Analysis & Commentary


22nd September 2014 - Quoted by Toby Tabachnick - The Jewish Chronicle

NGO Speakers Here Push for Iran Deal

Mark Dubowitz

Two advisory members of the Iran Project — an independent nongovernmental entity that calls for improving the relationship between the United States and Iran and reducing “misunderstandings” between the two countries — were in Pittsburgh last week to garner public support for...

19th September 2014 - Quoted by Rebeccah Heinrichs - The Washington Examiner

Missile Defense is Not Optional

Behnam Ben Taleblu

This summer marked the ninth occasion on which hit-to-kill missile defense technology proved its worth.

19th September 2014 - The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda Leader Released from Iranian Custody Reported Killed

Bill Roggio

Abu Amru al Masri was previously described as a "mid-level commander," in one of Osama bin Laden's documents that was dated June 11, 2009.

19th September 2014 - Interviewed by Reza Akhlagi - Foreign Policy Association

Candid Discussions: Mark Dubowitz on Iranian Nuclear Negotiations

Mark Dubowitz

Mark Dubowitz is executive director of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a Washington, D.C.-based nonpartisan policy institute, where he leads projects on Iran, sanctions, nonproliferation, and countering electronic repression.

19th September 2014 - Business Insider

If The US Wants A Nuclear Deal

Emanuele Ottolenghi, Saeed Ghasseminejad

Nuclear negotiations with Iran are now in their final stretch. But serious gaps remain.

19th September 2014 - Quoted by Jeremy Kahn - The Washington Post

Eager Investors Wait for Door to Open in Iran

Mark Dubowitz

On a May afternoon in Tehran, a Russian in a dark suit sits in the crowded lobby cafe of the Espinas Persian Gulf International Hotel with his Farsi translator, sipping coffee with potential Iranian partners while discussing the price of soy fiber.

18th September 2014 - CNN

Wolf Blitzer

Mark Dubowitz

FDD Executive Director Mark Dubowitz comments on the latest nuclear negotiations with Iran

18th September 2014 - Fox News

Happening Now

Mark Dubowitz

FDD Executive Director Mark Dubowitz discusses Iran's role in combatting the Islamic State

18th September 2014 - BBC Persian

BBC Persian News

Saeed Ghasseminejad

FDD Associate Fellow Saeed Ghasseminejad discusses Iran, IS and the US.

17th September 2014 - INSS Memorandum 142

A Nuclear Deal with Iran and the Perils of Sanctions Relief

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Western negotiators routinely explain that the purpose of the sanctions regime against Iran is to increase negotiating leverage against the Islamic Republic.

17th September 2014 - FDD Policy Brief

Iranian Leverage over Turkey?

Merve Tahiroglu

The Turkish daily Taraf published a blockbuster article Tuesday alleging that Iran has been blackmailing Turkey.

15th September 2014 - Quoted by Jennifer Rubin - The Washington Post

We Called It: Obama Trying to Cozy Up to Iran

Mark Dubowitz

Last week we suspected Dennis Ross, former adviser to President Obama, was trying to wave the administration off from its desire to reconcile with Iran.

13th September 2014 - Quoted by i24

Iran Urges UN to Condemn Israel Over Alleged Drone

Patrick Megahan

Iran appealed to UN's nuclear watchdog seeking a condemnation of Israel's "aggression" in allegedly sending a stealth drone over the Natanz uranium enrichment site last month.

12th September 2014 - National Review Online

No Time to Forget Iran’s Terrorism

Benjamin Weinthal

To confront America’s enemies, the Obama administration needs to relentlessly confront al-Qaeda, the Islamic State, and the most potent sponsor of state-sponsored terrorism: the Islamic Republic of Iran.

12th September 2014 - Quoted by Martin Weiss - Echo24.cz

‘Putin se musí bát. Ekonomické války i zbraní’

Mark Dubowitz

V politice Západu vůči Rusku musí vzniknout program asymetrických protiopatření: sankcí a agresivní diplomacie, říká v rozhovoru pro Týdeník ECHO Mark Dubowitz, který „vymýšlel“ americké sankce vůči Íránu.

10th September 2014 - Quoted by Ben Cohen - JNS

The Danger of Depending on Turkey

Jonathan Schanzer

Here’s the good news: the Obama administration has finally grasped that the onslaught of the Islamic State terror group through Iraq and Syria needs to be defeated and destroyed.

10th September 2014 - The Long War Journal

US Aided Hezbollah Brigades in Breaking Islamic State Siege of Iraqi Town

Bill Roggio

Hezbollah Brigades, which was listed by the US as a Foreign Terrorist Organization in 2009, now controls access to Amerli.

9th September 2014 - House Committee on Foreign Affairs

Hamas’s Benefactors: A Network of Terror

Jonathan Schanzer

Chairman Ros-Lehtinen, Chairman Poe, Ranking Member Deutch, Ranking Member Sherman, and distinguished members of these subcommittees, on behalf of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, I thank you for the opportunity to discuss with you today the state sponsors of the Palestinian...

9th September 2014 - Cited by The Tower

Germany, Czech Republic Seek to Conduct “Business as Usual” with Iran

Benjamin Weinthal, Emanuele Ottolenghi

On Sunday, Benjamin Weinthal documented the expansion of business ties between Iran, Germany and the Czech Republic, which have been undermining the leverage that sanctions initially provided in the P5+1 nuclear negotiations with the Islamic republic.

7th September 2014 - The Jerusalem Post

Analysis: It’s ‘business as usual’ as some of Israel’s friends in Europe increase trade with Iran

Benjamin Weinthal

Germany and the Czech Republic – key allies of Israel in the European Union– have boosted economic ties with Iran. The Czech government is slated to send 20 companies to Tehran on Saturday to jump-start business contacts.

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