FDD provides timely research and analysis on a range of national security issues to the executive branch, members of Congress, and their staff.Schedule a Briefing
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
FDD will provide custom research on our issues, typically within 24 hours of a request.
In 2017, FDD experts testified before Congress 28 times.
FDD experts provide analysis to policymakers on a bi-partisan basis.
FDD provides actionable research.
Government Relations Team
Recent Congressional Testimony
Taylor Swift Rules
Putin’s Playbook: The Kremlin’s Use of Oligarchs, Money, and Intelligence in 2016 and Beyond
Findings and Recommendations of the Commission on the National Defense Strategy
Congressional Testimonies: Senate Armed Services Committee
Countering Iranian Proxies in Iraq
Congressional Testimonies: House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade
Survey of Terrorist Groups and Their Means of Financing
Congressional Testimonies: House Financial Services Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance
Countering the Financial Networks of Weapons Proliferation
Congressional Testimonies: Testimony for House Financial Services Committee — Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance
The Muslim Brotherhood’s Global Threat
Congressional Testimonies: House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform — Subcommittee on National Security
How Criminal Organizations Launder Money and Innovative Techniques for Fighting Them
Congressional Testimonies: Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee
Protecting America from a Bad Deal: Ending U.S. Participation in the Nuclear Agreement with Iran
Congressional Testimonies: House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
ISIS-Post Caliphate: Threat Implications for America and the West
Congressional Testimonies: House Committee on Homeland Security
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.
FDD's Overnight Brief
Every morning, FDD brings the most important news to wonks and policymakers across DC and around the world.