Analysis & Commentary

13th May 2013

Statement: FDD Welcomes Newseum’s Decision on Hamas’ Al Aqsa TV Employees

FDD welcomes Newseum’s decision to reconsider its plan to add Mahmoud al-Kumi and Hussam Salama to its memorial wall for journalists. These men were employees of Al-Aqsa Television...

13th May 2013

Roubini-FDD Report Reveals ‘Golden Loophole’ in Iran Sanctions

A significant new report released today by the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and Roubini Global Economics provides an in-depth assessment of the “golden loophole”...

8th May 2013

FDD Welcomes Bipartisan Sanctions Bill Targeting Iran’s Foreign Exchange Reserves

In a strong sign of bipartisan support for intensified pressure on the Iranian regime, United States Senators Mark Kirk (R-IL), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Susan Collins (R-ME), Bill Nelson (D-FL), and John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced the Iran Sanctions Loophole Elimination Act.

12th April 2013

Treasury Action Targets Network of Banks and Iranian Businessman

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) welcomes new sanctions against an Iranian businessman and a network of banks and companies still conducting business with the rogue regime, specifically, the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC).

22nd March 2013

FDD Applauds Bipartisan Syria Legislation

During the week marking the two year anniversary of the crisis in Syria, Congress introduced two bills that could potentially change the situation on the ground: The Syria Democratic Transition Act of 2013 and the Free Syria Act of 2013.

19th March 2013

FDD Praises Senators Casey and Rubio for New Syria Legislation

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies congratulates Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) for sponsoring a bipartisan bill which would authorize the Obama administration to sanction any entity conducting significant transactions through...

27th February 2013

FDD Praises New Bipartisan Iran Sanctions Bill Introduced Today

On the heels of the P5+1 talks with Iran in Kazakhstan, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman, Ed Royce (R-CA), and Ranking Member Eliot Engel (D-NY) introduced a bill aimed at strengthening sanctions against the Iranian regime...

28th January 2013

FDD Mourns the Loss of Ambassador Max Kampelman

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of its friend and mentor, Ambassador Max M. Kampelman, who was a long-time member of FDD’s Leadership Council.

17th January 2013

FDD Welcomes Iran Expert Ali Alfoneh as Senior Fellow

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies proudly welcomes Ali Alfoneh as a senior fellow specializing in the inner workings of the Iranian regime and its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

10th January 2013

FDD Welcomes Former Ethiopian Official as Visiting Fellow

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies proudly welcomes Dawit Giorgis, a former senior official in the Government of Ethiopia, as a visiting fellow. “We are delighted to have Dawit join the FDD team,” said FDD President Clifford D. May. “His work on the implications of the expansion...

3rd January 2013

FDD Praises New Iran Sanctions in Defense Authorization Act

With the United States and its key European allies preparing to enter negotiations over Iran’sunlawful nuclear activities, President Obama has enacted new sanctions that will strengthen Washington’s hand considerably.

21st December 2012

FDD Commends Congress for New Iran Sanctions

With the United States and its key European allies soon to enter negotiations over Iran’s unlawful nuclear activities, Congress has enacted a series of new sanctions that will strengthen Washington’s hand considerably.

20th December 2012

FDD Applauds Canada for Designating Iran’s Quds Force a Terrorist Group

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies congratulates Canada for designating the Iranian regime’s Quds Force as a terrorist organization.

24th September 2012

FDD Applauds Congress and Treasury for New Iran Sanctions

On the eve of Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s appearance at the United Nations General Assembly, the United States Congress and Department of the Treasury have made the timely decision that Iran’s national oil company is an agent of the country’s most ruthless military branch....

7th September 2012

FDD Applauds Canada for Terminating Ties with Iran

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies congratulates the Government of Canada for terminating its ties with Iran. This morning, Ottawa moved to designate Iran as a state sponsor of terrorism, close its embassy in Tehran, and expel all remaining Iranian diplomats.

20th August 2012

FDD Releases Groundbreaking Volume on Terrorist Groups in Canada

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies Press has released a groundbreaking volume on terrorist groups operating in Canada. Canada has seen a full range of terrorist groups operate with its borders, including those that profess nationalist, religious, political, ecological and...

31st July 2012

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies Applauds Progress on Iran Sanctions

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) applauds Congress for reaching bipartisan consensus in support of legislation that significantly increases pressure on Iran over its illicit nuclear activities and targets the Iranian and Syrian regimes for their human rights abuses.

24th July 2012 - FPI/FDD

Policy Experts Urge President Obama to Take Immediate Action to Establish Safe Zones in Syria

A bipartisan group of sixty-two foreign policy experts and former U.S. government officials signed an open letter today urging President Obama to adopt a strategy that will help the Syrian people quickly end the Assad regime.

7th May 2012

مؤسسة الدفاع عن الديمقراطيات  تصدر دراسة متطورة عن وسائل الإعلام الاجتماعية السعودية

واشنطن العاصمة («مؤسسة الدفاع عن الديمقراطيات»، ۱۹ آذار/ مارس ۲۰۱۲) - أصدرت «مؤسسة الدفاع عن الديمقراطيات» دراسة أولى من نوعها عما يعِظ به المتطرفون من...

7th May 2012

FDD Releases Cutting Edge Study of Saudi Social Media

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies has released the first-ever study of what radical Saudi Wahhabists are preaching to their followers about the United States and non-Muslims on social media sites.


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