Analysis & Commentary


8th November 2013 - Quoted by Spencer Ackerman, The Guardian

White House Ambitions on Iran Deal Face Challenge From Hawks in Congress

Mark Dubowitz

As soon as the Obama administration reaches an anticipated deal with Iran over its nuclear program, it will face a new challenge that threatens to strangle...

8th November 2013 - Quoted by Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post

The Fix is in For a Bad Deal with Iran

Mark Dubowitz

It won’t be long, I suspect, until President Obama delivers this line to the Israelis: “I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances...

8th November 2013 - Quoted by Jeffrey Goldberg, Bloomberg

Will Barack Obama Let Iran Win in Geneva?

Mark Dubowitz

Iran and the P5+1 (the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and Germany) seem ready to strike an interim deal that would loosen...

8th November 2013 - Quoted by Oren Dorell, USA Today

Kerry: ‘Important Gaps’ Must Be Overcome in Iran Nuclear Deal

Mark Dubowitz

Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Geneva on Friday to try and "narrow the differences" with Iran on an interim agreement over its nuclear program...

8th November 2013 - FDD Policy Brief

Khamenei’s 100 Days with Rouhani

Behnam Ben Taleblu

In a few days, President Hassan Rouhani of Iran will have reached his 100 day mark. Analysts rightly point to the change in tone adopted by the new president...

8th November 2013 - Quoted by Cheryl K. Chumley, The Washington Times

Obama has ‘Head Handed to Him’ in Secret Iran Sanction Deal Amid Nuclear Talks

Mark Dubowitz

For all the tough talk on the international front the United States has quietly been easing some of the financial restrictions on Iran, a new investigation reveals.

8th November 2013 - Quoted by Diane Barnes, Defense One

How the Senate Is Complicating Negotiations With Iran

Mark Dubowitz

U.S. senators' stalled attempts to advance legislation creating new sanctions on Iran illustrate deep divides in Washington over whether such economic...

8th November 2013 - PBS

Newshour

Reuel Marc Gerecht

The U.S. and Iran are likely to reach an interim agreement soon, but will relieving sanctions in exchange for nuclear suspension be a mistake in the long-term...

8th November 2013 - FDD Policy Brief

The Widening Gap in Iran Between Rouhani and the RevGuards

Ali Alfoneh

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Geneva today to “help narrow differences” and finalize an agreement that would freeze Iran’s nuclear program...

8th November 2013 - Quoted by Eli Lake and Josh Rogin, The Daily Beast

Exclusive: Obama’s Secret Iran Détente

Mark Dubowitz

The Obama administration began softening sanctions on Iran after the election of Iran’s new president in June, months before the current round of nuclear...

8th November 2013 - Interviewed by Atenea Digital - Spain

“Irán Puede Fabricar 6 Bombas Nucleares”

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Emanuele Ottolenghi es un investigador especializado en Irán. El analista italiano es partidario de las negociaciones nucleares con Irán pero es escéptico al...

7th November 2013 - National Review Online

Did Obama and the West Just Capitulate to Iran?

Benjamin Weinthal

The Islamic Republic of Iran has laid a foundation to impose its will on the U.S. and continue its illicit nuclear-weapons program. The elements of a negotiated...

7th November 2013 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

David Andrew Weinberg

The US-Saudi relationship following differences over Syria and Iran policies.

7th November 2013 - Quoted by Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post

Obama to Allow Iran to Keep Its Nuclear Weapons Program?

Mark Dubowitz

Critics of the president’s feeble Iran policy have known all along this was coming. If the report in the New York Times is accurate, the president is about...

7th November 2013 - Quoted by Michael R. Gordan, The New York Times

West and Iran Seen as Nearing a Nuclear Deal

Mark Dubowitz

After years of fruitless negotiations, Western and Iranian diplomats are on the verge of an agreement that would freeze Tehran’s nuclear program in exchange...

7th November 2013 - Scripps Howard News Service

The Jihad According to Rand Paul

Clifford D. May

Last month, at the Values Voter Summit, a gathering of conservative activists from around the country, Senator Rand Paul gave a speech on what he called...

5th November 2013 - Quoted by David Taylor, The Times

Cash Offer Could Bring End to Iran Arms Threat

Mark Dubowitz

Iran would be offered a cash windfall from its frozen oil revenues under a plan being explored by the West to make progress in nuclear talks this week.

5th November 2013 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Claudia Rosett

The Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines' long record of arms smuggling.

5th November 2013 - Ottawa Citizen

How to Negotiate with Iran

Sheryl Saperia

As the next round of nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 approaches, Canadians would be wise to temper their hopes for significant progress.

4th November 2013 - FDD Policy Brief

Rouhani’s New Spymaster After 100 Days

Ali Alfoneh

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has famously promised “moderation” in Iran since being elected president of the Islamic Republic this summer.

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