Analysis & Commentary

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...

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...

14th April 2014 - FDD Policy Brief

Dubai: A Hub for Illicit Transactions for Iran and Turkey?

Jonathan Schanzer

Turkey was rocked by a report last month, leaked by the Istanbul Prosecutor’s office, detailing the alleged illicit financial activities of Iranian businessman Rezza...

14th April 2014 - Quoted by Rick Gladstone. The New York Times

Sanctions Are Eased; Iran Sees Little Relief

Mark Dubowitz

Halfway through a six-month nuclear deal between Iran and major world powers that was meant to allow time to reach a comprehensive agreement, the Iranians have...

12th April 2014 - The Telegraph

Why Washington Needs to Open Its Eyes to Iran’s Intentions

Mark Dubowitz

Barack Obama does not like to back his diplomacy with military force. He believes there should be a clear sequence of engagement: diplomacy, sanctions, more diplomacy...

12th April 2014 - Quoted by Awad Mustafa, Defense News

Warmer US-Iran Ties Would Not Undermine Saudis

David Andrew Weinberg

Although Saudi Arabia is skeptical of a US-Iranian rapprochement and the kingdom faces lost oil revenue if sanctions are dropped against Tehran, it will remain...

11th April 2014 - Podcast

Secure Freedom Radio

Timothy Wilson

FDD's Tim Wilson explains how Iranian shipping patterns indicate that the easing of sanctions has allowed for a significant boost to its economy. Wilson contends...

11th April 2014 - The Weekly Standard

Scare Tehran, Please

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Is Barack Obama’s threat of preventive military action against the Iranian regime’s nuclear program credible? Would a one-year, six-month, or even three-month...

11th April 2014 - Quoted by Keith Johnson, Foreign Policy

Crude Business

Mark Dubowitz

The Obama administration may be betting that sanctions on Iranian oil exports force the country to make concessions over its nuclear program. But Iran is now...

11th April 2014 - Quoted by Ron Bousso, Reuters

Iran’s Oil Exports Surge Above West’s Sanctions Cap -IEA

Mark Dubowitz

Iran's crude oil exports have surged to their highest in 20 months, far exceeding a one million barrel-per-day limit set by the West under an interim deal on curbing...

10th April 2014 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Timothy Wilson

Is Iran on path to exceed oil export limits?

10th April 2014 - FDD Policy Brief

Iranian Economy Continues its Modest and Fragile Recovery

Mark Dubowitz

The debate of how much relief Iran received as part of the November 2012 interim nuclear agreement continues. The Obama administration...

8th April 2014 - Cited by Bradley Klapper, The Associated Press

Russia Oil Talks Post New Hurdle to Iran Nuke Pact

Mark Dubowitz

The United States could impose economic sanctions if Iran and Russia move forward with a reported oil-for-goods contract, Secretary...

8th April 2014 - Quoted by Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post

Is Iran About to Violate the Interim Deal?

Mark Dubowitz

As Russia seems poised to extend its land grab into eastern Ukraine, Vladimir Putin is also edging toward a deal with Iran that would make...

8th April 2014 - FDD Policy Brief

Is Iran on a Path to Exceeding Oil Export Limits?

Timothy Wilson

Under the Joint Plan of Action (JPOA) proposed by the P5+1, between January 20 and July 20, 2014, Iran is granted $7 billion in sanctions relief, which includes...

7th April 2014 - FDD Policy Brief

Russia’s Proposed Oil-for-Goods Deal with Iran

Mark Dubowitz

As nuclear negotiations continue this week in Vienna, Moscow appears poised to openly flaunt the U.S.-led Iran sanctions regime. The...

7th April 2014 - PJ Media

Arming the Mullahs

Michael Ledeen

Somebody on Twitter posted an upbeat message saying the US delegation to the latest round of talks with Iranian officials was quite optimistic. Don’t get me wrong...

4th April 2014 - Quoted by Kasia Klimasinska, Bloomberg News

Miley Cyrus Gig Legal Limbo Shows U.S. Tactic for Russia Squeeze

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

When it comes to creating the maximum amount of pressure on Russia over its annexation of Crimea, the U.S. Treasury has found that...

31st March 2014 - Quoted by Colby Adams,

Georgia Bank with Ties to Alleged Sanctions Busters Changes Ownership Again

Emanuele Ottolenghi

A Georgian bank recently investigated by U.S. officials for alleged sanctions busting is under new ownership for the second time in a year, documents show.

31st March 2014 - FDD Policy Brief

“Resistance Economy” Regains Resonance in Iran

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Iran’s top clerics have recently been busy urging the embrace of something called a “resistance economy” from the pulpit. Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei...


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