FDD provides timely research and analysis on a range of national security issues to the executive branch, members of Congress, and their staff.Schedule a Briefing
The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) provides timely research and analysis on a range of national security issues to members of Congress and their staff and to all agencies throughout the U.S. government. Consistent with our organization’s values, FDD believes these issues transcend partisanship and require objective, research-driven analysis and policy options.
FDD offers its research and insights to officials throughout government and the military including:
- Briefings with our experts and scholars
- Critical issue briefs on timely national security issues
- Rapid response research driven by governmental needs
- Expert testimony for Congressional hearings
FDD will provide custom research on our issues, typically within 24 hours of a request.
FDD experts testify before Congress dozens of times each year.
FDD experts provide analysis to policymakers on a bi-partisan basis.
FDD provides actionable research.
Recent Congressional Testimony
Confronting Kremlin and Communist Corruption
Taking Stock of China, Inc.: Examining Risks to Investors and the U.S. Posed by Foreign Issuers in U.S. Markets
Congressional Testimonies: House Financial Services Committee
The Strategic Importance of the Pacific Islands
Congressional Testimonies: House Foreign Affairs Committee
Afghanistan’s Future: Assessing the National Security, Humanitarian and Economic Implications of the Taliban Takeover
Congressional Testimonies: Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Review of the re-listing of five organisations as terrorist organisations under the Criminal Code
FDD provides testimony on Afghanistan
Congressional Testimonies: Senate Armed Services Committee
Beijing’s Long Arm: Threats to U.S. National Security
Congressional Testimonies: Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
Schemes and Subversion: How Bad Actors and Foreign Governments Undermine and Evade Sanctions Regimes
Impact of Sanctions in Africa
U.S. Investment in China’s Capital Markets and Military-Industrial Complex
Congressional Testimonies: U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission
FDD's Centers on American Power
FDD houses three centers on American power, which include FDD’s Center on Military and Political Power, FDD’s Center on Economic and Financial Power, and FDD’s Center on Cyber and Technology Innovation.
FDD's Overnight Brief
Every morning, FDD brings the most important news to wonks and policymakers across DC and around the world.