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5th December 2017 – FDD's Long War Journal

Analysis: Reported link between Houthi and Iranian ballistic missiles

Behnam Ben Taleblu

At the strategic level, if Iran’s provision of ballistic missiles to the Houthi rebels is confirmed, it could be seen as an indicator Tehran’s increased tolerance for risk in a distant conflict theater, one which has sought to weaken Saudi Arabia by any means possible. more...

21st April 2017 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Anthony Ruggiero

FDD Senior Fellow Anthony Ruggiero the current situation in North Asia and the threats of North Korea. more...

12th February 2017 – FDD Policy Brief

Will North Korea’s Missile Launch a New U.S. Policy?

Anthony Ruggiero

North Korea launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM), probably the Musudan (Hwasong-10), from western North Korea on Sunday morning (North Korea time). It is no coincidence that the provocation came during a working dinner in Florida between President Trump and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. more...

15th September 2016 – The Huffington Post

Cash Rich, Aggressive

Mark Dubowitz, Behnam Ben Taleblu

Two American reconnaissance planes flew one mile wide of Iran’s airspace over the weekend, and according to a U.S. Navy official, kept a safe distance from known surface-to-air missile (SAM) sites. Iran warned the planes if they remained on course, they would be shot down, according to U.S. defense officials who called the threat “unprofessional.” more...

23rd April 2014 – CNN International

News Update

FDD's Claudia Rosett on North Korea's increased nuclear activity and efforts by the international community to counter it. more...

8th April 2014 – Quoted by Eli Lake, The Daily Beast

Russia’s Ace in the Hole: a Super-Missile It Can Sell to Iran

Mark Dubowitz

Tensions between Russia and the West are hitting a new peak. And in this face-off, Moscow has an extraordinary piece of leverage: a... more...

8th April 2014 – The Wall Street Journal

The Outlaw Vladimir Putin

David B. Rivkin

President Obama has repeatedly described Russia's annexation of Crimea as illegal and illegitimate, but he also has sought to minimize the strategic significance of... more...

4th April 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

Qatar’s Arms Bonanza

With political instability roiling the Middle East, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute has assessed that the Middle East was the second largest market... more...

28th March 2014 – Fox News

Surrendering America

Clifford D. May

FDD's Clifford D. May discusses how President Obama's foreign policy is weakening America's hand abroad and invites aggression by adversaries. more...

11th March 2014 – The Washington Times

Punish Putin?

Clifford D. May

Sending armed troops into a foreign country for the purpose of seizing territory is an act of war, and a line not often crossed in recent decades. But it’s what President... more...

3rd February 2014 – Foreign Policy

An Edge in the Desert

Jonathan Schanzer

Weapons are pouring into the Middle East at an unprecedented rate. The Pentagon recently announced that it would sell six tilt-rotor Osprey aircraft to Israel for $1.3 billion... more...

22nd January 2014 – Fox News

Special Report

An electro-magnetic pulse attack could cripple everything from stoplights to computers to the defense grid. Could US survive an EMP attack? FDD's Jim Woolsey provides insight. more...

4th September 2013 – New York Daily News

Israel’s Pre-Attack Anxiety

Benjamin Weinthal

There is "some tension" here, said Valentin, an employee at a hotel on the bustling tourist beach strip in central Tel Aviv, Israel. In a classic understated... more...

21st May 2013 – Testimony before House Committee on Energy and Commerce

Cyber Threats and Security Solutions

This hearing is about cyber threats and solutions. But I am going to talk about a dimension of the cyber threat that is not usually considered a cyber threat in Western doctrine... more...

20th May 2013 – The Wall Street Journal

How North Korea Could Cripple the U.S.

Over the past three days, North Korea has launched six short-range guided missiles or projectiles in tests that landed in the Sea of Japan. The launches were of a piece with Pyongyang's... more...

22nd April 2013 – The Huffington Post

HuffPost Live

President Reagan's "Star Wars" speech promised the U.S. would make nuclear weapons "impotent and obsolete." Decades later many declare missile defense a success, while others argue it's still unproven... more...

18th April 2013 – Scripps Howard News Service

The Problem with the Pivot

Clifford D. May

Last year, the White House announced a “pivot” toward Asia, a “rebalancing” of what National Security adviser Tom Donilon called “all elements of U.S. power.” There was to be less emphasis... more...

11th April 2013 – Joint Hearing before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs

Breaking the Iran, North Korea and Syria Nexus

The purpose of my testimony is to analyze the relationship between Iran, Syria, and North Korea, with a particular emphasis on the Iran-Syria relationship and steps that the United States should take to support our national security. more...

11th April 2013 – Bloomberg

Bottom Line

Clifford D. May

FDD's Clifford D. May comments on breaking news that North Korea may have nuclear armed missiles and that country's latest round of threats. more...

10th April 2013 – Forbes

The Pyongyang-Tehran Proliferation Playbook

Clearly the dangers posed by North Korea reside not only in its arsenal, but in the precedents Pyongyang keeps setting for just how much a rogue regime can get away with in this era of receding American power. more...


25th October 2011 - 12:30 AM

Clifford May to Speak at US-Russian Relations Conference

The Risks of the Reset: Why Washington Must Watch Its Step with Moscow

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2011
Allison Auditorium