Analysis & Commentary

24th October 2013 - Scripps Howard News Service

Iran Through Saudi Eyes

Clifford D. May

The Saudis have a point. Those words do not flow easily from my pen. For more than three decades, the Arabian royals have spent billions of petro-dollars...

24th October 2013 - Commentary

The Bizarro Doctrine

Jonathan Schanzer

American foreign policy in the Middle East has now entered Bizarro World–a place made humorously famous by comedian Jerry Seinfeld, describing a parallel...

23rd October 2013 - Quoted by Adam Kredo, The Washington Free Beacon

Reports: U.S. Cancels Drone Sales to Turkey Over Intel Disclosure to Iran

Jonathan Schanzer

The United States has reportedly cancelled the delivery of 10 unmanned Predator drones to Turkey following Ankara’s disclosure of several Israeli intelligence...

23rd October 2013 - National Review Online

U.S. Pastor Protests in Iran for Release of Christians

Benjamin Weinthal

While Iran apologists in the U.S and Europe continue to praise the Islamic Republic’s “moderate” president Hassan Rouhani, a retired California pastor...

23rd October 2013 - Quoted by Jamie Dettmer, VOA News

Hamas Moves to Improve Ties With Iran

Jonathan Schanzer

The Palestinian militant group Hamas is showing signs of strain. Hamas which has dominated the Gaza Strip since it defeated its rival, Fatah in a bitter 2007 conflict...

23rd October 2013 - Quoted by Ana Maria Luca, NOW

The Aftershocks of Reconciliation

Jonathan Schanzer

Reconciliation was not a word policy-makers would have used to describe the relationship between Washington and Tehran six months ago. Hostility had...

22nd October 2013 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Claudia Rosett

Iran's pervasive presence at the Nobel-prize-winning OPCW.

21st October 2013 - Cited by Bloomberg

Iran Bank Chief Looks to Tame Prices with ‘Independence’

Mark Dubowitz

Iran’s central bank governor Valiollah Seif said the administration of President Hassan Rohani has given the regulator more independence to curb one of the...

21st October 2013 - Syndicated

Secure Freedom Radio

Claudia Rosett

FDD's Claudia Rosett touches on several topics, including Syria’s chemical weapons, North Korea, and the Iranian partnership with the United Nations.

19th October 2013 - Quoted by Oren Dorell, USA Today

Senators Pledge to Defy White House on Iran Sanctions

Mark Dubowitz

Republican senators say they will defy President Obama and push for a bill to toughen sanctions against Iran despite White House objections that any new...

18th October 2013 - Quoted by Oren Dorell, USA Today

Turkey Outing of Mossad a Betrayal, Say Former Spies

Reuel Marc Gerecht, Jonathan Schanzer

Turkey's outing of agents for Israel spying on Iran is a major blow to Western agencies trying to gather intelligence on an Iranian nuclear bomb and shows the NATO...

18th October 2013 - VOA Radio


Emanuele Ottolenghi

FDD's Emanuele Ottolenghi debates the prospects of fruitful negotiations between Iran and the West regarding Tehran's nuclear program.

18th October 2013 - Quoted by Global Security Newswire Staff, National Journal

Analysts Praise Possible U.S. Offer in Iran Standoff, Despite Concerns

Mark Dubowitz

U.S. analysts praised President Obama's proposal to free up some of Iran's foreign financial assets in a swap for possible initial curbs on the nation's disputed...

18th October 2013 - Quoted by Jonathan S. Tobin, Commentary

Don’t Trust Obama With Iran’s Cash

Mark Dubowitz

For the past five years defenders of President Obama’s Iran policy — such as Bloomberg’s Jeffrey Goldberg — have been telling us that when push comes...

18th October 2013 - Quoted by Emily Cadei, CQ Roll Call

Nuclear Talks With Iran Factor Into Debate Over Sanctions Bill

Mark Dubowitz

With senior Obama administration officials lauding what they called “detailed, straightforward, candid conversations” with Iran in Geneva this week, senators...

18th October 2013 - Politico

Moscow’s American Uranium

The state-owned Russian nuclear energy company that built Iran’s nuclear reactor in Bushehr is about to finalize a transaction that will give Russia absolute...

18th October 2013 - The Huffington Post

The Obama-Rouhani Playbook for Aspiring Tyrants

Sheryl Saperia

Upon completion of his term in office, President Obama will bequeath to his successor a world indelibly scarred by the current crisis in Iran. For regardless...

17th October 2013 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Will sanctions work in Iran and can Russia survive without Assad.

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...

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