Analysis & Commentary


2nd July 2014 - 660-WORL

American Adversaries Radio

Claudia Rosett

FDD's Journalist-in-Residence, Claudia Rosett, discusses her latest Wall Street Journal column.

2nd July 2014 - Quoted by Michael Weiss - The Daily Beast

Iran’s Top Spy Is The Modern-Day Karla, John Le Carré‘s Villainous Mastermind

Reuel Marc Gerecht

What the head of Iran’s Quds Force has in common with the greatest Soviet spy who never existed.

1st July 2014 - PJ Media

Iran and The Straw Man

Michael Ledeen

The estimable Sohrab Ahmari of the indispensable Wall Street Journal editorial page does some helpful reporting from London, telling us about leading British advocates of a deal with Iran.

1st July 2014 - Quoted by Jonathan Saul & Alex Lawler - Reuters

Iran’s Oil Exports Drop In June, Stay Above Western Limits

Mark Dubowitz

Iran's crude oil exports dropped in June after a spike in May, yet sales were still above the level allowed by an interim deal aimed at curbing Tehran's nuclear programme, according to sources who track tanker movements.

27th June 2014 - Cited and Quoted by John Hudson - Foreign Policy

The Hawks’ Playbook For Opposing An Obama Nuclear Deal With Iran

Mark Dubowitz

Though the United States has yet to secure a final deal to restrain Iran's nuclear program, an influential pair of hawks in Washington have already devised a way for Congress to unravel any potential agreement after the ink is dry.

27th June 2014 - Quoted by Al Jazeera

Analysis: Iran’s Double Game In Iraq

Ali Alfoneh

As the fireball exploded on Iran's western border and fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) swept through northern Iraq at a startling pace, a sense of urgency shrouded Tehran.

26th June 2014 - FDD Press

Congress Can Defend Iran Sanctions Architecture, Provide Smart Relief After Final Deal

Mark Dubowitz

Co-Authored by Richard Goldberg. As the P5+1 negotiates with Iran over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, FDD released a new report outlining how Congress can help build a post-agreement sanctions architecture.

25th June 2014 - Cited by Real Clear World

Don’t Forget Iran’s Sexual Minorities

Benjamin Weinthal

While the world powers prepare for a July negotiation session with Iran over its illicit nuclear program, the deteriorating situation for sexual minorities continues unabated.

25th June 2014 - Mentioned by GayAsiaNews

Rights leader tells US Congress of Iran’s persecution of LGBT community

Toby Dershowitz

Leader of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission has urged the US Congress to help end the discriminatory and dangerous state of Iran’s LGBT human rights.

25th June 2014 - Quoted by Mehul Srivastava & Isobel Finkel - Bloomberg

Bling For Minister Mastermind Greased Secret Turkey Gold Trade

Jonathan Schanzer

As the minister in charge of Turkey’s $800 billion economy in 2013, Zafer Caglayan was facing a series of numbers that didn’t bode well for coming elections.

24th June 2014 - Ottawa Citizen

Don’t Forget Sexual Minorities In Iran

Benjamin Weinthal

While the world powers prepare for a July negotiation session with Iran over its illicit nuclear program, the deteriorating situation for sexual minorities continues unabated.

24th June 2014 - Secure Freedom Radio

Secure Freedom Radio

Claudia Rosett

FDD Journalist-in-Residence, Claudia Rosett, discusses North Korea and Iran's nuclear programs, in addition to Putin's recent actions in Ukraine.

23rd June 2014 - Human Rights Campaign

Congress Explores Iran’s Persecution of LGBT Community

Toby Dershowitz

Congress Explores Iran’s Persecution of LGBT Community.

23rd June 2014 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Claudia Rosett

FDD expert, Claudia Rosett, discusses Iran & North Korea.

23rd June 2014 - CCTV

CCTV America

Emanuele Ottolenghi

FDD Senior Fellow, Emanuele Ottolenghi, discusses nuclear negotiations with Iran.

22nd June 2014 - The Jerusalem Post

Are Germany And Austria Undercutting The Potency Of Iran Sanctions?

Benjamin Weinthal

Austrian and Jewish NGOs sounded serious warnings in June about Germany and Austria’s apparent retreat from the Western sanctions regime.

21st June 2014 - Interviewed by Eric Heyl - Pittsburgh Tribune Review

Stay Engaged In Iraq

Mark Dubowitz

Mark Dubowitz is executive director of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, a Washington, D.C.-based organization focusing on foreign policy and national security. He spoke to the Trib regarding the possible pitfalls of the United States teaming with Iran to stem the ongoing chaos...

20th June 2014 - The Wall Street Journal

Iran Could Outsource Its Nuclear-Weapons Program To North Korea

Claudia Rosett

As the Iran nuclear talks grind toward a soft July 20 deadline in Vienna, U.S. negotiators and their partners seem oblivious to a loophole that could render any agreement meaningless.

20th June 2014 - The Weekly Standard

The Enemy Of My Enemy Is My Enemy

Reuel Marc Gerecht

No one should mistake Iran for a friend.

20th June 2014 - Quoted by Lee Smith - The Weekly Standard

The Iranian Regime’s Mr. Fix It

Ali Alfoneh

Qassem Suleimani is apparently the most interesting man in the world.

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