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Druze Clues

6th October 2015 – Foreign Affairs

Druze Clues

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The market for extremism has been so disrupted by the self-proclaimed Islamic State (also known as ISIS) and its penchant for extraordinary brutality that even a group as notorious as al Qaeda is now able to reposition—or, one might say, rebrand—itself. more...

Analysis & Commentary

25th November 2015 – The Washington Times

Memo to Presidential Campaign Advisers

Clifford D. May

This memorandum is addressed to the brave souls advising presidential candidates. As you know, the recent terrorist attacks in France – and in Mali, Nigeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey and Israel – have altered the political landscape. With less than a year to go before the election, the landscape may stay altered even if there are no more attacks – and that seems unlikely. more...

24th November 2015 – The Long War Journal

Jihadist-led Coalition Launches Counteroffensive in Syria’s Aleppo Province

Thomas Joscelyn

The Jaysh al Fateh coalition, which is led by jihadist groups, claims to have overrun several towns and villages in the southern part of Syria’s Aleppo province in the past 24 hours. Leading factions in Jaysh al Fateh, including Al Nusrah Front and Ahrar al Sham, have posted a series of videos and images on social media from the areas they say have fallen. more...

24th November 2015 – The Long War Journal

Taliban Suicide Assault Squad Pledges Allegiance to Emir Mullah Mansour

Bill Roggio

A Taliban suicide assault team known as the Muaskar ul Fida has pledged allegiance to the Taliban’s new emir, Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour. The suicide squad is likely loyal to the Haqqani Network, an al Qaeda-linked Taliban group that is backed by Pakistan’s military and intelligence establishment. more...

23rd November 2015 – NPR

The Diane Rehm Show

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross comments on globalization, religious extremism, and jihad around the world. more...