Analysis & Commentary


12th September 2018 - Don Kroah Show

Don Kroah Show

Clifford D. May

FDD's President Clifford D. May join the Don Kroah Show to discuss national security 17 years after 9/11.

11th September 2018 - BBC

Justice & Drew

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD's Daveed Gartenstein-Ross joins Justice & Drew to discuss terrorism and the role of jihadism in the landscape of today's global conflicts.

11th September 2018 - Sky News Arabia

Sky News Arabia

Alexandra N. Gutowski

FDD's research analyst Alexandra Gutowski joins Sky News Arabia to discuss the continuing growth of terrorist organizations and their threat to global security.

11th September 2018 - VOA Persia

VOA Persia

Aykan Erdemir

FDD's Senior Fellow Aykan Erdemir speaks with VOA Persia about the disparity in Turkey's goal with Iran and Russia

11th September 2018 - CBN News

CBN News

Clifford D. May

On the 17th anniversary of 9/11, FDD's President Clifford D. May joins CBS to discuss how the current threat from radical Islamic terrorists is greater than ever.

11th September 2018 - Foreign Podicy — Featuring Stephen Hadley and Nancy Lindborg

Podcast: Extremism and Fragile States

Clifford D. May, Reuel Marc Gerecht

If the attacks of September 11, 2001 were a second Pearl Harbor, where are we in the war that began on that day? Are we winning, losing or stalemated? Last year there were more than 10,000 terrorist attacks worldwide—about five times the number in 2001. So what have we learned—or, more...

10th September 2018 - CGTN

CGTN’s The Link

Aykan Erdemir

FDD's Senior Fellow, Aykan Erdemir sits in with CTGN to discuss the Assad regime's offensive in Idlib and the potential ramifications.

10th September 2018 - VOA Persia

VOA Persia

Behnam Ben Taleblu

FDD's Behnam Ben Taleblu joins VOA Persia to discuss the recent string of arrests and imprisonments by Iran's Revolutionary Guard of dual-nationalities.

10th September 2018 - The John Batchelor Show

The John Batchelor Show

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD's senior fellow and editor of the Long War Journal discusses with The John Batchelor Show to discuss the current state of Al Qaeda under the Trump administration.

7th September 2018 - VOA Korea

VOA Korea

David Maxwell

FDD's Senior Fellow David Maxwell joins VOA Korea to discuss North Korea's promises of decnuclearization and 'steps' they have taken towards achieving this.

6th September 2018 - Sky News Arabia

Sky News Arabia

Tzvi Kahn

FDD's Iran Analyst Tzvi Kahn discusses trade relations with Iran and the strategy with the US and Europe on Sky News Arabia.

4th September 2018 - Foreign Podicy

Podcast: The Wars of the Jews

Clifford D. May

Israel is a tiny country: its land area about a fourth the size of the United Arab Emirates, its population less than that of Tehran—capital of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Yet Israel is the subject of constant comment and controversy, and is frequently attacked—both kinetically and...

31st August 2018 - Foreign Podicy

Podcast: A Conversation with Ambassador Nikki Haley

Clifford D. May

Jeane J. Kirkpatrick was one of the visionaries who helped create the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies soon after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Six years ago, FDD inaugurated an award in honor of the first woman to serve as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations — a statesman who...

30th August 2018 - BBC

BBC World Service Radio

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Senior Vice President Jonathan Schanzer joins BBC World Service to discuss a recent statement from a UN agency calling President Donald Trump's questioning of Palestinian's wrong.

28th August 2018 - Fox Business

Fox Business

John Hannah

FDD's Senior Fellow John Hannah joins Fox Business to discuss the reasons behind President Trump calling off Secretary of State Pompeo's trip to North Korea.

28th August 2018 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Radio Show

Aykan Erdemir

FDD's Dr. Aykan Erdemir joins The John Batchelor Show to discuss Turkey's President Erdogan's resolve to defy US sanctions on Iran and the upcoming meeting between Putin, Erdogan, and Rouhani.

27th August 2018 - Arirang TV

The Point: World Affairs

Aykan Erdemir

FDD's Senior Fellow Dr. Aykan Erdemir joins The Point: World Affairs to discuss Turkey's financial crisis and the potential impact on the global economy.

24th August 2018 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Tony Badran

FDD's Tony Badran sits in with The John Batchelor Show to comment on the US position on the Assad regime both diplomatically and economically.

23rd August 2018 - VOA Persia

VOA Persia

Richard Goldberg

FDD's Senior Advisor Richard Goldberg joins VOA Persia to discuss potential European assistance to Iran via the SWIFT banking system.

23rd August 2018 - ARTI TV


Aykan Erdemir

FDD's Senior Fellow, Dr. Aykan Erdemir, joins ARTI TV to comment on the potential impact of developments in U.S. domestic politics on relations with Turkey.


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