Breakfast Briefing on Central Bank of Iran Sanctions
January 25, 2012
9:30 am -
To assess the impact of CBI sanctions on global oil prices and Iranian government revenue, FDD worked closely with an energy firm with specific expertise in oil markets and the modeling of complex energy scenarios. FDD’s Mark Dubowitz and Reuel Marc Gerecht assessed the results of this report and policy options for addressing the Iranian threat.
Mark Dubowitz is the Executive Director of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. His policy work focuses on Iran and Syria, sanctions, and the use of technology to encourage democratic change. Mr. Dubowitz heads FDD’s Iran Energy Project, which provides research and analysis on energy sanctions and tracks the role of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in Iran’s energy sector. He directs FDD’s Iran Human Rights Project which provides research on Iranian human rights abuses and on sanctions designed to hold accountable Iranian officials and international companies supporting these abuses. Mr. Dubowitz co-leads FDD’s work on Syria sanctions against the regime of Bashar al-Assad and is a founding member of the FDD Syria Working Group.
Reuel Marc Gerecht is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and a former Iran analyst at the CIA’s Directorate of Operations. He focuses on Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, terrorism, and intelligence. Mr. Gerecht is the author of The Wave: Man, God, and the Ballot Box in the Middle East, Know Thine Enemy: A Spy’s Journey into Revolutionary Iran, and The Islamic Paradox: Shiite Clerics, Sunni Fundamentalists, and the Coming of Arab Democracy. He is a contributing editor for The Weekly Standard and a correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly, as well as a frequent contributor to The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and other publications.