FDD or Foundation for Defense of Democracies is a think tank with headquarter in Washington, D.C. Mark Dubowitz is its CEO. He is been talk of the town as he is quite vocal about his views on various topics.
He has contributed a lot in the policy making of the country when it comes to sanctions of Iran. With the appreciation and recognition he has got, he also has faced criticism at some levels. He is an expert on Sanctions against Iran and heads FDD’s Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance. He is also the Director of FDD’s global campaign, The Coalition against terrorist media, and director of Iran’s Energy Project. The project is a breakthrough and provides analysis and research in support of broad based energy sanctions which includes natural gas, gasoline, and oil sanctions as a part of strategy to end the Iran’s pursuit in interest of Nuclear weapons, human right abuses, and support towards terrorism.
Mark Dubowitz joined FDD in 2003 and from then only he is been an integral part of it. He has the experience of working with Presidents. He had clearly opposed the Obama’s nuclear diplomacy with Iran. He is been testified before Congress on many occasions against the nuclear talks, which also includes Senate Relations Committee in February 2014, Senate Banking Committee in January 2015, House Financial Services Committee in July 2015, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee again in July 2015, and many more times. The mentioned were few of the times.
He has authored or co-authored many op-eds on Iran deal. He has co-authored with many other people, including Annie Fixler, Rachel Ziemba, etc. His work titled as Improving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of action with Annie Fixler and Iran’s Economic Resilience against Snapback Sanctions will grow over time with Annie Fixler and Rachel Ziemba in 2015 were few of so many he has done.