Analysis & Commentary


25th February 2014 - Fox News

Happening Now

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Jonathan Schanzer discusses his new report on terrorism finance in Turkey.

24th February 2014 - Aspenia Online - Italy

Iran, The Regional Balance and US Retrenchment

Emanuele Ottolenghi

History will not be kind when it sits in judgment of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy legacy. Signs are everywhere of an American retreat from world crises.

21st February 2014 - Quoted by Kambiz Foroohar, Bloomberg

Rouhani Away From Nuclear Glare Can’t Move Domestic Agenda

Ali Alfoneh

Away from the glare of the nuclear talks between Iran and world powers, President Hassan Rouhani has endured a series of setbacks and retreats on his domestic...

21st February 2014 - Quoted by Adam Kredo, The Washington Free Beacon

Report: Turkey Financing Top Global Terror Groups

Jonathan Schanzer

Turkey has become a principal financial hub for terrorists under the leadership of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whose government has helped Iran skirt sanctions...

20th February 2014 - Forbes

Iran Nuclear Charades in Vienna

Claudia Rosett

Were sheer diplomatic toil a guarantee of success in the Iran nuclear talks, then the latest round, held this week in the Austrian capital, might count as an achievement.

20th February 2014 - Die Presse - Germany

Der Iran Ist Keine Nahöstliche Schweiz

Benjamin Weinthal

Die Welt blickt auf die Verhandlungen in Wien über das illegale Atomprogramm des Iran, während eklatante Menschenrechtsverletzungen stetig aus dem Fokus...

20th February 2014 - Quoted by Indira A.R. Lakshmanan, Ladane Nasseri and Jonathan Tirone, Bloomberg

Iran Talks Set Five-Month Plan for Race to Final Nuclear Accord

Mark Dubowitz

Iran and world powers set a schedule for five months of negotiations in a race to agree on a definitive nuclear accord before their interim deal expires in July.

20th February 2014 - WRC 1260 AM

Andy Parks Live From the Washington Times

Clifford D. May

Negotiations with Iran.

20th February 2014 - National Review Online

Speed-Dating Iran while the Mullahs Build Nuclear Weapons

Benjamin Weinthal

The final phase of negotiations to end Iran’s illicit nuclear weapons program started on Tuesday in Vienna. Iran’s regime has shoe-horned the United States into...

20th February 2014 - Quoted by Ali Weinberg, ABC News

Turkey Should Come Under Scrutiny for Dealings With Iran, Says Think Tank

Jonathan Schanzer

Turkey could become a major problem for the Obama administration if it continues to turn a blind eye to the country’s shady financing deals, an influential foreign...

20th February 2014 - FDD Press

Terrorism Finance in Turkey: A Growing Concern

Jonathan Schanzer

More than a decade into the effort to curb terrorism financing, the U.S.-led sanctions regime is facing a direct challenge – and it’s coming from a NATO ally.

20th February 2014 - NOW Media

Personnel is Policy

Tony Badran

On Tuesday, the White House appointed Robert Malley, a former Middle East hand in the Clinton administration, as a senior director at the National Security Council.

19th February 2014 - The Long War Journal

Abdullah Azzam Brigades Launches Double Suicide Attack on Iranian Cultural Center in Beirut

Bill Roggio

The Abdullah Azzam Brigades has claimed today's twin suicide attack in the Lebanese capital of Beirut that killed at least five people and wounded more than

19th February 2014 - The Washington Times

Sons of Iran’s Islamic Revolution

Clifford D. May

In Tehran last week, the 35th anniversary of Iran’s revolution was celebrated with chants of “Death to America” and the burning of American flags. Also on display...

19th February 2014 - Quoted by Rebecca Shimoni Stoil, Times of Israel

Washington Critics Sound Alarm as Iran Talks Resume

Mark Dubowitz

As a first round of talks toward a long-term comprehensive nuclear agreement between the P5+1 states and Iran began Tuesday, critics warned that the Vienna...

18th February 2014 - Quoted by Oren Dorell, USA Today

Nuclear Talks with Iran Headed for Collision in Austria

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Iranian and U.S. negotiators began meeting Tuesday for a new round of talks over a nuclear program that Iranian leaders are vowing to keep despite a threat...

18th February 2014 - Quoted by Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post

Iran Bait-and-Switch

Mark Dubowitz

The administration, just a couple months after promising up one side and down another that it could within six months reach a final deal with the Iranians, is now openly...

18th February 2014 - Quoted by David Kashi, International Business Times

Turkish Companies See New Business Opportunities In Iran

Mark Dubowitz

Ankara and Tehran may disagree over the Syrian conflict, but the two governments recognize opportunities for increasing trade between their countries in the wake...

16th February 2014 - Quoted by Jeff Seldin, VOA News

Iran, World Powers Focus In on Final Deal

Mark Dubowitz

International diplomacy with Iran over its controversial nuclear program enters a thorny phase as on Tuesday when negotiators from Iran and six world powers...

14th February 2014 - Quoted by Adam Goldman, The Washington Post

Senior al-Qaeda Figure Leaves Iran Amid a Series of Departures By Terrorist Suspects

Thomas Joscelyn

A senior al-Qaeda figure with close ties to the terrorist group’s current leader has left Iran, where he had lived for years after fleeing American forces in Afghanistan in 2001...

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