Analysis & Commentary


21st November 2013 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Tony Badran

The attack on the Iranian embassy in Beirut, Lebanon.

21st November 2013 - NOW

An Explosive Proxy War

Tony Badran

It appears that the Iranian Embassy in Bir Hassan may have narrowly escaped even bigger devastation on Tuesday as the two suicide bombers failed to penetrate...

21st November 2013 - Quoted by Robert Zarate, Daniel Blumenthal, Foreign Policy

Proposed Nuke Deal Doesn’t Do Enough to Freeze Iran’s Program

Mark Dubowitz

As the United States and other world powers resume nuclear talks with Iran in Geneva, Barack Obama's administration is pushing hard not only to wrap...

21st November 2013 - National Review Online

The Iranian Rapprochement Fantasy

Clifford D. May

‘Any agreement that does not recognize the rights of the Iranian people and does not respect these rights, has no chance,” Mohammad Javad Zarif said last...

20th November 2013 - Cited by Aryn Baker, Time

The Abdullah Azzam Brigades: Behind the Terrorist Group That Bombed Iran’s Beirut Embassy

The al-Qaeda-linked Abdullah Azzam Brigades took responsibility for Tuesday’s suicide-bomb attack on the Iranian embassy in Lebanon, raising fears...

20th November 2013 - FDD Policy Brief

Ali Khamenei’s Defiant Diatribe

Ali Alfoneh

While the Western media continues to speculate on the P5+1 negotiations in Geneva, the Iranian media tuned in to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei speech today...

20th November 2013 - Quoted by The Associated Press

Obama Seeks Time From Congress for Iran Diplomacy

Mark Dubowitz

The Obama administration is pleading with Congress to allow more time for diplomacy with Iran, but faces sharp resistance from Republican and Democratic...

20th November 2013 - FDD Policy Brief

The Iranian Embassy Bombing in Beirut: Many Questions Remain

Tony Badran

Two explosions targeted the Iranian Embassy in Beirut yesterday, killing at least 23 people, among them the Iranian cultural attaché, Hojatoleslam Ebrahim...

19th November 2013 - New York Daily News

Iran: Still Hostile to Gays

Benjamin Weinthal

The expectation that the election of new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani would curtail persecution of minorities has proved a bitter disappointment for his country’s struggling gay community.

19th November 2013 - 1330 AM WEBY - Florida

Your Turn

Jonathan Schanzer

The Iranian nuclear talks and Israeli, French, and Saudi objections.

19th November 2013 - FDD Policy Brief

The Abdullah Azzam Brigades and the Attack on Iran’s Embassy in Beirut

The Abdullah Azzam Brigades (AAB), an al-Qaeda-linked group, announced today that its Hussein bin Ali Battalion was responsible for the double suicide...

19th November 2013 - Arms Control and Regional Security for the Middle East

How to Strengthen the Interim Iran Deal

Orde Kittrie

Press reports make it clear that the interim deal will bring Iran into compliance with none of its key international legal obligations as spelled out in applicable...

19th November 2013 - The Wall Street Journal

Iran Follows in North Korea’s Nuclear Shoes

Claudia Rosett

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry emerged from the latest round of Iran nuclear talks in Geneva earlier this month to say that negotiators are "clearly further...

19th November 2013 - The New York Times

Stick With Iranian Sanctions to Finish the Job

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Despite a checkered past, sanctions have finally brought Iran to negotiate over its nuclear program -- but they have not inflicted enough damage on Iran's...

19th November 2013 - Quoted by Andre de Nesnera, VOA News

Sanctions Are Key Topic at Iran Talks

Mark Dubowitz

Sanctions against Iran - and whether to increase them or ease them - have become a crucial issue as major powers engage Iran in talks over its suspected...

19th November 2013 - CNN

Enough Talk – Iran Needs to Show it’s Changing

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani, has been on a charm offensive in an effort to improve relations with the United States. But thus far, his efforts have...

19th November 2013 - FDD Policy Brief

Iran and Sudan on the Skids?

Sudan’s Foreign Minister Ali Karti disclosed earlier this month that Khartoum rejected an Iranian offer to build missile-defense platforms that would enable the...

18th November 2013 - The Weekly Standard

The Secret History of Hezbollah

Tony Badran

Thirty years ago last month, Hezbollah blew up the barracks of the U.S Marines and French paratroopers stationed at the Beirut airport, killing 241 U.S. servicemen and 58 Frenchmen.

18th November 2013 - Fox News

Special Report

Reuel Marc Gerecht

FDD's Reuel Marc Gerecht comments on the US's position in the Middle East as result of the proposed deal with Iran.

18th November 2013 - The Blaze

Real News

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Jonathan Schanzer analyzes the affect the proposed nuclear deal with Iran has on US-Israeli relations.

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