Congress

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies provides timely research and analysis on a range of national security issues to Members of Congress and their staff.  Consistent with our organization’s values and commitments, FDD believes these issues transcend partisanship and require those working in and with government to work across the political aisle when crafting meaningful policy and legislation.

FDD Resources for Congress

FDD offers assistance and information to Members of Congress and their staff.

Recent Testimony

Mark Dubowitz - The Implications of Sanctions Relief Under the Iran Agreement - 8/05/2015
Mark DubowitzThe Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action - 7/29/2015
Claudia RosettThe Iran-North Korea Strategic Alliance - 7/28/2015
Mark DubowitzImpact of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement - 7/28/2015
Mark DubowitzImplications of a Nuclear Agreement with Iran Part III - 7/23/2015
Mark DubowitzThe Iran Nuclear Deal and its Impact on Terrorist Financing - 7/22/2015
James WoolseyProtecting the Electric Grid from the Potential Threats of Solar Storms and Electromagnetic Pulse - 7/22/2015
David WeinbergThe Gulf Cooperation Council Camp David Summit: Any Results? - 7/9/2015
Chip PoncyEvaluating the Security of the U.S. Financial Sector - 6/24/2015
Daveed Gartenstein-RossAdmitting Syrian Refugees: The Intelligence Voice and the Emerging Homeland Security Threat - 6/24/2015
Michael Madon - A Global Perspective on Cyber Threats - 6/16/2015
David Asher - A Dangerous Nexus: Terrorism, Crime and Corruption - 5/31/2015
Daveed Gartenstein-RossJihad 2.0: Social Media in the Next Evolution of Terrorist Recruitment - 5/7/2015
Thomas JoscelynTerrorism in Africa: The Immenent Threat to the United States - 4/29/2015
Jonathan SchanzerA Survey of Global Terrorism and Terrorist Financing - 4/22/2015
Tony BadranState Sponsor of Terror: The Global Threat of Iran - 2/11/2015 
Daveed Gartenstein-Ross - Canada's Response to the Violence, Religious Persecution and Dislocation Caused by the Islamic State - 2/5/2015
Jonathan Schanzer - The Palestinian Authority's International Criminal Court Gambit: A True Partner for Peace? - 2/4/2015
Mark Dubowitz - Perspectives on the Strategic Necessity of Iran Sanctions - 1/27/2015
John Hannah - Iran Nuclear Negotiations After The Second Extension - 1/27/2015

View additional congressional testimony here


Canadian Policy

FDD maintains an office in Ottawa, Ontario which focuses singularly on Canadian national security and foreign policy. Click here to view testimony FDD scholars have given before the Canadian Parliament.

 

Critical Issue Series

FDD’s “Critical Issues” series is aimed at providing key background and analysis on policy matters that will be of concern to the 112th Congress and to others in the policy arena.  The series supports more thorough in-person presentations available by FDD scholars. These presentations are available on a range of national security subjects that are listed on the menu below.  Consistent with our organization’s values and commitments, FDD believes these issues transcend partisanship and require those working in and with government to work across the political aisle when crafting meaningful policy and legislation. We hope the material is helpful to you and welcome further exploration of these issues together.


FDD’s Iran Project

The Iran Energy Project provides research in support of energy sanctions against Iran’s gasoline, natural gas, crude oil and oil sectors and analyzes the prominent role of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in Iran’s energy industry, as part of a comprehensive strategy to pressure the Iranian regime to abandon its pursuit of nuclear weapons, support for terrorism, and brutal oppression of its own people. Click here to visit FDD's Iran Project.