The Effect of US Sanctions on Iran’s Economy

About the speaker Dr. Saeed Ghasseminejad is a senior Iran and financial economics advisor at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, specializing in Iran’s economy and financial markets, sanctions and illicit finance. Born and raised in Iran, Saeed earned his Ph.D. … Continue reading



How Erdogan Consolidates Power: the Weaponization of Turkish Media and the Scapegoating of Minorities

Watch his speaker playlist here About the speaker Dr. Aykan Erdemir is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. He is a former member of the Turkish Parliament (2011-2015) who served in the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee, … Continue reading



Islamism and Jihadism: The Challenge and the Threat for Trump

Watch his speaker playlist About the speaker Clifford D. May is the founder and President of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a nonpartisan policy institute focusing on national security created immediately following the 9/11/01 attacks on the United States. … Continue reading



The Field of Fight: How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies

Watch his speaker playlist About the speaker Dr. Michael Ledeen’s new book, Field of Fight: How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies (St. Martin’s Press, 2016), is co-authored with Lt. General Michael T. Flynn, former director of the … Continue reading