Analysis & Commentary


8th April 2014 - Quoted by Adam Kredo, The Washington Free Beacon

Senators: Iran-Russia Trade Deal Opens Floodgates for Nuke Materials, Weapons

Mark Dubowitz

Iran and Russia’s recently announced $20 billion oil-for-goods trade deal has sparked concerns that Moscow is seeking to open up a direct...

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...

8th April 2014 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Michael Ledeen

Boeing and General Electric were given export licenses to Iran by the Treasury Department.

8th April 2014 - FDD Policy Brief

Iran’s Central Banker Heads to IMF and World Bank

Ali Alfoneh

Dr. Valiollah Seif, governor of Iran’s Central Bank, arrived in Washington today to attend the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

8th April 2014 - FDD Policy Brief

Is Iran on a Path to Exceeding Oil Export Limits?

Timothy Wilson

Under the Joint Plan of Action (JPOA) proposed by the P5+1, between January 20 and July 20, 2014, Iran is granted $7 billion in sanctions relief, which includes...

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 - FDD Policy Brief

Russia’s Proposed Oil-for-Goods Deal with Iran

Mark Dubowitz

As nuclear negotiations continue this week in Vienna, Moscow appears poised to openly flaunt the U.S.-led Iran sanctions regime. The...

7th April 2014 - FDD Policy Brief

Iran Continues to Destabilize Yemen

Oren Adaki

Yemeni president Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi last week called on Iran to stop fueling the two largest conflicts rocking his country: the northern...

7th April 2014 - PJ Media

Arming the Mullahs

Michael Ledeen

Somebody on Twitter posted an upbeat message saying the US delegation to the latest round of talks with Iranian officials was quite optimistic. Don’t get me wrong...

7th April 2014 - Fox News

As Nuclear Talks Begin, US Must Ask Iran to Free 3 Americans Being Held

Benjamin Weinthal

As the Obama administration prepares for its next negotiating session with Iranian representatives in picturesque Vienna over Tehran's illicit nuclear weapons program...

5th April 2014 - inFocus Quarterly

Iran’s Nuclear Shadow

Emanuele Ottolenghi

During the past decade, Western diplomats have been engaged in protracted negotiations with the Islamic Republic of Iran over its...

5th April 2014 - NOW Media

Diplomatic Theater

Tony Badran

On Monday, following his meeting with the US Secretary of State in Paris, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov caught the attention...

4th April 2014 - FDD Policy Brief

Qatar’s Arms Bonanza

Patrick Megahan

With political instability roiling the Middle East, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute has assessed that the Middle East was the second largest market...

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...

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....

2nd April 2014 - AM 1070 - Houston

Sam Malone in the Morning

Clifford D. May

The threat coming Russia, Iran and China.

1st April 2014 - The Jerusalem Post

UN Report Assails Iran for Persecution of Religious Minorities

Benjamin Weinthal

Despite the election last year of Iran’s reform-minded president Hassan Rouhani, there has been no Persian thaw for Iran’s struggling religious minorities. Wide-scale...

1st April 2014 - The Washington Times

How the U.S. Put Latin America Up for Grabs

Clifford D. May

I’m not about to pretend that spending a few days in this rather funky little surfing village on the Pacific has given me great insights into Latin America’s current political...

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