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Obama’s Equilibrium Fantasy

28th July 2015 – NOW Lebanon

Obama’s Equilibrium Fantasy

Tony Badran

With the nuclear deal finally out of the way, President Obama can now get down to what, for him, has always been the real business—engaging Iran on regional issues. As one administration official has acknowledged, the US president sees Iran as “the key to peace” in the Middle East. But first, as Obama told Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei in one of his letters, the formality of the nuclear deal had to be concluded. more...

Analysis & Commentary

27th August 2015 – Quoted by Jeff Seldin - Voice of America

Al-Qaida’s Syria Affiliate Reemerges

Thomas Joscelyn

The almost singular focus by the United States and some of its coalition partners on defeating the group known as the Islamic State appears to be giving new life to the group's chief rival. more...

26th August 2015 – Quoted by Alessandria Masi - International Business Times

NATO Ally Turkey Finds A New Friend In Syria

Thomas Joscelyn

Omar Khatib began his conversation with International Business Times last April with this disclaimer: “I am not a terrorist. I just wanted to tell you that.” Khatib, who preferred not to disclose his real name for security reasons, had reason to be cautious -- the Syrian rebel had just returned from battle in the northwestern province of Idlib. more...

24th August 2015 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD Senior Fellows Tom Joscelyn and Bill Roggio discuss Syria, Iraq, and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan. more...

24th August 2015 – CNN

New Day

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses the foiled terror attack in France. more...

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