President of the Foundation for Democracy in Iran
Best-selling author Kenneth R. Timmerman is a contributing editor for Newsmax Media who has spent his career investigating the dark side of national security.Click here to view more Wikistrat Experts
Over the past three decades, Mr. Timmerman has interviewed dissidents behind the Iron Curtain, covered numerous Middle East wars and false-hope peace treaties, interviewed suicide bombers, debriefed defectors from Iranian intelligence organizatons, and covered the plight of Christians persecuted for their faith. For his work in exposing the Islamic Republic of Iran’s nuclear weapons program, he was nominated for the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize by former Swedish deputy Prime Minister Per Ahlmark. In April 1983, he was the first U.S. correspondent on scene when the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon was blown up by Islamic militants. In 1995, along with Peter Rodman, Joshua Muravchik, and a group of Iranian patriots, he established the Foundation for Democracy in Iran (FDI).
Timmerman’s work as an investigative reporter has won consistent praise for its accuracy and courage. Many of the stories about the Clinton administration’s high-technology giveaway to Communist China started with pieces he wrote for The American Spectator, including an expose of influence peddling in the Pentagon under then Secretary of Defense William Perry. He has served as an expert witness in more than a dozen international lawsuits and government prosecutions involving terrorism, high-tech exports, and political refugees, and was cited more than a dozen times in the final report by Argentinean prosecutors in the 1994 AMIA bombing case.
MA, Brown University; BA, Goddard College
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