Analysis & Commentary


24th March 2015 - Newsmax

Steve Malzberg Show

James Woolsey

The White House brush off of the Iranian Ayatollah's call for "death to America" as being made for "domestic political audience," is akin to sweeping aside the ravings of Adolf Hitler, former CIA director James Woolsey told Newsmax TV.

24th March 2015 - Sirius XM Potus

Morning Briefing

Mark Dubowitz

FDD Executive Director Mark Dubowitz discusses the ongoing nuclear talks with Iran on Sirius Radio

23rd March 2015 - Secure Freedom Radio

Secure Freedom Radio Podcast

Clifford D. May

FDD President Cliff May discusses the ongoing nuclear negotiations and the Obama-Netanyahu relations.

23rd March 2015 - Quoted by Adam Kredo - Washington Free Beacon

U.S. Boosts Military Presence in Gulf Waters as Iran Deal Inches Closer

Michael Ledeen

Some 3,000 U.S. military personnel as well as American “air, land, sea, and special operations components” have moved into the Persian Gulf region for a military exercise that coincides with the finalization of a nuclear agreement with Iran aimed at containing its nuclear arms program,...

23rd March 2015 - Fox Business Network

Lou Dobbs Tonight

Mark Dubowitz

FDD Executive Director Mark Dubowitz comments on the threats posed by Russia and Iran

22nd March 2015 - Quoted by Chris Coffey- Algemeiner

General Petraeus Says Iran is Part of the Problem in Middle East, Not the Solution

Clifford D. May

According to former CIA Director General David Petraeus, Iran is part of the problem in the Middle East, not the solution.

21st March 2015 - Fox News

America’s News HQ

Mark Dubowitz

FDD Executive Director Mark Dubowitz discusses the ongoing Iran nuclear talks.

20th March 2015 - Fox Business Network

Lou Dobbs Tonight

James Woolsey

FDD Chairman James Woolsey comments on how Iran is the principle danger in the Middle East.

20th March 2015 - Iran Wire

Iran Weekly Wire Podcast

Reuel Marc Gerecht, Michael Ledeen

With Iran and the US speeding toward another nuclear deadline at the end of March, he speaks to a range of Iran specialists about what a deal would mean for the Iran, the United States, and the Middle East.

20th March 2015 - Quoted by Louis Jacobson - Politifact

Glenn Beck Says Barack Obama Took Iran, Hamas off U.S. Terror List

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The confluence of elections in Israel and the possible culmination of international talks on Iran’s nuclear capabilities has vaulted United States policy on Iran to the top of the national agenda.

20th March 2015 - Mentioned by The Tower

Report: Iran-Backed Shiite Militias Went on Anti-Sunni Rampage After Freeing Key Iraqi Town

Bill Roggio

After freeing the city of the Iraqi town of Amerli, which had been under siege by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Iranian-backed Shiite militias rampaged through the area carrying out reprisal raids against Sunnis in the area.

20th March 2015 - The Weekly Standard

Produce the Fatwa

Thomas Joscelyn

In his annual statement marking the Persian new year, President Obama said he believes that Iran and the U.S. “should be able” to resolve the dispute over the mullahs’ nuclear program “peacefully, with diplomacy.”

20th March 2015 - Quoted by Lee Smith - The Weekly Standard

Iranian Vulnerability

Reuel Marc Gerecht

The Obama White House is enlisting all its allies to make its case for the bad nuclear deal with Iran that, say administration allies, is better than no deal.

20th March 2015 - Mentioned by Mac Margolis - Bloomberg View

‘CSI: Buenos Aires’ Gets More Sinister

The Argentine economy is doubled over by debt. President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner's approval ratings are south of Patagonia, and the country's decade-long fight with bondholders has just gotten worse.

19th March 2015 - Quoted by Indira Lakshmanan - Bloomberg

More Iran Oil May Flow Within Months of Deal, Officials Say

Mark Dubowitz

World powers have offered to suspend U.S. and European restrictions on Iranian oil exports, but only if the Islamic Republic accepts strict limits on its nuclear program for at least a decade, according to American and European officials.

18th March 2015 - The Long War Journal

Iranian-Backed Militias Rampaged in Central Iraq After Freeing Town: HRW

Bill Roggio

A Human Rights Watch report says that the militias looted, burned thousands of buildings, and abducted at least 11 people during the Amerli offensive last summer.

18th March 2015 - Quoted by Kambiz Foroohar - Bloomberg

Iran’s Foreign Minister, Key to Nuclear Deal, an Enigma to Many

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister and chief nuclear negotiator, presents a puzzle. To some, his flawless English and soft manner offer the picture of a pragmatist eager to bring his country back into the world community, trying to drag along a reluctant leadership at home....

18th March 2015 - The Washington Times

A Farewell to Arms Control Treaties

Clifford D. May

The philosopher Lily Tomlin used to say: “No matter how cynical you get, it is impossible to keep up.” Has that ever been truer than it is in Washington right now?

18th March 2015 - PR Newswire

La FDD lanza el sitio AlbertoNisman.org para alojar documentos clave e información actualizada sobre

La Foundation for Defense of Democracies (Fundación para la Defensa de las Democracias) lanzó hoy AlbertoNisman.org, un recurso para funcionarios gubernamentales, el cuerpo diplomático, los encargados de formular políticas, periodistas, la comunidad jurídica y otra partes interesadas en...

18th March 2015 - Quoted by Jonathan Tirone, Indira Lakshmanan - Bloomberg

Iran Centrifuge Test Was Error, Not Cheating, U.S. Officials Say

Mark Dubowitz

When nuclear monitors said Iran had started testing a single advanced centrifuge last year, some U.S. politicians and analysts jumped on the report as proof the Islamic Republic can’t be trusted.

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