Reuel Marc Gerecht

Reuel Marc Gerecht, a former Iranian-targets officer in the CIA’s Directorate of Operations, is a resident scholar at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Biden’s Iran Policy Is About to Change—One Way or the Other

The administration could shift from appeasement to nuclear acceptance quietly, or it could try to build a bolder, bipartisan consensus.

Hostages and a Nuclear Illusion

Biden’s appeasement actually increases the chance that Iran will build a bomb.

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Israel Missed Its Moment

It might have had a chance to stop Iran’s nuclear ambitions a few years ago, but the Middle East has changed.

The Threat of an Emboldened Iran

The Islamic Republic has allies and patrons in Russia and China.

Smears and Myths—The October Surprise Revisited

The New York Times revives the claim that Reagan won in 1980 by conspiring to prolong the Iran hostage crisis.

Intention, Not Capacity

The White House’s new way of seeing the Iranian bomb.

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Iran, America, and the Democratic Impulse

The collapse of the theocracy could change American attitudes about promoting democracy.

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The Israeli Moment

If anyone is going derail the Islamic Republic’s regional ambitions, Israel is really the only local counterweight that counts.

The Challenge of Containing a Nuclear Iran

Barring a great surprise, the Islamic Republic will get its nuke. How will the U.S. respond?

The Post-Post-JCPOA World

Is a nuclear Iran something Republicans must now simply accept?