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Saudi Arabia Strikes Back

16th August 2016 – Foreign Policy

Saudi Arabia Strikes Back

John Hannah

For those concerned about the fallout from President Barack Obama and his administration’s nuclear deal with Iran — the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA — the hits just keep on coming. The recent revelation that the United States handed over $400 million in cash to Iran on the same day that it was releasing four American captives is but the latest disturbing detail in the saga that has become Obama’s extended experiment in appeasing the mullahs. more...

Analysis & Commentary

24th August 2016 – The Long War Journal

The Abu Zubaydah file

Thomas Joscelyn

The US government has released an unclassified profile of the jihadist known as Abu Zubaydah, who is held at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. more...

22nd August 2016 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio

FDD senior fellow Bill Roggio discusses transitions within the Taliban Al Qaeda. more...

21st August 2016 – The Long War Journal

Zawahiri calls on Muslims to support Taliban, reject Islamic State

Thomas Joscelyn

As Sahab, al Qaeda’s propaganda arm, has released the second episode in Ayman al Zawahiri’s “Brief Messages to a Victorious Ummah [worldwide community of Muslims]” series. In the first episode, which was posted online on Aug. 13, Zawahiri criticized the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood and compared its members to chickens. more...

18th August 2016 – The Long War Journal

Hamza bin Laden calls for regime change in Saudi Arabia

Thomas Joscelyn

Hamza bin Laden, Osama’s heir, calls on Muslims to overthrow the Saudi monarchy in a newly released audio message. The junior bin Laden’s speech was disseminated by As Sahab, al Qaeda’s propaganda arm, via social media websites on Aug. 17. more...