Analysis & Commentary


4th December 2015 - Interviewed by Eric Heyl - The Pittsburgh Tribune

‘This Is Not a War We Can’t Win’: Fighting ISIS

Clifford D. May

Clifford D. May is the founder and president of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a Washington, D.C., policy institute specializing in national security and foreign policy issues. He spoke to the Trib regarding how best to thwart the threat posed by ISIS and other jihadist groups....

3rd December 2015 - The Wall Street Journal

Opinion Journal

Foundation for Defense of Democracies Journalist in Residence Claudia Rosett on the passing of a U.N. official mired in scandals.

1st December 2015 - WJLA

Town Hall

Clifford D. May

An expert panel of guests joined for a town hall discussion with Sinclair to talk about the complications, and possible solutions to defeating ISIS.

29th November 2015 - The Jerusalem Post

Analysis: Are France and the EU Serious About Combating Jihadism?

Benjamin Weinthal

France's Socialist President Francois Hollande declared on Friday that he will leave no stone unturned in his country’s response to Islamic State’s massacre of 130 people in Paris.

25th November 2015 - FOX Business

The Intelligence Report

James Woolsey

Former CIA Director and Chairman of FDD's leadership council Amb. James Woolsey on whether Russian President Vladimir Putin will lead the fight against ISIS, and President Obama’s strategy for fighting the terror group.

23rd November 2015 - NPR

The Diane Rehm Show

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross comments on globalization, religious extremism, and jihad around the world.

23rd November 2015 - Quoted by Max Fisher - Vox

The Problem at the Heart of ISIS — and Why the World Seems Unable to Solve It

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

If you look at a map of ISIS's territory over the past year, it seems to tell a promising story. The group has lost "something like 25 percent of their territory" since just last summer, according to Brookings scholar William McCants.

23rd November 2015 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD senior fellows Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn discuss the extensive reach of Al-Qaeda today.

20th November 2015 - FDD Press Release

New Report Outlines Ways to Combat Islamic State’s Antiquities Trafficking

As the nation’s largest professional organization of archaeologists on the Middle East holds its annual meeting this week in Atlanta, the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) has released a new report analyzing the strategic role of antiquities trafficking in funding the terrorist...

20th November 2015 - Quoted by Adam Kredo - The Washington Free Beacon

U.S. Pilots Confirm: Obama Admin Blocks 75 Percent of Islamic State Strikes

Jonathan Schanzer

U.S. military pilots who have returned from the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq are confirming that they were blocked from dropping 75 percent of their ordnance on terror targets because they could not get clearance to launch a strike, according to a leading member of Congress.

18th November 2015 - CNN

The Situation Room

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross comments on the manhunt to find Abdelhamid Abaaoud.

18th November 2015 - CBC Radio

The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti

Benjamin Weinthal

FDD research fellow Benjamin Weinthal comments on the use of NATO's Article 5 in response to the Paris attacks.

18th November 2015 - Quoted by Guy Taylor - The Washington Times

Putin’s Help in Islamic State Fight Seen Likely to Come With Strings Attached

Boris Zilberman

Western sanctions and international outrage over the invasion of Ukraine were supposed to leave Russian President Vladimir Putin isolated and weakened on the world stage, but that was before the surge of international attacks by the Islamic State found President Obama and other Western...

17th November 2015 - The Wall Street Journal

Opinion Journal

Jonathan Schanzer

Foundation for Defense of Democracies Vice President for Research Jonathan Schanzer explains the terrorist group’s funding sources and method of financing attacks.

17th November 2015 - CNN

Early Start

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses the Paris attacks and the downed Russian plane.

16th November 2015 - FOX News

The O’Reilly Factor

James Woolsey

FDD Chairman Jim Woolsey discusses U.S. strategy after the Paris attacks.

16th November 2015 - FOX Business

Varney & Co.

James Woolsey

FDD Chairman R. James Woolsey on how the U.S. and Europe should deal with ISIS.

16th November 2015 - FOX Business

Lou Dobbs Tonight

John Hannah

FDD senior counselor John Hannah on the fight against ISIS and President Obama’s strategy for defeating the terror group.

16th November 2015 - FOX Business

Lou Dobbs Tonight

James Woolsey

FDD Chairman R. James Woolsey on the fight against ISIS and President Obama's strategy for defeating the terror group.

16th November 2015 - AM 970

The Joe Piscopo Show

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD VP for Research Jonathan Schanzer comments on how to target ISIS moving forward.

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