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19th November 2014 - FDD Press

Bordering on Terrorism

Jonathan Schanzer, Merve Tahiroglu

Southeastern Turkey has now become a jurisdiction for terrorism finance, weapons smuggling, illegal oil sales, and the flow of fighters to Syria. This pipeline serves the interest of several terrorist organizations, including Jabhat al-Nusra (JN) and the Islamic State (IS).

22nd October 2014 - FDD Press

China’s Post-2014 Role in Afghanistan

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

As the United States draws down from Afghanistan, regional actors are recalibrating their policies to protect their interests in the country.

19th September 2014 - House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats

Islamist Foreign Fighters Returning Home and the Threat to Europe

Thomas Joscelyn

Chairman Rohrabacher, Ranking Member Keating and members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me here today to discuss the threat posed by Islamist foreign fighters returning home to Europe. We have been asked to answer the question, “How are European countries addressing the threat,...

9th September 2014 - House Committee on Foreign Affairs

Hamas’s Benefactors: A Network of Terror

Jonathan Schanzer

Chairman Ros-Lehtinen, Chairman Poe, Ranking Member Deutch, Ranking Member Sherman, and distinguished members of these subcommittees, on behalf of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, I thank you for the opportunity to discuss with you today the state sponsors of the Palestinian...

23rd July 2014 - House Armed Services Committee - Subcommittee on Strategic Forces

U.S. National Missile Defense and the Growing Threat: Is a “Limited Defense” Enough?

I am honored to be asked to testify before you today on this important subject. I have incorporated in this testimony my answers to the five sets of questions sent to me by the Committee.

22nd July 2014 - FDD Research

The Petropower War On Fracking

David Andrew Weinberg

In London late last month, NATO’s Secretary General revealed what many in the energy industry have long suspected...

18th July 2014 - FDD Translation from The Turkish Daily

A Call to the Chief Rabbi

Merve Tahiroglu

A translation of the open-letter by Turkish journalist Faruk Kose to the chief Rabbi of Turkey: When these Jews, who cause strife and mischief every place they go, were banished from Spain, Ottomans opened their arms to them.

15th July 2014 - FDD Press Release

Iran Got More Than Expected Relief and Negotiating Leverage, Says New Economics Report

Mark Dubowitz

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) and Roubini Global Economics (RGE) released their seventh joint report today on the effects of sanctions relief on the Iranian economy.

26th June 2014 - FDD Press

Congress Can Defend Iran Sanctions Architecture, Provide Smart Relief After Final Deal

Mark Dubowitz

Co-Authored by Richard Goldberg. As the P5+1 negotiates with Iran over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, FDD released a new report outlining how Congress can help build a post-agreement sanctions architecture.

11th June 2014 - Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology

Comments on the Revocation of Citizenship for Treason, Armed Conflict, and Terrorism under Bill C-24

Sheryl Saperia

22nd May 2014 - House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa

The Gulf Cooperation Council

David Andrew Weinberg

The GCC covers a region that is extremely important for American interests. The group is comprised of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Oman.

20th May 2014 - House Committee of Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade

Al Qaeda In Afghanistan And Pakistan: An Enduring Threat

Thomas Joscelyn

Before the subcommittee last July.1, Joscelyn discussed five main points he seeks to emphasize in this testimony.

15th May 2014 - FDD Iran Sanctions Analysis

New Sentiment Indicator Shows Positive Impact of Sanctions Relief on Iran’s Economy

Mark Dubowitz

With P5+1 negotiators back in Vienna trying to hammer out a nuclear deal with Iran, a new quantitative indicator developed by Roubini Global Economics working...

8th May 2014 - House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa

The Palestinian Authority, Israel and the Peace Process: What’s Next?

Jonathan Schanzer

Chairman Ros-Lehtinen, Ranking Member Deutch, and distinguished members of the subcommittee, on behalf of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, I thank you...

1st May 2014 - FDD Press

Allies, Adversaries & Enemies: America’s Increasingly Complex Alliances

Jonathan Schanzer, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Thomas Joscelyn, Reuel Marc Gerecht, David Andrew Weinberg, Tony Badran, Mark Dubowitz, Emanuele Ottolenghi, Clifford D. May

This volume examines the growing problem of American allies that simultaneously act as Washington’s adversaries or even enemies. This phenomenon, which has markedly grown in recent decades, can be discerned in the U.S.'s bilateral relationships with Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and...

1st May 2014 - Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

Successes and Failures of the U.S. and NATO Intervention in Libya

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Chairman Issa, Ranking Member Cummings, and distinguished members of the committee, it is an honor to appear before you to discuss the successes and failures...

10th April 2014 - FDD Policy Brief

Iranian Economy Continues its Modest and Fragile Recovery

Mark Dubowitz

The debate of how much relief Iran received as part of the November 2012 interim nuclear agreement continues. The Obama administration...

3rd April 2014 - House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence

Assessing Terrorism in the Caucasus and the Threat to the Homeland

Bill Roggio

Chairman King, Ranking Member Higgins, members of the committee, thank you for inviting me here to discuss the terrorist threat emanating from the Caucasus.

2nd April 2014 - Quoted by Haitham wl-Tabei, Agence France-Presse

Egypt Police General Killed in Cairo Campus Blasts

Two bombs targeting security posts near Cairo University exploded in quick succession Wednesday killing a police general, followed...

24th March 2014 - FDD Press

Textbook Diplomacy

David Andrew Weinberg

With President Obama poised to visit Saudi Arabia at the end of this month, America’s relations are strained with the Kingdom. The Saudis do not trust America’s nuclear deal...

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