EPISODES
  • FDD Morning Brief | feat. Cliff May (Feb. 19)

    FDD Senior Vice President Jon Schanzer delivers timely situational updates and analysis, followed by a conversation with Cliff May, FDD's Founder and President, discussing the role of Russia and Iran in continued Middle East tensions and escalating violence.


    Learn more at: www.fdd.org/fddmorningbrief/

    Check out Cliff's podcast, Foreign Podicy, here: www.fdd.org/category/analysis/podcasts/foreign-podicy/

    20m | Feb 19, 2024
  • FDD Morning Brief | feat. Amb. Gilad Erdan (Feb. 16)

    FDD Senior Vice President Jon Schanzer delivers timely situational updates and analysis, followed by a conversation with Gilad Erdan, Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations who also previously served as Israel's Ambassador to the United States.


    Learn more at www.fdd.org/fddmorningbrief/

    24m | Feb 16, 2024
  • FDD Morning Brief | feat. Dan Senor (Feb. 14)

    FDD Senior Vice President Jon Schanzer delivers timely situational updates and analysis, followed by a conversation with Dan Senor, author of The Genius of Israel and Start-Up Nation, host of "Call Me Back," prolific journalist, and former political advisor.


    Learn more at: www.fdd.org/fddmorningbrief/

    24m | Feb 14, 2024
  • Eastern Mediterranean at a Crossroads: The Future of Regional Integration and Alliances

    The Eastern Mediterranean – a nexus for trade and culture, rich in resources, and home to many Western allies – is embroiled in complex geopolitical dynamics, only exacerbated by Russia’s War against Ukraine and the aftermath of the attacks of October 7, 2023.

    The Abraham Accords have brought Middle East nations closer to normalization and peace – enabling the Mediterranean to collectively advance its interests as well. Yet further regional integration seems, at least temporarily, on ice. How do democratic backsliding, energy conflict, and tense diplomatic relationships affect the region as a whole? What can be done to forge ahead? What is the prospect for reviving institutions like the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum and the Negev Forum? What role can Greece and Cyprus play in bridging the gap between Israel and Arab States? Who are the “spoilers” in getting such cooperation back on track?

    To discuss cooperation and impediments for progress in the Eastern Mediterranean, FDD hosts a discussion featuring Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece Amb. Alexandra Papadopoulou; U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources Amb. Geoffrey Pyatt; FDD Senior Vice President for Research Jonathan Schanzer; and FDD Non-Resident Senior Fellow Sinan Ciddi. The panel will be moderated by Washington Correspondent for Greek Public TV ERT Lena Argiri.

    This FDD-hosted event is a breakout session of the Delphi Economic Forum.

    1h 13m | Feb 12, 2024
  • FDD Morning Brief | feat. Mannie Fabian (Feb. 12)

    FDD Senior Vice President Jon Schanzer delivers timely situational updates and analysis, followed by a conversation with Mannie Fabian, military correspondent at the Times of Israel, for the latest on the IDF operation that freed two hostages from Rafah over the weekend.


    Learn more at: www.fdd.org/fddmorningbrief/

    21m | Feb 12, 2024
  • Israeli Security: The Northern Threat and Other Challenges Ahead

    The Islamic Republic of Iran’s proxy strategy to build a network of armed groups on Israel’s borders to create instability and foment terrorism is on full display in the region. While the fight against Hamas to the south of Israel grinds on, a war on Israel’s northern border looms. Were Israel not preoccupied in Gaza, the Iran-backed aggression from the north would almost certainly have already been met with a swift and powerful response. Equipped with decades of Iranian funding, arms, training, and coordination, is this the next warfront to break out on Israel’s borders? What challenges is Israel facing as it settles into what seems to be a long-haul war that may only be just starting to heat up? What would a war with Hezbollah mean for Israel and its defense capabilities? How would a multi-front war impact Washington and our allied nations’ involvement in the war?

    To explore these questions, FDD will host a panel discussion with Lt. Col. (Ret.) Jonathan Conricus, former international spokesperson for the Israel Defense Forces and FDD Senior Fellow; Eyal Hulata, former Israeli National Security Advisor and FDD Senior International Fellow; and Enia Krivine, Senior Director of FDD’s Israel Program and National Security Network. The conversation will be moderated by Anna Schecter, Senior Producer in the NBC News Investigations Unit.

    1h 14m | Feb 10, 2024
  • FDD Morning Brief | feat. David Daoud (Feb. 09)

    FDD Senior Vice President Jon Schanzer delivers timely situational updates and analysis, followed by a conversation with David Daoud, FDD Senior Fellow focused on Lebanon and Hezbollah.


    Learn more at: www.fdd.org/fddmorningbrief/

    Check out: 10 Things to Know About Hezbollah


    22m | Feb 9, 2024
  • Victory and Defeat in Ukraine: A Conversation with Assistant Secretary of Defense Celeste Wallander

    Ukrainians continue to fight hard to defend their homes and defeat the Russian invasion, but the future is uncertain. The Ukrainian counteroffensive has not gone as well as many hoped and congressional delay is hampering the administration’s efforts to provide Kyiv the weapons and munitions it needs. What are Putin’s goals in Ukraine? Why should Americans care about the outcome in Ukraine? What does the administration believe success looks like in Ukraine? What is happening on the battlefield, and what are Ukraine’s most urgent security needs? What are the consequences if Congress continues to delay the provision of additional security assistance funding for Ukraine?

    To answer these questions and more, FDD’s Center on Military and Political Power (CMPP) hosts Dr. Celeste Wallander, Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs. FDD Founder and President, Cliff May, will moderate the conversation.

    1h 1m | Feb 8, 2024
  • FDD Morning Brief | feat. Amichai Stein (Feb. 7)

    FDD Senior Vice President Jon Schanzer delivers timely situational updates and analysis on the war in the Middle East, followed by a conversation with Amichai Stein, Israeli journalist and diplomatic correspondent for Channel 11 Kan News.


    Learn more at: www.fdd.org/fddmorningbrief/

    21m | Feb 7, 2024
  • FDD Morning Brief | feat. Michael Rubin (Feb. 5)

    FDD Senior Vice President Jon Schanzer delivers timely situational updates and analysis on the war in the Middle East, including U.S. strikes in Iraq and Syria, followed by a conversation with Michael Rubin, former Pentagon official who serves as Director of Policy Analysis at Middle East Forum and Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.


    Learn more at: www.fdd.org/fddmorningbrief/

    20m | Feb 5, 2024
  • FDD Morning Brief | feat. Rep. Mike Waltz (Feb. 2)

    FDD Senior Vice President Jon Schanzer delivers timely situational updates and analysis on the war in the Middle East, followed by a conversation with Rep. Mike Waltz (R-FL), a combat-decorated Green Beret and former White House and Pentagon policy advisor. He serves on the Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, and Intelligence Committees.


    Learn more at: www.fdd.org/fddmorningbrief/

    23m | Feb 2, 2024
  • FDD Morning Brief | feat. Mark Dubowitz (Jan. 31)

    FDD Senior Vice President Jon Schanzer delivers timely situational updates and analysis on the latest news from the Middle East, followed by a conversation with FDD Chief Executive Mark Dubowitz. An expert on Iran’s nuclear program and global threat network, Mark is widely recognized as one of the key influencers in shaping policies to counter the threats from the regime in Iran. He has been sanctioned by both the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Russian Federation.


    Learn more at: www.fdd.org/fddmorningbrief/

    22m | Jan 31, 2024
  • Fortifying the Crypto Future: U.S. National and Economic Security in the Virtual Realm

    Digital assets, cryptocurrencies, and decentralized finance offer economic opportunity while also exposing nation-states and economies to genuine risk. While the cryptocurrency industry has grown and evolved at rapid pace, bipartisan lawmakers are actively wrestling with the challenging question of how best to regulate and guardrail new financial tools to foster innovation while protecting U.S. national and economic security.

    Join FDD’s Center on Economic and Financial Power (CEFP) for a discussion on digital asset regulation with Rep. French Hill (R-AR) and Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT), moderated by Juan C. Zarate, chairman and co-founder of CEFP. The conversation will be followed by a discussion with experts and industry, moderated by Elaine K. Dezenski, senior director and head of CEFP, and featuring Dante Disparte, chief strategy officer and head of global policy for Circle; Sujit Raman, general counsel at TRM Labs; and Amit Sharma, CEO of FinClusive.

    1h 17m | Jan 30, 2024
  • FDD Morning Brief | feat. Hadeel Oueis (Jan. 29)

    FDD Senior Vice President Jon Schanzer delivers timely situational updates and analysis, followed by a conversation with Hadeel Oueis, journalist, activist, political analyst, and senior research fellow at The Philos Project.


    Learn more at: www.fdd.org/fddmorningbrief/

    24m | Jan 29, 2024
  • FDD Morning Brief | feat. Seth Mandel (Jan. 26)

    FDD Senior Vice President Jon Schanzer delivers timely situational updates and analysis, including on Israel's war in Gaza and Iran-backed attacks on U.S. servicemembers, followed by a conversation with Seth Mandel, senior editor of Commentary Magazine and alumnus of FDD's National Security Fellowship Program


    Learn more at: www.fdd.org/fddmorningbrief/

    21m | Jan 26, 2024
  • FDD Morning Brief | feat. LTG (Ret.) H.R. McMaster (Jan. 24)

    FDD Senior Vice President Jon Schanzer delivers timely situational updates and analysis, followed by a conversation with LTG (Ret.) H.R. McMaster, who served as U.S. National Security Advisor after a 34-year career of distinguished service as an officer in the U.S. Army.


    Learn more at: www.fdd.org/fddmorningbrief/

    18m | Jan 24, 2024
  • FDD Morning Brief | feat. Avi Issacharoff (Jan. 22)

    FDD Senior Vice President Jon Schanzer delivers timely situational updates and analysis, followed by a conversation with Avi Issacharoff, Israeli journalist and co-creator of the critically acclaimed television series "Fauda."


    Learn more at: www.fdd.org/fddmorningbrief/

    22m | Jan 22, 2024
  • FDD Morning Brief | feat. General (Ret.) McKenzie (Jan. 19)

    FDD Senior Vice President Jon Schanzer delivers timely situational updates and analysis, followed by a conversation with General (Ret.) Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr., former Commander of United States Central Command.


    Learn more at: www.fdd.org/fddmorningbrief/

    23m | Jan 19, 2024
  • FDD Morning Brief | feat. Behnam Ben Taleblu (Jan. 17)

    FDD Senior Vice President Jon Schanzer delivers timely situational updates and analysis, followed by a conversation with Behnam Ben Taleblu, FDD Senior Fellow focused on Iranian security and political issues.


    Learn more at: www.fdd.org/fddmorningbrief/

    21m | Jan 17, 2024
  • FDD Morning Brief | feat. Bill Roggio (Jan. 15)

    FDD Senior Vice President Jon Schanzer delivers timely situational updates and analysis, followed by a conversation with Bill Roggio, FDD senior fellow, editor of FDD's Long War Journal, and host of "Generation Jihad" podcast.


    Learn more at: www.fdd.org/fddmorningbrief/

    22m | Jan 15, 2024
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