Iran Hawks Embrace Protest Movement But Show Little Concern for Iranian Lives

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by Eli Clifton As the protests across Iran reach the one-week point, Iran hawks are using their echo chamber to claim concern for the wellbeing of Iranian protesters and pushing the Trump administration and policymakers to publicly state their support… Continue Reading  

NYT’s Argentina Op-Ed Fails to Disclose Authors’ Financial Conflict of Interest

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by Eli Clifton On Tuesday, Mark Dubowitz and Toby Dershowitz, two executives at the hawkish Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), took to the op-ed pages of The New York Times to celebrate last week’s announcement that Argentina’s former president,… Continue Reading  

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

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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  

Gorka’s Beltway Boosters Leave Him Hanging

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by Eli Clifton Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to President Donald Trump, might be on his way out of the White House. Following LobeLog’s February article on the White House staffer wearing a medallion from a Hungarian nationalist organization with a… Continue Reading  

Will FATF Acknowledge Iran’s Progress on Its Financial Sector?

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by Tyler Cullis Later this month, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)—an intergovernmental body that sets and promotes standards for combating money laundering and terrorist financing—will issue a new public statement regarding jurisdictions with deficient anti-money-laundering (AML) and counter-terrorism financing… Continue Reading