Matthew RJ Brodsky
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U.S. State Department's New 'Iran Action Group' and European Attempts to Dodge Sanctions

August 16, 2018  •  ClearCut with Michelle Makori / i24News

Matthew RJ Brodsky joins Michelle Makori on i24News "ClearCut" to discuss the U.S. State Department's formation of the "Iran Action Group" and what it says about the direction of the Trump administration's evolving policy towards the regime in Tehran. They also discuss what European states are up to as they try to find ways to shield their companies from the return of U.S. sanctions in November.

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The Financial Viability of the Assad Regime in Syria

August 14, 2018  •  A Security Studies Group Monograph

The Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria is a menace to the Syrian people and its neighbors in the region. As an enabler of Iranian expansion and Russian force projection it also presents problems for the United States and its allies. Conventional wisdom seems to be that Assad's final victory is close at hand and will be accompanied by a return to business as usual. The Security Studies Group examined what kept the regime financially afloat in order to identify future non-kinetic pressure points that can impact the behavior of the regime and its sponsors.

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Trouble with Turkey, Protests in Iran, and the Future of the Peace Process

August 13, 2018  •  The Mike Siegel Show

Matthew RJ Brodsky joins The Mike Siegel Show for the hour to discuss the latest developments in the ongoing Turkish-U.S. impasse; to explore the internal dynamics of the protest movement in Iran and look at U.S. options that could help; and to look at the latest machinations of the Kushner-Greenblatt effort to forge peace between Palestinians and Israelis amidst Hamas' recent rocket barrage from Gaza, which was the heaviest two-day tally since 2014.

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The Iranian-Israeli Conflict Within the Syrian Civil War

August 8, 2018  •  FDD's Foreign Podicy

For seven long years, Syria has been engulfed in civil war. The death toll now exceeds a half million. More than five million refugees have fled abroad, and millions more are internally displaced.

The dynastic dictatorship of Bashar al-Assad almost certainly would have fallen had it not been for the intervention of the Islamic Republic of Iran, its Lebanese proxy, Hezbollah, various Iranian-controlled Shia militias, and the Russian military.

Lately, Tehran also has been building a military machine in Syria aimed at Israel. And Israel is responding.

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Iran Sanctions and Protests, a Syrian Scientist Assassinated, and Turkey's Problematic Behavior

August 6, 2018  •  Secure Freedom Radio / The Frank Gaffney Show

The U.S. reimposes the first set of nuclear-related sanctions on Iran focusing on gold, the automotive sector, the sale of various metals, the purchase and selling of the Iranian Rial, and the purchasing of Iran's sovereign debt. The next big sanctions deadline looms in November and will target Iran's energy sector along with the Central Bank of Iran. Meanwhile, the protest movement inside Iran continues to grow with chants calling for regime change and ending the regime's foreign policy adventurism that squanders the country's capital. What impact will the return of sanctions have on the protestors who are already fed-up with the regime?

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Matthew RJ Brodsky's Book

Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

by Matthew RJ Brodsky
Security Studies Group
June 26, 2018

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