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Jonathan Schanzer

Jonathan Schanzer is senior vice president at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. He is a former terrorism finance analyst at the U.S. Treasury.

The Week That Tied Mideast Experts in Knots

Sanctions are not always bad, engagement is not always good, and transactional policy cuts both ways.


Ending America's Paralyzed Iran Policy

Decertifying the nuclear deal without walking away gives the Trump administration an opening to confront the Islamic Republic’s foreign meddling.


Qatar's New Leader is Quietly Supporting U.S. Strikes in Syria

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani has been working--albeit quietly--towards mitigating the threat posed by regional power, Iran. By Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Jonathan Schanzer.