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February 6th, 2017
New FDD Study: Securing American Interests: A New Era of Economic Power

North Korea’s growing use of offensive cyber capabilities to target the international financial system, China’s assertive efforts to undercut U.S. interests in East Asia using its economic clout, and Iran’s continued attempts to undermine Middle East stability and corrupt the international financial system are just a few of the challenges the Trump administration and Congress must address to protect America’s economic national security. Read here

February 6th 2017
U.S. Treasury Department Veteran Daniel Glaser Joins FDD's Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance

Daniel L. Glaser, a 20-year U.S. Treasury Department veteran who most recently served as Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing in the Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, has been named to the board of advisors of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies’ (FDD) Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance (CSIF). Read here

December 16, 2016
FDD's CSIF Initiates New Project to Study Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies’ Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance (CSIF) is launching a new project to study how America can protect itself from cyber-enabled economic warfare. Read here

February 3rd, 2016
Anti-Money Laundering and Terror Finance Expert Joins FDD’s Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance

John Cassara, a 26-year federal intelligence and law enforcement veteran and expert on anti-money laundering policy and terror finance issues, has been named to the board of advisors of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies’ Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance (CSIF)Read here

January 6th, 2016
Economic Sanctions and Terror Finance Expert Joins FDD’s Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance

Eric B. Lorber, an expert on anti-money laundering policy and terror finance issues, has been named senior advisor at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies’ Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance. Read here

December 23, 2015
New Report Outlines Ways to Combat Islamic State’s Antiquities Trafficking

As the nation’s largest professional organization of archaeologists on the Middle East holds its annual meeting this week in Atlanta, the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) has released a new report analyzing the strategic role of antiquities trafficking in funding the terrorist group known as Islamic State (IS). Read here

April 22nd, 2015
FDD’s Schanzer and Zarate Testify about Terror Finance Threats

As Congress and the administration explore ways to stem the threat of terrorists destabilizing important regions and attacking U.S. interests and those of its allies, Dr. Jonathan Schanzer, Vice President for Research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), and Juan Zarate, chairman and senior counselor of FDD’s Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance (CSIF), testified today before the House Committee on Financial Services’ Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing, focusing on developments in the Middle East and Africa. Read here

February 4th, 2015
Iranian Economy Will Continue To Grow Despite Cheaper Oil Prices and Current Sanctions, Report Finds

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) and Roubini Global Economics (RGE) released their ninth joint report today that found that the Joint Plan of Action (JPOA) will continue to allow Iran’s economy to grow, despite the recent steep decline in the price of oil and current sanctions. Read here

January 27th, 2015
New FDD Report Lays Out The ‘Case for Deadline-Triggered Sanctions’ Against Iran

A new report from the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and its Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance lays out the arguments for new sanctions against Iran, stressing the value of deadline-triggered sanctions as part of a strategy to reverse the troubling dynamic of decreasing U.S. leverage and continuing Iranian intransigence. Read here

January 23rd, 2015
FDD Names Board of Advisors to Help Guide Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies today announced 18 experts who will serve as members of the Board of Advisors for its Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance (CSIF). Read here

December 10th, 2014
New FDD Report Reveals Depth of Qatar’s Terror Financing

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies and its Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance today released Part One of a three-part series revealing Qatar’s shocking record of negligence in the illicit financing of terrorism going on within its country. Read here

November 19th, 2014
New Report Chronicles Flow of Jihadists, Money to the Islamic State from Turkey

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies today released a new report chronicling the terrorism financing, weapons smuggling, illegal oil sales, and fighters streaming from southeastern Turkey into Syria... Read here

November 19th, 2014
FDD Launches New Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies today unveiled a new project focused on the use of financial and economic tools to combat terrorism and protect and promote national and global security... Read here