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19th January 2018 – FDD Policy Brief

Tillerson Revises U.S. Policy on Syria

David Adesnik

In a speech Wednesday at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson articulated the most detailed vision so far of the Trump administration’s Syria policy. Building on President Trump’s address last October that described his strategy for confronting Tehran, Tillerson warned that “U.S. disengagement from Syria would provide Iran the opportunity to further strengthen its position in Syria,” and further encourage Bashar al-Assad’s ongoing atrocities. more...

15th January 2018 – Fox News

Syrian opposition leaders in DC aim to get more support from Trump administration

David Adesnik

Leaders of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) are in Washington, D.C. where they will meet with White House officials Tuesday. Their goal is to increase cooperation between FSA and the Trump administration, and at the same time warn of the consequences of ceding control to Russia and Iran. more...

10th January 2018 – FDD Policy Brief

Iran Spends $16 Billion Annually to Support Terrorists and Rogue Regimes

David Adesnik

“Leave Gaza, leave Lebanon, my life for Iran,” chanted a crowd of protesters at Tehran University. “Leave Syria, think of us!” demanded others. more...

3rd January 2018 – Radio America

Behind the Curtain

David Adesnik

FDD's David Adesnik joins Behind the Curtain to discuss North Korea and Iran. more...

19th December 2017 – Quoted by Jeff Seldin - Voice of America

Trump Hails New Era of Global Competition, Says ‘America is Going to Win’

David Adesnik

U.S. President Donald Trump warned Monday the country's greatness is being challenged by rival powers, but promised the country would use "every instrument" at its disposal to ignite what he portrayed as an American awakening. more...

19th December 2017 – The Hill

On North Korea, China is no partner

Mathew Ha, David Adesnik

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19th December 2017 – KHOW

The Ross Kaminsky Show

David Adesnik

FDD's David Adesnik discusses President Trump's national security strategy on The Ross Kaminsky Show. more...

19th December 2017 – WINA

The Schilling Show

David Adesnik

FDD's David Adesnik discusses President Trump's national security strategy on The Schilling Show. more...

19th December 2017 – Quoted by Jeff Seldin - Voice of America

Russia Criticizes Trump’s ‘Imperial’ Security Strategy

David Adesnik

Russia said Tuesday it sees U.S. President Donald Trump's new national security strategy as "imperial" and showing a lack of willingness to accept a multi-polar world. more...

6th December 2017 – Quoted by Eleena Frisco - Tribu Magazine

Damascus accuses Israel of coordinating airstrikes with ‘terrorists’

David Adesnik

Arab media reported that Israeli warplanes struck the Jamarya military installation and research center on the outskirts of Damascus overnight; this, just days after the destruction of an Iranian weapons facility near the Syrian capital was attributed to Israel. more...

3rd December 2017 – Quoted by Ed Blanche - The Arab Weekly

Iran’s growing power could be explosive

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, David Adesnik

Beirut- Iran is poised to consolidate its growing power in the Middle East as it tries to com­plete a strategic land bridge from the Arabian Gulf to the Mediterranean despite advances in Syria by the United States and its allies. more...

29th November 2017 – Hearst TV

Hearst TV

David Adesnik

FDD's David Adesnik joins Hearst TV to discuss the recent missile launch in North Korea. more...

16th November 2017 – i24

Perspectives

David Adesnik

FDD's David Adesnik discusses Israel's willingness to share intelligence with Saudi Arabia on i24 News' Perspective. more...

1st November 2017 – CBN News

CBN News

David Adesnik

FDD's David Adesnik discusses the recent wave of vehicles being used as weapons on CBN News. more...

1st November 2017 – Quoted by Mark Martin - CBN News

Researcher: ‘No Question’ ISIS is Promoting Trucks as Weapons

David Adesnik

Investigators in New York City say the suspect drove a rental truck along a bike path, running down pedestrians and cyclists before crashing into a school bus. more...

31st October 2017 – WINA

The Schilling Show

David Adesnik

FDD's David Adesnik discusses North Korea on The Schilling Show. more...

30th October 2017 – CGTN America

The Heat

David Adesnik

FDD's David Adesnik discusses what the liberation of Raqqa and the fall of Mosul mean for ISIS. more...

24th October 2017 – WINA

The Schilling Show

David Adesnik

FDD's David Adesnik discusses North Korean threats to Japan as well as the recent uptick in US military presence on The Schilling Show. more...

8th October 2017 – Fox News

Trump should refuse to certify the Iran deal as the first step to fixing a deeply flawed agreement

Saeed Ghasseminejad, David Adesnik

The Washington Post and New York Times reported Thursday night that President Trump will soon announce his refusal to certify that the nuclear deal with Iran is in America’s national interest. This is the right call, because decertification is the indispensable first step toward fixing a deeply flawed agreement that puts Iran on the path to becoming another North Korea. more...

27th September 2017 – WLS

Big John and Ramblin’ Ray

David Adesnik

Dr. David Adesnik is the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies's Director of Research and handicaps the likelihood of war between the U.S. and North Korea. more...