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April 2017

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?

February 2017

Securing American Interests: A New Era of Economic Power

6th February 2017 - 9:45 AM

Join the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and its Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance on February 6, 2017. By-invitation-only.

December 2016

Implications of the Fatah Conference

19th December 2016 - 12:00 PM

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies hosted a by-invitation lunch discussion on Monday, December 19, from 12:00pm to 1:00pm on the impact of the recent Fatah Conference where Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas oversaw the party’s first internal elections in seven years. The conversation featured Grant Rumley, research fellow at FDD who recently returned from the Conference; and Sarah Yerkes, visiting fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution. Jonathan Schanzer, Vice President for Research at FDD, moderated the conversation.

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