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Iraq Latest Broadcasts

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...

17th October 2017 – Fox News

Happening Now

Mark Dubowitz

FDD's Mark Dubowitz discusses the Iraq-Kurd conflict on Fox News' Happening Now. more...

30th September 2017 – i24 News

Strictly Security

Aykan Erdemir

FDD seior fellow Aykan Erdemir discuss the Kurdish referendum for independence on Strictly Security on i24 News. more...

29th September 2017 – CGTN

The Heat

Aykan Erdemir

FDD senior fellow Aykan Erdemir joins a discussion on Kurdistan’s independence referendum on CGTN's The Heat. more...

26th September 2017 – i24 News

Special Edition

Aykan Erdemir

FDD senior fellow joins i24 News to discuss the Kurdish referendum. more...

26th September 2017 – SBS Radio Turkish

SBS Radio Turkish

Aykan Erdemir

A former member of the Turkish Parliament Aykan Erdemir is a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies in USA. Mr Erdemir is talking on Iraqi Kurds' independence referendum and Turkeys anxieties. more...

30th August 2017 – C-SPAN

Iran’s Nuclear, Regional and Proxy Challenges (Heritage Center event)

Mark Dubowitz

Since the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran, Tehran has continued its malign policies in the Middle East, particularly in Iraq, Syria and Yemen. more...

24th August 2017 – i24 News

Crossroads

Aykan Erdemir

FDD senior fellow Aykan Erdemir joins Crossroads on i24 News to discuss the Kurdish referendum more...

24th August 2017 – Televisión Pública Noticias

Televisión Pública Argentina

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Experto Emanuele Ottolenghi analiza al Estado Islámico. more...

17th July 2017 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD senior fellows Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn discuss what happens now that Mosul has been reclaimed, and what they next generation of the Islamic State might be. more...

12th July 2017 – WTOP

The National Security Podcast with JJ Green

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Behnam Ben Taleblu, senior Iran analyst at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, joins the program to break down the implications of IS group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadial-Baghdadi's status, his elusiveness and what happens after he and his so-called caliphate pass from the scene. more...

10th July 2017 – Fox News

Countdown to the Closing Bell

John Hannah

Foundation for Defense of Democracies Senior Counselor John Hannah on the fight against ISIS in Iraq and the G-20 Summit. more...

4th June 2017 – Radio Free Europe

Majlis Podcast

Aykan Erdemir, Merve Tahiroglu

FDD senior fellow Aykan Erdemir, and research associate Merve Tahiroglu, discuss the state of Central Asians who join extremist groups in Iraq and Syria. more...

20th March 2017 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD senior fellows Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn provide an update on the Islamic State in Mosul. more...

22nd February 2017 – Fox Business

Countdown to the Closing Bell

John Hannah

FDD senior counselor John Hannah comments on the retaking of western Mosul, US foreign policy towards Russia and possible talks with North Korean officials. more...

6th November 2016 – Defense News

Defense News TV

John Hannah

FDD senior counselor John Hannah discusses Turkey's role in the battle to retake Mosul. more...

2nd November 2016 – Rudaw English

Rudaw TV

Aykan Erdemir

FDD senior fellow Aykan Erdemir discusses Turkey's role in the Mosul offensive. more...

28th October 2016 – WINA 98.9FM

The Schilling Show

Bill Roggio

FDD senior fellow Bill Roggio discusses the battle for Mosul. more...

25th October 2016 – Fox News

Happening Now

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD senior fellow Tom Joscelyn discusses Mosul offensive and Implications for ISIS. more...

Experts

Clifford D. May

Founder and President

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Senior Fellow

cia, iran, iraq

John Hannah

Senior Counselor

Bill Roggio

Senior Fellow and Editor of FDD's Long War Journal

Thomas Joscelyn

Senior Fellow

Michael Ledeen

Freedom Scholar

Events

10th November 2016 - 12:00 PM

The Battle for Mosul

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) hosted a lunch discussion on the battle of Mosul. The timely conversation took place Thursday, November 10, from 12:00pm to 1:30pm, and featured Michael Gordon, Military Correspondent for The New York Times and former Writer-in-Residence at FDD, and Thomas Joscelyn, FDD Senior Fellow and Senior Editor of FDD’s Long War Journal. The conversation was moderated by FDD Senior Counselor John Hannah.

9th June 2016 - 4:00 PM

Genocide by ISIS: The Plight of Yazidis in Iraq & Syria

When ISIS began attacking the Yazidi community in Iraq’s Sinjar Mountains in 2014, Ms. Dakhil brought international attention to the catastrophe through an impassioned parliamentary address, pleading for protection and assistance for a civilian population facing enslavement or execution.