Analysis & Commentary


3rd October 2013 - The National Interest

Saudis Stung by Obama Iran Initiative

David Andrew Weinberg

President Obama’s Friday telephone call with Iranian president Hassan Rouhani—the first at such a level in over three decades—has exacerbated existing...

3rd October 2013 - GBTV

Real News

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Jonathan Schanzer discusses if the US should negotiate with Iran and what should be offered as part of a deal.

3rd October 2013 - Scripps Howard News Service

Iran’s Rulers and the Art of the Deal

Clifford D. May

Imagine you’re Iranian president Hassan Rouhani or his boss, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, or Major General Qassem Suleimani, who leads the elite Quds...

2nd October 2013 - BBC Persia

Page Two

Ali Alfoneh

Iran-Israel relations.

2nd October 2013 - KCRW 89.9 FM - Southern California

To The Point

Reuel Marc Gerecht

When Iran's new President Hassan Rouhani was at the United Nations last week, President Obama made history by calling him on the phone—for the first...

2nd October 2013 - Quoted by Adam Kredo, The Washington Free Beacon

Advocate for Engagement with Iran Misleads Reporters

Ali Alfoneh

Foreign Policy magazine was forced to correct on Wednesday an online article about the Iranian government that relied heavily on a liberal advocate...

2nd October 2013 - Quoted by Peter Foster, The Telegraph

Iran Could Develop Nuclear Weapons Capability Despite Sanctions, Report Warns

Mark Dubowitz

As the US Congress debate further sanctions, the report found thatIran’s banking system was under growing stress and would have little capacity to defend...

2nd October 2013 - Quoted by Josh Rogin and Eli Lake, The Daily Beast

Government Shutdown Empties Offices Enforcing Sanctions on Iran

Mark Dubowitz

With the government shut down, most U.S. officials enforcing sanctions on Iran are not at work, potentially undermining pressure on Tehran as U.S.-Iran...

2nd October 2013 - FDD and Roubini Global Economics

When Will Iran Run Out of Money?

Mark Dubowitz

Iranian nuclear physics continues to beat Western economic pressure. Iran is less than a year from reaching critical nuclear capability, despite international sanctions...

2nd October 2013 - Quoted by Bradley Klapper, The Associated Press

New Sanctions Likely Despite Thaw in US-Iran Ties

Mark Dubowitz

A war-weary Congress generally backs President Barack Obama's outreach to Iran, but with tougher U.S. economic measures against Tehran on the way...

2nd October 2013 - Fox News

Happening Now

Mark Dubowitz

FDD's Mark Dubowitz discusses Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech before the UN and his statements on Iran's nuclear program.

1st October 2013 - Quoted by Jonathan Ferziger & Calev Ben-David, Bloomberg

Netanyahu as Patriarch of Iran Sanctions Is Wary of Shift

Mark Dubowitz

For more than 15 years and more than any other world leader, Benjamin Netanyahu demanded sanctions against Iran to stop it from getting nuclear weapons.

1st October 2013 - Quoted by Yitzhak Benhorin, Ynet News

Experts: Iran on Verge of Collapse in Light of Economic Sanctions

Mark Dubowitz

Iran low on foreign-exchange reserves: Nine months ago, Iran had $90 billion in foreign-exchange reserves, according to the International Monetary Fund...

1st October 2013 - CTV News

News Update

Emanuele Ottolenghi

FDD's Emanuele Ottolenghi discusses Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech at the United Nations and negotiations with Iran.

30th September 2013 - Quoted by Dexter Filkins, The New Yorker

The Shadow Commander

Ali Alfoneh, Reuel Marc Gerecht

Last February, some of Iran’s most influential leaders gathered at the Amir al-Momenin Mosque, in northeast Tehran, inside a gated community reserved...

30th September 2013 - Quoted by Jay Solomon and Carol E. Lee, The Wall Street Journal

Netanyahu Urges U.S. to Boost Iran Curbs

Mark Dubowitz

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pressed the U.S. for stronger sanctions on Iran even as it pursues nuclear talks, in an emerging conflict between...

30th September 2013 - Syndicated

Nothing But Truth

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Negotiations with Iran.

30th September 2013 - National Review Online

U.S. Allies and Syrians Deserve Better

Benjamin Weinthal

President Obama’s overtures to the Islamic Republic of Iran – the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism since its inception in 1979 – has created...

30th September 2013 - Quoted by Peter Foster and Robert Tait, The Telegraph

Iran and Israel Both Sceptical Over US Deal

Mark Dubowitz

The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards publicly criticised Hassan Rouhani, the new president, for accepting last week's historic phone call from Barack...

30th September 2013 - Forbes

Iran, the U.N.‘s New Authority On Nuclear Disarmament

Claudia Rosett

With Iran pushing toward nuclear breakout ability at home, while peddling what some have dubbed “charm” abroad, there were plenty of odd moments...

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