Analysis & Commentary


3rd January 2014 - Commentary

The Persian Triangle

Clifford D. May

On November 24, 2013, a “Joint Plan of Action” was concluded in Geneva by Iran and the permanent members of the UN Security Council—the United States...

2nd January 2014 - Quoted by Adam Kredo, The Washington Free Beacon

Al Qaeda Threatens to Assassinate Iranian Military Leader

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Al Qaeda said that it is planning to assassinate Iran’s top military general, underscoring tensions in the rocky relationship between Tehran and the global terror...

2nd January 2014 - FDD Policy Brief

Babak Zanjani: An Iranian in the Eye of Turkey’s Storm

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Iranian authorities arrested billionaire Babak Morteza Zanjani Monday after a protracted public campaign against him that began soon after the June election...

2nd January 2014 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Jonathan Schanzer

Turkey helping Iran evade sanctions.

2nd January 2014 - Interviewed by Ilhan Tanir, Posta 212 - Turkey

Erdoğan Yanlışları Kabul Edebilirdi

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Washington’daki muhafazakar ‘Demokrasileri Koruma Vakfı’nda kıdemli uzman olan Emanuele Ottolenghi, Daily Beast adlı haber sitesine verdiği demeçte...

31st December 2013 - National Review Online

The Best and the Worst of 2013

Benjamin Weinthal

The worst moment of 2013 was Obama’s interim nuclear agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran. The nuclear deal profoundly jeopardizes core security...

28th December 2013 - Quoted by Jamie Dettmer, The Daily Beast

Turkey And Iran Accused Of Oil-For-Cash Sanctions Scheme

Emanuele Ottolenghi

A massive unfolding corruption scandal in Turkey—which has already forced the resignations of three government ministers and threatens to upend the Islamist...

27th December 2013 - PRI

The World

Jonathan Schanzer

The Turkish government was shaken by a political scandal this week. Three ministers resigned after being accused of financial corruption and Prime...

27th December 2013 - Quoted by David Kashi, International Business Times

Turkey’s Corruption Scandal Exposes ‘Gas-For-Gold’ Scheme With Iran

Mark Dubowitz

Turkey has some major explaining to do in the wake of the recent corruption scandal that exposed the country's continued financial and energy ties with Iran.

27th December 2013 - Quoted by Tim Starks, CQ Roll Call

Lawmakers to Gauge Leverage Possibly Gained From New Iran Sanctions

Mark Dubowitz

Which side lawmakers take in the debate over passing new Iran sanctions legislation when they return from recess depends largely on how they answer...

27th December 2013 - Cited by Michael Kelley, Business Insider

A 40-Second Guide To The Crisis In Turkey

Jonathan Schanzer, Mark Dubowitz

Turkey is embroiled in a massive corruption scandal that has reached the inner circle of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan, whose Justice and Development Party...

26th December 2013 - Foreign Policy

Iran’s Turkish Gold Rush

Jonathan Schanzer, Mark Dubowitz

Turkey's Islamist government is being rocked by the most sweeping corruption scandal of its tenure. Roughly two dozen figures, including well-connected...

26th December 2013 - National Review Online

Iran’s Delays and Deceptions

Clifford D. May

Just before Congress recessed for the holidays, 26 senators — 13 Democrats and 13 Republicans, led by Senators Robert Menendez (D., N.J.) and Mark Kirk...

26th December 2013 - The Jerusalem Post

Analysis: Despite Plight of Mideast Christians, Some Leaders Still Single Out Israel

Benjamin Weinthal

The deadly bomb attacks in Christian districts of Iraq’s capital Baghdad on Christmas Day caused the deaths of 37 people. One bomb appeared to target congregants...

25th December 2013 - Quoted by İlhan Tanır, Posta 212 - Turkey

Erdoğan ABD’ye Teşekkür Etmeli

Mark Dubowitz

Demokrasileri Koruma Vakfı’nda Executive Direktör olan Mark Dubowitz, terörizm, enerji, İsrail, İran ve diğer başka Ortadoğu konularında uzmanlık yapıyor.

24th December 2013 - Quoted by Verda Ozer, Hurriyet Daily News

Corruption Investigation Bombards US-Iran-Turkey Triangle

Jonathan Schanzer

The ongoing bribery investigation in Turkey has revealed the fact that the unknowns about the “Iran-Halkbank-gold” triangle outnumber the knowns. Since...

23rd December 2013 - Fox News

Defcon 3

Jonathan Schanzer

Does Iran have the upper hand on reducing its sanctions? FDD's Jonathan Schanzer analyzes.

20th December 2013 - The Weekly Standard

Technology for Tyrants

Claudia Rosett

It's well over a year since the United Nations intellectual property agency got caught undermining the U.N.’s own sanctions—shipping U.S.-origin computers...

20th December 2013 - Quoted by Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post

Four Rotten Excuses to Oppose Iran Sanctions

Mark Dubowitz

The administration’s reaction to the potential for bipartisan legislation on new sanctions against Iran has surfaced four issues, each of which deserves serious...

20th December 2013 - Quoted by Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post

Congress is Trying to Stop a War, Not Start One

Jonathan Schanzer

Last week when Senate sanctions and a House resolution on Iran failed to emerge, a number of media outlets said the administration had “won” in closing...

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