Richard Goldberg

Richard Goldberg is a senior advisor at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. He has served on Capitol Hill, on the U.S. National Security Council, as the chief of staff for Illinois’s governor, and as a Navy Reserve Intelligence Officer.

Podcast: Richard Goldberg on How Iran Is Already Testing the Biden Administration

When it comes to the new administration’s relationship with Iran, the honeymoon is already long over. A foremost national-security expert joins us to explain what’s going on.

Feb. 25 2021 12:02AM

Podcast: Richard Goldberg on the Future of Israeli-Saudi Relations

The foreign-policy expert joins us to talk about the odds of a deal between the two nations, and how the incoming American administration plays in their thinking.

Dec. 4 2020 12:02AM

What Saudi Arabia Is Thinking

There’s talk of the new American administration moving closer to Iran. Could a Saudi step toward peace with Israel protect Riyadh from the troubles that might ensue?

Nov. 24 2020 12:41AM

The Role of American Policy and Personnel in the Israeli-Emirati Deal

An American National Security Council veteran explains how the U.S. pressured Iran and built trust to broker last week’s accord, and the effects it will have throughout the region.

Aug. 20 2020 12:02AM

Podcast: Richard Goldberg on the Future of Iran Policy

The foreign-policy expert joins us to talk about how to slow down Iran’s march toward nuclear weapons—without getting entangled in a military confrontation.

March 19 2020 12:01AM