About FDD

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) is a non-partisan policy institute dedicated to promoting pluralism, defending democratic values, and fighting the ideologies that drive terrorism.

Those affiliated with FDD come from many backgrounds and political perspectives, but all believe:

  • No one should be denied basic human rights, including minority rights, women’s rights, and religious freedom.

  • Free and democratic nations have a right to defend themselves and an obligation to defend one another.

  • Terrorism, the deliberate use of violence against civilians to achieve political objectives, is always wrong and must never be condoned.

A foreign policy think tank with a solid track record of transforming ideas into actions that get results, FDD uniquely combines policy research, national security and counterterrorism education, strategic communications, and investigative journalism.

FDD focuses its efforts where opinions are formed and, ultimately, where the war of ideas will be won or lost: in the policy community, in the media, on college campuses, and in the courthouse, both at home and abroad.

To learn more about FDD, please contact [email protected] or 202.207.0190.