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A message from Clifford D. May,
President of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies:

Dear friends and supporters,

In over ten years, FDD has established itself as a leading national security policy institute. We do serious research on the regimes and movements that most threaten America and other free nations. But we are much more than a think tank.  We are an action tank, whose nonpartisan research and analysis leads to results--becoming the basis for legislation and policy. We run strategic communications programs that educate elite audiences and the general public— combating the continuing flow of lies and distortions produced by our enemies and their many sympathizers, enablers and apologists. We provide professional development and educational opportunities for the next generation of national security leaders. Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal has called FDD “the special forces of the policy community,” which we think best describes our unique model.

We thank each and every one of you who make our work possible.   You are helping to ensure a brighter and safer world for our children and grandchildren. 


Clifford D. May