Mark Dubowitz is executive director of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a D.C.-based nonpartisan policy institute, where he leads projects on Iran, sanctions, and nonproliferation. He is an expert on sanctions and has testified before Congress and advised the U.S. administration, Congress, and numerous foreign governments on Iran. He heads FDDs Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance and is the co-author of fifteen studies on economic sanctions against Iran. He also is co-chair of the Project on U.S. Middle East Nonproliferation Strategy. Dubowitz is a lecturer and senior research fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, where he teaches and conducts research on international negotiations, sanctions, and Irans nuclear program. He has written for New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Foreign Policy, and many other outlets, and has appeared on CBS Evening News, CNN, Fox News, NPR, PBS, BBC and CBC.
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Once upon a time, the administration insisted that no deal was better than a bad deal. The parameters of the nuclear deal that have emerged look like we are headed toward a seriously flawed one.
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By defending the sanctions house it built, Congress can make the difference between a nuclear-armed Iran (and an ensuing regional nuclear-arms race) and a more secure and stable region.