FDD Team

Executive Team

R. James Woolsey

Chairman of FDD, Fmr. Director of the CIA

Intelligence Community, Iran, Energy Security

Bill McCarthy

Senior Vice President

Toby Dershowitz

Vice President, Government Relations and Strategy

Lawrence Muscant

Vice President


Saeed Ghasseminejad

Associate Fellow

Jonathan Kay

Visiting Fellow


Oren Kessler

Deputy Director for Research

Israel, Arab Spring, Egypt

Bill Roggio

Senior Fellow and Editor of The Long War Journal

Global War on Terrorism, Afghanistan, Pakistan


Boris Zilberman

Deputy Director of Congressional Relations

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Iran Research Analyst

Merve Tahiroglu

Research Associate

Natalie Strom

Communications Associate

Julia Schulman

Director of Special Projects

Grant Rumley

Research Analyst

Oren Kessler

Deputy Director for Research

Patrick Megahan

Research Associate, Military Affairs

Willa Hine

Digital Media and Social Engagement Specialist

Kate Havard

Research Analyst

Laura Grossman

Deputy Director for Research

Kristen Casapulla

Development Manager

Matthew Berger

Senior Director of Communications

Oren Adaki

Research Associate