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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.

House Passes Sanctions Targeting Iran’s Ballistic Missile Program

2nd November 2017 – FDD Policy Brief

House Passes Sanctions Targeting Iran’s Ballistic Missile Program

Behnam Ben Taleblu, Tyler Stapleton

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation targeting the Islamic Republic of Iran’s ballistic missile program and its enablers. The bill – H.R. 1698, or “The Iran Ballistic Missiles and International Sanctions Enforcement Act” – received bipartisan support, passing by a vote of 423-2. While the legislation was met with tirades by Iran’s purportedly “moderate” President Hassan Rouhani, who promised to grow his country’s ballistic missile arsenal, the House measure opens the door to more robust ballistic missile sanctions, which Washington will need to impose if it is going to get tough on Tehran. more...

Analysis & Commentary

19th March 2018 – Quoted by Sean Savage - Jewish News Syndicate

Taylor Force Act hits snag in Senate as pro-Israel groups urge passage

Tyler Stapleton

Amid never-ending speculation over the release of President Donald Trump’s much anticipated Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, a major piece of legislation making its way through Congress may have a profound impact on the already strained ties between the United States and the Palestinians. more...

1st February 2018 – Quoted by Al-Arabiya

Khamenei advisor: We will continue to support Hezbollah and Palestinian factions

Tyler Stapleton

A high-ranking advisor to Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei said that the country’s leaders do not intend on reducing their influence in the Middle East despite US pressure, the Fars News Agency reported. more...

22nd November 2017 – FDD's Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance Policy Brief

Congress Supports Financial Transparency for Iranian Transactions

Annie Fixler , Tyler Stapleton

The House Financial Services Committee approved last week the Strengthening Oversight of Iran’s Access to Finance Act, which codifies in law a set of conditions that the U.S. Treasury must use to evaluate licenses for the sale of commercial aircraft to Iran. more...

2nd November 2017 – FDD Policy Brief

House Passes Sanctions Targeting Iran’s Ballistic Missile Program

Behnam Ben Taleblu, Tyler Stapleton

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation targeting the Islamic Republic of Iran’s ballistic missile program and its enablers. The bill – H.R. 1698, or “The Iran Ballistic Missiles and International Sanctions Enforcement Act” – received bipartisan support, passing by a vote of 423-2. While the legislation was met with tirades by Iran’s purportedly “moderate” President Hassan Rouhani, who promised to grow his country’s ballistic missile arsenal, the House measure opens the door to more robust ballistic missile sanctions, which Washington will need to impose if it is going to get tough on Tehran. more...