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18th April 2018 – The Washington Times

Middle East missions to accomplish

Clifford D. May

Can we at least agree that President Trump’s decision to strike three chemical weapons facilities owned and operated by Bashar al-Assad – vassal of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Russia – was consistent with American values? more...

17th April 2018 – Foreign Podicy

Podcast: In the Shadow of the Pyramids: Egypt’s Past Glories and Future Perils

Clifford D. May

Foreign Podicy host Cliff May discusses these and other issues with Hudson Institute Senior Fellow Samuel Tadros, an expert on Egypt’s history, politics and religions. more...

13th April 2018 – KOA NewsRadio

The Mandy Connell Show

Clifford D. May

FDD's Clifford D. May joins the Mandy Connell show to discuss the chemical attacks in Syria. more...

11th April 2018 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Clifford D. May

FDD's Clifford May joins the John Batchelor show to discuss his recent op-ed on anti-globalism in The Washington Times. more...

11th April 2018 – VOA Persian

VOA Persia

Behnam Ben Taleblu, Clifford D. May, Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Clifford D. May, Jonathan Schanzer, and Behnam Ben Taleblu join VOA Persia to discuss the recent chemical attacks in Syria at FDD's event on Iran's ballistic missile capabilities. more...

11th April 2018 – The Washington Times

What’s at stake in Syria

Clifford D. May

Syria is a far-away land about which we know little. But we do know this: Over the past seven years, more than a half million people have been slaughtered there, with an estimated 150 murdered by chemical weapons just last weekend in a town outside Damascus. more...

10th April 2018 – WAVA

The Don Kroah Show

Clifford D. May

FDD's Clifford D. May joins the Don Kroah show to discuss the recent chemical attacks in Syria. more...

5th April 2018 – NewsRadio WINA

The Schilling Show

Clifford D. May

FDD's Clifford D. May joins The Schilling Show to discuss his recent op-ed from The Washington Times on globalism v. anti-globalism. more...

4th April 2018 – The Washington Times

Give anti-globalism a chance

Clifford D. May

“Globalism” is one of those Humpty Dumpty words that seems to mean whatever those using it “choose it to mean – neither more nor less.” more...

1st April 2018 – Quoted by Mark Habeeb - The Arab Weekly

Will Trump’s new foreign policy team mean the end of the nuclear agreement with Tehran?

Mark Dubowitz, Clifford D. May

Speculation is rife in Washington that the nuclear agreement between the P5+1 powers and Iran will collapse after May 12, the date US President Donald Trump must either extend the waiver on US sanctions against the Tehran regime or allow them to go back into effect. The latter option almost certainly would mean the end of the agreement. more...

29th March 2018 – 660 AM The Answer

The Mark Davis Show

Clifford D. May

FDD's Clifford D. May joins the Mark Davis show to discuss his most recent piece in The Washington Times on democracy worldwide. more...

28th March 2018 – The Washington Times

The problem with promoting democracy

Clifford D. May

In a better world, I’d be enthusiastically in favor of democracy promotion and even nation-building – more correctly called state-building. But we don’t live in a better world. The world in which we do live is increasingly dominated by authoritarians. Xi Jinping in China, Vladimir Putin in Russia, and Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey – all have become, effectively, presidents for life. more...

28th March 2018 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Clifford D. May

FDD's Clifford D. May joins the John Batchelor show to discuss the recession of democracy worldwide and what can be done. more...

27th March 2018 – Foreign Podicy

Podcast: The Future of the Iran Deal

Mark Dubowitz, Clifford D. May

Host Cliff May is joined by FDD Chief Executive Mark Dubowitz, an expert on Iran, sanctions, and the exact details of the 159-page JCPOA, to unravel what the future and fate of the Iran nuclear deal could be. more...

22nd March 2018 – Quoted by Fox Business

Trump appears closer to terminating Iran deal: ex-Saudi envoy

Clifford D. May

A former U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia said Tuesday that President Donald Trump appears to be moving closer to terminating the Iran nuclear deal, which comes up for renewal next month. more...

20th March 2018 – Fox Business

Countdown to the Closing Bell

Clifford D. May

FDD's Clifford D. May joins Countdown to the Closing Bell on Fox Business to discuss Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's meeting with President Trump and the future of the Iran deal. more...

20th March 2018 – The Washington Times

The Egyptian riddle

Clifford D. May

With presidential elections coming up on March 26, Egypt’s capital is festooned with campaign billboards and posters. That’s an encouraging sight in the Middle East, and yet I sense that something is amiss. It takes me a while to realize what: The posters and billboards all feature one candidate, incumbent President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. Other contenders are nowhere to be seen. more...

13th March 2018 – The Washington Times

A pope and a grand imam

Clifford D. May

Pope Tawadros II had planned to spend last week on retreat in a monastery near Alexandria. But then Mohammed bin Salman, on a three-day visit to Egypt, asked to see him. more...

6th March 2018 – Foreign Podicy

Podcast: Africa’s Jihadist Frontiers

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Clifford D. May

Foreign Podicy host, Cliff May, is joined by FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross to discuss the evolving threats from jihadists in Africa and what can be done now to stop – or at least slow – them. more...

28th February 2018 – The Washington Times

Black lives in Africa

Clifford D. May

No nation in Africa is receiving more attention right now than Wakanda. And why not since, as Anthony Lane writes in The New Yorker, Wakanda is “a model of serenity,” that also is “wisely ruled,” in addition to being “an unplundered homeland, blooming from liberty rather than from bondage.” more...