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28th September 2016 - Fox Business

Countdown to the Closing Bell

John Hannah

FDD senior counselor John Hannah discusses the Congressional veto-override of the JASTA 9/11 bill.

28th September 2016 - The Washington Times

Coming to America

Clifford D. May

Millions of people want to come to America. Actually, it’s tens of millions or perhaps hundreds of millions. Some Americans believe our borders should be open — that everyone has a “right” to live in the United States. That seems to me both mistaken and impractical.

27th September 2016 - The Long War Journal

Libya’s Terrorist Descent: Causes and Solutions

Thomas Joscelyn

Chairman Poe, Ranking Member Keating and members of the subcommittee, thank you for inviting me here today to discuss the turmoil in Libya.

27th September 2016 - Quoted by Saagar Enjeti - The Daily Caller

Hillary’s Iraq Withdrawal Story Has An Obama-Sized Hole In It

Bill Roggio

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton blamed former President George W. Bush for President Barack Obama’s decision to withdraw troops from Iraq during Monday night’s first presidential debate.

27th September 2016 - PJ Media

Obama to World: I failed, but it’s their fault

Michael Ledeen

As my administration nears its conclusion, I want the citizens of the world to clearly understand what my mission was, why it failed, and the lessons I have learned.

27th September 2016 - Foreign Policy

The U.S. Is Helping Iran Fund Chaos in the Middle East

Mark Dubowitz, Annie Fixler

Would the White House knowingly transfer tens of billions of dollars to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps and Hezbollah in Lebanon to finance the slaughter of Syrians or the next war against Israel? In theory, the Iran nuclear deal wasn’t supposed to fuel Iran’s imperialism and its...

26th September 2016 - Quoted by The Tower

Iran Begins Mass Producing New Ballistic Missile After Successful Test Launch

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Iran released a video on Sunday showing the test-firing of a new ballistic missile that it has started mass producing, Tasnim News Agency reported.

26th September 2016 - Quoted by Jennifer Rubin - The Washington Post

Obama’s Iraq incrementalism is back

Jonathan Schanzer

23rd September 2016 - The Weekly Standard

We Got Lucky ... This Time

Thomas Joscelyn

At approximately 9:35 a.m. on Saturday, September 17, a garbage can exploded along the route of the Seaside Semper Five Marine Corps Charity 5K Race in Seaside Park, New Jersey.

23rd September 2016 - Quoted The Tower

House of Representatives Passes Bill Prohibiting Future Cash Payments to Iran

Mark Dubowitz

The House of Representatives voted in favor of a bill Thursday evening that would prohibit future cash payments to Iran.

23rd September 2016 - The Hill

Fifteen years since pivotal executive order, STORM Act could help fight terror finance

David Andrew Weinberg

Fifteen years ago today, President George W. Bush signed Executive Order 13224, the opening salvo in America’s new financial statecraft against terrorism.

22nd September 2016 - Quoted by Jamie Dettmer - Voice of America

Turkey Exerts New Influence in Syria

Merve Tahiroglu

More than five years of relentless war have fragmented Syria like a jigsaw puzzle. The task of reassembling the pieces increasingly seems to rest not with Western policymakers, Gulf princes or Iranian ayatollahs but with Russia and now Turkey, some diplomatic observers say.

22nd September 2016 - Quoted by The Tower

U.S. Approves Aircraft Sales to Iran, Which Continues to Fly Troops, Arms to Syria

Emanuele Ottolenghi

The United States Treasury Department has approved licenses for Boeing and Airbus to export planes to Iran, even as the Islamic Republic continues to fly troops and arms to Syria, Reuters reported Wednesday.

22nd September 2016 - FDD Policy Brief

What Rouhani Didn’t Say at the UN

Toby Dershowitz, Annie Fixler

As Iranian President Hassan Rouhani makes his case before the United Nations today that the Islamic Republic merits a place in the community of nations and boardrooms worldwide, his government continued arresting reporters and sentencing foreign nationals to prison on trumped-up charges....

22nd September 2016 - The Wall Street Journal

An Opening for Erdogan to Shift Turkey’s Course?

Aykan Erdemir

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan used his address at the United Nations General Assembly this week as an opportunity to repeat his earlier calls to restructure the U.N. Security Council and to blast Western nations for failing to respond to the crisis in Syria.

22nd September 2016 - Quoted by JNS.org

Senate committee holds hearing on Obama’s $1.7 billion cash to Iran Posted on September 22, 2016 by

The Obama administration’s $1.7 billion cash payment to Iran earlier this year came under fire during a hearing by the Senate Banking Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance on Wednesday.

21st September 2016 - Quoted by Russ Read - The Daily Caller

Obama Admin Has To Explain Why It Paid Iran Ransom In Untraceable Cash

Jonathan Schanzer

A non-profit oversight group has called on the Department of the Treasury to explain why it sent what is being referred to as a $1.7 billion ransom to Iran in untraceable cash earlier this year.

21st September 2016 - NewsTalk AM 1130

Justice & Drew

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses the attacks in NY and St. Cloud.

21st September 2016 - KPAM

Terry Boyd’s World

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross talks about the NY bombing and St. Cloud stabbings.

21st September 2016 - Quoted by The Tower

Atomic Expert: Recent Rhetoric Suggests Iran Intends Military Use for Nuclear Program

Olli Heinonen

Iranian leaders’ recent statements about the country’s nuclear program suggest that it is not strictly intended for civilian purposes, which would mean that the world must impose restrictions on Iran’s nuclear-related purchases, a former high-level official of the International Atomic...

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