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May 2017

Qatar and the Muslim Brotherhood’s Global Affiliates: New U.S. Administration Considers New Policies

23rd May 2017 - 8:00 AM

Confirmed speakers include Tom Gjelten, correspondent with NPR News; Amb. Husain Haqqani, Director for South and Central Asia at the Hudson Institute and former Ambassador of Pakistan to the U.S.; Jenna Lee, anchor at Fox News Channel; Mary Beth Long, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs; Jonathan Schanzer, Senior Vice President at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies; Sam Tadros, Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute's Center for Religious Freedom; and Eric Trager, the Esther K. Wagner Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Additional speakers and the conference agenda will be announced soon.

April 2017

North Korea’s Imminent and Long-term Threats: Good, Bad, and Worse Options

27th April 2017 - 9:00 AM

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies and its Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance hosted a by-invitation-only conference on North Korea on Thursday, April 27 from 9:30am to 12:00pm.

The ‘New Turkey’ and its Discontents

7th April 2017 - 12:00 PM

On April 16, Turkey will hold a historic referendum to determine the future of its democracy. After 14 years in power, Turkey’s Islamist President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hopes to cement his one-man rule and shield himself from political and legal challenges. But Erdogan’s hold on power is not a certainty. Following widespread domestic protests, embarrassing graft probes, and last summer’s failed coup attempt, Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP)-led government is now perceived by many to be increasingly corrupt and authoritarian.

March 2017

Keeping Iran in Check: How to Combat Iran’s Illicit Activities

24th March 2017 - 10:00 AM

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies hosted a breakfast conversation on Friday, March 24 from 10:00am to 11:00am, titled Keeping Iran in Check: How to Combat Iran’s Illicit Activities. The conversation featured the Founder and President of the Institute for Science and International Security David Albright; FDD’s CEO Mark Dubowitz; and Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress Brian Katulis.

After the Islamic State: Consequences and Beneficiaries

7th March 2017 - 11:59 AM

On the heels of the Pentagon delivering its draft plan to destroy the Islamic State to the White House, an important question remains on who would benefit from such a defeat. How can the White House and Pentagon craft such a strategy without emboldening al-Qaeda? How will Iran and Syria be impacted by any denigration of IS control? Who fills the vacuum? How should the administration and others assess the situation?

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