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22nd March 2017 - WINA 98.9FM

The Schilling Show

Anthony Ruggiero

FDD senior fellow Anthony Ruggiero comments on recent North Korea activity such as the failed missile and how the Trump sanctions effects them.

17th March 2017 - Quoted by Jane Perlez - The New York Times

All Eyes on China as U.S. Signals New Tack on North Korea

Anthony Ruggiero

Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson signaled on Friday that the Trump administration was prepared to scrap nearly a decade of United States policy toward North Korea in favor of a more aggressive effort to eliminate the country’s nuclear weapons program. Whether that means pre-emptive...

7th March 2017 - Quoted by Tim Mak - The Daily Beast

Top Trump Ally Met With Putin’s Deputy in Moscow

Boris Zilberman

In March 2014, the U.S. government sanctioned Dmitry Rogozin—a hardline deputy to Vladimir Putin, the head of Russia’s defense industry and longtime opponent of American power—in retaliation for the invasion of Crimea and eastern Ukraine.

28th February 2017 - Foreign Policy

Economic Coercion, with a Chinese Twist

Eric B. Lorber

During the campaign and through the early days of the Trump administration, policymakers and pundits have zeroed in on the U.S. economic relationship with China, in particular whether Beijing artificially manipulates its currency and whether the terms of America’s economic engagement are...

14th February 2017 - Wall Street Journal Video

Opinion Journal

Emanuele Ottolenghi

FDD senior fellow Emanuele Ottolenghi discusses US sanctions against the Vice President of Venezuela.

12th February 2017 - New York Post

The careful way to go after Muslim Brotherhood radicals

Jonathan Schanzer

The Trump Administration is mulling an order designed to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization. The best approach would be a piecemeal one: Some Brotherhood branches belong on that list, some don’t — and making the distinction will help President Trump more...

8th February 2017 - Foreign Policy

Here’s How the U.S. Could Better Wield Its Economic Clout

Eric B. Lorber

As the Trump administration settles into office, it inherits powerful tools of economic statecraft to safeguard U.S. national security. These include sophisticated economic sanctions, anti-money laundering measures, and tools to counter the financing of terrorism authorities. Perhaps the...

7th February 2017 - Sirius XM

POTUS

Behnam Ben Taleblu

FDD senior Iran analyst Behnam Ben Taleblu comments on the Trump administrations sanctions towards Iran, and the conflict in Syria.

6th February 2017 - FDD Press

Securing American Interests: A New Era of Economic Power

Eric B. Lorber

American economic power has become an increasingly critical national security tool in recent years. For well over a decade, the United States has leveraged the size of its economy, the centrality of the dollar, and America’s ability to set economic and financial global standards and norms...

6th February 2017 - Fox News

Happening Now

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD VP for Research Jonathan Schanzer comments on Tehran's recent ballistic missile tests and the Trump administration responding sanctions.

6th February 2017 - RealClearWorld

What Can Trump Do to Stop the BDS Movement?

Benjamin Weinthal

In late December, with just weeks left in his administration, former U.S. President Barack Obama delivered a shot in the arm to the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement, or BDS. Obama instructed the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, to abstain instead of...

6th February 2017 - Quoted by Damien McElroy - Sunday Times

Iran unleashes show of strength following Trump sanctions

Jonathan Schanzer

Helicopters swooped and warplanes screeched across the sky above Tehran as Iran staged a show of force a day after US President Donald­ Trump imposed new sanctions on the country.

6th February 2017 - Wall Street Journal Video

Opinion Journal

John Hannah

FDD senior counselor John Hannah comments on Tehran testing another ballistic missile, and Iran's post-U.S. sanctions provocations.

4th February 2017 - C-SPAN

Washington Journal

Behnam Ben Taleblu

FDD senior Iran analyst Behnam Ben Taleblu talks about US-Iran relations following with country's recent ballistic missile test and President Trump's subsequent announcement of new sanctions.

3rd February 2017 - Quoted by The Chicago Tribune

U.S. imposes sanctions on 13 people, dozen companies in response to Iran missile test

Mark Dubowitz

The Trump administration ordered sanctions against more than two dozen people and companies from the Persian Gulf to China Friday in retaliation for Iran's recent ballistic missile test, increasing pressure on Tehran without directly undercutting a landmark nuclear deal with the country....

3rd February 2017 - Quoted by Vivian Salama, Matthew Lee - Associated Press

Trump hits Iran with new sanctions for missile test

Mark Dubowitz

The Trump administration ordered sanctions against more than two dozen people and companies from the Persian Gulf to China Friday in retaliation for Iran's recent ballistic missile test, increasing pressure on Tehran without directly undercutting a landmark nuclear deal with the country....

3rd February 2017 - Quoted by Jennifer Rubin - The Washington Post

An important first step on Iran

Mark Dubowitz

The Treasury Department placed new sanctions Friday on Iran, the first move by the Trump administration in response to a ballistic missile test that led the White House to announce it was putting Iran “on notice.”

3rd February 2017 - Quoted by Oren Dorell - USA Today

Iran sanctions: Could new Trump sanctions lead to war?

Mark Dubowitz

Sanctions imposed on Iran Friday mark a more aggressive approach by the Trump administration to counter Tehran's ballistic missile development and support for militant groups across the Middle East.

3rd February 2017 - Quoted by Agence France-Presse

Trump slaps on sanctions as Iran tension mounts

Mark Dubowitz

President Donald Trump raised the stakes in Washington's increasingly tense stand-off with Iran on Friday, slapping fresh sanctions on Tehran's weapons procurement network.

3rd February 2017 - Quoted by Amir Tibon - Haaretz

Trump’s Bid to Impose New Sanctions on Iran After Missile Test Gets Bipartisan Support

Mark Dubowitz

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators sent a letter to President Donald Trump on Thursday evening expressing support for his administration's plans to place new sanctions on Iran in light of its ballistic missile experiment conducted over the weekend.

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