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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

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said Thomas Joscelyn, an analyst who has tracked the group for years as a senior fellow at the Foundation For Defense Of Democracies in Washington. "There are a lot of possibilities and many factors in play." The remoteness of the area in which Mr. Sahraoui's group operates, and the difficulty of getting ...
These days, Trump faces more pressure from Iran hawks to either work around the deal or find a way to make it a lot tougher on Iran than to simply obliterate it by reimposing sanctions. Behnam Ben Taleblu, a critic of the Iran deal at the Foundation For Defense Of Democracies, argues that Trump is better off, ...

"So Trump now has issued explicit May deadline to Congress and Europeans: Fix Iran nuke deal or no more sanctions waivers," wrote Mark Dubowitz, head of the Foundation For Defense Of Democracies. "Is he bluffing? I don't think so. Busy four months ahead." But supporters of the existing deal between ...
US forces killed three additional al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) senior leaders in airstrikes that took place in Yemen last month, US Central Command (CENTCOM) announced yesterday. CENTCOM conducted more than 120 strikes in Yemen in 2017, but has only provided limited details on ...
Another right idea, this one from Mark Dubowitz of the Foundation For Defense Of Democracies, is to once again put Setad, along with its scores of front companies and Subsidiaries, under U.S. sanctions for corruption. The Obama administration did such a thing in 2013, only to reverse course as part of the ...
Leading the pack in the "do something" insta-consensus was the right-wing pro-Israel think tank Foundation For Defense Of Democracies (FDD), which has overwhelmed the narrative. In the past five days, FDD has had op-eds in influential US outlets like the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, New York ...

Mark Dubowitz, who heads the Foundation For Defense Of Democracies, which has close ties to the White House, says the protests are unlikely to change the president's decision on sanctions waivers. "The protests, however, may increase the incentive for all sides to come together and find a legislative ...
Ansar al Furqan, an Iran-based jihadist group, claims to have targeted an oil pipeline in Iran's Khuzestan province. The group's report has been shared on many al Qaeda-linked Telegram channels, including the Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF). FDD's Long war Journal could not independently verify the ...
The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the Dec. 27 bombing that wounded 13 people in St. Petersburg, Russia. The explosion was quickly labeled an act of terrorism by Russian officials. Russian president Vladimir Putin described it as "terrorist attack" the following day, adding that he had ...
A gunman riding a motorcycle attacked the Coptic Church of Mar Mina in the southern Helwan suburb of Cairo earlier today. Initial casualty reports indicate at least nine people, including a policeman, were killed in the shootout that followed. According to Reuters, Egypt's interior ministry says that a jihadist ...
US forces conducted a strike against Shabaab on Friday Dec. 15, approximately 30 miles northwest of Kismayo, Somalia. The attack killed eight Shabaab fighters and destroyed one vehicle, according to the AFRICOM press release. Kismayo, a port city in southern Somalia, was formerly a Shabaab ...
The US Treasury Department has sanctioned Abdullah Ibrahim al-Faisal (a.k.a. Trevor William Forrest), a well-known jihadist ideologue and Islamic State recruiter based in Jamaica. He has been added to the US government's list of specially designated global terrorists. Faisal is "currently facing extradition ...
al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has reaped around $100 million through ransoms, drug smuggling, taxing locals and donations from around the world, a study by the Foundation For Defense Of Democracies shows. The group is particularly active in north and West Africa, where it's claimed responsibility for ...
Another right idea, this one from Mark Dubowitz of the Foundation For Defense Of Democracies, is to once again put Setad, along with its scores of front companies and Subsidiaries, under U.S. sanctions for corruption. The Obama administration did such a thing in 2013, only to reverse course as part of the ...
Anti-Iran warmongers -- especially the neoconservatives at the Foundation For Defense Of Democracies -- have seized on the recent spree of protests in the Islamic Republic to demand that the U.S. "support" the protesters, getting op-eds published in the The New York Times, Politico, The Wall Street ...
Leading the pack in the "do something" insta-consensus was the right-wing pro-Israel think tank Foundation For Defense Of Democracies (FDD), which has overwhelmed the narrative. In the past week or so, FDD has had op-eds in influential U.S. outlets like the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, New ...

The US military launched two airstrikes against Shabaab, al Qaeda's branch in East Africa, over the past four days. At least 17 Shabaab fighters were killed and a suicide car bomb was destroyed, according to US Africa Command (AFRICOM). The first strike took place on Dec. 24 in "southern Somalia," and ...
"Bin Laden's outfit has long sought to tie the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to its mission, even though the group has had little to do with it," argues Thomas Joscelyn, an analyst at the Foundation For Defense Of Democracies, a Washington-based think tank. Writing in the Long war Journal, he cautioned, "That ...
US forces-Afghanistan (USFOR-A) hit Taliban-run "narcotics production facilities" in an airstrike in the southern province of Helmand, where the Taliban are entrenched after years of fighting. F/A-18 Super Hornets, flown from a US Navy aircraft carrier, targeted and destroyed the Taliban drug labs on Dec.
The United States killed two al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) commanders during operations in central Yemen last month. In announcing the strike, US Central Command (CENTCOM) provided a rare look into the targeting of AQAP's network. Until now, the US military had provided few details on ...
Jonathan Schanzer of the Foundation For Defense Of Democracies, a Washington-based think tank, said that there is merit to the argument that the administration could get better results in future peace talks following this decision. "This speech doesn't challenge the Palestinian and Arab claims to East ...
Funded by American billionaire Sheldon Adelson, who is a prominent supporter of Israel and known for its neoconservative politics and anti-Turkish sentiments, the Foundation For Defense Of Democracies (FDD) is chaired by Mark Dubowitz and Jonathan Schanzer is its senior vice president. These two ...
On November 30, Reuters cited select quotes from a confidential UN sanctions report noting shared "design characteristics" between a projectile Yemen's Houthi rebels fired at Riyadh in early November and an Iranian short-range ballistic missile (SBRM). Known as the Burkan-2H in the Houthi arsenal and ...
A move for recognition alone would simply reaffirm U.S. policy, but this is likely foreshadowing future actions, said Jonathan Schanzer, vice president of the Foundation For Defense Of Democracies, a national security think tank. "The president has committed to ultimately making a shift, and this is the ...
Resolute Support, NATO's command in Afghanistan, announced the US killed the leader of the Taliban's special forces in Helmand, known as the Red Unit or Red Group, during an airstrike in the province on Dec. 1. Mullah Shah Wali, the Red Unit's leader who was also known as Haji Nasir, was killed ...
"You look at a country like Turkey and they are one of the top jailers of journalists in the world right now," said Jonathan Schanzer, an analyst with the Foundation For Defense Of Democracies. "They have hollowed out their judiciary. So we are seeing the intuitions that once made Turkey a democratic state ...
Jonathan Schanzer, vice president of research at the Foundation For Defense Of Democracies, told The National that "the intent [to counter Iran] is there" but "the implementation is now the key". "Can this administration rally the relevant government agencies to engineer a broad pushback on Iran's regional ...
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 ...
... world there is need for some levity," Jonathan Schanzer, senior vice president at Foundation For Defense Of Democracies, told Newsweek.
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 ...
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 ...
The Foundation For Defense Of Democracies (FDD) indicated in the post, "The CIA provided FDD's Long war Journal with an advance copy of ...
At the Foundation For Defense Of Democracies, a hawkish, nonpartisan research group, at least two people left over the way the think tank ...
... a publication backed by the Washington-based Foundation For Defense Of Democracies, a think tank fiercely critical of Iran and skeptical of its ...
Even as the federal government escalates its warnings about the threats posed by the illegal tobacco trade, a curious thing is happening at the ...
... strike groups in the region," said Anthony Ruggiero, a senior fellow at the Foundation For Defense Of Democracies, a Washington think tank.
In an answer to a question, Pompeo told a conference held by the Foundation For Defense Of Democracies, a conservative think tank, that "the ...
Pompeo said in a speech at the Foundation For Defense Of Democracies, a Washington think tank, that if history is to be a guide, then very low ...
"We are not out of time," he told the forum, organized by the Foundation For Defense Of Democracies think tank. "But we are running out of time.".
CIA Director Mike Pompeo is scheduled to speak about national security issues at the Foundation For Defense Of Democracies (FDD) Summit ...
... CEO of the neoconservative Foundation For Defense Of Democracies, pushes for a so-called "better deal" while explicitly calling for regime ...
From #Taliban Propaganda video: Group parades forces in Balkh province, seizes base, displays captured weapons and vehicles.
Mark Dubowitz, CEO of the Foundation For Defense Of Democracies, says he expects the administration to pursue a multistage strategy that ...
... economic sanctions at the Foundation For Defense Of Democracies. "If you continue to ratchet it up, it increases the chances of miscalculation.
... the US showing that Yousef Al-Otaiba had been collaborating with a pro-Israel think tank, the Foundation For Defense Of Democracies (FDD).
... dollar annually," said Yaya J. Fanusie of the Foundation For Defense Of Democracies, organizer of the event where Royce and Engel spoke.
Taleblu, the Foundation For The Defense Of Democracies expert, said he think Iran will play a "wait and see game" to watch how the situation ...
He is the CEO of the Foundation For Defense Of Democracies, and he has been advising the White House not to recertify the Iran deal.
Bill Roggio is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation For Defense Of Democracies and the Editor of FDD's Long war Journal. Thomas Joscelyn is a ...


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