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18th April 2018 – Quoted by AIJAC

After the US-UK-French attack in Syria

Jonathan Schanzer

As reader are undoubtedly aware, on Saturday, 105 missiles were fired by American, British and French military units at Syrian chemical weapons research and storage sites, in punishment for the latest Assad regime chemical weapons attack in Douma on April 7, which killed at least 75 people. more...

18th April 2018 – Quoted by Alex Lockie - Business Insider

Israel sees an Iranian ‘air force’ assembling in Syria — and looks ready to deal it a knockout blow

Tony Badran, Jonathan Schanzer

Israel's military on Tuesday apparently let leak a series of news reports indicating that it sees an Iranian air force forming in Syria and hinting that it may be willing to deal it a knockout blow. more...

17th April 2018 – Quoted by Jeremiah Jacques - The Trumpet

Chinese Banks Are Laundering North Korean Cash

Jonathan Schanzer

Chinese support of the North Korean government remains firmly in place and vital to the regime’s survival. Revelations emerged on April 12 that two major Chinese banks are providing a key financial lifeline to the nuclear-armed rogue regime of tyrant Kim Jong-un. more...

16th April 2018 – Quoted by Gordon Chang - The Daily Beast

Trump’s Letting China’s Big Banks Launder North Korea’s Cash

Jonathan Schanzer

The Trump administration decided earlier this year not to enforce money-laundering laws against two large Chinese banks, Agricultural Bank of China and China Construction Bank, suspected of handling transactions involving North Korea. more...

16th April 2018 – Quoted by Stan Grant - Radio Australia

Iran and Israel on a collision course as Syria burns

Jonathan Schanzer

Syria was not the only target in the US-led military strike; there was a message here for another country: Iran. more...

14th April 2018 – Fox News

Why targeting Syria’s chemical weapons is not enough to stop rising civilian death toll

Jonathan Schanzer

By firing 105 missiles at Syrian chemical weapons targets before dawn Saturday, the U.S., Britain and France sent a clear message to dictator Bashar Assad: they will not tolerate his regime’s use of toxic gas and other weapons of mass destruction against his own citizens. more...

14th April 2018 – Quoted by Matt Kwong - CBC News

‘One-time shot’ or ‘sustained response’? Seeking a Trump Syria strategy post-missile strike

Jonathan Schanzer, Behnam Ben Taleblu

This time, as the pre-dawn skies over Syria streaked with U.S.-launched Tomahawk cruise missiles, it was a multilateral effort. more...

12th April 2018 – 660 AM The Answer

The Mark Davis Show

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Jonathan Schanzer joins the Mark Davis show to discuss the recent developments in Syria and the potential of US troops. more...

12th April 2018 – 660 AM The Answer

The Mark Davis Show

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Jonathan Schanzer joins the Mark Davis show to discuss the recent developments in Syria and potential airstrikes to the region. more...

11th April 2018 – ABC Australia

Matter of Fact

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Jonathan Schanzer joins ABC Australia to discuss the involvement of Russia and Israel in the conflict with Syria. 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 – Quoted by Stan Grant - Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Syria: Donald Trump’s ‘World War III’ attack on Hillary Clinton is coming back to haunt him

Jonathan Schanzer

The Syrian conflict could spark World War III. Who says so? Donald Trump. Yes, in 2016 as he battled Hillary Clinton for the presidency, Mr Trump said the Clinton plan for Syria would "lead to World War III", pitting two nuclear powers — the US and Russia — directly against each other. more...

11th April 2018 – Quoted by Raphael Ahren - The Times of Israel

After airstrike in Syria, an Israeli proxy war with Iran looms

Jonathan Schanzer

Following Israel’s alleged strike on Iranian targets in Syria, a military conflict between the Jewish state and the Islamic Republic appears increasingly likely, several analysts and officials estimated. more...

10th April 2018 – WMAL

Mornings on the Mall

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Jonathan Schanzer joins Mornings on the Mall to discuss the recent chemical attacks in Syria and possible US military action. more...

10th April 2018 – WINA

The Schilling Show

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Jonathan Schanzer joins the Schilling show to discuss Trump’s stated Syria objective, Bolton on Syria, and resolving the problem more...

10th April 2018 – Quoted by Susan Crabtree - The Washington Free Beacon

Bolton’s First Test: Helping Trump Take a Longer View on Syria

Jonathan Schanzer

New National Security Adviser John Bolton will be crucial in guiding President Donald Trump toward a long-term solution in Syria, but it will be a tougher job now that Iranian and Russian forces are entrenched in the conflict, national security experts said Monday. more...

9th April 2018 – Politico

How Putin’s Folly Could Lead to a Middle East War

Jonathan Schanzer

Donald Trump needs to stop prevaricating over Syria and take advantage of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Syria failures. more...

9th April 2018 – Quoted by Christopher Woody - Business Insider

‘All sticks, no carrots’: John Bolton arrives at the White House with a crisis brewing in Syria and

Jonathan Schanzer

John Bolton takes over as White House national security adviser on Monday, hours after chemical-weapons strikes on civilians in Syria again horrified the world. more...

8th April 2018 – Quoted by Dion Nissenbaum and Farnaz Fassihi - The Wall Street Journal

New National Security Adviser John Bolton Faces ‘Baptism by Fire’

Jonathan Schanzer

President Donald Trump’s new national security adviser enters the White House this week facing an immediate test in developing a response to a suspected chemical-weapons attack in Syria that has killed dozens. more...

7th April 2018 – Quoted by Christy Lee - Voice of America

North Korea-China Thaw Could Undermine International Sanctions

Jonathan Schanzer

As relations between Beijing and Pyongyang thaw slightly, the prospect of China relaxing its sanctions imposed on North Korea and thwarting U.S. President Donald Trump's “maximum pressure” campaign makes experts wary. more...