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17th July 2017 - Newsradio WINA

The Schilling Show

Clifford D. May

Founder and President of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies: Preferring the West, Clifford May stops by to speak on Reagan’s praise for the West, Trump’s echo, Trump’s obvious meaning, and the truth about the west.

16th July 2017 - Dry Cleaner Cast

Need to Know

Yaya J. Fanusie

On this episode of "Need to Know" host Chris Carr is joined by former CIA officer and Director of Analysis for FDD's Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance Yaya J. Fanusie. Chris and Yaya discuss the recent terrorist attacks that occurred in Manchester, London and Paris between April - June...

15th July 2017 - i24 - Defense News

Strictly Security

John Cappello

FDD senior fellow John Cappelo discusses Lebanon on i24 News.

15th July 2017 - CGTN

CGTN’s America

Aykan Erdemir

CGTN's Susan Roberts spoke with former Turkish Parliament member and FDD senior fellow Aykan Erdemir, one year after the failed coup in Turkey.

14th July 2017 - Americans for Peace Now


Grant Rumley

FDD's Grant Rumley discusses his new book, The Last Palestinian: The Rise and Reign of Mahmoud Abbas.

14th July 2017 - War on the Rocks


Aykan Erdemir

As a former member of Turkish parliament and a respected academic, Aykan Erdemir has important views on what last year's coup attempt did to Turkey and how President Erdogan used the episode to solidify his authoritarian hold on power. Ryan Evans spoke with him to mark tomorrow's anniversary...

13th July 2017 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Benjamin Weinthal

FDD's Benjamin Weinthal discusses Germany intelligence reports on Iran's nuclear weapons program.

12th July 2017 - WLS Chicago

Big John and Ray

Benjamin Weinthal

Benjamin Weinthal is a research fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies and explains why the nuclear deal agreed on by the U.S. and Iran in 2015 isn't working.

12th July 2017 - Fox News

Special Report

John Hannah

FDD Senior Counselor John Hannah discusses Sec. Tillerson's involvement in the recent Qatar crisis.

12th July 2017 - Fox News

Cavuto Coast to Coast

John Hannah

FDD senior counselor John Hannah was featured on Cavuto Coast to Coast discussing North Korea policy and Chinese bank sanctions.

12th July 2017 - KTLK

Justice & Drew

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD's Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses victory over the Islamic State.

12th July 2017 - WTOP

The National Security Podcast with JJ Green

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Behnam Ben Taleblu, senior Iran analyst at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, joins the program to break down the implications of IS group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadial-Baghdadi's status, his elusiveness and what happens after he and his so-called caliphate pass from the scene....

11th July 2017 - News Radio WINA

The Schilling Show

Aykan Erdemir

Senior Fellow of Foundation for Defense of Democracies Dr. Aykan Erdemir calls in to share points on Historic relationship between US and Turkey, Erdogan, and Possibility of removal from NATO.

11th July 2017 - Sirius XM

The Morning Briefing

Clifford D. May

Foundation for Defense of Democracies founder and president Clifford May speaks with Tim Farley about the probability of a new war between Hezbollah and Israel in the near future.

10th July 2017 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD Senior Fellow Thomas Joscelyn discusses the US's successful push against the Islamic State in Raqqa.

10th July 2017 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio

FDD Senior Fellow and Long War Journal Editor Bill Roggio discusses the Islamic State's fight with the Taliban in the Tora Bora Mountains.

10th July 2017 - Telenoticias


Emanuele Ottolenghi

FDD's Senior Fellow Emanuele Ottolenghi discusses the connection between drug trafficking and terrorism in Latin America. (Spanish language)

10th July 2017 - Fox News

Countdown to the Closing Bell

John Hannah

Foundation for Defense of Democracies Senior Counselor John Hannah on the fight against ISIS in Iraq and the G-20 Summit.

6th July 2017

BBC World Service

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Tourism numbers in Africa are up - fuelled by visitors from within the continent. Zambia's President Lungu gives the police more powers but stops short of declaring a state of emergency. And Biafran War veterans remember the conflict 50 years on.

6th July 2017 - Sirius XM

Canada Talks

Anthony Ruggiero

Ashley Csanady was joined by senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies Anthony Ruggiero to talk about what Trump and the U.S. government need to do to respond to the North Korean threat.


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