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8th November 2013 - Quoted by Brett Schaefer, National Review Online

No Vote for Uncle Sam in UNESCO?

Claudia Rosett

The U.S. is expected to lose its vote in the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) General Conference on Friday because...

8th November 2013 - Quoted by Cheryl K. Chumley, The Washington Times

Obama has ‘Head Handed to Him’ in Secret Iran Sanction Deal Amid Nuclear Talks

Mark Dubowitz

For all the tough talk on the international front the United States has quietly been easing some of the financial restrictions on Iran, a new investigation reveals.

8th November 2013 - Quoted by Diane Barnes, Defense One

How the Senate Is Complicating Negotiations With Iran

Mark Dubowitz

U.S. senators' stalled attempts to advance legislation creating new sanctions on Iran illustrate deep divides in Washington over whether such economic...

8th November 2013 - Quoted by Eli Lake and Josh Rogin, The Daily Beast

Exclusive: Obama’s Secret Iran Détente

Mark Dubowitz

The Obama administration began softening sanctions on Iran after the election of Iran’s new president in June, months before the current round of nuclear...

8th November 2013 - Cited by Grant Rumley, The National Interest

Palestine’s Self-Inflicted Wounds

Jonathan Schanzer

About six months ago, I sat in a coffee shop in al-Tireh, a suburb of Ramallah, and interviewed a senior official within Fatah. The official, wanting to talk...

8th November 2013 - Interviewed by Atenea Digital - Spain

“Irán Puede Fabricar 6 Bombas Nucleares”

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Emanuele Ottolenghi es un investigador especializado en Irán. El analista italiano es partidario de las negociaciones nucleares con Irán pero es escéptico al...

7th November 2013 - Quoted by Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post

Obama to Allow Iran to Keep Its Nuclear Weapons Program?

Mark Dubowitz

Critics of the president’s feeble Iran policy have known all along this was coming. If the report in the New York Times is accurate, the president is about...

7th November 2013 - Quoted by Michael R. Gordan, The New York Times

West and Iran Seen as Nearing a Nuclear Deal

Mark Dubowitz

After years of fruitless negotiations, Western and Iranian diplomats are on the verge of an agreement that would freeze Tehran’s nuclear program in exchange...

6th November 2013 - Quoted by Adam Kredo, The Washington Free Beacon

Report: Al Jazeera Paying for Exiled Muslim Brotherhood Leaders’ Hotel Rooms

Jonathan Schanzer

Al Jazeera officials are keeping quiet following reports that the Qatari-owned news organization is funding hotel suites for the exiled senior leaders of Egypt’s Muslim...

6th November 2013 - Cited by Allison Good, The Century Foundation

Washington Leaves Tunisia Behind

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Fresh on the heels of a New York Times article reporting on the Obama administration’s intention to scale back Washington’s role in the Middle East, last...

5th November 2013 - Quoted by David Taylor, The Times

Cash Offer Could Bring End to Iran Arms Threat

Mark Dubowitz

Iran would be offered a cash windfall from its frozen oil revenues under a plan being explored by the West to make progress in nuclear talks this week.

4th November 2013 - Quoted by Edoardo Ghirotto, Veja - Brazil

Al Shabab, o Grupo Terrorista Com Quem Nem Bin Laden Quis Aliança

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

O ataque terrorista ao shopping de luxo Westgate, em Nairóbi, no Quênia, chocou o mundo não só por configurar um massacre de civis em um local...

3rd November 2013 - Cited by Sharona Schwartz, The Blaze

How ‘Moderate’ Is Iran’s New President Rouhani? Just Ask Christians & Gays

Benjamin Weinthal

When Hassan Rouhani won the Iranian presidential elections, he was touted widely in the mainstream media as “moderate” and “pragmatic” whose election portended...

3rd November 2013 - Quoted by Patrick Markey, Reuters

Militants Test Tunisia’s New Democracy

Thomas Joscelyn

When protesters stormed the U.S. embassy in Tunis last year, they hoisted a black jihadist flag that exposed the militant Islamist undercurrent in one of the Muslim...

3rd November 2013 - Quoted by Declan Walsh, The New York Times

In Pakistan, Drone Strike Turns a Villain Into a Victim

Bill Roggio

In life, Hakimullah Mehsud, the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, was Public Enemy No. 1: a ruthless figure who devoted his career to bloodshed and mayhem...

1st November 2013 - Quoted by James Gordon Meek and Rebecca Bluitt, ABC News

Al Qaeda’s ‘Great Escape’ Plot? Hundreds of Terrorists Freed

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Hundreds of suspected terrorists have been freed in a series of brazen jailbreaks that U.S. counter-terrorism analysts now suspect may all be part of an al Qaeda...

30th October 2013 - CIted by The Tower

Religious Freedom Watchdog: Iran Lashing Sentences “Effectively Criminalize” Practicing Christianity

Benjamin Weinthal

In 2010 the State Department documented a range of Iranian government abuses against Christians. Between June 2008 and 2010 “115 Christians were...

25th October 2013 - Cited by Daniel Wiser, Washington Free Beacon

Experts: Election of Hassan Rowhani Causing Split Over Iran Foreign Policy

Ali Alfoneh, Reuel Marc Gerecht

Experts said Thursday that the recent election of Iranian President Hassan Rowhani has reopened a fissure within the Iranian regime over its foreign policy...

25th October 2013 - Quoted by İlhan Tanır, BBC Turkey

CIA ve MOSSAD Ajanları Gözünden Hakan Fidan Tartışması

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Batılı basında Hakan Fidan ve MİT üzerindeki tartışmalar arttıkça, Milli İstihbarat Teşkilatı'nın, Amerikan ve İsrail istihbarat kurumları ile olan ilişkileri de dikkat...

23rd October 2013 - Quoted by Adam Kredo, The Washington Free Beacon

Reports: U.S. Cancels Drone Sales to Turkey Over Intel Disclosure to Iran

Jonathan Schanzer

The United States has reportedly cancelled the delivery of 10 unmanned Predator drones to Turkey following Ankara’s disclosure of several Israeli intelligence...


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