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North Africa

The Arab Spring and Al-Qaeda’s Resurgence

4th February 2014 – House Armed Services Committee

The Arab Spring and Al-Qaeda’s Resurgence

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Chairman McKeon, Ranking Member Smith, distinguished members of the committee, it is an honor to appear before you to discuss the state of al-Qaeda, its affiliates... more...

Analysis & Commentary

23rd April 2014 – Quoted by Eli Lake, The Daily Beast

Jihadists Now Control Secretive U.S. Base in Libya

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

A key jihadist leader and longtime member of al Qaeda has taken control of a secretive training facility set up by U.S. special operations... more...

20th April 2014 – The Jerusalem Post

What Does Algeria’s Election Mean for Israel?

Benjamin Weinthal

When Yuval Steinitz, minister of strategic affairs, criticized last week an agreement that allows Iran to move toward a rapid breakout to... more...

18th April 2014 – The Long War Journal

ISIS’ ‘Diyala Division’ Lauds Foreign Suicide Bombers, Including Dane

Bill Roggio

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham's "Diyala Division" recently praised 26 suicide bombers, including 24 foreign fighters who... more...

23rd March 2014 – Quoted by Sarah Lynch, USA Today

Tunisia, Arab Spring’s Birthplace, Takes on Militants

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Islamist militants across North Africa have been fighting governments in Egypt, Libya, Algeria and Mali for not imposing harsh sharia law, launching terror attacks... more...

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