Analysis & Commentary


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.

4th November 2013 - The Wall Street Journal

Iran’s Worrisome Shipping News

Claudia Rosett

Bravo to the European Union, whose authorities are seeking ways to maintain sanctions on Iran's national cargo fleet. The EU's existing sanctions on the...

4th November 2013 - Zocalo Public Square

Sum Up Iran In Two Words

Reuel Marc Gerecht

For over twenty years, Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s new president, was the talented but discreet right-hand man of Ali Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani, who was...

3rd November 2013 - Cited by Sharona Schwartz, The Blaze

How ‘Moderate’ Is Iran’s New President Rouhani? Just Ask Christians & Gays

Benjamin Weinthal

When Hassan Rouhani won the Iranian presidential elections, he was touted widely in the mainstream media as “moderate” and “pragmatic” whose election portended...

1st November 2013 - FDD Policy Brief

Rouhani’s Failed Human Rights Promises

Benjamin Weinthal

The first 100 days of Hassan Rouhani’s presidency has done little to improve Iran’s human rights record.

1st November 2013 - National Interest

Is Turkey Abetting Iran?

Jonathan Schanzer

David Ignatius of the Washington Post dropped a bomb earlier this month, citing unnamed sources claiming Turkey “disclosed to Iranian intelligence the identities of up to ten Iranians who had been meeting inside Turkey with their Mossad case officers.”

31st October 2013 - Standpoint

Netanyahu, Syria and the Spanish Civil War

Emanuele Ottolenghi

While waiting to hear Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's much anticipated UN speech in September, I read a brilliant essay, "Islamists Assemble", by Michael Weiss on the news website Now Lebanon.

31st October 2013 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Jonathan Schanzer

Fighting along the Gaza border and Hamas looking for new donors.

30th October 2013 - CIted by The Tower

Religious Freedom Watchdog: Iran Lashing Sentences “Effectively Criminalize” Practicing Christianity

Benjamin Weinthal

In 2010 the State Department documented a range of Iranian government abuses against Christians. Between June 2008 and 2010 “115 Christians were...

29th October 2013 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Michael Ledeen

It's Not Just About Syria. The Saudis Are Direct Targets of Iranian Operations

29th October 2013 - The Huffington Post

It’s Not Just About Syria. The Saudis Are Direct Targets of Iranian Operations

Michael Ledeen

There is no reason to be surprised at the Saudis' dramatic dissing of the United States in recent days and weeks. And it's not just because the United States...

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