Iran supporting terror is still visible until this day as keeping such relationships with militant and terrorist groups are crucial to the foreign policies of Iran. The country has been shown to still be an avid sponsor and supporter among Middle Eastern organizations. Even to this day, you can see that Iran still holds some power in starting international terrorism acts outside their borders. Iran supporting terror and its efforts in destabilization have been shown to be a big threat to the interest and Middle East allies of the U.S. Civil wars have become worsened and have destabilized the region even further with what Iran is doing. The capacity of Iran to strike something in the U.S. is still apparent even if Iran does not look to target the U.S. more specifically. Iran decides that it is better to attack U.S. assets outside of their war zones to serve as contingency when the U.S. decides to attack them or to deter the U.S.
All of these terror plans and terrorism acts are the main reason why the Foundation for Defense of Deomcracies or the FDD has come into the picture. The FDD or the Foundation for Defense of Democracies was founded as an advocacy organization after the 9/11 attack. What drives the FDD to fight is that they are no supporters of the terror attacks being done by the Middle East all the while making sure that in Washington, they adapt a pro-Israel kind of policy. The FDD started off with opting for a more ideologic approach against the militant acts of the Islam being a democratic society that they are. Now, you can see that the FDD is practicing a more wholesome approach starting with the promotion of pluralism, the fight for ideologies that are pro-terrorism, and the defense of democratic values. The FDD has turned out to be the next in line of the EMET or the education initiative that was started during the year 2001 to give their support to how Israel has responded to what was done to them with Palestinian Intifada. This was also done to lessen the public outcry with the actions of the Israeli.
Currently, with the CEO Mark Dubowitz of FDD and the experts of the FDD, efforts are now being put forth to advocate for the presence of the U.S. military and their interventions in the Middle East taking note of Syria and Iran, in particular. Some of the moments of the FDD that are popular include advocating with Israel against Palestine, supporting the war in Iraq, and in setting policies for Iran with overturning their nuclear deal. Check out the FDD and discover more as you also learn more about Mark Dubowitz, the current CEO of the FDD.