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
On-Demand Research

FDD will provide custom research on our issues, typically within 24 hours of a request.

Expert Testimony

In 2017, FDD experts testified before Congress 28 times.

In-Person Briefings

FDD experts provide analysis to policymakers on a bi-partisan basis.

Policy Analysis

FDD provides actionable research.

Government Relations Team

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.

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FDD's Overnight Brief

Every morning, FDD brings the most important news to wonks and policymakers across DC and around the world.

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