Iran Program


To address the threat posed by the Islamic Republic of Iran to America and its allies, FDD conducts detailed research, develops actionable and comprehensive policy options, and appears regularly in media. FDD’s Iran team covers every angle of the Iran portfolio and includes some of Washington’s top experts on sanctions, illicit finance, nonproliferation, terrorism, human rights, and the Islamic Republic of Iran’s domestic power apparatus.

The topics FDD has examined include Iran’s potential pathways to a nuclear weapon, ballistic missile program, support for terrorism and terrorist proxies, illicit financial activities, worldwide media operations, and domestic repression.

FDD’s Iran team is led by FDD CEO Mark Dubowitz, who is widely recognized as an expert on sanctions, Iran’s nuclear program, and global threat network. FDD’s Iran team also includes fellows and analysts with a range of backgrounds, including intelligence, nuclear nonproliferation and verification, military, cyber, and Farsi language skills.


Expert Testimony

FDD's Iran experts are regularly called to testify before Congress on a range of topics including Iran's nuclear weapons program, illicit finance issues, sanctions, and the Iranian global threat network.

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FDD's Iran team conducts detailed analysis on a range of the Islamic Republic's illicit activities.

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The Post-Islamic Republic Future of Iran

July 21, 2020 |