Analysis & Commentary


8th May 2014 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Emanuele Ottolenghi

The Iranian nuclear deal.

7th May 2014 - Fox News

Christians Persecuted at Alarming Rate in Iran, Arab World, US Report Says

Benjamin Weinthal

Christians are under siege in the Middle East, and the Obama administration is not doing enough to stop religious persecution by its allies...

6th May 2014 - WRC 1260 AM

Andy Parks Live From the Washington Times

Clifford D. May

Obama’s plan for Iran.

6th May 2014 - The Washington Times

Obama’s Plan for Iran

Clifford D. May

Iran’s rulers brutalize their own citizens, sponsor terrorism on several continents, and openly vow “Death to America!” They are determined to acquire the ability to...

5th May 2014 - National Post

The Troubling Rise of American ‘Withdrawalism’

Jonathan Kay

Eastern Ukraine is falling to pieces. Suicide bombings remain epidemic in Iraq. Much of eastern Syria now is controlled by an al-Qaeda spin-off group that calls itself...

2nd May 2014 - VOA Persia

News Update

Jonathan Schanzer

Sanctions against Iran.

2nd May 2014 - C-SPAN

Washington Journal

Mark Dubowitz

Mark Dubowitz and Carla Anne Robbins spoke about the effectiveness of sanctions as a tool of foreign, diplomatic, and national security...

29th April 2014 - Quoted by Jonathan Saul and Alex Lawler, Reuters

Iran’s Oil Exports Fall in April, Closer to Western Limits

Timothy Wilson

Iran's oil exports fell in April for a second month, according to sources who track tanker movements, moving closer to levels allowed...

29th April 2014 - Quoted by Rick Gladstone, The New York Times

U.S. Announces Actions to Enforce Iran Sanctions

Mark Dubowitz

The United States government escalated enforcement of its Iran sanctions on Tuesday, adding eight Chinese companies, a Dubai...

29th April 2014 - The Washington Times

Russian Riddle

Clifford D. May

“A riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma” is how Winston Churchill famously described Russia in 1939. Churchill less famously added: “But perhaps there...

27th April 2014 - The Jerusalem Post

Iran’s Shaved Head Protests: Is Political Unrest Growing Under Rouhani?

Benjamin Weinthal

The world powers’ negotiation with Tehran over its nuclear military work has overshadowed the Islamic Republic’s deteriorating human rights situation and outbreaks...

25th April 2014 - The Wall Street Journal

Holocaust Denial and the Iranian Regime

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Well, we know that there's at least one person who won't be marking Holocaust Remembrance Day on Monday. "Observe that no one in Europe dares to speak about...

24th April 2014 - NOW Media

Obama has Had a Strategy All Along

Tony Badran

Last week, Frederic Hof, one of the Obama administration's former top Syria hands, asked whether the administration had a conscious strategy in Syria. Hof, who...

23rd April 2014 - CNN International

News Update

Claudia Rosett

FDD's Claudia Rosett on North Korea's increased nuclear activity and efforts by the international community to counter it.

22nd April 2014 - The Washington Times

In Africa, a Real “War on Women”

Clifford D. May

Last week, more than a hundred Nigerian students, girls between 15 and 18 years of age, were kidnapped by the al Qaeda-affiliated terrorists of Boko Haram.

21st April 2014 - FDD Policy Brief

The Growing IRGC Challenge to Rouhani

Ali Alfoneh

Since his election last June, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has been laboring to edge the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) out of the economy.

18th April 2014 - The Long War Journal

ISIS’ ‘Diyala Division’ Lauds Foreign Suicide Bombers, Including Dane

Bill Roggio

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham's "Diyala Division" recently praised 26 suicide bombers, including 24 foreign fighters who...

17th April 2014 - Forbes

North Korea’s Nuclear Fallout

Claudia Rosett

For a rogue state under international sanctions, what is the penalty for threatening to carry out an illicit nuclear test? As North Korea is demonstrating, and Iran...

15th April 2014 - Quoted by Today's Zaman

Dubai May Be a Hub for Turkey and Iran’s Illicit Transactions

Jonathan Schanzer

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), a Washington-based think tank, has claimed in a policy brief issued on Monday that Dubai may have turned into...

14th April 2014 - Quoted by Anna Yukhananov and Warren Strobel, Reuters

After Success on Iran, U.S. Treasury’s Sanctions Team Faces New Challenges

Mark Dubowitz

This is what the modern American war room looks like: the clocks on the wall show the times in Kabul, Tehran and Bogota. The faces around the conference...

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