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9th February 2015 – Wikistrat

Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdis’s Oath of Allegiance to the Islamic State

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

On November 10, 2014, the Egypt-based jihadist group Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdis (ABM) – already notorious for its attacks on Egyptian security forces and religious minorities, and for utilizing brutal methods such as beheadings – pledged its allegiance (bayat) to the self-proclaimed caliphate known as the Islamic State (IS). more...

11th February 2014 – House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence

Al Qaeda’s Expansion in Egypt

Thomas Joscelyn

Chairman King, Ranking Member Higgins, members of the committee, thank you for inviting me here today to discuss al Qaeda’s presence in Egypt. The uprisings... more...

18th July 2013 – House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade

Global al Qaeda: Affiliates, Objectives, and Future Challenges

Thomas Joscelyn

Chairman Poe, Ranking Member Sherman and members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me here today to discuss the threat posed by al Qaeda. more...

16th July 2013 – FDD Video Analysis

Reuel Marc Gerecht on the Current Crisis in Egypt

Reuel Marc Gerecht

FDD senior fellow Reuel Marc Gerecht analyzes the situation in Egypt following the removal of Mohamed Morsi. more...

16th July 2013 – FDD Video Analysis

John Hannah on the Current Crisis in Egypt

John Hannah

FDD senior fellow John Hannah analyzes the situation in Egypt following the removal of Mohamed Morsi. more...

16th July 2013 – FDD Video Analysis

Jonathan Schanzer on the Current Crisis in Egypt

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's vice-president of research Reuel Marc Gerecht analyzes the situation in Egypt following the removal of Mohamed Morsi. more...

15th March 2012 – Center for Independent Studies - Australia

From Tehran to Tahrir Square: Is Freedom Really Sweeping the Middle East?

Emanuele Ottolenghi

At the start of the Arab Spring in early 2011, Western nations around the world held their breath and hoped that the chaotic uprisings on the streets of Egypt and neighbouring countries would herald democracy in the Middle East. It’s been a year since the movement began and much has changed – or has it? Real and robust democracy has a long way to go before becoming commonplace in the Middle East. What is really happening behind the scenes and away from the news cameras? And how can the West help this transition? more...

14th June 2011 –

The Wave: Man, God, and the Ballot Box in the Middle East

The Wave: Man, God, and the Ballot Box in the Middle East

Reuel Marc Gerecht

The promise of democracy for Muslims offers something historically unparalleled. Where Islamist groups once dreamed of revolution, quietly developed paramilitary cells, and assassinated their secular opponents, mainstream Islamist groups today see elections as a means for society to maintain akhlaq; the mores that define good Muslims. more...

24th January 2009 –

Egyptians’ Nuanced Approach to the Gaza Crisis

Speaking with Egyptians in Cairo and the Nile Delta during my recent visit, it was evident that the war in Gaza elicited passionate expressions of anger against Israel. However, while Israel remained the primary target of Egyptian outcry, as it traditionally is, the general reaction was far more nuanced. more...

18th October 2008 –

Egypt: Evolution Theory

Egyptian politics are in a state of stagnation. Despite numerous promises of reform in recent years, the government of president Hosni Mubarak has failed to embark upon a genuine opening of the political system, and hopes for reforms have faded.

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23rd May 2017 - 8:00 AM

Qatar and the Muslim Brotherhood’s Global Affiliates: New U.S. Administration Considers New Policies

FDD hosted a conference with the Hudson Institute and The George Washington University's Center for Cyber & Homeland Security featuring keynote discussion with Robert Gates, former Secretary of Defense (2006-2011).

14th December 2016 - 9:15 AM

Obama’s Gamble vs. Ike’s Gamble: American Influence in the Middle East

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) hosted a breakfast conversation on Wednesday, December 14, from 9:00am to 10:30am to discuss President Obama's Iran policy with the background of Michael Doran’s new book, Ike’s Gamble: America’s Rise to Dominance in the Middle East.