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October 2016

The Iran Wars: Spy Games, Bank Battles, and the Secret Deals That Reshaped the Middle East

6th October 2016 - 2:30 PM

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) and its Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance (CSIF) hosted a reception and discussion Thursday, October 6 from 2:30pm to 4:00pm to mark the release of The Iran Wars: Spy Games, Bank Battles, and the Secret Deals That Reshaped the Middle East by Jay Solomon, chief foreign affairs correspondent for The Wall Street Journal.

September 2016

Covering the Bases: Reassessing U.S. Military Deployments in Turkey After the Attempted Coup d’Etat

12th September 2016 - 12:00 PM

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies hosted a discussion on the U.S.-Turkish security relationship. In the wake of the recent coup attempt and growing fractures between the two allies, the expert discussion took a close look at our current military-to-military ties. The event took place on Capitol Hill on Monday, September 12.

August 2016

From Truman to Obama:  The Past, Present, and Future of U.S.-Israel Relations

15th August 2016 - 12:30 PM

The Foundation for Defense of Democracieshosted a by-invitation-only lunch conversation on Monday, August 15 at 12:30pm featuring Ambassador Dennis Ross and Professor Kenneth Stein to discuss the past, present, and future of U.S.-Israel relations. The discussion was moderated by FDD Senior Counselor John Hannah. The event was open to government officials, Hill staff, foreign policy professionals, members of the diplomatic corps, the think tank and foreign policy communities, and press.

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, FDD hosted a timely lunch conversation on 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 was moderated by John Hannah.

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