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Richard Goldberg, FDD Senior Adviser, sanctioned by Iran

JNS Iran sanctions former official on National Security Council for ‘economic terrorism’ August 3, 2020 Iran sanctioned on Sunday the former director for countering Iran’s weapons of mass destruction at the White House National Security Council, Richard Goldberg, for what … Continue reading

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Trump’s “red carpet for Erdogan is unjustified until he ceases Turkey’s malign activities rather than covering them up”

FDD POLICY BRIEF Erdogan to visit White House after welcoming Iranian terrorist to Turkey by Toby Dershowitz November 12, 2019 President Donald Trump will host Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the White House tomorrow; the timing of Erdogan’s visit … Continue reading

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FDD’s Mark Dubowitz: “There’s nothing ‘moderate’ about the Iranian foreign minister, who is now threatening our think tank”

WALL STREET JOURNAL Stop Indulging Javad Zarif by Mark Dubowitz and Reuel Marc Gerecht Aug. 29, 2019 …The Islamic Republic isn’t the first dictatorship to try to intimidate think tanks and scholars. And Mr. Zarif is hardly an all-powerful figure … Continue reading

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Iran threatens Foundation for Defense of Democracies and CEO Mark Dubowitz

JNS Iran threatens influential Washington think tank over hawkish policy toward regime August 26, 2019 Iran threatened the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) over the weekend for its hawkish stance toward the regime, which announced sanctions against the influential … Continue reading

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“It’s amazing what you learn about yourself when you start publishing about Turkey’s links to terrorist groups.”

WEEKLY STANDARD I’m a Wonk at a Think Tank. Turkish Media Say I’m an International Man of Mystery by Jonathan Schanzer November 28, 2018 I’m a terrorist, an intelligence agent for at least two Middle East governments, a coup-plotter, and … Continue reading

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The Little Think Tank That Could

John B. Judis, the author of this Slate article, was profiled last year in The Tower by Joshua Muravchik in connection with Judis’ Genesis: Truman, American Jews, and the Origins of the Arab/Israeli Conflict. According to Muravchik, Judis thinks Zionism was “inherently … Continue reading

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Countries Don’t Report Iran Sanctions Violations, UN Report Says

BLOOMBERG BUSINESS by Sangwon Yoon June 9, 2015 ….The report provides fresh ammunition for critics, including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and members of both parties in the U.S. Congress who say that President Barack Obama and America’s allies are … Continue reading

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Iranian Economy In Moderate Recovery Thanks To Sanctions Relief, New Report Finds

FOUNDATION FOR DEFENSE OF DEMOCRACIES by Mark Dubowitz October 31, 2014 WASHINGTON – The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) and Roubini Global Economics (RGE) released their eighth joint report today on the effects of sanctions relief on the Iranian … Continue reading

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Exclusive: The Hawks’ Playbook for Opposing an Obama Nuclear Deal with Iran

FOREIGN POLICY / THE CABLE by John Hudson June 27, 2014 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 … Continue reading

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Foundation for Defense of Democracies conference focuses on our “frenemies”

Last week I was in DC for the two-day Foundation for Defense of Democracy conference. For such a young organization their range of accomplishments is very impressive. FDD analysts are tops in their fields and testify regularly before Congress, are consulted by the White … Continue reading

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