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8th August 2018 – Foreign Podicy

Podcast: The Iranian-Israeli Conflict Within the Syrian Civil War

Clifford D. May, Jonathan Schanzer, Tony Badran

For seven long years, Syria has been engulfed in civil war. The death toll now exceeds a half million. More than five million refugees have fled abroad, and millions more are internally displaced. more...

1st August 2018 – Fox News

Special Report with Bret Baier

Behnam Ben Taleblu

FDD's Behnam Ben Taleblu joins Special Report with Bret Baier on Fox News to discuss why economic collapse in Tehran might force it back to the negotiating table. more...

3rd July 2018 – Foreign Podicy

Podcast: Syria’s World War

Clifford D. May, John Hannah, David Adesnik

Syria has been at war for seven long years. More than a half million people have been killed. More than 11 million – close to half Syria’s pre-war population – have been displaced either internally or as refugees in other countries. more...

12th June 2018 – Foreign Podicy

Podcast: Iraq, Lebanon, and Iran’s March Across the Middle East

Clifford D. May, Tony Badran

Lebanon and Iraq both recently held elections, which is good news – or is it? Hezbollah, Iran's terrorist foreign legion, is now more firmly in control of Lebanon than ever before. Meanwhile, Iraq still faces many perils, not least from the Islamic Republic of Iran as it pursues its imperialist ambitions in the region. more...

15th May 2018 – Fox News

Outnumbered

Behnam Ben Taleblu

FDD's Behnam Ben Taleblu discusses the risk of Iran being able to rapidly resume its nuclear program should negotiations fail with Germany, the UK, and France. more...

8th May 2018 – Fox News

Outnumbered

Mark Dubowitz

FDD's Mark Dubowitz joins Outnumbered on Fox News to discuss today's announcement from President Trump on the future of the Iran Deal. more...

6th May 2018 – Fox 5

Fox 5 News on the Hill

Behnam Ben Taleblu

FDD's Behnam Ben Taleblu joins Fox 5 News on the Hill to discuss this week's approaching deadline for President Trump to waive sanctions in the Iran Deal. more...

5th May 2018 – Fox News

America’s News HQ

Behnam Ben Taleblu

FDD's Behnam Ben Taleblu joins America's News HQ on Fox News to discuss the May 12 deadline for President Trump to waive sanctions against Iran in the nuclear deal. more...

5th May 2018 – Fox News

Journal Editorial Report

Clifford D. May

FDD's Clifford D. May joins Journal Editorial Report on Fox News to discuss this week's deadline for President Trump to waive sanctions in the Iran Deal. more...

4th May 2018 – Fox News

Special Report

John Hannah

FDD's John Hannah joins Special Report on Fox News to discuss the imminent deadline for President Trump to waive sanctions for the Iran Deal. more...

25th April 2018 – Fox Business

Fox Business AM

Behnam Ben Taleblu

FDD's Behnam Ben Taleblu joins Fox Business AM to discuss French President Macron's joint press conference with President Trump on the Iran deal. more...

24th April 2018 – Foreign Podicy

Podcast: Of Strikes and Strategy: U.S. Policy in Syria

Clifford D. May, John Hannah

Foreign Podicy host Clifford D. May is joined by John Hannah, senior counselor at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, who has served on the national security teams of both democratic and republican administrations, to discuss the ongoing crises and potential ways forward in Syria and the broader region. more...

11th April 2018 – CBC

Power & Politics

Mark Dubowitz

FDD's Mark Dubowitz joins Power and Politics to discuss the Iran deal and the possibility that the US could walk away from the deal. more...

11th April 2018 – VOA Persian

VOA Persia

Behnam Ben Taleblu, Clifford D. May, Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Clifford D. May, Jonathan Schanzer, and Behnam Ben Taleblu join VOA Persia to discuss the recent chemical attacks in Syria at FDD's event on Iran's ballistic missile capabilities. more...

10th April 2018 – WMAL

Mornings on the Mall

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Jonathan Schanzer joins Mornings on the Mall to discuss the recent chemical attacks in Syria and possible US military action. more...

3rd April 2018 – Fox News

Happening Now

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD Senior VP Jonathan Schanzer joins Fox News' Happening Now to discuss what's next with the Iran deal and Syria. more...

30th March 2018 – BBC Persia

BBC Persia

Behnam Ben Taleblu

FDD's Behnam Ben Taleblu joins BBC Persian to discuss the latest news from Iran. more...

30th March 2018 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Behnam Ben Taleblu

FDD's Behnam Ben Taleblu joins The John Batchelor Show to discuss the future of the Iran deal. more...

27th March 2018 – Foreign Podicy

Podcast: The Future of the Iran Deal

Mark Dubowitz, Clifford D. May

Host Cliff May is joined by FDD Chief Executive Mark Dubowitz, an expert on Iran, sanctions, and the exact details of the 159-page JCPOA, to unravel what the future and fate of the Iran nuclear deal could be. more...

19th February 2018 – ABC Radio Australia

RN Drive

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Jonathan Schanzer joins ABC Australia to discuss the escalation in tensions between Iran and Israel and potentials for direct conflict. more...

Experts

Clifford D. May

Founder and President

Jonathan Schanzer

Senior Vice President

Michael Ledeen

Freedom Scholar

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Senior Fellow

cia, iran, iraq

John Hannah

Senior Counselor

Benjamin Weinthal

Research Fellow

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Senior Fellow

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Research Fellow

Events

24th March 2017 - 10:00 AM

Keeping Iran in Check: How to Combat Iran’s Illicit Activities

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.

12th February 2016 - 6:03 PM

Rising Tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia: Geopolitical and Energy Security Implications

The latest increase in tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia raises questions about the potential for further instability in the region and possible oil supply disruptions. These risks are most apparent in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, home both to more than half of the nation’s oil production and a Shia majority. The panel discussion will focus on how these developments are impacting U.S. national and energy security interests at a time when Iran sanctions are being lifted, allowing Tehran to export its petroleum, further adding to an oversupplied global oil market.