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29th June 2016 - AM 560

Chicago’s Morning Answer

Bill Roggio

FDD senior fellow and editor of The Long War Journal Bill Roggio discusses the bombing in Istanbul.

29th June 2016 - The Long War Journal

Afghan Ministry of Interior admits 9 districts under Taliban control

Bill Roggio

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Interior reported yesterday nine districts are under Taliban control, including four in the southern province of Helmand, and more than 40 others are heavily contested.

29th June 2016 - Quoted by Charlotte Alfred - The Huffington Post

Turkey Blames ISIS For Istanbul Terror Attack As Details Of Victims Emerge

Aykan Erdemir

After a night of carnage left 41 people dead in Istanbul Ataturk Airport, there was still little information on Wednesday about the identities of the attackers.

29th June 2016 - Quoted by Menekse Tokyay - Al Arabiya

What triggered the deadly Turkish airport attack?

Aykan Erdemir

The international departure terminal of Istanbul’s main and largest airport, Ataturk, was hit on Tuesday by three consecutive suicide bombings, wounding more than 150 people and killing at least 36.

29th June 2016 - Quoted by Adam Kredo - The Washington Free Beacon

White House Emerges as Iran’s Top ‘Lobbying Shop’

Mark Dubowitz

Obama administration officials are orchestrating an international campaign to encourage businesses and governments to reengage in the Iranian marketplace, prompting accusations from leading members of Congress that the White House is behaving as the Islamic Republic’s top global...

29th June 2016 - Fox News

Happening Now

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD VP for Research Jonathan Schanzer discusses the Ataturk Airport attack and whether or not ISIS is responsible for the carnage.

29th June 2016 - WMAL

Mornings on the Mall

Aykan Erdemir

FDD senior fellow Aykan Erdemir comments on the attack at Ataturk Airport.

29th June 2016 - CNN

New Day

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, James Woolsey

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Leadership Council Chairman Jim Woolsey discuss the coordinated terror attack at Ataturk Airport.

29th June 2016 - The Washington Times

Rule Britannia

Clifford D. May

Whether you think the United Kingdom exiting the European Union is cause for alarm or celebration, you have to concede this: Britons engaged in an open, lively and mostly peaceful debate, they turned out in droves, they cast their votes freely and fairly and, by so doing, expressed their...

28th June 2016 - Forbes

Risky Business In Iran

Mark Dubowitz, Toby Dershowitz

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the intergovernmental organization that sets global standards to combat money laundering and finance for terrorism and proliferation, had a clear message for financial institutions last week when it declined to remove the Islamic Republic of Iran from...

28th June 2016 - The Wall Street Journal Video

Opinion Journal

Jonathan Schanzer

Foundation for Defense of Democracies Vice President of Research Jonathan Schanzer discusses Congress’s final report on the 9/11 terror attack in Libya.

28th June 2016 - Southern California Public Radio


Jonathan Schanzer

FDD VP for Research Jonathan Schanzer comments on the House Benghazi report.

28th June 2016 - The Long War Journal

Jihadists and other rebels attack Syrian regime positions in Latakia province

Thomas Joscelyn

The jihadist-led Jaysh al Fateh (“Army of Conquest”) coalition and its allies launched a new assault on Syrian regime positions in the coastal province of Latakia on June 27. The offensive, named the “Battle of Yarmouk,” involves a mix of jihadists and fighters affiliated with the...

28th June 2016 - The Long War Journal

Hekmatyar withdraws from peace talks with Afghan government

Bill Roggio

The leader of Hezb-i-Islami Gulbuddin (HIG), a faction that fuels Afghanistan’s insurgency, has withdrawn from peace talks after raising the hopes of the Afghan government that an agreement was near. Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, HIG’s leader, has toyed with the Afghan government in the past....

28th June 2016 - AM 760 KFMB

The Brett Winterble Show

Bill Roggio

FDD senior fellow Bill Roggio joined Brett Winterble to discuss the Istanbul airport terror attack.

28th June 2016 - Twin Cities News Talk

Up & At ‘Em

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross comments on Brexit and the impact on global security.

28th June 2016 - Quoted by Alina Dain Sharon, Sean Savage - JNS

As Turkey-Israel deal moves from speculation to reality, what does it mean?

Aykan Erdemir

After months of speculation that a reconciliation deal was imminent, Israel and Turkey have agreed to normalize diplomatic ties following a six-year rift in their relationship.

28th June 2016 - Quoted by Ariel Ben Solomon - The Jerusalem Post

Analysis: Turkey takes pragmatic approach, seeks to undo isolation, gain influence

Aykan Erdemir

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appears to be on the cusp of reaping the benefits of an abrupt change of course, moving toward a formal peace with Israel and Russia in exchange for a number of benefits, some of them not yet tangible.

28th June 2016 - CCTV America


Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

CCTV america's Asieh Namdar spoke to Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies about Istanbul airport attack.

28th June 2016 - Fox Business

Lou Dobbs Tonight

Aykan Erdemir

FDD senior fellow Aykan Erdemir talks about the airport attack in Istanbul.


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