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David Barnett

Research Associate

Biography:

David Barnett is a research associate at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD). David specializes in the Salafi jihadist groups operating in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. His other research extends more broadly across the Levant.

David is a frequent contributor to FDD's Long War Journal. He has been cited in numerous publications including the Washington Post, Telegraph, Foreign Policy, Voice of America, Slate, and the Jerusalem Post.

David earned his B.A. in International Studies from the Johns Hopkins University in 2013.

David Barnett is a research associate at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD). David specializes in the Salafi jihadist groups operating in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. His other research extends more broadly across the Levant.

David is a frequent contributor to FDD's Long War Journal. He has been cited in numerous publications including the Washington Post, Telegraph, Foreign Policy, Voice of America, Slate, and the Jerusalem Post.

David earned his B.A. in International Studies from the Johns Hopkins University in 2013.

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These Aren’t the Terrorists You’re Looking For

24th February 2014 – Foreign Policy

These Aren’t the Terrorists You’re Looking For

David Barnett

On Feb. 16, a bus full of South Korean tourists was idling near the Taba border crossing in South Sinai, waiting to cross from Egypt into Israel. As some passengers... more...

Analysis & Commentary

14th April 2014 – Quoted by Aaron T. Rose, Daily News - Egypt

Cairo Court Officially Rules Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis a Terrorist Organisation

David Barnett

On Monday the Cairo Court for Urgent Matters ruled the Sinai-based militant group Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis a terrorist organisation, compelling the Egyptian... more...

13th April 2014 – Quoted by Hend Kortam and Joel Gulhane, Daily News - Egypt

Egyptian Accused of Terrorism Charges After Returning From Syria

David Barnett

Prosecution has ordered the detention of an Egyptian citizen, who recently returned from fighting in Syria, for 15 days on terror-related... more...

10th April 2014 – The Long War Journal

Ansar Jerusalem Releases Video of December Bombing in Mansoura

David Barnett

The Sinai-based jihadist group Ansar Jerusalem (Ansar Bayt al Maqdis) today released a video about its Dec. 24, 2013 suicide car bombing attack outside the Daqahliya... more...

9th April 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

Foggy Bottom Targets Ansar Bayt al Maqdis

David Barnett

The Department of State today announced the designation of the Sinai-based jihadist group Ansar Bayt al Maqdis (ABM) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization and a Specially... more...