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2nd July 2010

FDD Applauds President Obama and Congress for Enacting Tough Iran Sanctions

“In signing this bill, President Obama gains more power than any previous president has had to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons, supporting terrorism, and abusing its own people. The Obama administration and Congress deserve credit for establishing this authority,” said Mark...

24th June 2010

Congress Sends Comprehensive Iran Sanctions Bill to President Obama

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies applauds Congress for passing new sanctions legislation today targeting the Iranian regime. This historic bill, passed in the Senate by an overwhelming vote to 99-0, includes stringent measures to pressure Iran to abandon its illegal nuclear weapons...

9th June 2010

Hamas Has Been Dealt Blow to its Terrorist TV Station

9th June 2010

Security Council Approves New Iran Sanctions

Washington, D.C. (June 9, 2010) - The Foundation for Defense of Democracies today applauded the Obama Administration for securing a UN Security Council resolution for a new round of sanctions targeting the Iranian regime’s nuclear program. The measure, which passed by a vote of 12 to 2 with...

8th June 2010

FDD Releases The Afghanistan-Pakistan Theater: Militant Islam, Security and Stability

Washington, D.C. (June 7, 2010) - The Foundation for Defense of Democracies released today The Afghanistan-Pakistan Theater: Militant Islam, Security and Stability, which explores the volatile situation the United States confronts in both Afghanistan and Pakistan.

27th May 2010

FDD Applauds Amendment to National Defense Authorization Act

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies today applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for taking up an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act to prohibit the Department of Defense from awarding contracts to any entity that engages in commercial activity in the Iranian...

28th April 2010

New Study Examining Homegrown Terrorism and Radicalization

Incidents like London’s 7/7 bombings and the recent disappearances of Somali-Americans have raised concerns of homegrown terrorism for law enforcement and practitioners. Homegrown Terrorists in the U.S. and U.K. provides context to these concerns by examining the concrete steps that 117...

27th April 2010

Statement by FDD Executive Director Mark Dubowitz in advance of appearances today by Nobel Peace Pri

Washington, D.C. (April 27, 2010) - Mark Dubowitz, executive director of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, issued the following statement in advance of appearances today by Nobel Peace Prize recipient and Iranian human rights activist Dr. Shirin Ebadi. Mr. Dubowitz will appear with...

21st April 2010

The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies Welcomes Congressman Jim Marshall (D-GA) to Board

The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies Welcomes Congressman Jim Marshall (D-GA) to Board of Advisors

15th April 2010

FDD Welcomes Reports that Malaysia’s Petronas Has Ended Gasoline Shipments to Iran

Washington, D.C. (April 15, 2010) - The Foundation for Defense of Democracies welcomed reports that Petronas, the Malaysian state-owned energy company, has stopped supplying gasoline to Iran. Petronas joins seven other energy traders that have reportedly pulled out of the Iranian market in...

7th April 2010

FDD Welcomes Reports that Russia’s Lukoil to End Gasoline Shipments to Iran

Washington, D.C. (April 7, 2010) - The Foundation for Defense of Democracies welcomed reports that Russia’s Lukoil will join the list of energy companies that have ended gasoline shipments to Iran.

FDD has provided leading research and analysis in support of strong, broad-based energy...

24th March 2010

Russia’s Lukoil Ends Iran Energy Development Project over Concern about Increased U.S. Sanctions

Washington, D.C. (March 24, 2010) - The Foundation for Defense of Democracies today welcomed reports that Russia’s Lukoil has abandoned a significant energy project in Iran after recognizing the growing support for strengthened U.S. energy sanctions against the Iranian regime.

18th March 2010

FDD Applauds Designation of Hamas TV as Terrorist Organization

“The Treasury Department deserves praise for adding Hamas’s al-Aqsa television station to the list of previously designated media, including Hezbollah’s al-Manar and the Iraqi-Syrian al-Zawraa channel,” said FDD Executive Director Mark Dubowitz, who leads the coalition. “Media...

8th March 2010

FDD Welcomes Reports that Two Large Gasoline Suppliers to Iran Bow Out of Market

Washington, D.C. (March 8, 2010) - The Foundation for Defense of Democracies today welcomed reports that two of the largest suppliers of gasoline to Iran, the Swiss-Dutch trading companies Vitol and Trafigura, have bowed out of the market. FDD has provided leading research and analysis in...

28th January 2010

Senate Approves Gasoline Sanctions as Part of Broad Legislation Targeting Iranian Regime

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Washington, D.C. (January 28, 2010) - The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) praised the Senate for approving by unanimous consent the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act (S.2799) and encouraged Congress to...

17th December 2009

Foundation for Defense of Democracies Welcomes French Warning Against Hamas TV

Washington, D.C. (December 17, 2009) - The Coalition Against Terrorist Media, a project of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, praised France’s audiovisual authority for warning the French satellite provider Eutelsat against broadcasting Hamas’s television station, al-Aqsa.

 

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8th December 2009

FDD Praises Legislation Targeting Media that Incites Violence Against Americans

Washington, D.C. (December 8, 2009) -The Coalition Against Terrorist Media (CATM), a project of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, praised the House passage of legislation (H.R. 2278) by a vote of 395 to 3. The legislation targets media outlets in the Middle East that incite violence...

15th October 2009

House Approves Iran Sanctions Enabling Act of 2009

The House voted 414 to 6 to approve the Iran Sanctions Enabling Act of 2009, which was sponsored by House Financial Services Committee Chairman Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) and has 257 bipartisan cosponsors. The legislation authorizes state and local governments to direct divestiture from, and...

13th October 2009

Dr. Walid Phares to Speak at the EPP Conference in Vienna On “Transatlantic Strategies to Counter Te

Dr. Walid Phares, Senior Fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies will speaking at the conference “The World in 2025: The Basis for Social and Economic Recovery” under the auspices of the EPP (Majority Party at the European Parliament) on October 15 through 17 in Vienna....

13th October 2009

Accomplice to Evil: Iran and the War Against the West by FDD Freedom Scholar Michael Ledeen

Washington, D.C. (October 13, 2009) - FDD Freedom Scholar Michael Ledeen’s prescient and challenging new book, Accomplice to Evil; Iran and the War Against the West, offers a raw picture of the Iranian regime, an alternative for the Iranian people, and a clear path for U.S. foreign policy....

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