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22nd April 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

American Missiles in Syria

Patrick Megahan

American Missiles in Syria

Since the start of the Syrian civil war, the secular-leaning Free Syrian Army has repeatedly called for arms from the United States to help level the playing field against... more...

21st April 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

The Growing IRGC Challenge to Rouhani

Ali Alfoneh

The Growing IRGC Challenge to Rouhani

Since his election last June, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has been laboring to edge the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) out of the economy. more...

21st April 2014 – The Weekly Standard

Out with the Old

Michael Ledeen

Out with the Old

Italy has long been Europe’s political laboratory, having invented fascism, incubated eurocommunism, launched the postwar economic miracle, and brought... more...

21st April 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Targets AQAP Master Bomb Maker in 2 Strikes in Yemen

Bill Roggio, Oren Adaki

US Targets AQAP Master Bomb Maker in 2 Strikes in Yemen

The US targeted al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's top bomb maker in one of two strikes that took place in Yemen over the past... more...

21st April 2014 – Jihadology

Ayman al-Zawahiri on Jihadist Infighting and the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Ayman al-Zawahiri on Jihadist Infighting and the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham

On April 18, a jihadist social media user tweeted links to two parts of an Al-Sahab Establishment for Media Production interview with al-Qaeda emir Ayman al-Zawahiri. more...

15th April 2014 – The Daily Beast

One Year On: Mystery Still Shrouds Boston Bombers

Thomas Joscelyn

One Year On: Mystery Still Shrouds Boston Bombers

One year ago today, two backpack bombs were detonated at the Boston Marathon, killing three people. More than 260 others were wounded or maimed. In the... more...

15th April 2014 – The Washington Times

Academic Dishonors

Clifford D. May

Academic Dishonors

Remember when colleges prided themselves on the diligence and depth of their research? Frederick Lawrence, president of Brandeis University, apparently does not. more...

14th April 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

Dubai: A Hub for Illicit Transactions for Iran and Turkey?

Jonathan Schanzer

Dubai: A Hub for Illicit Transactions for Iran and Turkey?

Turkey was rocked by a report last month, leaked by the Istanbul Prosecutor’s office, detailing the alleged illicit financial activities of Iranian businessman Rezza... more...

11th April 2014 – The Weekly Standard

Scare Tehran, Please

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Scare Tehran, Please

Is Barack Obama’s threat of preventive military action against the Iranian regime’s nuclear program credible? Would a one-year, six-month, or even three-month... more...

10th April 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

Iranian Economy Continues its Modest and Fragile Recovery

Mark Dubowitz

Iranian Economy Continues its Modest and Fragile Recovery

The debate of how much relief Iran received as part of the November 2012 interim nuclear agreement continues. The Obama administration... more...