Analysis & Commentary

17th July 2018 - Quoted by Ahval

‘Türkiye nükleer bombayı düşünüyor olmalı’

Aykan Erdemir

Wayne McLean Lowy Institute için kaleme aldığı analizinde Türkiye’nin yakın gelecekteki nükleer politikasına yönelik ihtimalleri yazdı.

17th July 2018 - FDD's Policy Brief

No Deal on Syria for Trump and Putin

David Adesnik

Despite considerable speculation, President Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin did not appear to reach agreement on how to limit Iranian influence in Syria.

17th July 2018 - Quoted by Hollie McKay - Fox News

Critics say Turkish government using US mosques to play politics, spy on foes

Aykan Erdemir

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's recent re-election is fueling concerns about his growing powers not just in Turkey but here in the U.S., according to experts who believe he's determined to spread his controversial brand of Islamist-nationalistic fervor through a network of mosques...

17th July 2018 - CBN News

CBN News

Aykan Erdemir

FDD's Aykan Erdemir joins CBN News to discuss the ridiculous charges of terrorism made against American Pastor Andrew Brunson, whose new court hearing has been set for October 12, 2018.

17th July 2018 - Quoted by Jennifer Wishon - CBN

Turkish Court Sends American Pastor Brunson Back to Prison

Aykan Erdemir

A Turkish court has sent Pastor Andrew Brunson back to prison to await a new court hearing set for October 12.

17th July 2018 - Quoted by Amberin Zaman - Al Monitor

Hopes soar for US pastor’s release as Trump fist-bumps Erdogan

Aykan Erdemir

Hopes that Turkey will free a North Carolina pastor who has been held in a Turkish prison on trumped-up terror charges for 21 months are high ahead of his third courtroom hearing on July 18, amid a mix of cajoling and threats from Washington.

17th July 2018 - WORLD

The Brunson farce

Aykan Erdemir, Merve Tahiroglu

On Wednesday American pastor Andrew Brunson—unjustly detained in a Turkish prison for almost 20 months—will appear in court. Turkish judges refused to release him after his previous two hearings on April 16 and May 7.

17th July 2018 - The Jerusalem Post

Group of men attacks German Jew wearing Israeli pin and kippa

Benjamin Weinthal

A large group of men attacked a 17-year-old German Jew who wore an Israeli pin and kippah on Friday night in what the police believe was an antisemitic attack.

17th July 2018 - FDD's Long War Journal

Afghan commandos free 58 from Taliban prison

Bill Roggio

Afghan commandos raided a Taliban jail in the highly contested province of Helmand and freed 58 prisoners, according to the Afghan military. The Taliban has been operating prisons in Helmand for at least three years.

16th July 2018 - Fox Business

Countdown to the Closing Bell

Clifford D. May

FDD President Clifford D. May joined Countdown to the Closing Bell with Liz Claman on Fox Business today to discuss this morning's Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki.

16th July 2018 - Quoted by Wayne McLean - The Interpreter

Turkey must be thinking of the Bomb

Aykan Erdemir

Actors not invested in the Western liberal order are enjoying a period of resurgence. While analysts chase meaning in US President Donald Trump’s many erratic policies, there are some threads of consistency, including his affection for strongmen and his scepticism about the existing...

16th July 2018 - The Jerusalem Post

U.S. Senators urge German bank to stop enabling antisemitic BDS campaign

Benjamin Weinthal

Two powerful US Republican senators, both of whom ran significant campaigns for the presidency of America in 2016, weighed in on Thursday against a German bank for aiding the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign targeting the Jewish state.

16th July 2018 - Quoted by Kristine Frazao - Sinclair Broadcasting Group

Is Russia actually the biggest geopolitical threat for the U.S.?

Boris Zilberman

The historic meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin is now wrapped up, with the leaders of the world’s two largest nuclear powers pledging to work as a team where they can.

16th July 2018 - Quoted by Michael Graham - CBS

Commentary: Conservatives turn on Trump after Putin presser

Mark Dubowitz

How bad was the reaction from the Right to the POTUS-Putin presser? My tweet traffic from TrumpWorld fell so low I thought they'd all been dumped Twitter's recent purge. Instead of the usual celebrations and snark that accompany Trump's TV appearance, it was social-media silence from the...

16th July 2018 - Quoted by Yaroslav Trofimov - The Wall Street Journal

Trump, Putin Agree to Try to Solve Syria Crisis, Preserve Israel’s Security

Mark Dubowitz

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to work together on solving the Syrian crisis—with both focusing on the need to guarantee Israel’s security.

16th July 2018 - CBS News

CBS News

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD Senior Vice President Jonathan Schanzer joined CBS News to offer analysis on today's Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki.

16th July 2018 - Fox Business

Making Money

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Jonathan Schanzer joins Fox Business to discuss the summit between President Trump and President Putin of Russia.

16th July 2018 - FDD's Long War Journal

UN: Taliban remains prime culprit in Afghan civilian casualties

Thomas Joscelyn

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) released its latest report on civilian casualties in Afghanistan yesterday. Once again, UNAMA has identified the Taliban as the prime culprit when it comes to civilian deaths and injuries.

16th July 2018 - Fox Business

Fox Business AM

Behnam Ben Taleblu

FDD's Behnam Ben Taleblu joins Fox Business to discuss potential topics that will be brought up during the summit between President Trump and President Putin in Helsinki.

15th July 2018 - Player FM

The Roy Green Show

Orde Kittrie

FDD's Orde Kittrie joins the Roy Green show to discuss legislation passed by the Irish Senate designed to criminalize trade in products produced in Israeli settlements.


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