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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.

Iran hires financial arsonist to fight its financial fires

18th September 2018 – The Hill

Iran hires financial arsonist to fight its financial fires

Saeed Ghasseminejad, Tyler Stapleton

With its economy reeling and its currency in free fall, Iran hired a new central banker in August to restore public confidence. President Hasan Rouhani appointed Abdolnaser Hemmati to replace Valiollah Seif as the governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI). Hemmati has a long history of laundering money and violating U.S. sanctions, just as Seif did. Neither the United States nor European governments should be fooled into believing that Hemmati is any sort of reformer. more...

Analysis & Commentary

18th September 2018 – The Hill

Iran hires financial arsonist to fight its financial fires

Saeed Ghasseminejad, Tyler Stapleton

With its economy reeling and its currency in free fall, Iran hired a new central banker in August to restore public confidence. President Hasan Rouhani appointed Abdolnaser Hemmati to replace Valiollah Seif as the governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI). Hemmati has a long history of laundering money and violating U.S. sanctions, just as Seif did. Neither the United States nor European governments should be fooled into believing that Hemmati is any sort of reformer. more...

2nd September 2018 – The National Interest

Prevailing in Today’s Cyber Battlefield Requires Strategic Consensus

Annie Fixler , Tyler Stapleton

In 1953, the United States stood at a precipice. After the death that year of Soviet strongman Joseph Stalin, senior U.S. cabinet officials could not agree on how to contain and confront Soviet expansion and aggression. So President Eisenhower devised an exercise to “ analyze competing national strategies ” to check the Soviets where possible and roll back their advances where feasible. more...

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...