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Events and Appearances - Reuel Marc Gerecht

December 2016

Obama’s Gamble vs. Ike’s Gamble: American Influence in the Middle East

14th December 2016 - 9:15 AM

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) hosted a breakfast conversation on Wednesday, December 14, from 9:00am to 10:30am to discuss President Obama's Iran policy with the background of Michael Doran’s new book, Ike’s Gamble: America’s Rise to Dominance in the Middle East.

June 2016

The Future of Political Islam

15th June 2016 - 12:00 PM

More than five years ago, popular uprisings across the Middle East rocked the region’s authoritarian order to its core. Groups espousing some version of political Islam, not Western-style democracy, appeared to be among the biggest beneficiaries of the resulting turmoil. 


July 2014

High Standards and High Stakes: Defining Terms of an Acceptable Iran Nuclear Deal

17th July 2014 - 11:45 AM

As the P5+1 approaches the July 20th deadline for a final Iran nuclear deal, what standards should Congress seek in an acceptable agreement? And what are the stakes for the United States and its allies? Join BPC, FPI, and FDD for a public forum on these and other questions featuring Members of Congress and experts.

May 2014

FDD’s Washington Forum 2014

1st May 2014 - 8:00 AM

The theme for this year's Washington Forum was "The Middle East in Transition: Allies, Adversaries and Enemies." With Washington attempting to minimize its exposure to conflict, America's foreign policy in the Middle East is in flux. Our ties with longstanding allies, including Israel and the Gulf States, are strained. Our ties with self-declared enemies, Iran in particular, are in transition. Is a new approach evolving? If so, is the region becoming more stable or volatile? More broadly, do the old distinctions between allies, adversaries and enemies still hold?


October 2013

Rouhani vs the Guards

24th October 2013 - 9:30 AM

A Conversation with Dexter Filkins, Mark Dubowitz, Ali Alfoneh, and Reuel Marc Gerecht

As Rouhani rages a full-scale charm offensive, how long before he and Suleimani face-off over the question of the direction and tone of Iran’s foreign policy? How much flexibility will Rouhani have on the nuclear question when the IRGC controls the program? The ultimate question is, at the end of the day, “Who rules Iran?”

Hezbollah’s Reach Around the World

17th October 2013 - 6:30 PM

A conversation with Matthew Levitt and Reuel Marc Gerecht

Hezbollah—Lebanon's "Party of God"—is much more than a political party. It’s an Islamic Shia religious and social movement, Lebanon's largest militia, a close ally of Iran, and a terrorist organization. But Hezbollah’s reach is not limited to Lebanon; it extends far beyond that country’s borders with worldwide financial and logistical networks supporting its covert criminal and terrorist operations worldwide from the Middle East to Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. And what is the extent of Hezbollah's role in Iran's shadow war with Israel and the West, including plots targeting civilians around the world?

July 2013

Egyptian Revolution 2.0

29th July 2013 - 12:00 PM

A Conversation with Bahaa El-Taweal, Khairi Abaza, Reuel Marc Gerecht, Samuel Tadros, and Jonathan Schanzer

In light of the rapidly changing situation on the ground in Egypt, the U.S. must now determine how best to support Egypt's transition, protect U.S. interests, and advance democracy in the region. Are we supporting a military dictatorship over a popularly elected Islamist government? What does the future hold for the non-Islamist Tamarod movement? Will the Muslim Brotherhood rebound from this defeat? What does this crisis portend for the Muslim Brotherhood bloc, including Qatar and Turkey?

January 2013

Iran and the International Community: Policy Considerations for 2013

30th January 2013 - 9:01 AM

The Henry Jackson Society and Foundation for Defense of Democracies present

On Wednesday, 30th January, HJS and FDD co-hosted the highest-level conference that has been held in Britain on the topic of Iran, its nuclear programme, record of human rights abuses and what can practically be done about the pressing matters facing the West and its allies. The event was attended by over 200 people including top-level policymakers, legislators, journalists and experts.

October 2012

Is Al-Qaeda Dead? An Experts Debate

15th October 2012 - 10:15 PM

In Collaboration with the New America Foundation

While some counterterrorism analysts and officials say that U.S. military efforts over the past 11 years have resulted in the defeat of al-Qaeda, others argue that the terrorist organization is more durable than that. The successes won by the CIA drone program in Pakistan’s tribal regions and the symbolic killing of Osama bin Laden might be tempered by the growing strength of al-Qaeda's affiliates in countries such as Yemen, Somalia, and Libya. On the other hand, many point out that al-Qaeda has failed to carry out a large-scale terrorist attack in the United States since 9/11.

Reuel Marc Gerecht Debates Islamist Leaders Versus Dictators

4th October 2012 - 4:00 AM

Better Elected Islamist Than Dictators

Intelligence Squared Debate

New York, New York

July 2012

Assad’s Coming Downfall?

20th July 2012 - 9:30 AM

A Conversation with David Enders, Ammar Abdulhamid, John Hannah, and Reuel Marc Gerecht

Unbeknownst to most Americans, reports suggest that the rebels fighting Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad may have taken control of a growing portion of the country, and may now be closer to wresting it away from him altogether. While some Syrian soldiers have defected to Turkey, many more are deserting, or simply refusing to fight. Is Assad's central authority breaking down?

May 2012

Is al-Qaeda Dead?

29th May 2012 - 1:00 AM

A Conversation with Ambassador Husain Haqqani

Pakistan’s former ambassador to the United States

And featuring FDD experts Reuel Marc Gerecht and Bill Roggio

March 2012

Reuel Marc Gerecht Participates in Intel and Arab Spring Panel

7th March 2012 - 4:29 AM

Intel and the Arab Spring: What Does the Future Hold?

The Spy Museum, Washington, DC

Iran and Syria Today

6th March 2012 - 4:30 AM

A conversation with Irwin Cotler, Reuel Marc Gerecht, and John Hannah
Hosted by Canadian Senator Linda Frum and FDD

February 2012

Reuel Marc Gerecht Addresses The Twelfth Annual Herzliya Conference

1st February 2012 - 2:00 AM

The 12th Annual Herzliya Conference

January 30-February 2 2012,

Campus of the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, in Israel.

January 2012

The Arab Revolts: Can Liberals Compete?

25th January 2012 - 7:30 PM

A Conversation with Khairi Abaza, Dan Arbell, Michele Dunne, and Reuel Marc Gerecht

As the struggles of the Arab Revolt move from the streets to the ballot box, Islamists are gaining an upper hand in newly formed governments. The secular youth that led the street protests have been unable to translate their revolutionary passion to a political following.

Breakfast Briefing on Central Bank of Iran Sanctions

24th January 2012 - 7:30 PM

A Conversation with Mark Dubowitz and Reuel Marc Gerecht

To assess the impact of CBI sanctions on global oil prices and Iranian government revenue, FDD worked closely with an energy firm with specific expertise in oil markets and the modeling of complex energy scenarios. Please join us for a discussion with Mark Dubowitz and Reuel Marc Gerecht to assess the results of this report and policy options for addressing the Iranian threat.

December 2011

Washington Forum 2011

6th December 2011 - 7:00 PM

Ideology, Power, and Alliances in a Changing Middle East
FDD's Annual Policy Summit

December 7-9, 2011
555 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Washington, DC