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 National Security Summit

At FDD's National Security Summit in August 2018, UN Ambassador Nikki R. Haley was presented with FDD's Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Statesmanship Award. The summit also featured remarks by the Southern District of New York Assistant United States Attorneys and FBI Special Agents who received FDD’s Alberto Nisman Award for Courage, and Brian Hook, Special Representative for Iran at the U.S. Department of State.

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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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