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16th July 2018 – Fox Business

Countdown to the Closing Bell

Clifford D. May

FDD President Clifford D. May joined Countdown to the Closing Bell with Liz Claman on Fox Business today to discuss this morning's Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki. more...

11th July 2018 – The Washington Times

The Islamic Republic’s demands

Clifford D. May

Britain, France and Germany are three of America’s closest allies but they don’t always act like it. Last week in Vienna, their foreign ministers met with the foreign ministers of China and Russia, strategic adversaries of the U.S., as well as the foreign minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran, a regime whose rallying cry for almost 40 years has been “Death to America!” more...

4th July 2018 – The Washington Times

Palestinians have mail

Clifford D. May

For years, smart and well-meaning “peace processors” have worked hard to find a solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. They’ve never come close. more...

3rd July 2018 – Foreign Podicy

Podcast: Syria’s World War

Clifford D. May, John Hannah, David Adesnik

Syria has been at war for seven long years. More than a half million people have been killed. More than 11 million – close to half Syria’s pre-war population – have been displaced either internally or as refugees in other countries. more...

1st July 2018 – Foreign Podicy

Podcast: Turkey’s Election, Erdogan’s Counterrevolution

Clifford D. May, Eric S. Edelman, Aykan Erdemir, Merve Tahiroglu

Not so long ago, Turkey appeared to be the model: a Muslim-majority nation that was becoming free, democratic and prosperous; a NATO ally; a friend of America and Europe. more...

27th June 2018 – The Washington Times

Woman of the world

Clifford D. May

President Ronald Reagan’s 1981 appointment of Jeane Kirkpatrick as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations did not meet with universal approval. Never before had a woman held that position. And this woman happened to be a member of the opposition party. Nevertheless, Mr. Reagan chose her as his envoy to the global institution and included her in his cabinet. more...

19th June 2018 – The Washington Times

Trump’s bunker buster video blockbuster

Clifford D. May

Decade after decade, one U.S. president after another, Democrat and Republican alike, knew that the tyrants who rule North Korea were slowly but surely developing the means to incinerate American cities. Those presidents did nothing, or at least nothing effective. more...

13th June 2018 – The Washington Times

Ronald Reagan’s freedom agenda

Clifford D. May

Ronald Reagan was tough on totalitarians. On March 8, 1983 -- and to the chagrin of many of his advisors – he disparaged the Soviet Union as an “evil empire.” On June 12, 1987, standing by the barrier designed to prevent East Germans from escaping into West Berlin -- and again ignoring top deputies -- he rebuked Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down this wall!” more...

12th June 2018 – Foreign Podicy

Podcast: Iraq, Lebanon, and Iran’s March Across the Middle East

Clifford D. May, Tony Badran

Lebanon and Iraq both recently held elections, which is good news – or is it? Hezbollah, Iran's terrorist foreign legion, is now more firmly in control of Lebanon than ever before. Meanwhile, Iraq still faces many perils, not least from the Islamic Republic of Iran as it pursues its imperialist ambitions in the region. more...

12th June 2018 – WIND Chicago

Chicago’s Morning Answer

Clifford D. May

FDD's Clifford May joins Chicago's Morning Answer to discuss the results of the summit held between Kim Jong Un and President Trump. more...

12th June 2018 – WAVA

The Don Kroah Show

Clifford D. May

FDD's Clifford May joins the Don Kroah show to discuss the outcomes of the summit between Kim Jong Un and President Trump. more...

11th June 2018 – WAVA

The Don Kroah Show

Clifford D. May

FDD's Clifford May joins the Don Kroah show to discuss North Korea's rise as a nuclear power and the upcoming summit between Kim Jong Un and President Trump. more...

11th June 2018 – Fox Business

Lou Dobbs Tonight

Clifford D. May

FDD's Clifford May joins Lou Dobbs to discuss how he expects President Trump to negotiate with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un, during their meeting in Singapore more...

6th June 2018 – The Washington Times

Pushing North Korea and Iran to the brink

Clifford D. May

It’s a simple question to ask: Do we have a vital national interest in preventing our self-declared enemies from acquiring deliverable nuclear weapons? more...

30th May 2018 – The Washington Times

Beyond Orientalism

Clifford D. May

Bernard Lewis, the incomparable scholar of the Middle East and Islam, died last week. I cannot claim to have known Professor Lewis well, but one didn’t need to spend much time in his presence to recognize how extraordinary he was. So rather than mourn, I intend to continue learning from him – from his life, literature and legacy. I also plan to raise a glass to him on May 31st: his 102nd birthday. more...

28th May 2018 – Fox News

Fox News at Night with Shannon Bream

Clifford D. May

FDD President Clifford D. May joins Fox News at Night with Shannon Bream to discuss the latest on the U.S.-North Korea summit planned for June 12 in Singapore. more...

25th May 2018 – WAVA

The Don Kroah Show

Clifford D. May

FDD's Clifford May joins the Don Kroah show to discuss President Trump's announcement of the cancellation of the summit between North Korea and the US. more...

23rd May 2018 – The Washington Times

For Hamas and its allies, the worse the better

Clifford D. May

There was a time when even inveterate haters of Israel refrained from making common cause with terrorists, jihadists and exterminationists. That time has passed. more...

22nd May 2018 – USA Today

Mike Pompeo’s Iran speech reveals detailed plan that will require resolve to implement

Clifford D. May

Two weeks ago, President Trump terminated America’s participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the deal his predecessor cut with Iran’s rulers. Since then the administration’s critics — and more than a few of its friends — have been asking: What will replace the JCPOA? What’s the plan, man? more...

21st May 2018 – Foreign Podicy

Podcast: Nothing but Net: Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare

Clifford D. May

Foreign Podicy host Clifford D. May is joined by Dr. Samantha Ravich, a senior advisor at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies as well as a principal investigator for FDD’s Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare project, to discuss CEEW, and what must be done to combat it. more...