January 5, 2012 | Press Release

FDD In The News

Iran and the Myth of the Pro-Regime Backlash

Emanuele Ottolenghi – The Wall Street Journal

What’s Obama’s Plan B After Arab League Monitors?

Tony Badran – Now Lebanon

Inside Story

Clifford D. May – Al Jazeera English

Ron Paul's Word         

James Kirchick – The New York Times

Special Report

Clifford D. May – Fox News

Iran and Al-Qaeda

Clifford D. May – Scripps Howard News Service

Morning Edition

Mark Dubowitz – NPR

All Recent Media


“Warriors of God: Inside Hezbollah’s Thirty-Year Struggle Against Israel,” by Nicholas Blanford
30th January 2012 – Tony Badran – The Washington Post
As the regime of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria violently struggles for its life, observers of the region are wondering about the future of Iran’s alliances in the eastern Mediterranean.

A Ph.D. in Torture
2nd January 2012 – Emanuele Ottolenghi – The Weekly Standard
When NATO planes launched their air campaign over Libya’s skies last spring and Western leaders said that Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi had to go, the first regime to change was at the London School of Economics.

Iran in Convulsion (the Death Spiral Continues)
2nd January 2012 – Michael Ledeen – Faster, Please!
Big news today from Iran, confirming once again that the hapless regime in Tehran proceeds down its death spiral. The first is the spectacular collapse of the national currency, which has lost 35% of its value since September.

Islamist Ignorance
1st January 2012 – Emanuele Ottolenghi – Standpoint
When Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer launched their campaign against “The Israel Lobby” with an article in the London Review of Books (March 23, 2006) — and subsequently in a book of the same name — they asserted that European
anti-Semitism was largely the by-product of the Arab-Israeli conflict

Obama Recruits Qaradawi
31st December 2011 – Andrew C. McCarthy – National Review Online
The surrender is complete now. The Hindu reports that the Obama administration has turned to Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the Muslim Brotherhood’s leading jurist, to mediate secret negotiations between the United States and the Taliban.

Al Qaeda Round-Up, 2012
30th December 2011 – Daveed Gartenstein-Ross – Gunpowder & Lead
As we enter a new year, I wanted to outline the contours of, and analyze, a few issues that are likely to feature prominently in the fight between the U.S. and al Qaeda in 2012.

What’s Obama’s Plan B After Arab League Monitors?
29th December 2011 – Tony Badran – NOW Lebanon
The Arab League’s observer mission in Syria is coming under criticism a mere couple of days after its initial deployment, as the regime of Bashar al-Assad continues to gun down its opponents, seemingly unfettered.

Ron Paul’s World
29th December 2011 – James Kirchick – The New York Times
Earlier this week, Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker, said that he would not vote for his fellow presidential candidate Ron Paul should Paul become the Republican nominee.

Iran and Al-Qaeda
29th December 2011 – Clifford D. May – Scripps Howard News Service
Late last week, the State Department announced a $10 million reward for information leading to the capture of Ezedin Abdel Aziz Khalil, A.K.A. Yasin al-Suri – Yasin the Syrian. Serious students of terrorism and counterterrorism saw this as big news for two reasons.

Adbullah Azzam Brigades Denies Responsibility for Damascus Suicide Attacks
28th December 2011 – Bill Roggio – The Long War Journal
The Abdullah Azzam Brigades, an affiliate of al Qaeda in Iraq that operates throughout the Middle East, has denied all involvement in the recent suicide attack in the Syrian capital that killed 40 people.