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Dr. Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Senior Fellow

Areas of Impact:

Sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa, Radicalization, Global War on Terrorism, Somalia, Islamism, Homegrown Terrorism, Pakistan, Iraq, Al Qaeda, Afghanistan, Energy Security

Biography:

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and an adjunct assistant professor in Georgetown University’s security studies program, focuses his research on the challenges posed by violent non-state actors, and specializes in the study of al-Qaeda and affiliated organizations. He is the author or volume editor of thirteen books and monographs, including Bin Laden’s Legacy (Wiley, 2011), and has published widely in the popular and academic press. He also frequently conducts field research in relevant regions, including North Africa, the Persian Gulf, and South Asia.

Gartenstein-Ross has presented his research at events sponsored by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Uppsala University (Sweden), the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (Israel), the Defense Intelligence Agency, the National Counterterrorism Center, and U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College, among others. He has been featured in the Distinguished Speaker Series at the University of Southern California’s National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE), and has been a keynote speaker at the Global Futures Forum.

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and an adjunct assistant professor in Georgetown University’s security studies program, focuses his research on the challenges posed by violent non-state actors, and specializes in the study of al-Qaeda and affiliated organizations. He is the author or volume editor of thirteen books and monographs, including Bin Laden’s Legacy (Wiley, 2011), and has published widely in the popular and academic press. He also frequently conducts field research in relevant regions, including North Africa, the Persian Gulf, and South Asia.

Gartenstein-Ross has presented his research at events sponsored by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Uppsala University (Sweden), the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (Israel), the Defense Intelligence Agency, the National Counterterrorism Center, and U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College, among others. He has been featured in the Distinguished Speaker Series at the University of Southern California’s National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE), and has been a keynote speaker at the Global Futures Forum.

In addition to his academic work, Gartenstein-Ross consults for clients who need to understand violent non-state actors and twenty-first century conflict. His client work has included live hostage negotiations in the Middle East, analysis of alternative futures for terrorist and smuggling networks in Africa’s Sahel region, border security work in Europe, risk assessment of possible terrorist attacks on U.S. soil, and story and series development for media companies. He also regularly lectures for the U.S. Department of Defense’s Leader Development and Education for Sustained Peace (LDESP) program.

Gartenstein-Ross holds a Ph.D. in world politics from the Catholic University of America and a J.D. from the New York University School of Law. He is a senior fellow at George Washington University’s Homeland Security Policy Institute and a visiting research fellow at the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism—The Hague. He can conduct research in five languages.

Gartenstein-Ross’s e-mail address is daveed@defenddemocracy.org and you can follow him on Twitter.

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Successes and Failures of the U.S. and NATO Intervention in Libya

1st May 2014 – Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

Successes and Failures of the U.S. and NATO Intervention in Libya

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Chairman Issa, Ranking Member Cummings, and distinguished members of the committee, it is an honor to appear before you to discuss the successes and failures... more...

Analysis & Commentary

18th July 2014 – The Washington Post

The Jihadist Governance Dilemma

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

After making astounding territorial gains in its war against the Iraqi government, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria – which has refashioned itself “the Islamic State” – declared that it had reestablished the caliphate. more...

17th July 2014 – 104.1 FM, Tucson, AZ

The Jon Justice Show

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, discusses the downing of the Malaysian Airlines flight over Ukraine. more...

15th July 2014 – War On The Rocks

Libya: Hifter’s Stalled Anti-Islamist Campaign

Oren Adaki, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Operation Dignity, General Khalifa Hifter’s effort to “cleanse” Benghazi of its powerful Islamist militias, has met with mixed success since it was dramatically launched in May. more...

14th July 2014 – Quoted by Armin Rosen - Business Insider

The Most Extreme Faction Of Al Qaeda Is Winning, And It’s Leading To The Destruction Of Iraq

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) has now controlled much of Iraq for over a month. more...