Analysis & Commentary

10th October 2018 - The Washington Times

Trump’s new counterterrorism strategy

Clifford D. May

“We remain a nation at war.” President Trump’s new National Strategy for Counterterrorism (NSC) begins with that simple statement of fact. The 21st century is an age of conflict. That’s unlikely to change any time soon.

10th October 2018 - FDD's CSIF Policy Brief

Treasury Targets North Korean Sanctions Evaders in Turkey

Mathew Ha

The U.S. Treasury Department last week sanctioned a Turkish company, two Turkish individuals, and a North Korean individual for violating UN sanctions on Pyongyang. These sanctions came just before Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s fourth trip to North Korea in preparation for an...

9th October 2018 - Foreign Podicy

President Carter’s Foreign Policy—Does a New Book Shed New Light?

Jonathan Schanzer, Clifford D. May

Stuart Eizenstat has had a long and extraordinary career. Among the influential positions he’s held: President Jimmy Carter’s chief White House Domestic Policy Advisor, President Bill Clinton’s ambassador to the European Union, and an undersecretary in the departments of Commerce and...

9th October 2018 - VOA

VOA Korea

Olli Heinonen

FDD's Olli Heinonen discusses North Korea's nuclear program.

9th October 2018 - Fox Business Network

Cavuto Coast to Coast

John Hannah joins Cavuto Coast to Coast to discuss Nikki Haley's resignation.

9th October 2018 - FDD Policy Brief

New Aid Package for Bahrain Signals Trouble

Varsha Koduvayur

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Kuwait will provide a $10 billion aid package to cash-strapped Bahrain, building on a deal originally announced in June. Coming on top of a $10 billion injection already pledged by Gulf states in 2016, the deal is a further sign of Bahrain’s...

9th October 2018 - JNS - Co- Authored by Asaf Ramirowsky

For Merkel, Israel’s security is negotiable

Benjamin Weinthal

When German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Jerusalem last week for a joint German-Israeli cabinet meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, she reiterated her government’s commitment to the security of the Jewish state and noted the dangers of the Iranian regime in the...

9th October 2018 - Quoted by The Tower

Experts: Iranian Anti-Terror Finance Bill Includes Exemptions to Allow Funding of Hezbollah

Toby Dershowitz, Saeed Ghasseminejad

A recently passed bill by the Iranian parliament or Majlis, which was supposed to end the Islamic Republic’s support for terror financing, leaves huge loopholes, allowing the regime to continue funding terror groups such as Hezbollah, two experts assessed in an analysis Monday.

8th October 2018 - FDD's CSIF Policy Brief

Iranian Parliament Approves Terror Finance Bill with Loopholes for Hamas and Hezbollah

Saeed Ghasseminejad, Toby Dershowitz

The Iranian parliament passed a bill this week that authorizes the country to join the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism (CFT), one of several prerequisites for Iran’s removal from the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) blacklist of states that...

8th October 2018 - The Jerusalem Post

German politician who said Israel executes Palestinians urged to resign

Benjamin Weinthal

Berlin– German politicians on Monday accused Bremen’s Senator of the Interior Ulrich Mäurer of antisemitism and urged him to resign after he said Israel executes Palestinians on the Gaza-Israel border.

8th October 2018 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD's Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn discuss the Taliban targeting Kabul preceding the Afghan elections.

8th October 2018 - War on the Rocks - Co-Authored by John Lechner

Turkey’s Walking Dead: Zombie Companies Lurk Around Every Corner

Aykan Erdemir

Following Turkey’s failed coup attempt in July 2016, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan imposed a state of emergency, curtailing not only political but also economic freedoms, including a ban on corporate bankruptcies. When the Turkish government lifted the state of emergency two years later,...

5th October 2018 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Reuel Marc Gerecht

FDD's Reuel Marc Gerecht discusses Iran's issue with ethnic minorities within the country.

5th October 2018 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

John Hannah

FDD's John Hannah discusses the Saudi Arabian economy.

5th October 2018 - FDD Policy Brief

Silencing of Critics Threatens to Undermine Saudi Reform Efforts

Varsha Koduvayur

Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi journalist known for his criticisms of the Saudi government and the crown prince, disappeared Tuesday after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. With still no contact from him, his friends and fiancée fear the worst.

5th October 2018 - FDD's CSIF Policy Brief

U.S. and UN Sanction Libyan Militia Leader Ibrahim Jadran

Romany Shaker

On September 12, the United States and the United Nations sanctioned Libyan militia leader Ibrahim Jadran for his role in spearheading multiple attacks on oil facilities. The move marks the second round of U.S. sanctions – and the first in coordination with the UN – on those responsible...

5th October 2018 - FDD Policy Brief

Iran’s Controversial Cultural Attaché Leaves Algeria

Romany Shaker

On September 22, Iran’s cultural attaché in Algeria Amir Mousavi announced he would leave his position after almost four years in the country. The announcement followed accusations by Algerian activists and former officials against the Iranian diplomat over his alleged role in recruiting...

4th October 2018 - CNN

The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

David Maxwell

FDD senior fellow and North Korea expert David Maxwell joins CNN's The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer to discuss the North Korean cyber threat.

4th October 2018 - Quoted by Dan Boylan - The Washington Times

Treasury targets Hezbollah financial networks with fresh sanctions

Tony Badran

U.S. officials on Thursday launched their latest effort to “expose and disrupt” Hezbollah’s financial networks, announcing sanctions on a Lebanese national and seven companies linked to the Iranian-supported militant group based in Lebanon.

4th October 2018 - MPR News

MPR News

Reuel Marc Gerecht

FDD's Reuel Marc Gerecht deabtes why the US assessment of Russia as a major national security threat is accurate during a debate in the Intelligence Squared conference.


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