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3rd January 2018 – Fox Business Network

Countdown to the Closing Bell

John Hannah

FDD's John Hannah talks about the Iran protests on Countdown to the Closing Bell. more...

26th December 2017 – Fox News

Fox News

John Hannah

FDD's John Hannah discusses the US sanctioning two North Korean officials on Fox News. more...

22nd December 2017 – Daily Sabah

Former US intelligence agents teach Emiratis how to spy, report says

John Hannah

Former U.S. agents are teaching their trade to intelligence officers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to an official course schedule reviewed by the global affairs magazine, Foreign Policy. more...

22nd December 2017 – Foreign Policy

Iran’s North Korean Playbook to Protect Its Nuclear Program

John Hannah

Anyone watching the systematic consolidation of North Korea’s nuclear weapons capability over the past decade can’t help but worry about the parallels with Iran. more...

18th December 2017 – Fox Business

Cavuto: Coast to Coast

John Hannah

FDD's John Hannah discusses President Trump's National Security Strategy on Fox Business' Cavuto: Coast to Coast. more...

14th December 2017 – Quoted by Howard LaFranchi - The Christian Science Monitor

Jerusalem, etc.: How US global leadership has changed under Trump

John Hannah

The scene at the United Nations Security Council last week was reminiscent of the run-up to the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, when the international community balked at President George W. Bush’s “with us or against us” message to the world body concerning the coming war. more...

8th December 2017 – Fox News

Happening Now

John Hannah

FDD's John Hannah discusses President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Fox News' Happening Now. more...

29th November 2017 – Foreign Policy

Two Cheers for Rex

John Hannah

The secretary of state has been going through a rough patch, but not all of his endeavors deserve to be pilloried. more...

22nd November 2017 – Quoted by Agence France Presse

US military opens new, but risky front in Afghan air war

John Hannah

Washington: As the US military opens a new front in its air war in Afghanistan, targeting the Taliban’s poppy-processing factories and dropping thousands more bombs, experts are warning of the risk of alienating the local population. more...

20th November 2017 – Fox News

Lou Dobbs Tonight

John Hannah

FDD's John Hannah discusses President Trump's designating North Korea as a state sponsor of terror on Fox Business. more...

13th November 2017 – Quoted by Mosaic Magazine

Has Donald Trump Lost Syria to Iran?

John Hannah

Three weeks ago, the White House released an official strategy for checking the Islamic Republic’s growing influence in the Middle East. more...

10th November 2017 – Quoted by David Gerstman - The Tower

The Nuclear Deal has Spurred Iranian Aggression, but It’s Not Too Late to Roll It Back. Yet.

John Hannah

Defenders of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as the Iran nuclear deal is known, have argued that Iran’s aggression was intentionally not addressed by the deal. more...

9th November 2017 – Quoted by Ziva Dahl - The Washington Times

Smashing a critical American ally

John Hannah

On Oct. 16, Iranian-backed Shia militias, together with 9,000 Iraqi government forces, armed and trained by the U.S., invaded and took Kirkuk from the Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters. more...

8th November 2017 – Foreign Policy

Does Trump Realize That His New Iran Strategy Could Suffer a Fatal Blow in Syria?

John Hannah

Note to President Trump: The new Iran strategy that you announced just three weeks ago is hanging by a thread. Its fate will likely be decided in the next few months on the Syria-Iraq border. more...

7th November 2017 – The Hill

Saudi Arabia’s ‘Saturday Night Massacre’ might play right into US interests

John Hannah

Most of us have told our kids that the ends don’t justify the means. But what if your objective is something as audacious as rapidly modernizing the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia? What if your aim is to break the kingdom’s support for the extremist form of Islam — known as Wahhabism — that has served as the essential source material for ISIS, Al Qaeda, and the jihadist ideology that American troops have been at war with since 9/11? How much centralization of power, even absolutism, would you put up with to see that revolutionary program succeed? more...

6th November 2017 – Quoted by The Indian Express

Who is Mohammad bin Salman?

John Hannah

At 31, he could become one of the longest ruling monarch in Saudia Arabia history. Here is everything you need to know about Saudi's crowned prince Mohammad Bin Salman. more...

6th November 2017 – Quoted by Abdullah Al-Shihri and Aya Batrawy - The Associated Press

Saudi arrests of princes consolidates another’s power grab

John Hannah

Saudi Arabia’s heir to the throne is overseeing an unprecedented wave of arrests of dozens of the country’s most powerful princes, military officers, influential businessmen and government ministers — some potential rivals or critics of the crown prince now consolidating his power. more...

31st October 2017 – Quoted by Laurie Mylroie - Kurdistan 24

Abadi: We’ll bring Kurds to heel, as US shifts (slowly) in pro-Kurdish direction

John Hannah

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi affirmed his intent to undertake two dramatic measures that would drastically weaken the Kurdistan Region. more...

18th October 2017 – Fox Business Network

Cavuto: Coast to Coast

John Hannah

FDD's John Hannah discusses the latest with ISIS on Fox News' Cavuto: Coast to Coast. more...

18th October 2017 – Quoted by Thomas Watkins - Agence France Presse

After Raqa, what’s next for the US military in Syria

John Hannah

The Islamic State group's defeat in Raqa, their de facto Syrian capital, raises a thorny question for the US forces that have been training and arming the victorious local fighters: What comes next? more...