Analysis & Commentary


17th October 2013 - Quoted by Howard LaFranchi, Christian Science Monitor

Iran Nuclear Talks: Will ‘Bad Cop’ Congress Approve a Deal?

Mark Dubowitz

Iran and world powers ended this week’s talks on Iran’s nuclear program with smiles, a rare joint statement that raises hopes for a diplomatic resolution of the...

17th October 2013 - Quoted by Mark Landler, The New York Times

White House Weighs Easing Iran Sanctions’ Bite With Slow Release of Assets

Mark Dubowitz

The Obama administration, in the wake of a promising first round of nuclear diplomacy with Iran, is weighing a proposal to ease the pain of sanctions on Tehran...

17th October 2013 - Scripps Howard News Service

The Other Long War

Clifford D. May

The Muslim world needs democracy and economic reform — on that, almost everyone agrees. As Rami Khouri, columnist for the Daily Star of Beirut...

16th October 2013 - National Review Online

The Turkey-China Alliance Against the U.S.

Benjamin Weinthal

The Obama administration has invoked Turkey as a model Middle Eastern country because of its hybrid system of political Islam and democracy. It is worth...

16th October 2013 - TLV 1 Radio - Tel Aviv

So Much To Say

Mark Dubowitz

The White House has come up with a plan to offer Iran leeway without lifting the sanctions, Mark Dubowitz, who devised the plan, on how it can help all the...

16th October 2013 - Quoted by Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post

Iran Stalls, Centrifuges Spin

Clifford D. May

First the Iranian foreign ministry learned how to tweet; now we are told their negotiators are using PowerPoint. Can peace in our time be far off?

16th October 2013 - Quoted by Jeffery Goldberg, Bloomberg

America’s Plan to Reward Iran, Without Lifting Sanctions

Mark Dubowitz

One of the several dilemmas facing Obama administration officials in their chess match with Iran is this: At what point do they meet serious Iranian nuclear...

16th October 2013 - BBC Radio 5

Up All Night

Mark Dubowitz

Were the latest round of talks with Iran successful? FDD's Mark Dubowitz provides analysis.

15th October 2013 - Syndicated

Secure Freedom Radio

Ali Alfoneh

Negotiations with Iran.

15th October 2013 - National Review Online

The Carter and Reagan Approaches to Iran

Benjamin Weinthal

U.S. and Iranian diplomats are slated to begin direct bilateral talks today to resolve the crisis over Iran’s illicit nuclear program, which has involved a stockpile...

15th October 2013 - Fox News

Happening Now

Mark Dubowitz

FDD's Mark Dubowitz discusses the latest round of negotiations with Iran and the need for further sanctions.

15th October 2013 - Quoted by Ariel Zirulnick, Christian Science Monitor

Iran Sanctions: How Much are They Really Hurting?

Mark Dubowitz

As world powers meet with Iran in Geneva today, their main bargaining chip is an easing of sanctions, the most painful of which have cut Iran off from the...

15th October 2013 - Quoted by Oren Dorell, USA Today

Iranian Official Wants Year to Resolve Nuclear Issue

Mark Dubowitz

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif offered Tuesday to take a year to resolve Iran's nuclear standoff with world powers. That is probably...

14th October 2013 - Quoted by Yitzhak Benhorin, Ynet News

‘Iran Plays Brilliant Chess Game, West Will Fold’

Mark Dubowitz

Iran and the world powers will start negotiations on Iran's nuclear plan Tuesday, and Mark Dubowitz, an expert on the sanctions on Iran, claims the Islamic...

14th October 2013 - Forbes

Nobel Peace Charade

Claudia Rosett

Surely the Norwegian Nobel Committee meant well in awarding this year’s Peace Prize to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

13th October 2013 - Cited by James Lyons, The Washington Times

From Sanctions to Checkmate

Mark Dubowitz

President Obama’s “hat-in-hand” approach to Iran’s new president, Hasan Rouhani, over Iran’s nuclear-weapons program is not only degrading for America...

12th October 2013 - The Washington Post

Iran Wants the Bomb — and Sanctions Relief

Reuel Marc Gerecht, Mark Dubowitz

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is lying when he says the Islamic Republic has never had any intention of building an atomic weapon. Defecting Iranian nuclear...

12th October 2013 - Quoted by Alaa Shahine, Bloomberg

Iran Central Banker Says He’s Undoing Ahmadinejad Credit Policy

Mark Dubowitz

Iran’s central bank Governor Valiollah Seif said he’s reversing policies introduced under former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that led to a surge in money...

11th October 2013 - Quoted by Mark Landler, The New York Times

On Iran Talks, Congress Could Play ‘Bad Cop’

Mark Dubowitz

When Iranian diplomats sit down in Geneva next Tuesday with the United States and five other world powers for a new round of talks about Iran’s nuclear...

11th October 2013 - FDD Policy Brief

Iran’s Central Bank Governor at the World Bank/IMF Summit

Ali Alfoneh, Toby Dershowitz

Valiollah Seif, Governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI), will be in Washington, DC October 11-13 to attend the Annual Meetings of the World Bank...

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