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27th March 2014 – Quoted by Lauren Markoe, Religion News Service

Obama Asked to Pressure Saudis to Revise Offending Textbooks

David Andrew Weinberg

Citing paragraphs that disparage Christians, label Jews “pigs,” and teach that execution is an Islamic response to gay sex, some Americans are asking President Obama... more...

27th March 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

Highlighting Hatred in Saudi Textbooks

President Obama is set to visit Saudi Arabia this Friday for discussions with Saudi officials focusing on regional developments and repairing the strained relations between... more...

26th March 2014 – Cited by Elise Labott, CNN

Controversy Stirs Anew Over Saudi Textbooks with Obama Set to Visit

David Andrew Weinberg

President Barack Obama's trip to Saudi Arabia this week comes amid accusations the State Department has hidden the results of a study that concludes textbooks... more...

25th March 2014 – Cited by Eli Lake, The Daily Beast

U.S. Keeps Saudi Arabia’s Worst Secret

David Andrew Weinberg

As President Obama prepares for his first visit of his second term to Saudi Arabia, pressure is mounting on the State Department to publish the most comprehensive U.S... more...

24th March 2014 – FDD Press

Textbook Diplomacy

David Andrew Weinberg

With President Obama poised to visit Saudi Arabia at the end of this month, America’s relations are strained with the Kingdom. The Saudis do not trust America’s nuclear deal... more...

7th March 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

Saudi Arabia Moves Against the Muslim Brotherhood

David Andrew Weinberg

Saudi Arabia escalated its campaign against the Muslim Brotherhood today by including the organization on a controversial new list of terrorist movements. more...

27th February 2014 – Podcast

The Loopcast

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Ansar al-Sharia in Tunisia. more...

24th February 2014 – Foreign Policy

These Aren’t the Terrorists You’re Looking For

On Feb. 16, a bus full of South Korean tourists was idling near the Taba border crossing in South Sinai, waiting to cross from Egypt into Israel. As some passengers... more...

2nd February 2014 – Quoted by Jay Deshmukh, AFP

Shadowy Jihadist Group Poses Grave Threat to Egypt

A jihadist group behind a wave of spectacular attacks poses a serious threat to Egypt's stability as political turmoil triggered by the Islamist president's ouster rocks... more...

24th January 2014 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

The situation in Egypt and the rise of militant groups in the Sinai. more...

16th January 2014 – Fox News

Defcon 3

FDD's Sebastian Gorka explains why Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi's removal was not a coup and what we can expect from the constitutional referendum. more...

15th January 2014 – Quoted by Ariel Ben Solomon, The Jerusalem Post

Egypt’s Sisi is Set to Take Crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood to Hamas in Gaza

Jonathan Schanzer

Egyptian Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is set to take the ruthless crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood to Hamas, its branch next door in the Gaza Strip. more...

26th December 2013 – Quoted by Tamer El Ghobashy, Leila Elmergawi, and Matt Bradley, The Wall Street Journal

Bomb Near Cairo Bus Raises Fear of Growing Militancy

A small bomb exploded near a municipal bus here on Thursday, raising fears that deepening political polarization of the country is fueling a violent insurgency. more...

26th December 2013 – The Jerusalem Post

Analysis: Despite Plight of Mideast Christians, Some Leaders Still Single Out Israel

Benjamin Weinthal

The deadly bomb attacks in Christian districts of Iraq’s capital Baghdad on Christmas Day caused the deaths of 37 people. One bomb appeared to target congregants... more...

24th December 2013 – Quoted by Louisa Loveluck, Christian Science Monitor

Egypt’s Brotherhood Gets the Blame for Police Compound Bombing

Egypt’s prime minister declared the Muslim Brotherhood a "terrorist" organization after multiple explosions at the security headquarters in the Nile Delta city... more...

24th December 2013 – Quoted by Matt Bradley and Leila Elmergawi, The Wall Street Journal

Egypt Blames Muslim Brotherhood for Apparent Suicide Bomb, 14 Dead

Egypt's government blamed the Muslim Brotherhood for an apparent suicide bombing of a police headquarters in the Nile Delta region, calling it a terrorist... more...

23rd December 2013 – Quoted by Patrick Kingsley, The Guardian

Egypt Police HQ Explosion: Spokesman Blames Muslim Brotherhood

Mohamed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood has been called a terrorist group by a spokesman for Egypt's cabinet, according to a state-run news agency, after the... more...

20th December 2013 – Foreign Policy

The End of Erdogan?

John Hannah

There's a very big story developing in Turkey that all foreign policy mavens should be watching closely. Exactly how big remains to be seen, but the stakes are huge. more...

19th December 2013 – National Review Online


Clifford D. May

Less than a generation after World War II, in the midst of a cold war whose outcome was far from certain, John F. Kennedy famously proclaimed that Americans... more...

13th December 2013 – The Blaze

Real News

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Jonathan Schanzer comments on reports that moderate Syrian rebels are losing ground and that extremist groups with ties to al Qaeda are taking... more...


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29th July 2013 - 12:00 PM

Egyptian Revolution 2.0

A Conversation with Bahaa El-Taweal, Khairi Abaza, Reuel Marc Gerecht, Samuel Tadros, and Jonathan Schanzer

In light of the rapidly changing situation on the ground in Egypt, the U.S. must now determine how best to support Egypt's transition, protect U.S. interests, and advance democracy in the region. Are we supporting a military dictatorship over a popularly elected Islamist government? What does the future hold for the non-Islamist Tamarod movement? Will the Muslim Brotherhood rebound from this defeat? What does this crisis portend for the Muslim Brotherhood bloc, including Qatar and Turkey?

26th October 2012 - 3:00 AM

Khairi Abaza Speaks on Egypt’s New Government

Where is the Egyptian 'Third Republic' Heading

Al-Hewar Center, Vienna, VA