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18th May 2012 – House Committee on Homeland Security

Terrorist Financing Since 9/11: Assessing an Evolving al Qaeda and State Sponsors of Terrorism

Jonathan Schanzer

Chairman Meehan, Ranking Member Higgins, and members of the subcommittee, on behalf of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, thank you for the opportunity to testify. more...

4th May 2012 – Briefing for the Joint Chiefs of Staff - Pakistan-Afghanistan FED Forum

The Grand Strategy of Al Qaeda: How the Enemy Learns

Eleven years into this war, we still do not adequately understand the Enemy. AQAM is moving from a kinetic strategy of Guevarist insurgency to a Maoist strategy that incorporates an indirect and non-kinetic approach. more...

26th October 2011 – Joint Subcommittee

Iranian Terror Operations on American Soil

Reuel Marc Gerecht

FDD Senior Fellow Reuel Marc Gerecht testified before a joint Homeland Security Counterterrorism & Intelligence and Oversight, Investigations & Management Subcommittee hearing on "Iranian Terror Operations on American Soil." more...

21st October 2011 – National Security Strategy Congressional Lecture Series

Strategy and Current Wars – Who is the Enemy?


11th November 2008 – Palgrave Macmillan

Hamas vs. Fatah: The Struggle For Palestine

Hamas vs. Fatah: The Struggle For Palestine

Jonathan Schanzer

In June 2007 civil war broke out in the Gaza Strip between two rival Palestinian factions, Hamas and Fatah. Western peace efforts in the region always focused on reconciling two opposing fronts: Israel and Palestine. Now, this careful exploration of Middle East history over the last two decades reveals that the Palestinians have long been a house divided. more...


Jonathan Schanzer

Senior Vice President

Clifford D. May

Founder and President

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Senior Fellow

cia, iran, iraq


12th February 2014 - 5:45 PM

Jim Woolsey Debates Granting Clemency to Edward Snowden

Has Edward Snowden done the U.S. a great service? There is no doubt that his release of highly classified stolen documents has sparked an important public debate, even forcing what could be a major presidential overhaul of the NSA’s surveillance programs. But have his actions—which include the downloading of an estimated 1.7 million files—tipped off our enemies and endangered national security? Is Snowden a whistleblower, or is he a criminal?

15th October 2012 - 10:15 PM

Is Al-Qaeda Dead? An Experts Debate

In Collaboration with the New America Foundation

While some counterterrorism analysts and officials say that U.S. military efforts over the past 11 years have resulted in the defeat of al-Qaeda, others argue that the terrorist organization is more durable than that. The successes won by the CIA drone program in Pakistan’s tribal regions and the symbolic killing of Osama bin Laden might be tempered by the growing strength of al-Qaeda's affiliates in countries such as Yemen, Somalia, and Libya. On the other hand, many point out that al-Qaeda has failed to carry out a large-scale terrorist attack in the United States since 9/11.