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14th October 2016 - 105.1 FM WAVA

The Don Kroah Show

Clifford D. May

FDD President Clifford May discusses Russia and the United States, and the possible implications for US foreign policy.

6th July 2016 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio

FDD senior fellow and senior editor of The Long War Journal Bill Roggio discusses the Taliban's rise and the U.S. hesitation to address this growing problem.

20th February 2016 - Quoted by Javier E. David - CNBC

North Korea’s arsenal raises the stakes for US grid security: Experts

North Korea, the country whose nuclear ambitions have been the fulcrum of global security concerns for more than a decade, may be a threat in more ways than one.

10th February 2016 - Foreign Policy

What to Do When Your Man Just Won’t Commit, Baghdad Edition

John Hannah

I've been highly critical of President Barack Obama’s tenure as America’s commander in chief. But his shortcomings in this regard hardly came as a shock. Start your presidency with the premise that the United States can end wars simply by withdrawing from the battlefield and you’re...

5th February 2016 - Mosaic

American Policy Has Changed the Balance of Power in the Middle East- For the Worse

Tony Badran

By pursuing rapprochement with Iran and simultaneously undermining its traditional alliances, including with Israel, the United States has created a new order in the Middle East.

12th January 2016 - Foreign Policy

Obama’s Failed Command

John Hannah

However hard President Barack Obama tries on Tuesday night to convince the American people that his seven years of wartime leadership have left the country safer and stronger, I’d venture to guess that history is not going to look particularly kindly on his tenure as America’s...

11th January 2016 - The Huffington Post

In Dangerous Gamble, the Obama Administration Is Abandoning Decades-Old Mideast Alliances

Tony Badran

In response to the crisis in relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran, following the latter's assault on the Saudi consulate and embassy in Iran, the Obama administration has taken to the media to unleash a furious rebuke.

21st December 2015 - Quoted by Louis Jacobsen - Politifact

Chris Christie Mostly Wrong That Barack Obama Invited Russia Into Military Role In Syria

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The multi-sided conflict in Syria had already been bedeviling policymakers and diplomats for years by the time Russia began launching airstrikes there on Sept. 30, 2015.

18th December 2015 - Quoted by Natasha Bertrand - Business Insider

Obama’s Former Defense Secretary Confirmed A Suspicion About The White House’s Approach To Syria

Tony Badran

Two years after the war in Syria had broken out, the Obama administration had still not formulated a coherent policy response to the crisis that has now claimed more than 200,000 lives.

10th December 2015 - FOX News

Happening Now

John Hannah

FDD senior counselor John Hannah comments on ISIS and U.S. military base expansion.

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,...

9th December 2015 - The Washington Times

Divided We Fall?

Clifford D. May

“Divide and conquer” describes an age-old military concept: If your enemies are fighting among themselves, they can’t effectively battle you.

8th December 2015 - Foreign Policy

Can the Pentagon Still Save the U.S. from Obama’s ISIS Failure?

John Hannah

It's about time. More than three weeks after the massacres in Paris, four days after the worst terrorist attack on American soil since 9/11, and only after he’d completed a foreign jaunt to rally the world to fight the scourge of, umm, climate change, U.S. President Barack Obama at last...

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....

1st December 2015 - FOX Business

Mornings with Maria

John Hannah

FDD senior counselor John Hannah discusses the meeting between Presidents Obama and Putin.

25th November 2015 - FOX Business

The Intelligence Report

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.

24th November 2015 - FOX News

Happening Now

Clifford D. May

FDD President Cliff May discusses the Paris attacks and implications of presidential elections.

18th November 2015 - Quoted by Linda Qiu - Politifact

Fact-Checking Bernie Sanders’ Comments on Climate Change and Terrorism

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The Democratic debate in Iowa began with a moment of silence for the victims of the Paris terror attacks before pivoting to a discussion on how to address terrorism.

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.

8th October 2015 - Quoted by Natasha Bertrand - Business Insider

It Looks Like Obama Fell for ‘The Biggest Myth Out There’ in Syria

Tony Badran

President Barack Obama's stance of calling on Syrian President Bashar Assad to transition out of power while maintaining basic government functions after he's ousted is a "fantasy" in the context of how the country works, according to Tony Badran, a researcher at the Foundation for the...


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