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Neocons, House GOPers Demand Obama Take Moussavi’s Side

“Why would a statement supporting the freedom of the Iranian people undermine the movement?” asked Michael Ledeen, the freedom scholar at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies whose books about Iran include “The Iranian Time Bomb” and “Accomplice to Evil: Iran and the War Against the...

Saberigate?

Roxana Saberi is an American journalist who was arrested earlier this year in Iran and accused of being an American spy. When she was finally released Michael Ledeen,  Freedom Scholar at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and former consultant to the National Security Council, the...

Iranian Nuclear Threat Targets U.S., Israel

Iran’s hatred of Israel “is rooted in ideology,” said Walid Phares of Foundation for Defense of Democracies. “The Iranian regime is jihadist, and they do not acknowledge nor accept the idea that a non-Islamic, non-jihadist state could exist in the region.”

 

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Report Looks at Terrorism in the West Through 2008

Trends in 2008 showed an increased link between transnational crime and terrorism, as well as increased popularity in terrorism aimed at free speech, according to a new study on recent terrorism activity.

“Terrorism in the West 2008,” authored by Daveed Gartenstein-Ross at the Foundation for...

The Jihadist who Infiltrated the U.S. Army’s Officer Corps

In the wake of last week’s Jihadist terrorist attack against a U.S. Army base in North America -specifically the attack launched by sleeper-terrorist Nidal Malik Hasan, an unfortunately commissioned U.S. Army psychiatrist and devout Muslim who, following his faith’s teaching to the letter,...

France Warns Satellite Provider on Hamas TV

The Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel warned Eutelsat that al-Aksa TV “violates article 15 of the French media law of 30 September 1986 which prohibits all forms of incitement to hatred or violence on the ground of race, religion or nationality,” according to a statement from the...

All Eyes on Yemen, Few on Nigeria

Compounding the chaos, Nigeria’s president isn’t on the job.  In failing health, Umaru Yar’Adua has been in a Saudi hospital for the past six weeks.  One Nigerian civil society group is calling on the legislature to declare the president “missing,” and to send out a “search party.”  In...

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Heavy Meddle in Iran

The way the Obama administration sees things, the pre-June 12 mullahgarchy was fine and dandy. Sure, it was “death to America, death to Israel” every day, and there were public child-hangings and other exotic goodies that go with any “great country”; but with a little “mutual respect” and...

Expert Discusses Radicalism, Foreign Policy

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross is a short man with big credentials when it comes to the study of radical Islam, which is why Suffolk GOP and the Foreign Policy Forum partnered to host a roundtable discussion featuring the successful Middle Eastern expert. Gartenstein-Ross is the Foundation for...

Turnstile Terrorism

Although published reports estimate the recidivism rate of that program to be around 20 percent, Stimson said many believe those numbers are on the low side. In regard to tracking those numbers, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, director of the Center for Terrorism Research at the Foundation for...

Commercial Ship Strikes Back in Deadly Shootout With Somali Pirates

“Piracy itself is violent,” says J. Peter Pham, director of the Africa Project at the National Committee on American Foreign Policy in New York City. “They are firing guns, and they are not missing intentionally. They’re just bad shots.”

Unlike pirates in the Strait of Malacca, who often kill...

Hizbullah on The Homefront

Last week Lebanese commentator Tony Badran published an article on the Now Lebanon Web site discussing the Iranian way of war. In “The shape of things to come,” he discussed the significance of the breakup of a Hizbullah cell in Kuwait and the deportation of Hizbullah agents from Bahrain....

A Floating Terror Bank?

Over at The Weekly Standard, Jonathan Schanzer’s reporting on the connection between the Gaza flotilla and international terrorist financing has been getting a lot of buzz. Schanzer says the Turkish nonprofit that sponsored the last “aid” convoy belongs to a Saudi umbrella organization...

Aid Groups Worry US Aid to Gaza Won’t Clear Israeli Blockade

If this is the case, then why bother with the closures at all?  “It’s a conundrum,” says Jonathan Schanzer.  He is Vice President of Research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and author of Hamas vs Fatah: The Struggle for Palestine.  Schanzer says the point of the blockade is...

An Expert Panel Needs to First Investigate Effectiveness of UN

So we’ve had oil scandals, sex, fraud, money laundering and we can now add to this list of UN helping to advance North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, or how former Secretary General Kofi Annan accepted $500,000 personal prize from the ruler of Dubai (where the jury were UN personnel) this...

EU Sanctions Will Not Change, But Rather Strengthen Iranian Regime’s Position on Nuclear Program

The European Union’s new sanctions against Iran will not affect the country’s behavior, more than - they can strengthen the Iranian regime’s position on its nuclear program, experts say.

“Will EU and American sanctions change the trajectory of the Islamic Republic regime? I think it is...

American Whiners?

However, Michael Ledeen, a scholar at the Foundation for Defending Democracies and author of the book, Tocqueville: On American Character, dismissed talk of a transformation of U.S. national character.

“What we are going through now is simple American fractiousness and going at each other,”...

Bonfire of the Cedars

Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri’s planned trip to Tehran Saturday, November 27, is perhaps best understood as a coda to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s tour of Lebanon two months ago. With that visit, the Islamic Republic of Iran effectively declared that the tiny country of 4.1 million on the...

Saudis Walk Away From Effort to End Lebanon’s Political Crisis

Tony Badran, a Lebanon expert at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, said that though details of the Saudi-Syrian talks remained opaque, he thought Saudi Arabia had “badly misjudged” the situation.

“It’s clear that if the Saudis had thought that the Syrians were going to behave in...

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