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Tyler Stapleton

Deputy Director of Congressional Relations

Biography:

Tyler Stapleton has spent the last 9 years working on foreign policy challenges in Washington D.C. both in Congress and in the private sector. Before coming to FDD Tyler spent 8 years working in Congress where he served as a senior advisor on national security, foreign policy, defense and intelligence for two members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. 

Through his experience advising members of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittees on the Middle East and North Africa along with the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade, Tyler has developed an expertise in enacting foreign policy through congressional action.

While working in Congress Tyler was influential in drafting and passing dozens of legislative efforts geared towards foreign policy, defense, energy, and terrorism policy. He is an authoritative source on U.S. policy in the Middle East and retains expertise in economic warfare and defense strategy. 

Tyler received his Professional Military Degree from the U.S. Naval War College. He holds a B.A. in political science and public sector analysis from the University of Rochester.

Tyler Stapleton has spent the last 9 years working on foreign policy challenges in Washington D.C. both in Congress and in the private sector. Before coming to FDD Tyler spent 8 years working in Congress where he served as a senior advisor on national security, foreign policy, defense and intelligence issues for two members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Through his experience advising members of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittees on the Middle East and North Africa along with the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade, Tyler has developed an expertise in enacting foreign policy through congressional action.

While working in Congress Tyler was influential in drafting and passing dozens of legislative efforts geared towards foreign policy, defense, energy, and terrorism policy. He is an authoritative source on U.S. policy in the Middle East and retains expertise in economic warfare and defense strategy.

Mr. Stapleton received his Professional Military Degree from the U.S. Naval War College. He holds a B.A. in political science and public sector analysis from the University of Rochester.

Congress Moves to Reassert Itself in Iran Policy Oversight

27th July 2017 – FDD Policy Brief

Congress Moves to Reassert Itself in Iran Policy Oversight

Tyler Stapleton

This week, Congress moved to sanction Iran, North Korea, and Russia in an attempt to reestablish the utility of financial restraints as a means of challenging the malign behavior of hostile regimes. more...

Analysis & Commentary

27th July 2017 – FDD Policy Brief

Congress Moves to Reassert Itself in Iran Policy Oversight

Tyler Stapleton

This week, Congress moved to sanction Iran, North Korea, and Russia in an attempt to reestablish the utility of financial restraints as a means of challenging the malign behavior of hostile regimes. more...

27th July 2017 – FDD Policy Brief

How the Use of Human Shields Violates International Law

Tyler Stapleton

Hamas, Hezbollah, the Islamic State, and other terrorist groups have a demonstrated propensity to use human shields to protect the infrastructure they use to stage attacks. They direct men, women, and children to place themselves on roofs and next to rocket launch sites to deter retaliatory measures. The use of civilians to protect military targets is a flagrant violation of international law and a war crime. more...

20th July 2017 – FDD Policy Brief

New Sanctions Highlight the Need to Counter Iran’s Non-Nuclear Threats

Tyler Stapleton, Behnam Ben Taleblu

In a joint effort on Tuesday, the Departments of State, Treasury, and Justice released new designations of Iranian, Chinese, and Turkish procurement networks that have facilitated material support for Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and the country’s ballistic missile program. more...

19th July 2017 – FDD Policy Brief

Congress and the Administration Need to Reinvigorate HIFPA

Tyler Stapleton

Although it signed HIFPA into law, the Obama administration did not fully leverage its provisions. But now Congress and the executive branch have the opportunity to implement the legislation fully and use both HIFPA and all other tools at the disposal of the U.S. government to pursue Hezbollah operatives and financiers around the globe, including in the Western Hemisphere. more...