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18th December 2015 - Quoted by Alessandria Masi - International Business Times

UN Sanctions On ISIS Face Major Challenges From ‘Negligent States,’ ISIS-Controlled Territory

David Andrew Weinberg

For the first time in its 70-year history, the finance ministers of 15 permanent and nonpermanent members of the United Nations Security Council convened Thursday in the U.N. headquarters in New York City.

17th December 2015 - Quoted by Natasha Bertrand - Business Insider

Putin Just Made A Major Admission About One Of Russia’s Primary Goals In Syria

Boris Zilberman

In his annual marathon news conference Thursday morning, Russian President Vladimir Putin referred to Russia's intervention in the Syrian civil war as a military "exercise" for Russia's "air forces, air defense," and "intelligence."

17th December 2015 - FOX Business

Lou Dobbs Tonight

James Woolsey

Foundation for Defense of Democracies’ James Woolsey on the Iran nuclear deal, immigration and the fight against ISIS.

17th December 2015 - The Hill

Iranian Jets In Syrian Skies, What Could Go Wrong?

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Contrary to news suggesting an Iranian military drawdown in Syria, there is strong evidence that Iran is upping the ante. Not only have Iranian officials vehemently denied they are withdrawing their forces from Syria's killing fields, but, more ominously, according to recent reports...

17th December 2015 - CCTV

CCTV America

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses ISIS financing.

16th December 2015 - Quoted by Natasha Bertrand - Business Insider

The Epicenter Of The Syrian War Is Shifting

Aykan Erdemir

Russian airstrikes across northern Syria have been steadily shifting the epicenter of the war toward a corridor north of Aleppo, through which Turkey smuggles aid and supplies to the rebel groups it supports.

16th December 2015 - Quoted by Ariel Ben Solomon - The Jerusalem Post

Analysis: Saudi Arabian-Led Efforts On Terror Are All Talk, No Action

David Andrew Weinberg

The greatly hyped new Saudi-led Islamic coalition against terrorism is meant more for Western ears rather than actual action on the ground against Sunni jihadist groups Islamic State and al-Qaida.

15th December 2015 - The Blaze

The Glenn Beck Show

James Woolsey

Chairman of FDD's Leadership Council Jim Woolsey ISIS ideology and threat to security.

14th December 2015 - Long War Journal

Al Nusrah Front Leader Refuses To Break With Al Qaeda

Thomas Joscelyn

Al Nusrah Front leader Abu Muhammad Julani defended his organization’s role in the al Qaeda network during an interview that aired on Orient News TV on Dec. 12. Julani also claimed that the Free Syrian Army (FSA) is nothing more than a loosely affiliated collection of factions with no real...

14th December 2015 - FOX Business

Cavuto Coast to Coast

James Woolsey

Former CIA Director Ambassador James Woolsey, former New York State Homeland Security Director Michael Balboni, and former Army Special Forces veteran Ben Collins discuss how President Obama can strategically take down ISIS.

14th December 2015 - FOX Business

Cavuto Coast to Coast

John Hannah

FDD senior counselor John Hannah discusses the strategy to defeat ISIS.

14th December 2015 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD senior fellows Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn comment on the latest from The Long War Journal.

11th December 2015 - The Long War Journal

US Military Fails To ‘Decimate’ Islamic State Leadership Despite Thousands Of Airstrikes

Bill Roggio

The US killed three senior Islamic State commanders in separate airstrikes in the Iraqi-Syrian theater in late November, with a US military spokesman touting the strikes as “an example of how we’re able to decimate networks.”

11th December 2015 - FOX News

Special Report with Bret Baier

John Hannah

FDD senior counselor John Hannah comments on contradictions in the administration's policies on terrorism.

11th December 2015 - The Weekly Standard

More of the Same

Thomas Joscelyn

On December 6, Barack Obama addressed the nation from the Oval Office for just the third time in his tenure. The president sought to reassure the American people that he has a strategy for defeating ISIL (the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant), just days after supporters of the...

11th December 2015 - The Weekly Standard

End of the West?

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Should the United States militarily defeat jihadist outfits in the Middle East? After 9/11 the answer seemed easy, but after the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Barack Obama is not alone in arguing that large-scale offensive campaigns against radical Muslim movements aren't worth the cost....

10th December 2015 - AM 640

The Sid Rosenberg Show

Benjamin Weinthal

FDD fellow Ben Weinthal discusses Angela Merkel and her policies on Iran, Greece, and Syria.

10th December 2015 - The Arab Weekly

Are Washington And Tehran Pursuing The Same Goals In Syria?

“Yes, there is a strategy,” US Secretary of State John Kerry said in his December 5th address at the Brookings Institution. The US strategy, he explained, has three components: “Mobilising a coalition to defeat Daesh” — the Islamic State; to “work diplomati­cally” with Iran,...

10th December 2015 - Newsmax TV

The Hard Line

David Andrew Weinberg

FDD senior fellow David Weinberg on Def. Sec. Ash Carter and ISIS.

9th December 2015 - FOX Business

Lou Dobbs Tonight

John Hannah

FDD senior counselor John Hannah on the threat of ISIS and Donald Trump’s proposal to ban Muslim immigration to the U.S.


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