Schema-Root.org logo

 

  cross-referenced news and research resources about

 Foundation For The Defense Of Democracies

The well-funded, well-connected FDD has quickly become one of the leading institutions in necon's web of Think Tanks and policy institutes. Like all neocon institutes, FDD embraces a militarist pro-Likud position with respect to Israel and Middle East political affairs. Although FDD's mission statement makes no mention of Israel, FDD's public statements and operations mostly concern Israel. FDD associates and staff are outspoken proponents of the hard-liners in Israel. These include such Jewish FDD members as May, Perle, and Kristol as well Christian associates. FDD adviser Charles Jacob, for example, has been a prominent spokesperson for the National Unity Coalition for Israel (NUCI), a group he told the New York Times gives "voice to evangelical Christians who are ardent Zionists."



Right Web
The well-funded, well-connected FDD has quickly become one of the leading institutions in necon's web of Think Tanks and policy institutes. Like all neocon institutes, FDD embraces a militarist pro-Likud position with respect to Israel and Middle East political affairs. Although FDD's mission statement makes no mention of Israel, FDD's public statements and operations mostly concern Israel. FDD associates and staff are outspoken proponents of the hard-liners in Israel. These include such Jewish FDD members as May, Perle, and Kristol as well Christian associates. FDD adviser Charles Jacob, for example, has been a prominent spokesperson for the National Unity Coalition for Israel (NUCI), a group he told the New York Times gives "voice to evangelical Christians who are ardent Zionists." Right Web

Schema-Root.org logo
images:  google   yahoo YouTube
spacer

updated Thu. May 3, 2018

-
Al Qaeda's propaganda arm, As Sahab, has released the latest episode in Hamza bin Laden's lecture series on the history of Saudi Arabia. The series began in Aug. 2016, when the junior bin Laden called for the overthrow of the Saudi monarchy. Hamza has returned to criticize the Saudi royals several ...
David May is a research analyst at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a Washington-based nonpartisan research institute focusing on national security and foreign policy. Prior to joining FDD, David was a senior research analyst at AIPAC where he focused on Israeli-Palestinian issues and the ...

Mark Dubowitz, CEO of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies and a harsh critic of Tehran, told CNN that the key player might be French President Emmanuel Macron, who “has come out on three occasions and said that as long as the United States keeps the deal, France is prepared to start to ...
Kristol is thus following the lead of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), the most generously funded and active of the anti-Iran groups, which is worried that an abrupt, unilateral U.S. withdrawal—as opposed to its gradual, hollowing out—from the deal would backfire and isolate Washington ...
Ever aware of the optics, Mark Dubowitz, CEO of the Foundation of Defense of Democracies (FDD), has suggested a “safe harbor” period which would extend to November 12, during which the sanctions re-imposed in May would not be enforced, thereby granting a greater window for negotiations on a “real ...
"A lot of what keeps SDF in the field is the other forces can't touch them," according to David Adesnik, the director of research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. "Without US support how well will they perform and if they find themselves in a weak position will they cut a deal with regime?".

Stecker most recently was executive director of media relations and strategic marketing for the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank. She previously worked in communications for the Heritage Foundation and as director of communications at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
Boris Zilberman is deputy director of congressional relations at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, where he is also a Russia analyst. Follow him on Twitter @rolltidebmz. FDD is a Washington-based, nonpartisan research institute focusing on national security and foreign policy. Follow FDD on ...
The new U.S. Secretary of State is expected to take a harder line on Turkey than his predecessors, Guy Taylor and Dan Boylan wrote in The Washington Times. Mike Pompeo “may seize on a moment of bipartisan support from U.S. lawmakers to draw a line in the sand over Turkey's increasing closeness to ...
An unexpected error occurred. If you continue to receive this error please contact your Tableau Server Administrator. Session ID: 84D63030317F4E4A855E9F1F4877A9B8-0:0. Uncaught Failed to re-initialize session. The US military killed Musa Abu Dawud, a high-ranking al Qaeda leader in Libya, in an ...
Mr. Nader did, however, provide a $2.7 million payment to Mr. Broidy for “consulting, marketing and other advisory services rendered,” apparently to help pay for the cost of conferences at two Washington think tanks, the Hudson Institute and the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, that featured heavy ...
Founded by neoconservative journalist Clifford May just after 9/11, the non-profit Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) has emerged as perhaps the most powerful outside influencer of the Trump White House today. FDD is notorious: a self-styled “non-partisan policy institute,” the non-profit ...
... the Federalist Society's multifaceted pipeline for right-wing legal talent, Capitol Hill staff programs from the conservative Tax Foundation and Mercatus Center, and multiple talent development programs from neoconservative groups like the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the Foreign Policy ...
The Bahrain Interior Ministry reported on March 3 that its security forces arrested 116 members of a militant cell operating in the Gulf kingdom. The weekend raids are the latest in a series of major arrests of reportedly Iranian-backed militants in Bahrain over the past few years. According to the Bahrain ...
Earlier today, al Qaeda's propagandists released the latest message from their leader, Ayman al Zawahiri. The message, titled “France Has Returned Oh Descendants of the Lions,” is addressed to Muslims in the Maghreb. Zawahiri praises the historic, local resistance to foreign “invaders,” while also calling ...
The Afghan military said it captured a German citizen who was fighting in Helmand province and belonged to the Taliban's Red Unit, which the terrorist group fancies as an elite unit that spearheads attacks on Afghan forces. The German national, who goes by the name Abdul Wadood, was captured along ...
The leading neoconservative think tank Foundation for Defense of Democracies is functioning as an agent of the Israeli government, Al Jazeera's forthcoming investigation on the US Israel lobby will reveal. According to a source who has seen the undercover documentary, it contains footage of a powerful ...

Al Qaeda's wing in Mali, the Group for Support of Islam and Muslims (JNIM), has claimed credit for yesterday's large-scale attack in Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou. The claim of responsibility was originally published by ANI, a Mauritanian website that has often published claims by Sahara-based and ...
Ansar Dine joined Murabitoon, al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb's Sahara branch, and Ansar Dine's Katibat Macina (also known as the Macina Liberation Front) to form JNIM last year. Caleb Weiss is an intern at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and a contributor to The Long War Journal.
On Feb. 27, a newly-formed jihadist group in Syria issued a two-page statement calling for the defense of eastern Ghouta. Bashar al Assad's regime is laying siege to Ghouta, pounding the area in Damascus with air strikes. The new group, named the “Guardians of the Religion” organization, decried the ...
... led the group's branch in the Pakistani tribal agency of Bajuar. The US killed Dadullah, his deputy, Shakir, and 10 other fighters in an airstrike in Afghanistan remote province of Kunar. Bill Roggio is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the Editor of FDD's Long War Journal.
Shabaab eulogized a military commander who was closely linked to Omar Hammami, the American al Qaeda commander who was murdered by the Somali branch five years ago after a lengthy and very public dispute on social media. Khattab al Masri, the military commander, reconciled with Shabaab ...
“The ultimate goal is, in the case of another war, to make Syria a new front between Israel, Hezbollah and Iran,” said Amir Toumaj, a research analyst at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies who studies Iran. “They are making that not just a goal, but a reality.” Iranian leaders speak openly of their ...
“They can say they were able to keep the deal, remain steadfast to their commitment not to renegotiate it, but also to satisfy the U.S. and their own concerns that the length of the deal was too short,” said Mr. Dubowitz, the chief executive of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. By law, Mr. Trump must ...
... global terrorism, and will continue to support capable partners in the region,” added Reho. Bill Roggio is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the Editor of FDD's Long War Journal. Alexandra Gutowski is a military affairs analyst at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
Even though he often deployed the most automatic tool in U.S. statecraft — sanctions — his approach towards coercive diplomacy with North Korea has certainly not been maximalist. According to Foundation for Defense of Democracies fellow Anthony Ruggiero, North Korea is less sanctioned than Iran or ...
Aftermath of a car belonging to a Group for Support of Islam and Muslims (JNIM) commander targeted by a French airstrike as part of the raids. (Source). The French military announced that its forces killed or captured at least 20 jihadists in near simultaneous raids in northern Mali yesterday as part of the ...
Tillerson is to meet again with his Turkish counterpart later on Friday, after which a press conference is scheduled. Dr. Aykan Erdemir, a former Turkish parliamentarian and now a senior fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD), believes the US needs to develop more leverage to deal ...
We need to counter it not recognize it,” Mark Dubowitz, the executive director of Foundation for Defense of Democracies and an expert on Iran's influence across the Middle East, wrote. He continued, “Hezbollah needs to be disarmed under UNSCRs 1559 and 1701 not recognized as a legitimate political ...
"This is North Korea adapting and the only way that sanctions will work if those imposing the sanctions also adapt," said Anthony Ruggiero, an expert in the use of targeted financial measures at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. The United Nations passed successive rounds of sanctions ...
Hannah, who served as the top national security adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney, currently is a senior counselor to the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD). Before serving as Cheney's deputy national security adviser for the Middle East (2001-2004) and then national security adviser ...
A recent quarterly report released by the Office of Inspector General acknowledged that several US-made Abrams tanks fell into the hands of Iranian-backed militias after being supplied to the Iraqi military. The report stated that “some U.S.-provided military equipment sent to support the mission, including ...
Anthony Ruggiero is a senior fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, where Mathew Ha is a research associate. Anthony was the nonproliferation advisor to the U.S. delegation to the 2005 rounds of the Six-Party Talks and spent more than 17 years in the U.S. government. Follow both on ...
Barack Obama famously had one, while Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron clearly set out their own. But their “red lines” over the use of chemical weapons in the Syria conflict are now being tested. France said Wednesday that “all indications” suggested the Syrian regime was using chlorine weapons ...
Among the pro-Israel groups targeted for the documentary were the Israeli Embassy, the Israel Project, and the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, according to a Jan. 20 report in the Jewish magazine Tablet. The Tablet article said the activist James Anthony Kleinfeld, using the name Antoine ...
The US military launched a series of airstrikes on Taliban training camps located in Afghanistan's remote northeastern province of Badakhshan, which borders Tajikistan. The camps were used by the East Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM) and other terrorist groups. “Over the past 96 hours, US forces ...
Or that, according to the United States intelligence community, of the groups listed as actively hostile to the United States, only one is loosely affiliated with Iran, and Hezbollah doesn't make the cut. More than ever the Foundation for Defense of Democracies seems like the Pentagon's Office of Special Plans ...
Grant Rumley, a researcher on Palestinian politics at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a Washington think tank, said it was another sign of Abbas' "increasingly heavy handed rule." In recent years, Abbas' government has cracked down on public protests and criticism of him on social media.
The US military has released a final tally for airstrikes conducted in Yemen in 2017. CENTCOM spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Earl Brown told FDD's Long War Journal that US forces conducted 131 counterterrorism strikes in Yemen last year, which provides a concrete figure after CENTCOM noted “more ...
An unexpected error occurred. If you continue to receive this error please contact your Tableau Server Administrator. Session ID: 7106751D782142C782D31A54B342D070-0:0. Uncaught Failed to re-initialize session. US forces conducted 10 counterterrorism strikes in Yemen in January, US Central ...
Or that, according to the United States intelligence community, of the groups listed as actively hostile to the United States, only one is loosely affiliated with Iran, and Hezbollah doesn't make the cut. More than ever the Foundation for Defense of Democracies seems like the Pentagon's Office of Special Plans ...
Stefanik is in her second term as the North Country's congresswoman. She entered the House with a strong background on national security and defense. She spent time with two influential conservative foreign policy think-tanks, the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the Foreign Policy Initiative.
Jonathan Schanzer, a sanctions expert at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, said that typically, people who have been sanctioned have their assets frozen and are barred from entering the United States. He said there are cases where individuals from sanctioned countries enter the United ...
... offensives of this kind have not regularly been vouched-for by Resolute Support, pointing to a concerted PR effort to bolster support for a government increasingly in the crosshairs. Phil Hegseth is a social and digital media specialist at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and a contributor to FDD's ...
The designation of Liwa al Thawra and HASM shows that the Trump administration “is getting more aggressive against the Brotherhood's violent affiliates,” Eli Lake reported for Bloomberg View. Jonathan Schanzer, the senior vice president for the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), told Lake ...
... to release the information on district and population control, as well as key metrics on the Afghan security forces, according to Jennifer George-Nichol, a public affairs official at SIGAR. Bill Roggio is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the Editor of FDD's Long War Journal.
Katibat al Ghuraba al Turkistan (KGT), a year-old Uighur jihadist group in Syria, has announced the creation of a Palestinian sub-unit within its organization. KGT's new arm is designed to accommodate the Palestinians and other Arabs in its ranks. KGT announced the creation of its Saraya Ghuraba Filistin, ...
Despite an apparent 35 to 1 numbers advantage for Iranian and Iranian-aligned forces in Syria, Iran's forces are weak, overexposed, and certain to fare poorly in a direct competition with the US, according to Tony Badran, a Syria expert at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. US and US-backed forces have already ...
Dr. Aykan Erdemir, a member of Turkey's parliament from 2011 to 2015 and now a Senior Fellow at Washington's Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, suggested that in planning his next moves, Erdogan has “a large room for maneuver” domestically due to his “almost-complete control” of the media ...
... that “There is no intent to replace Special Forces, or to compete with Special Forces.” The SFAB will train conventional troops, while Special Forces will continue its mission of training irregular forces. Alexandra Gutowski is the senior military affairs analyst at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.


resources


 

news and opinion


 


 


 


 


schema-root.org

     foundation for the defense of democracies
       board
       funding

think tanks:
     cato institute
     ekklesia
     foundation for the defense of democracies
     free market
     loka
     rand
     sipri
     site institute