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14th March 2013 - Quoted by Adam Kredo, The Washington Free Beacon

Nuke Program? Turkey’s Got an App for That

Jonathan Schanzer, Emanuele Ottolenghi

German prosecutors have accused Turkey of exporting to Iran nearly 1,000 items with “nuclear applications,” according to German and Turkish media reports. German prosecutors allege...

14th March 2013 - Quoted by John Hudson, Foreign Policy

Is the Clandestine Service a Den of Promiscuity or Not?

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Ever since the scandal involving ex-CIA Director David Petraeus and his biographer Paula Broadwell erupted, the topic of sexual infidelity in the CIA has filled the pages of newspapers and magazines. And without a doubt...

14th March 2013 - Quoted by Jamie Dettmer, The Daily Beast

Hezbollah, Jabhat al-Nusra Set for Showdown in Syria

Jonathan Schanzer

The Lebanese have been fearful ever since the civil war erupted next door in Syria that it would spread to their nation and trigger communal fighting within their borders. And with the influx of huge numbers of refugees...

14th March 2013 - Quoted by Alister Bull, Reuters

US Imposes Sanctions on Covert Iran Oil-Shipping Network

Mark Dubowitz

The United States slapped financial sanctions on Thursday on a Greek businessman it says secretly operated a shipping network on behalf of the Iranian government to get around...

13th March 2013 - Quoted by Haviv Rettig Gur, The Times of Israel

Taking Refugees Off the Table

Jonathan Schanzer

NEW YORK – At a small gathering last week in New York City’s Harvard Club, former Labor and Independence MK Dr. Einat Wilf argued against an “insane” policy that was perpetuating the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

13th March 2013 - Cited by Araminta Wordworth, National Post

Iran-North Korea’s ‘Axis of Evil’ Revived By New Nuclear Ties

Claudia Rosett

The axis of evil is alive and well, but few people have been paying attention. Instead, Libya, the Arab Spring and the uprising in Syria hogged the spotlight. But out of the headlines, rogue nuclear powers...

13th March 2013 - Quoted by Adam Kredo, The Washington Free Beacon

Putting Iran on Notice

Mark Dubowitz

A growing number of United States companies have been forced to disclose their business ties to Iran following the recent implementation of a sanctions measure. More than 90 companies, including a number of U.S. companies...

13th March 2013 - Cited by Maxine Dovere, The Algemeiner

Experts Call For Change in UN Palestinian Refugee Policy

Jonathan Schanzer

The way that Steven J. Rosen sees it, the Israeli-Palestinian peace process is being held back because of mathematics. “Multiplication of numbers does not lead to peace,” said Rosen...

12th March 2013 - Cited by Adam Kredo, The Washington Free Beacon

Boiling Point

Jonathan Schanzer

Unrest is growing in the Palestinian territories ahead of President Barack Obama’s first visit to Israel on March 20. Riots and protests have erupted throughout the West Bank...

7th March 2013 - Cited by Katie Glueck, Politico

10 Things to Know About Drones

Bill Roggio

Drones received nearly 13 hours of attention on the Senate floor Wednesday: the tools were the center of a filibuster delaying confirmation of CIA Director nominee John Brennan, as Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.)...

7th March 2013 - Quoted by Colin Randall, The National

Al Qaeda’s ‘Wanted Dead or Alive’ List Confirms Its Propaganda Machine is Still Running

Bill Roggio

A hate list of 11 politicians, writers, cartoonists and polemicists accused of insulting Islam has been published by the Yemen-based Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula with a graphic description of them as...

7th March 2013 - Quoted by Mark Hosenball and Daniel Trotta, Reuters

Bin Laden Son-in-Law Detained Overseas, Brought to New York

Thomas Joscelyn

Prosecutors unsealed an indictment against a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden on Thursday that charged him with conspiracy to kill Americans, after government sources said he was arrested overseas and brought...

6th March 2013 - Cited by Mark Hosenball, Reuters

Surge in English-Speaking Militants Worries US, European Officials

Bill Roggio

Increased use of English in videos by Islamic extremists and a rising flow of recruits from Europe to fight in Syria and on other battlegrounds is disturbing U.S. officials who fear some could return to Europe...

4th March 2013 - Cited by Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon

Closing the Iran Loopholes

Jonathan Schanzer, Mark Dubowitz

European Union leaders are scheduled to meet Thursday to consider a U.S. proposal that the E.U. cut off Iran’s access to a central European financial system that enables global transactions in euros...

28th February 2013 - Cited by Dan Murphy, Christian Science Monitor

Report: UK Stripping Terrorism Suspects of Citizenship, US Killing Some of Them

Bill Roggio

From the UK, more fodder for the debate over the US drone assassination campaign and the acceptability of killing citizens: In early February, a leaked white paper from the Obama Justice Department caused a small stir...

28th February 2013 - Quoted by Emily Cadei, CQ Roll Call

As Iran Nuclear Talks Drag, Congress Seeks Tougher Sanctions Against Regime

Mark Dubowitz

With little in the way of tangible progress from Tuesday’s nuclear negotiations with Iran, Congress is moving ahead with yet more legislation to close off Iran’s economy from the rest of the world.

27th February 2013 - Quoted by Brian Fung, National Journal

Now There’s Proof: Washington May Have Violated Its Own Iran Sanctions

Jonathan Schanzer

The U.S. government learned this week that it might have run afoul of its own sanctions on Iran -- an awkward development, given that the economic penalties are at the heart of international efforts to pressure...

27th February 2013 - Quoted by The Associated Press

House Committee Leaders Push Bill to Toughen Iran Penalties, Cut Off Tehran’s Access to Euro

Mark Dubowitz

House leaders are pushing for tougher penalties on Iran to thwart its nuclear ambitions, introducing a bipartisan bill Wednesday that would pressure the U.S. to work with the European Union in cutting off Tehran’s...

27th February 2013 - Quoted by Rick Gladstone, The New York Times

Lawmakers Introduce Bipartisan Measure to Toughen Iranian Sanctions

Mark Dubowitz

As Iranian negotiators spoke in positive tones about their resumed nuclear negotiations with the big powers, Congressional lawmakers in Washington introduced legislation on Wednesday that would greatly...

26th February 2013 - Cited by Cora Currier and Justin Elliot, ProPublica

The Drone War Doctrine We Still Know Nothing About

Bill Roggio

The nomination of John Brennan to be CIA director has prompted intense debate on Capitol Hill and in the media about U.S. drone killings abroad. But the focus has been on the targeting of American citizens...

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