Analysis & Commentary


24th April 2014 - NOW Media

Obama has Had a Strategy All Along

Tony Badran

Last week, Frederic Hof, one of the Obama administration's former top Syria hands, asked whether the administration had a conscious strategy in Syria. Hof, who...

22nd April 2014 - The Washington Times

In Africa, a Real “War on Women”

Clifford D. May

Last week, more than a hundred Nigerian students, girls between 15 and 18 years of age, were kidnapped by the al Qaeda-affiliated terrorists of Boko Haram.

21st April 2014 - FDD Policy Brief

The Growing IRGC Challenge to Rouhani

Ali Alfoneh

Since his election last June, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has been laboring to edge the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) out of the economy.

18th April 2014 - The Long War Journal

ISIS’ ‘Diyala Division’ Lauds Foreign Suicide Bombers, Including Dane

Bill Roggio

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham's "Diyala Division" recently praised 26 suicide bombers, including 24 foreign fighters who...

17th April 2014 - Forbes

North Korea’s Nuclear Fallout

Claudia Rosett

For a rogue state under international sanctions, what is the penalty for threatening to carry out an illicit nuclear test? As North Korea is demonstrating, and Iran...

15th April 2014 - Quoted by Today's Zaman

Dubai May Be a Hub for Turkey and Iran’s Illicit Transactions

Jonathan Schanzer

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), a Washington-based think tank, has claimed in a policy brief issued on Monday that Dubai may have turned into...

14th April 2014 - Quoted by Anna Yukhananov and Warren Strobel, Reuters

After Success on Iran, U.S. Treasury’s Sanctions Team Faces New Challenges

Mark Dubowitz

This is what the modern American war room looks like: the clocks on the wall show the times in Kabul, Tehran and Bogota. The faces around the conference...

14th April 2014 - FDD Policy Brief

Dubai: A Hub for Illicit Transactions for Iran and Turkey?

Jonathan Schanzer

Turkey was rocked by a report last month, leaked by the Istanbul Prosecutor’s office, detailing the alleged illicit financial activities of Iranian businessman Rezza...

14th April 2014 - Quoted by Rick Gladstone. The New York Times

Sanctions Are Eased; Iran Sees Little Relief

Mark Dubowitz

Halfway through a six-month nuclear deal between Iran and major world powers that was meant to allow time to reach a comprehensive agreement, the Iranians have...

14th April 2014 - Quoted by Michael Weiss, NOW Media

Renewed Talks

David Andrew Weinberg

It was inevitable that US policy toward Syria and Iran would have a discernible knock-on effect in the Gulf Arab states. Whatever truth there is to the argument that the...

14th April 2014 - Foreign Policy

No Charity

Benjamin Weinthal

On April 8, German police officers raided the offices of the innocuously named Lebanon Orphan Children Project (Waisenkinderprojekt Libanon e.V.) across six...

13th April 2014 - Asharq Al Awsat

Do You Envision the Emergence of “Common Front” Led By Washington to Face the Jihadi Groups?

Tony Badran

كرة نشوء جبهة مشتركة أميركية - إيرانية - إسرائيلية، مهما كان طابعها، ضد الجماعات السنية الجهادية، لا تمثل طرحا واقعيا. هذه النظريات لا تعكس فهما دقيقا لمقاربة...

12th April 2014 - The Telegraph

Why Washington Needs to Open Its Eyes to Iran’s Intentions

Mark Dubowitz

Barack Obama does not like to back his diplomacy with military force. He believes there should be a clear sequence of engagement: diplomacy, sanctions, more diplomacy...

12th April 2014 - Quoted by Awad Mustafa, Defense News

Warmer US-Iran Ties Would Not Undermine Saudis

David Andrew Weinberg

Although Saudi Arabia is skeptical of a US-Iranian rapprochement and the kingdom faces lost oil revenue if sanctions are dropped against Tehran, it will remain...

11th April 2014 - Podcast

Secure Freedom Radio

Timothy Wilson

FDD's Tim Wilson explains how Iranian shipping patterns indicate that the easing of sanctions has allowed for a significant boost to its economy. Wilson contends...

11th April 2014 - The Weekly Standard

Scare Tehran, Please

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Is Barack Obama’s threat of preventive military action against the Iranian regime’s nuclear program credible? Would a one-year, six-month, or even three-month...

11th April 2014 - Quoted by Keith Johnson, Foreign Policy

Crude Business

Mark Dubowitz

The Obama administration may be betting that sanctions on Iranian oil exports force the country to make concessions over its nuclear program. But Iran is now...

11th April 2014 - Quoted by Ron Bousso, Reuters

Iran’s Oil Exports Surge Above West’s Sanctions Cap -IEA

Mark Dubowitz

Iran's crude oil exports have surged to their highest in 20 months, far exceeding a one million barrel-per-day limit set by the West under an interim deal on curbing...

10th April 2014 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Timothy Wilson

Is Iran on path to exceed oil export limits?

10th April 2014 - America Adversaries Radio - Orlando, FL

Drive Time Radio

Claudia Rosett

Iran Nuclear talks and North Korea nuclear tests.

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