• Iran Attacks Israel with Drones and Missiles | FDD SITREP with Jon Schanzer and Jonathan Conricus

    The Islamic Republic of Iran has launched a barrage of drones from its soil, in-bound for targets in Israel. After more than 6 months of attacks on Israel by Iranian-backed proxies following the Hamas massacre of October 7, this escalation comes in response to the recent killing of top IRGC commanders by Israel in Damascus. Numerous drones have been intercepted by U.S. and Israeli air defense systems, with explosions heard in the skies of Jerusalem. Is this the beginning of a multiday attack by Tehran? FDD Senior Vice President Jonathan Schanzer and FDD Senior Fellow and former IDF International Spokesperson Lt. Col. (Ret.) Jonathan Conricus deliver a timely situational report on what we know and what we can expect.


    Read more and watch the discussion here: https://www.fdd.org/events/2024/04/13/iran-attacks-israel-with-drones-and-missiles-fdd-sitrep-with-jonathan-schanzer-and-jonathan-conricus/

    16m - Apr 14, 2024
  • FDD Morning Brief | feat. Jonathan Conricus and Emily Schrader (Apr. 12)

    Former IDF Spokesperson and FDD Senior Fellow Lt. Col. (Res.) Jonathan Conricus delivers timely situational updates and analysis on headlines of the Middle East, followed by a conversation with journalist and content creator Emily Schrader who has been working on the frontlines of the media battle since 10/7 to expose the disinformation campaign waged against Israel and bring accurate reporting to the public.


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

    23m - Apr 12, 2024
  • FDD Morning Brief | feat. Rebeccah Heinrichs (Apr. 10)

    FDD Senior Vice President Jon Schanzer delivers timely situational updates and analysis on the war in the Middle East, followed by a conversation with Rebeccah Heinrichs, Director and Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute.


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

    22m - Apr 10, 2024
  • FDD Morning Brief | feat. John Podhoretz (Apr. 8)

    FDD Senior Vice President Jon Schanzer delivers timely situational updates and analysis on the war in the Middle East, followed by a conversation with John Podhoretz, Editor of Commentary Magazine.


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

    23m - Apr 8, 2024
  • FDD Morning Brief | feat. Roi Kais (Apr. 5)

    FDD Senior Vice President Jon Schanzer delivers timely situational updates and analysis on the war in the Middle East, followed by a conversation with Roi Kais, Arab Affairs correspondent for Channel 11/Kan News.


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

    26m - Apr 5, 2024
  • Turkey’s Local Elections: Outcome and Implications

    In May 2023, Turkey held its national elections, where Recep Tayyip Erdogan secured a third term in office, until 2028. The local elections may give the mistaken impression that they are less important in outcome than the national. This could not be further than the truth, as Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) suffered a resounding defeat across the entire country. The main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) delivered its best electoral performance since 1977, and denied Erdogan the ability to win back major cities across the country, including Istanbul and Ankara. Moreover, the result can be interpreted as a personal repudiation of Erdogan by voters, and the launching of Ekrem Imamoglu’s national political career. It is now widely assumed that Imamoglu, the current CHP mayor of Istanbul, is the presumptive nominee who will seek to succeed Erdogan at the next presidential election (2028). Questions following Sunday’s elections are clear: are the results of the local elections the beginning of the end of Erdogan’s time in office? To what extent is Erdogan politically wounded? Are we witnessing a democratic revival in Turkey? What course will Erdogan chart in response to Sunday’s results?


    To discuss the election results and its immediate to long term implications, FDD hosts a panel featuring Guldem Atabay, Economist at Istanbul Analytics; Sinan Ciddi, Non-Resident Senior Fellow at FDD; Howard Eissenstat, Associate Professor of Middle East History at St. Lawrence University; and Atilla Yesilada, President at Istanbul Analytics. The panel will be moderated by journalist Yavuz Baydar, and feature introductory remarks by FDD Senior Vice President for Research, Jonathan Schanzer.


    Read more and watch the conversation here:

    https://www.fdd.org/events/2024/04/03/turkeys-local-elections-outcome-and-implications/

    59m - Apr 3, 2024
  • FDD Morning Brief | feat. Jason Brodsky (Apr. 3)

    FDD Senior Vice President Jon Schanzer delivers timely situational updates and analysis on the war in the Middle East and Israel's operations in Gaza, followed by a conversation with Jason Brodsky, Policy Director of United Against Nuclear Iran.


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

    21m - Apr 3, 2024
  • FDD Morning Brief | feat. Aaron MacLean (Apr. 1)

    FDD Senior Vice President Jon Schanzer delivers timely situational updates and analysis, followed by a conversation with Aaron MacLean, FDD senior fellow, Marine, and host of "School of War," a podcast that analyzes current foreign policy and strategy through the lens of military history.


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

    24m - Apr 1, 2024
  • FDD Morning Brief | feat. Sinan Ciddi (Mar. 29)

    FDD Senior Vice President Jon Schanzer delivers timely situational updates and analysis, followed by a conversation with Sinan Ciddi, FDD non-resident senior fellow and expert on Turkish politics.


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

    19m - Mar 29, 2024
  • FDD Morning Brief | feat. Jonathan Greenblatt (Mar. 27)

    FDD Senior Vice President Jon Schanzer delivers timely situational updates and analysis on headlines of the Middle East, followed by a conversation with Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).


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

    22m - Mar 27, 2024
  • Exploring the Potential of a U.S. Cyber Force

    Late last year, the commander of U.S. Cyber Command observed that the current state of U.S. military cyber organization is unsustainable. “All options are on the table,” he said, “except the status quo.” The existing structures have led to recruitment challenges, inconsistencies in compensation and service requirements, and personnel with inadequate training and support. Bipartisan members of Congress have for a decade expressed deep concern about the inability of the existing military services to recruit, train, and equip sufficient personnel to meet growing cyber challenges.


    America’s cyber force generation system is clearly broken. FDD’s Center on Cyber and Technology Innovation is releasing a comprehensive report that explores the viability of establishing an independent cyber service: U.S. Cyber Force. To discuss the report and associated policies, join FDD for a virtual event featuring Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI), chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Cyber, Information Technologies, and Innovation; Dr. Erica Lonergan, assistant professor in the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University; and RADM (Ret.) Mark Montgomery, senior director of FDD’s Center on Cyber and Technology Innovation; with introductory remarks by Bradley Bowman, senior director of FDD’s Center on Military and Political Power.


    Read more and watch the conversation here:

    https://www.fdd.org/events/2024/03/25/exploring-the-potential-of-a-us-cyber-force/

    46m - Mar 25, 2024
  • FDD Morning Brief | feat. RADM (Ret.) Mark Montgomery (Mar. 25)

    FDD Senior Vice President Jon Schanzer delivers timely situational updates and analysis, followed by a conversation with RADM (Ret.) Mark Montgomery, Senior Director of FDD's Center on Cyber and Technological Innovation.


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

    26m - Mar 25, 2024
  • FDD Morning Brief | feat. Amb. Michael Oren (Mar. 22)

    FDD Senior Vice President Jon Schanzer delivers timely situational updates and analysis, followed by a conversation with Ambassador Michael Oren, prolific historian who served as Israeli ambassador to the US, and Knesset member.


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

    26m - Mar 22, 2024
  • FDD Morning Brief | feat. Rep. Ritchie Torres (Mar. 20)

    FDD Senior Vice President Jon Schanzer delivers timely situational updates and analysis, followed by a conversation with Rep. Ritchie Torres, Democrat Congressman of New York's 15th District and staunch supporter of Israel.


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

    20m - Mar 20, 2024
  • FDD Morning Brief | feat. Fleur Hassan Nahoum (Mar. 18)

    FDD Senior Vice President Jon Schanzer delivers timely situational updates and analysis on headlines of the Middle East, followed by a conversation with Fleur Hassan Nahoum, Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem, Israel's Special Envoy for Innovation, and co-founder of the UAE-Israel Business Council.


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

    21m - Mar 18, 2024
  • Fortifying Cyber-Physical Resilience: Recommendations from the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

    Physical systems in U.S. critical infrastructure have become reliant on digital technology for an array of functions, from safety to operation to communication. This interconnectivity of cyber and physical systems has made services exponentially more efficient, but at the same time has vastly expanded the digital attack surface. Hackers understand now more than ever that the impacts of a digital attack can proliferate to interconnected physical components, causing widespread systemic failure. The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) issued a report to address these issues, highlighting the need to build systems that are resilient against disruption, including cyberattacks, so that the operational impacts of incidents are minimized.

    To discuss these challenges and provide solutions to remedy them, FDD hosts a panel with PCAST cyber-physical resilience working group co-leads Dr. Eric Horvitz, Microsoft’s Chief Scientific Officer; Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Jen Easterly, and Phil Venables, Chief Information Security Officer of Google Cloud; Harry Coker, Jr., National Cyber Director; and Dr. Georgianna Shea, FDD’s chief technologist and PCAST working group member. Senior Director of FDD’s Center on Cyber and Technology Innovation RADM (Ret.) Mark Montgomery moderates the conversation.


    Read more and watch the conversation here: https://www.fdd.org/events/2024/03/13/fortifying-cyber-physical-resilience-recommendations-from-the-presidents-council-of-advisors-on-science-and-technology/

    1h 18m - Mar 15, 2024
  • FDD Morning Brief | feat. Lt. Col. (Ret.) Jonathan Conricus (Mar. 15)

    FDD Senior Vice President Jon Schanzer delivers timely situational updates and analysis on headlines of the Middle East, followed by a conversation with Lt. Col. (Ret.) Jonathan Conricus - FDD Senior Fellow who served numerous years in the IDF, including as former International Spokesperson and a combat commander. They discuss the IDF operations in Gaza, what to watch on Israel's northern border and in Rafah, and what may come next in Israel's war on Iran-backed terror in the wake of the 10/7 attacks.


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

    22m - Mar 15, 2024
  • Expanding the Anti-Corruption Toolkit: FEPA and Beyond

    Corruption through foreign bribery schemes has fueled wars and bankrupted countries around the globe. Numerous treaties, international bodies, and conventions for years have sought to end the practice of foreign bribery – yet Transparency International research reveals that only two of the 47 largest exporting countries are actively enforcing foreign anti-bribery laws. To make matters worse, sanctions against corrupt officials are rarely levied. While these corrupt schemes have largely been successful in evading accountability and justice, recent bipartisan efforts in Congress may level the playing field and deliver the most significant anti-corruption opportunities in decades.

    FDD and Transparency International-US host a conversation with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) to discuss the recent passage of the Foreign Extortion Prevention Act (or “FEPA”), how the legislation can best be leveraged against corrupt regimes, and what comes next in the fight against global corruption and kleptocracy. The discussion will address how FEPA fits with other anti-corruption laws and regulations, how the Department of Justice should implement FEPA, how to address issues of jurisdiction and extradition, and what laws and regulations are still needed in the fight against corruption.


    Read more and watch the conversation here: https://www.fdd.org/events/2024/03/12/expanding-the-anti-corruption-toolkit-fepa-and-beyond/

    48m - Mar 14, 2024
  • FDD Morning Brief | feat. Matti Friedman (Mar. 13)

    FDD Senior Vice President Jon Schanzer delivers timely situational updates and analysis on headlines of the Middle East, followed by a conversation with author and journalist Matti Friedman, whose work has been central to exposing ways in which terrorists, including Hamas, have coopted the information space and weaponized the mainstream media against Israel.


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

    23m - Mar 13, 2024
  • FDD Morning Brief | feat. Abdulaziz Alkhamis (Mar. 11)

    FDD Senior Vice President Jon Schanzer delivers timely situational updates and analysis, followed by a conversation with Abdulaziz Alkhamis, Saudi journalist and political commentator, who sheds like on perspectives of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states regarding the Israel-Hamas war, the greater threat posed by the Islamic Republic of Iran, and the prospects for Saudi-Israel normalization.


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

    18m - Mar 11, 2024
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