Analysis & Commentary


18th January 2016 - CNN

The Situation Room

Reuel Marc Gerecht

FDD senior fellow Reuel Marc Gerecht comments on the U.S.-Iran prisoner swap and Robert Levinson.

18th January 2016 - Newsmax TV

The Hard Line

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Dr. Alon Ben-Meir, the senior fellow at the Center for Global Affairs at New York University (NYU) joins Emanuele Ottolenghi, a senior fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, on The Hard Line to discuss the diplomacy that lead to the prisoner exchange with Iran over the...

18th January 2016 - The Hill

US Should Help Argentina Solve Terrorism Case

Toby Dershowitz

Will the presidential victory of Mauricio Macri in Argentina finally bring justice to the victims of the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires? Will it solve the murder of the AMIA investigation’s special prosecutor, Alberto Nisman, one year ago? Or will...

18th January 2016 - FOX News

DEFCON 3

Michael Ledeen

FDD Freedom Scholar Dr. Michael Ledeen discusses relations between US and Iran with KT McFarland.

18th January 2016 - Sirius XM

The Arlene Bynon Show

John Hannah

FDD senior counselor John Hannah breaks down Implementation Day and Iran's sanctions relief windfall.

18th January 2016 - USA Today

Don’t reward rogue behavior: Opposing view

Jonathan Schanzer

While we can all breathe a collective sigh of relief that the nightmare for five Americans is over and they are now out of Iranian custody, the White House’s decision to yield to the demands of a state sponsor of terrorism is cause for deep concern on several fronts.

17th January 2016 - Quoted by Josh Rogin - Bloomberg

Prisoner Swap May Help Iran Arm Assad

Emanuele Ottolenghi

In exchange for the release of four American prisoners, the Barack Obama administration agreed to free seven Iranians in U.S. custody and stop trying to arrest 14 others, two of whom the U.S. government had accused of funneling weapons to the Bashar al-Assad regime and Hezbollah in Syria....

17th January 2016 - FOX News

Justice with Judge Jeanine

John Hannah

FDD senior counselor John Hannah discusses the Iran-U.S. prisoner exchange and sanctions relief.

17th January 2016 - Syndicated

The Lisa Benson Show

FDD Journalist-in-Residence Claudia Rosett discusses national security and the Iran deal.

17th January 2016 - FOX News

America’s News HQ

Mark Dubowitz

FDD Executive Director Mark Dubowitz discusses Iran, sanctions, and Implementation Day.

17th January 2016 - FOX News

Justice with Judge Jeanine

John Hannah

FDD senior counselor John Hannah discusses the Iran deal and challenges posed by the IRGC.

15th January 2016 - CNN

The Lead with Jake Tapper

Mark Dubowitz

FDD Executive Director Mark Dubowitz discusses Iran's capture of 10 sailors and sanctions relief.

15th January 2016 - CBS Radio

CBS News

Mark Dubowitz

FDD Executive Director Mark Dubowitz comments on Iran's sanctions relief windfall.

14th January 2016 - Quoted by Ariel Ben Solomon - The Jerusalem Post

Former Pentagon Official to ‘Post’: ‘Iran Humiliating US With No Consequences’

Tony Badran

Iran's capture and release of 10 US sailors demonstrated that “moderates” such as President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif have no real weight, while the real power continues to be wielded by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his hardline allies, such as...

14th January 2016 - Quoted by Peter Waldman, Javier Blas, Matthew Philips - Bloomberg

The IPO Aimed at Iran

Mark Dubowitz

Saudi Arabia is considering a new strategic ally in its cold war against Iran: The world’s 330 million owners of publicly traded stock.

14th January 2016 - Forbes

The Iranians “Arrest” Our Sailors, “13 Hours” Gives You Dots To Connect

Michael Ledeen

Last night, we went to see a preview of the new documentary movie about Benghazi, “13 hours.” The audience was one of those Washington groups that contained real expertise, including at least two retired generals and three retired colonels.

14th January 2016 - The Canadian Jewish News

Focus on ISIS is Obscuring Iranian Threat to Israel

Sheryl Saperia

Palestinians are stabbing, shooting and ramming cars into Israelis on a daily basis. According to a recent survey by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, two-thirds of Palestinians back the current wave of terror stabbings against Israelis, while the same percentage support...

14th January 2016 - i24 News

Morning Edition

Benjamin Weinthal

FDD fellow Benjamin Weinthal comments on the detained U.S. sailors and Iran.

14th January 2016 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Tony Badran

FDD fellow Tony Badran comments on his recent op-ed in The Huffington Post on shifting Middle East alliances.

14th January 2016 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Michael Ledeen

FDD Freedom Scholar Michael Ledeen discusses his recent article in Forbes.

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