Analysis & Commentary


9th September 2015 - BBC Radio

BBC Newshour

Mark Dubowitz

FDD Executive Director Mark Dubowitz discusses the Iran deal and cautions European investment.

9th September 2015 - WJLA

WJLA News

Emanuele Ottolenghi

FDD Senior Fellow Emanuele Ottolenghi discusses Iranian terror finance and the funds Iran will receive as a part of the nuclear deal.

9th September 2015 - FOX News

Happening Now

Mark Dubowitz

FDD Executive Director Mark Dubowitz comments on the Iran deal as rally gathers at U.S. capitol.

9th September 2015 - Sinclair Broadcasting Group

Town Hall

Clifford D. May

FDD President Cliff May debates the proposed Iran nuclear agreement.

9th September 2015 - The Washington Times

The Not Quite Done Iran Deal

Clifford D. May

The debate over the deal President Obama has cut with Iran’s rulers is supposed to end this week. The New York Times, the AP and others in the media are reporting that the White House has achieved a “victory.” On what basis?

8th September 2015 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Michael Ledeen

FDD Freedom Scholar Michael Ledeen discusses the Iran deal and political consequences.

8th September 2015 - FDD Policy Brief

Kuwait’s Espionage Revelations Could Disrupt Rapprochement with Iran

David Andrew Weinberg

Kuwaiti authorities recently disrupted an alleged terror cell linked to Iran and Hezbollah, and have begun exploring punitive steps against Tehran over allegations that two Iranian embassy officials are linked to the group.

8th September 2015 - Quoted Bridget Johnson - The Tower

Why Does Iran Keep Taking American Hostages?

In April, American citizen and former Marine Amir Hekmati made a special plea to congressional leaders from Tehran’s notorious Evin prison, where he is incarcerated on trumped-up espionage charges. The United States, he said, needs to ensure that Iran faces “serious consequences” for...

8th September 2015 - America Abroad Media

Examining The Nuclear Deal With Iran

Mark Dubowitz

Sometime in the next two weeks, Congress will vote on one of the most important and hotly contested foreign policy agreements in decades. The Iran Nuclear Deal will have a major impact on America's national security and the future stability of the Middle East, and it will help define...

8th September 2015 - IDC International Radio

World Summit on Counter Terrorism in Israel

Jonathan Schanzer

Dan Diker interviews Dr. Jonathan Schanzer, Vice President for Research, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, United States of America, during the 15th World Summit on Counter Terrorism in Israel .

8th September 2015 - Quoted by Jonathan S. Tobin - Commentary

Iran Deal Isn’t Legally Valid But That Won’t Stop Democrats

David B. Rivkin

Today, the last pieces fell into place for the administration’s effort to shove a dangerous Iran nuclear deal down the throats of a reluctant Congress and American people.

8th September 2015 - The Jerusalem Post

Analysis: Iran Sanctions Relief Will Feed Europe’s Syrian Refugee Crisis

Benjamin Weinthal

While Germany and Austria are in a celebratory mood about absorbing Syrian refugees, European politicians have ignored Iran’s role in producing the waves of desperate Syrians fleeing to Europe.

7th September 2015 - Quoted by Foreign Affairs

Should Congress Approve the Iran Deal?

Mark Dubowitz

We at Foreign Affairs have recently published a number of pieces on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. Those articles sparked a heated debate, so we decided to ask a broad pool of experts to state whether they agree or disagree with the following statement and to rate their confidence...

7th September 2015 - Quoted David Gertsman - Legal Insurrection

Samantha Power Sides With the Oppressor

Benjamin Weinthal

The United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power recently wrote a piece for Politico arguing the Congress not reject the nuclear deal with Iran.

6th September 2015 - The Washington Post

A Side Agreement Could Void the Iran Deal

David B. Rivkin

The Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, which requires the president to submit to Congress the nuclear agreement reached with Iran, represents an exceptional bipartisan congressional accommodation.

6th September 2015 - Quoted by The Tower

Expert: Nuclear Deal Will Worsen Europe’s Refugee Crisis

Benjamin Weinthal

The nuclear deal with Iran will give Syrian President Bashar al-Assad a “fresh economic shot in the arm,” which will strengthen the dictator and add to Europe’s growing refugee crisis, Benjamin Weinthal, a research fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, wrote Saturday in...

5th September 2015 - New York Daily News

Europe Should Take Syria’s Assad to War

Benjamin Weinthal

The photograph of a drowned 3-year-old boy washed up on a Turkish beach put the Syrian refugee crisis front and center of Europe’s immigration policy.

4th September 2015 - FDD Policy Brief

Nuclear Deal is a Boon to the IRGC

Emanuele Ottolenghi, Saeed Ghasseminejad

The nuclear agreement signed by Iran and world powers in July will benefit Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in three primary ways.

4th September 2015 - Quoted by Shane Dixon Kavanaugh - Vocativ

The Price For Saudi Support On Iran Deal? U.S. Help In Yemen War

David Andrew Weinberg

There will be plenty to discuss when King Salman of Saudi Arabia meets with President Obama at the White House on Friday, his first visit to the United States since taking the throne in January. There’s the looming nuclear deal with Iran which Congress is set to vote on next week.

4th September 2015 - FDD Policy Brief

Larijani’s Evasive Interview Shows Iran’s Policies Remain Unchanged

Iran’s Speaker of Parliament Ali Larijani was in New York on Wednesday to attend a U.N.-sponsored conference of parliamentary speakers from around the world.

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