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July 2016

The Third Lebanon War

25th July 2016 - 9:15 AM

This summer marks 10 years since the Second Lebanon War—the longest war experienced by Israel since 1948—which left in its wake severe devastation on both sides of the border. The ceasefire under UN Security Resolution 1701 was broken by Hezbollah almost immediately after its implementation in August 2006. Since then, Hezbollah has been gradually but intensively building itself into a more lethal and dangerous force, with new weapons, training and financing from Iran.

After the Failed Coup: Prospects for Turkish Stability and the U.S.-Turkey Alliance

21st July 2016 - 12:00 PM

In light of this weekend's failed coup attempt and the ongoing instability in Turkey, please join FDD for a timely lunch conversation this Thursday, July 21 at 12:00pm with director of the Wilson Center's Middle East Program Henri Barkey; former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey Eric Edelman; former Turkish MP Aykan Erdemir;  and founding director of The Middle East Institute’s Center for Turkish Studies Gönül Tol. The conversation will be moderated by John Hannah. The event will take place at FDD’s new offices (1800 M Street NW, Suite 800, South Tower).

Risky Business in Iran: One Year Since the JCPOA

11th July 2016 - 12:00 AM

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies' Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance (CSIF) invites you to join us on Capitol Hill on Monday, July 11 from 12:00pm to 1:15pm for a lunch conversation featuring Mark Dubowitz, sanctions expert and Executive Director of FDD and CSIF, former Treasury official Eric Lorber, Senior Associate at the Financial Integrity Network and Senior Advisor to CSIF. The conversation will be moderated by Indira Lakshmanan.

June 2016

Region in Conflict: The Military and Security Balance in the Middle East

21st June 2016 - 9:00 AM

For some years now, the broader Middle East has been the bloodiest region of the world. Multiple and ongoing conflicts throughout much of the region present critical security challenges for the United States, its allies and its partners – as does Russia’s intervention in Syria and Iran’s continuing ballistic missile program.

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. 


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