Analysis & Commentary


7th February 2014 - BBC Turkish

Al Qaeda’s Support Rout According to the U.S.: Gulf-Iran-Turkey-Syria

Jonathan Schanzer

ABD Hazine Bakanlığı, Türkiye'nin aralarında bulunduğu bir dizi ülkedeki şirket ve kişileri, İran'a yönelik yaptırımları deldikleri gerekçesiyle kara listeye aldı

7th February 2014 - The Long War Journal

US Adds 4 Qods Force Operatives to Terrorism List for Supporting Terrorism in Afghanistan

Bill Roggio

The US Treasury Department added to its list of global terrorists today three Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force officers and one "associate"...

6th February 2014 - Cited by Caroline B. Glick, The Jerusalem Post

Iran’s Bomb in the Basement

Jonathan Schanzer

It is happening in slow motion, to be sure. But we are witnessing how a nuclear armed Iran is changing the face of the Middle East. For years, US leaders...

6th February 2014 - U.S. News & World Report

Why New Iran Sanctions Are So Important

Mark Dubowitz

Trade delegations are clamoring to get into Iran. Economists are now seeing signs of economic recovery after years of sanctions in response to Iran’s illicit nuclear...

6th February 2014 - Quoted by Benny Avni, Newsweek

Mullahs Prosper as Sanctions Fatigue Hits

Mark Dubowitz

Add this to the list of concerns over the crumbling state of international sanctions against Iran: The United Nations Security Council's authority and, specifically, its...

6th February 2014 - NOW

Adjusting After Geneva

Tony Badran

Now that the opening round of the Geneva conference for Syria has concluded in spectacular failure, the Obama administration appears to be pursuing a twofold...

5th February 2014 - The Jerusalem Post

Analysis: Will Ashton’s Time Extension Allow Iran to Build a Nuclear Weapon?

Benjamin Weinthal

European Union chief diplomat Catherine Ashton on Sunday circulated the idea of extending the talks to end Iran’s military nuclear program beyond the slated...

5th February 2014 - Quoted by Jay Solomon, The Wall Street Journal

Lawmakers Look for the ‘Golden Loophole’ in Iran Strategy

Mark Dubowitz

If Western sanctions and diplomacy fail to curb Iran’s nuclear program, Tehran’s use of Turkey to swap oil for gold in recent years may be seen as a primary reason.

5th February 2014 - Haaretz

How Europe is Speed-Dating Iran

Benjamin Weinthal

European companies were astonishingly quick to seek new business with Iran following the interim nuclear agreement the P5+1 states and Tehran reached in November...

4th February 2014 - Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Negotiations on Iran’s Nuclear Program

Mark Dubowitz

Chairman Menendez, Ranking Member Corker, members of the Committee, on behalf of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), thank you for inviting...

4th February 2014 - Quoted by Ali Weinberg, ABC News

US Sends Mixed Message on Doing Business With Iran

Mark Dubowitz

Foreign delegations visiting Iran to talk business ahead of a final nuclear deal send the wrong message to Tehran about its temporary sanctions relief, two Obama...

4th February 2014 - Quoted by Deb Riechman, The Associated Press

US Officials: Iran Is Not Open for Business Yet

Mark Dubowitz

U.S. officials said Tuesday that an interim deal with Iran that promises to curb its nuclear program in exchange for some relief from economic sanctions...

3rd February 2014 - Foreign Policy

Germany, Inc. Heads to Tehran

Benjamin Weinthal

As the world's most powerful countries loosen the sanctions regime on Iran, European companies are looking to turn a profit from the international détente.

3rd February 2014 - FDD Policy Brief

Can Rouhani Deliver After Davos?

Behnam Ben Taleblu

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, President Hassan Rouhani expressed his hopes for the further easing of international sanctions against Iran. He also...

3rd February 2014 - Foreign Policy

An Edge in the Desert

Jonathan Schanzer

Weapons are pouring into the Middle East at an unprecedented rate. The Pentagon recently announced that it would sell six tilt-rotor Osprey aircraft to Israel for $1.3 billion...

2nd February 2014 - The Long War Journal

Al Nusrah Front Launches Another Suicide Attack in Lebanon

Bill Roggio

The Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant, an al Qaeda branch in Syria, claimed credit for another suicide attack that targeted Hezbollah

31st January 2014 - The Jewish Chronicle

Iran’s ‘Moderate’ Icon Unmasked

Ali Alfoneh

In Persianised Arabic, Zarif is a word of many meanings, ranging from fine or delicate, discerning and cunning to subtle. Mohammad-Javad Zarif, former ambassador to...

31st January 2014 - Quoted by Benoit Faucon, Jay Soloman, and Asa Fitch, The Wall Street Journal

U.S. Warns Over Limits of Iran Sanctions Easing

Mark Dubowitz

U.S. officials are fanning out across the globe, privately warning international executives not to commit too much as they re-engage with Iran during a temporary...

31st January 2014 - The Long War Journal

Report: Senior al Qaeda Facilitator ‘Back on the Street’ in Iran

Thomas Joscelyn

A senior al Qaeda operative based in Iran and known as Yasin al Suri (a.k.a. Ezedin Abdel Aziz Khalil) is "more active than ever" and facilitating

30th January 2014 - The Jerusalem Post

Austria Aggressively Moves to Boost Trade with Iran

Benjamin Weinthal

Austria’s ambassador to Tehran, and the vice president of the country’s chamber of commerce, have expressed sharp criticism of tough sanctions targeting Iran’s...

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