Analysis & Commentary


27th October 2014 - Quoted by Armin Rosen, Jeremy Bender, Amanda Macias - Business Insider

The Most Powerful Militaries In The Middle East

Patrick Megahan

The balance of power in the Middle East is in disarray: A three-year civil war has torn apart Syria and opened up a vacuum for the rise of the Islamic State group; Sunni powers led by Saudi Arabia continue to face off against Shi'ite powers led by Iran; other countries are reeling from...

23rd October 2014 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD Vice President for Research Jonathan Schanzer chats with John Batchelor about Turkey's lack involvement in the fight against the Islamic State.

23rd October 2014 - Business Insider

Obama Is Trying To Impose A Radical New Order On The US’s Middle Eastern Allies

Tony Badran

The Center for New American Security, a Washington think tank close to the Obama administration, has produced a strategy for the war against the Islamic State (ISIS).

22nd October 2014 - Quoted by Jeff Schogol - Military Times

Kidnapping Plot in Turkey Raises New Questions About U.S. Troops’ Safety

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

A bold yet ultimately unsuccessful kidnapping plot orchestrated by the Islamic State in Turkey raises new questions about the safety of U.S. troops and other American personnel stationed throughout the country.

17th October 2014 - Cited by Fatih Altayli - Today's Zaman

Would Turkey Be Booted From NATO?

Jonathan Schanzer

One needs to read what is written on Turkey by foreign sources in order to better understand in which direction the country is drifting and how Turkey's position is perceived internationally.

16th October 2014 - Rudaw

Inside America

Merve Tahiroglu

FDD Research Associate Merve Tahiroglu participates in a panel on Turkey-US relations.

15th October 2014

Terrorism Finance in Turkey: A Growing Concern

Jonathan Schanzer

The Financial Action Task Force, or FATF, the international body for setting the global standards to combat terrorist financing, held its plenary session in Paris in mid-February 2014.

14th October 2014 - Cited by Seth Mandel - Commentary Magazine

First Rule of the Anti-ISIS Club Is: You Do Not Talk About the Anti-ISIS Club

Jonathan Schanzer

President Obama’s habit of self-consciously guiding public policy not according to the best plan but according to what will allow him to take veiled shots at George W. Bush has caught up to him–and America–on yet another issue.

14th October 2014 - The Hill

What We Don’t Know, and Why

Michael Ledeen

There's a lot we don't know, but ignorance is no obstacle to strong convictions. Ignorance comes to us easily, in part because lots of things are unknowable, in part because we're lazy and it's so much easier to avoid the hard labor of thinking and in part because some information is very...

13th October 2014 - CTV

CTV News

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross comments on recent fighting in Kobane.

13th October 2014 - CNN

CNN Tonight

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross on the advance of the Islamic State to Kobane.

13th October 2014 - The Long War Journal

Germany’s Islamic State problem

Benjamin Weinthal

Chancellor Angela Merkel's government faces daunting challenges due to the growth of the Islamic State and other extremist groups. Many of these challenges have arisen from Germany's own problematic counterterrorism policies.

12th October 2014 - Fox News

America’s News HQ

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD Vice President for Research Jonathan Schanzer discusses Turkey's lack of a response to the Islamic State.

12th October 2014 - Quoted by Jack Kelly - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Turkey, the Pretender

Jonathan Schanzer

Muhammad Hamzah Khan, 19, planned to fly to Turkey, then cross the border into Syria to join the terrorists of the Islamic State. But the FBI arrested him at O’Hare airport in Chicago Oct. 4.

11th October 2014 - Fox News

America’s News HQ

Mark Dubowitz

FDD Executive Director Mark Dubowitz on Erdogan's response to the Islamic State.

10th October 2014 - FDD Research

Türkiye’yi NATO’dan çıkartma vakti mi?

Jonathan Schanzer, Merve Tahiroglu

A Turkish translation of Jonathan Schanzer's article in Politico, Time to Kick NATO Out of Turkey?

10th October 2014 - CTV

CTV News

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD VP for Research Jonathan Schanzer discusses the Islamic State's advance into Kobane.

10th October 2014 - Cited by Andrew Sullivan - The Dish

WTF, Turkey?

Jonathan Schanzer

Jonathan Schanzer wonders if it isn’t time to review Turkey’s NATO membership in light of its lackluster support for the coalition war against ISIS:

10th October 2014 - Quoted by Sam Jones - Financial Times

Isis Still on the Front Foot in Iraq

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The world’s attention is on the stricken city of Kobani, in northern Syria. But for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (the group known as Isis) besieging the town, it is not the Turkish borderlands but Iraq where the real thrust of its military activity currently falls.

10th October 2014 - Fox News

Happening Now

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD VP for Research Jonathan Schanzer on Turkey's role in the fight against the Islamic State.

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