Analysis & Commentary


10th September 2014 - Quoted by Ben Cohen - JNS

The Danger of Depending on Turkey

Jonathan Schanzer

Here’s the good news: the Obama administration has finally grasped that the onslaught of the Islamic State terror group through Iraq and Syria needs to be defeated and destroyed.

3rd September 2014 - 1070 WINA - Charlottesville, VA

The Schilling Show

Boris Zilberman

FDD's Boris Zilberman discusses the NATO response to Ukraine.

5th July 2014 - The Long War Journal

Taliban Torch Hundreds of Fuel Tankers In Kabul

Bill Roggio

A police official said more than 400 fuel and supply trucks were destroyed by the Taliban last night in an attack on a trucking terminal just outside the Afghan capital.

21st June 2014 - The Long War Journal

ISIS and the Threat to Turkey

Merve Tahiroglu

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) seized the Turkish consulate in Mosul, Iraq last week, abducting 49 people, including several diplomats, guards, and...

16th May 2014 - National Post

Our Libya Intervention — Failure Disguised as Success

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

There was some rare good news coming out of Libya this month. Oil exports were set to resume from the Zuetina port after rebels holding it reached an agreement...

8th May 2014 - War on the Rocks

The Consequences of NATO’s Good War in Libya

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Last week, it seemed we were seeing rare good news out of Libya. Oil exports were set to resume from the Zuetina port after rebels holding it reached an agreement...

6th May 2014 - Quoted by John Allen Gay, The National Interest

Did We Bomb Libya to Keep the Arab Spring Going?

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

America is naturally a status quo power in international affairs. The current international order is of great benefit to us—no surprise there, as we’ve played the dominant...

2nd May 2014 - CTV News

News Update

Boris Zilberman

FDD's Boris Zilberman discusses serious escalations in Eastern Ukraine and expanded aggression from Russia.

29th April 2014 - The Washington Times

Russian Riddle

Clifford D. May

“A riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma” is how Winston Churchill famously described Russia in 1939. Churchill less famously added: “But perhaps there...

7th April 2014 - The Blaze

Real News

Boris Zilberman

FDD's Boris Zilberman discusses the current crisis in Ukraine and what Vladimir Putin may do next.

24th March 2014 - Syndicated

Secure Freedom Radio

Claudia Rosett

Claudia Rosett, journalist-in-residence at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, offers her perspective on the recent Russian annexation of Crimea and...

24th February 2014 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

The coming drawdown of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan.

20th February 2014 - FDD Press

Terrorism Finance in Turkey: A Growing Concern

Jonathan Schanzer

More than a decade into the effort to curb terrorism financing, the U.S.-led sanctions regime is facing a direct challenge – and it’s coming from a NATO ally. Turkey's

19th February 2014 - Quoted by Burak Bekdil, Hurriyet

How (Not) to Do Business with NATO

Jonathan Schanzer

In April 2009, military teams from Turkey and Syria crossed the border and visited outposts during joint military drills. That was the first time a NATO army...

14th February 2014 - The National Interest

Stand Up to Turkey’s Crackdowns

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Turkey’s democracy is sinking. To fend off a corruption scandal, the government has launched an assault on the independence of the judiciary and police, freedom...

1st November 2013 - National Interest

Is Turkey Abetting Iran?

Jonathan Schanzer

David Ignatius of the Washington Post dropped a bomb earlier this month, citing unnamed sources claiming Turkey “disclosed to Iranian intelligence the identities of up to ten Iranians who had been meeting inside Turkey with their Mossad case officers.”

18th October 2013 - Quoted by Oren Dorell, USA Today

Turkey Outing of Mossad a Betrayal, Say Former Spies

Reuel Marc Gerecht, Jonathan Schanzer

Turkey's outing of agents for Israel spying on Iran is a major blow to Western agencies trying to gather intelligence on an Iranian nuclear bomb and shows the NATO...

17th September 2013 - Foreign Policy

Thorn in the Side

Jonathan Schanzer

Turkey is a member of NATO and an aspiring member of the European Union -- but it has one alliance that sets it apart from its Western counterparts...

2nd September 2013 - The Long War Journal

Taliban Suicide Team Hits Base at Border Crossing with Pakistan

Bill Roggio

The Taliban launched another suicide assault, this time against a joint Coalition and Afghan base in Torkham at the border crossing with Pakistan.

28th August 2013 - The Long War Journal

Taliban Launch Suicide Assault on ISAF PRT in Ghazni

Bill Roggio

The Taliban launched two suicide attacks on Coalition forces in Afghanistan today, including an assault on the Provincial Reconstruction Team base...

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