Behind the Foundation for Defense of Democracies’ Embrace of Authoritarianism

by Muhammad Sahimi The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), a neoconservative organization in Washington founded after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, has long been obsessed with Iran and has vocally opposed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the nuclear… Continue Reading  

Creating The Conditions For War

by Tyler Cullis Hawks inside and outside the Trump administration have not been afraid to threaten the nuclear option when it comes to the re-imposition of sanctions on Iran. From threats to sanction European central banks and SWIFT’s board of… Continue Reading  

Neocons Call for War Against Iran In Syria After Israeli Strikes

by Ben Armbruster The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) is a little known but highly influential hawkish think tank in Washington that has made a name for itself over the past few years by opposing the Iran nuclear deal… Continue Reading  

Defenders of Democracy Turn To An Awkward Ally: Saudi Arabia

by Ali Gharib So desperate to punish Iran are the hawks of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies that they’re willing to partner with one of the least democratic countries on earth to get it done. In an op-ed in… Continue Reading  

Islamic State? Al-Qaeda!

by Derek Davison A report recently issued by the Wilson Center suggests that the Islamic State (ISIS or IS) is fundamentally incapable of sustaining its early successes. On the other hand, al-Qaeda, which many believe has been eclipsed by IS,… Continue Reading