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19th July 2017 – Washington Times

The proliferation problem from hell

Clifford D. May

The proliferation problem from hell

Imagine a world in which both North Korea and Iran can wipe out cities in America or anywhere else. What concessions would be made to prevent such an eventuality? What gestures of appeasement would be offered? What tribute would be paid? more...

19th July 2017 – FDD Policy Brief

Congress and the Administration Need to Reinvigorate HIFPA

Tyler Stapleton

Congress and the Administration Need to Reinvigorate HIFPA

Although it signed HIFPA into law, the Obama administration did not fully leverage its provisions. But now Congress and the executive branch have the opportunity to implement the legislation fully and use both HIFPA and all other tools at the disposal of the U.S. government to pursue Hezbollah operatives and financiers around the globe, including in the Western Hemisphere. more...

18th July 2017 – Foreign Policy

If Trump Is Serious About Curbing Iran, He’ll Kill Boeing’s Plan to Sell It Planes

John Hannah, Saeed Ghasseminejad

If Trump Is Serious About Curbing Iran, He’ll Kill Boeing’s Plan to Sell It Planes

If the president and his administration are as committed to combating terrorism and Iranian aggression as they’ve suggested, blocking the Boeing and Airbus deals really shouldn’t be too hard of a call. more...

18th July 2017 – The Weekly Standard

What Happened in Hamburg

Eric S. Edelman

What Happened in Hamburg

Trump meeting with Putin was not only not a success but was likely a disaster for U.S.-Russia relations and global order. more...

18th July 2017 – Fathom Journal

The Last Palestinian: The Rise and Reign of Mahmoud Abbas - Interview With Grant Rumley & Amir Tibon

Grant Rumley

The Last Palestinian: The Rise and Reign of Mahmoud Abbas - Interview With Grant Rumley & Amir Tibon

Fathom Assistant Editor Samuel Nurding sat down with Grant Rumley and Amir Tibon to discuss their new book The Last Palestinian: The Rise and Reign of Mahmoud Abbas (Prometheus Books, 2017). more...

17th July 2017 – The Wall Street Journal

The EU Needs to Get Tougher on Hezbollah

Benjamin Weinthal, Toby Dershowitz

The EU Needs to Get Tougher on Hezbollah

The fifth anniversary of a terror attack in Bulgaria is a chance for the EU to see the group for what it is. more...

17th July 2017 – FDD Policy Brief

Hezbollah Threat to the U.S. Homeland Resurfaces

Tyler Stapleton

Hezbollah Threat to the U.S. Homeland Resurfaces

In an explosive filing by the Department of Justice, two suspected Hezbollah operatives were arrested and charged with material support for the organization on June 8. Their arrests highlight both the seriousness of the Hezbollah threat here at home as well as the need for more aggressive efforts to disrupt the illicit financial networks that Hezbollah has established throughout the Western Hemisphere. more...

14th July 2017 – FDD Policy Brief

Turkey Defies Coup, But Not One-Man Rule

Aykan Erdemir, Merve Tahiroglu

Turkey Defies Coup, But Not One-Man Rule

Last year, on July 15, the Turkish people defied a group of rogue soldiers who attempted a bloody coup d'état, killing 249 citizens in the process. One year on, Turkey is still in a state of emergency and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is ruling by decree. more...

11th July 2017 – FDD Research Memo

Leveraging Blockchain Technology to Protect the National Security Industrial Base

Samantha F. Ravich

Cyber-enabled economic warfare is not limited to the use of digital networks for surveillance, theft, and sabotage. An emerging national security challenge related to the globalization of manufacturing supply chains is the phenomenon of attacks in which substandard, counterfeit, or maliciously-modified electronic components are introduced into the hardware on which the national security industrial base (the “NSIB”) operates. more...

7th July 2017 – FDD Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet: Boeing’s Iran Deal: Jobs Claim is Murky at Best

Toby Dershowitz, Tyler Stapleton

The Islamic Republic of Iran, designated by the United States government as a state sponsor of terrorism, is complicit in facilitating war crimes perpetrated by the Syrian government. more...