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18th July 2018 – Quoted by Ismaeel Naar - Al Arabiya

Why is the US now taking a serious look at Muslim Brotherhood threat

Jonathan Schanzer

Experts who recently testified at a US Congressional hearing looking into the Muslim Brotherhood have lauded Republican efforts into reviving a bill designating the group as a terrorist organization but said that much more needs to be done. more...

16th July 2018 – CBS News

CBS News

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD Senior Vice President Jonathan Schanzer joined CBS News to offer analysis on today's Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki. more...

16th July 2018 – Fox Business

Making Money

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Jonathan Schanzer joins Fox Business to discuss the summit between President Trump and President Putin of Russia. more...

13th July 2018 – Quoted by Patrick Goodenough - CNS News

Muslim Reformer Urges Terror Designation for Muslim Brotherhood

Jonathan Schanzer

The U.S. should designate the Muslim Brotherhood – or at least some of its factions – for terrorism, experts told a congressional panel on Wednesday, weighing in on a long running debate about the threats posed by the Islamist movement. more...

11th July 2018 – Co-authored by Matthew RJ Brodsky — FDD Press

FDD study: US Should Develop Syria Policy that Includes Syrian End State Devoid of Iran’s Influence

Jonathan Schanzer, Tony Badran

The Trump Administration should make it established U.S. policy to achieve an end state in Syria that is free of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) forces and officially support Israel’s campaign against Iran in Syria, according to a report issued today by the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD). more...

11th July 2018 – FDD Research

Controlled Chaos: The Escalation of Conflict between Israel and Iran in War-Torn Syria

Tony Badran, Jonathan Schanzer

On the night of February 9, Iran dispatched an armed drone from Syria that penetrated Israeli airspace just south of the Golan Heights. Israel destroyed it with an Apache helicopter. more...

9th July 2018 – Quoted by The Tower

Experts: Declassifying Report on Palestinian Refugees is Necessary for Peace

Jonathan Schanzer, Richard Goldberg

If declassified, a 2012 report on Palestinian refugees could force the Palestinian government to “govern, not merely stir up antagonism with Israel,” making peace in the Middle East more likely, two experts with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies wrote in an op-ed published Friday in The Wall Street Journal. more...

8th July 2018 – Fox News

US negotiators with North Korea must heed the lessons of Obama’s failed deal with Iran

Jonathan Schanzer

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo concluded two days of denuclearization talks in North Korea Saturday with Vice Chairman Kim Yong Chol amid questions about whether the North is serious about abandoning its nuclear weapons or is simply seeking relief from crippling international economic sanctions and other concessions from the U.S. more...

7th July 2018 – Quoted by Iran Focus

Iran’s Harassment of US Navy Halted Under Existing Administration

Jonathan Schanzer

U.S. Navy vessels in the Persian Gulf were consistently harassed until the Trump administration took over, a Navy spokesman said. more...

6th July 2018 – Quoted by Jared Keller - Task & Purpose

Iran Constantly Harassed The US Navy Under Obama. That Stopped Under Trump

Jonathan Schanzer

The Iranian military went from harassing the bejesus out of U.S. Navy vessels in the Persian Gulf during the Obama administration to effectively keeping its distance since the early months of the Trump administration, a Navy spokesman told Task & Purpose. more...

5th July 2018 – The Wall Street Journal

Expose the Palestinian ‘Refugee’ Scam

Jonathan Schanzer, Richard Goldberg

If President Trump wants to promote peace in the Middle East, his first step should be to declassify a key State Department report that would end the myth of Palestinian “refugees.” more...

2nd July 2018 – Quoted by Charles Dunst - Times of Israel

Does Netanyahu make Israel safer by welcoming authoritarians?

Jonathan Schanzer

“Israel often has no choice but to maintain ties with unsavory or authoritarian regimes,” Jonathan Schanzer, senior vice president at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, told JTA. more...

1st July 2018 – The Washington Times

Trump’s ‘down the road’ deadline to lift North Korea sanctions frustrates nations eager for trade

Jonathan Schanzer

Jonathan Schanzer, vice president of research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, said that if North Korea fails to denuclearize, the U.S. could again rally an international coalition to apply more pressure on the regime. more...

1st July 2018 – Quoted by Amir Tibon - Haaretz

The Tiny Gulf State Beating Its Neighbors in Race for Warmer Ties With Israel

Jonathan Schanzer

“It makes a lot of sense for Bahrain and Israel to increase their cooperation,” says Jonathan Schanzer, from Washington-based think tank the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. more...

30th June 2018 – Quoted by Ellen Mitchell - The Hill

Satellite images raise alarms about North Korean nukes

Jonathan Schanzer

Satellite images showing North Korea making substantial improvements to one of its nuclear research facilities are raising alarms that the government has little interest in actually giving up its nuclear arsenal. more...

29th June 2018 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's senior VP Jonathan Schanzer joins The John Batchelor Show to discuss the Palestinian Authority's reaction to recent protests in Iran. more...

29th June 2018 – The New York Post

Kuwait best get with the program – or be prepared to face Trump’s wrath

Jonathan Schanzer, Varsha Koduvayur

There’s a new hitch in President Trump’s plan to form a united front among Gulf states and Israel against Iran. more...

28th June 2018 – Quoted by Arab News

Qatar terror links exposed at world court

Jonathan Schanzer

Qatar supports terrorism, spreads hate speech and interferes in the affairs of its neighbors, judges at the International Court of Justice in The Hague heard on Thursday. more...

28th June 2018 – Quoted by Elias Groll - Foreign Policy

How North Korea Could Go From Hermit Kingdom to Factory Hub

Jonathan Schanzer

This month’s summit in Singapore between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sparked hopes that the two men can solve a decades-old impasse and open up one of the world’s most closed economies. more...

27th June 2018 – Quoted by Joeun Lee - Voice of America

US Lawmaker: Global Pressure Needed on N. Korea

Jonathan Schanzer

As Washington pauses its "maximum pressure" campaign while negotiating for the denuclearization of North Korea, it is essential to push the international community to continue pre-summit sanctions on Pyongyang, said a U.S. congressman. more...