Why Do Mainstream Reporters Take FDD’s Mark Dubowitz’s Iran Analysis Seriously?


by Ben Armbruster Something interesting and somewhat alarming happened at an event this week on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) — as the Iran nuclear deal is formally known — sponsored by the Atlantic Council. A prominent mainstream… Continue Reading  

What Will Trump, Gulf Instability Mean for the Iran Deal?


by Derek Davison The Iran nuclear deal—Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA—is facing multiple threats, and whatever hope there may once have been that it could serve as a basis for improving U.S.-Iran ties is probably gone. Between the… Continue Reading  

Think Tanks Beg: Give Us War


by Hannah Gais Hillary Clinton’s impassioned defense of a no-fly zone in Syria last Wednesday may not have won her many friends in certain wings of the Democratic Party, but it spoke to at least one group: America’s foreign policy… Continue Reading  

For the Middle East, It’s the Center for American Regress


by Jim Lobe Last week, I featured a new Atlantic Council report by former Stimson Center president Ellen Laipson in which she argued that the nuclear deal with Iran—and the opportunities for future cooperation with Tehran that it opened up—required… Continue Reading  

Report: Take More Risk to Find Common Ground with Iran


by Jim Lobe Whoever moves into the White House next January should be willing to “take more risk to find some common ground with Iran,” according to a new report released by the non-partisan Atlantic Council on October 19. Calling… Continue Reading