Weinberg

Citing paragraphs that disparage Christians, label Jews “pigs,” and teach that execution is an Islamic response to gay sex, some Americans are asking President Obama...

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

26th March 2014 - Cited by Elise Labott, CNN

Controversy Stirs Anew Over Saudi Textbooks with Obama Set to Visit

David Andrew Weinberg

President Barack Obama's trip to Saudi Arabia this week comes amid accusations the State Department has hidden the results of a study that concludes textbooks...

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