The Latest - Global War on Terrorism

Global War on Terrorism Latest

18th April 2018 – The Washington Times

Middle East missions to accomplish

Clifford D. May

Can we at least agree that President Trump’s decision to strike three chemical weapons facilities owned and operated by Bashar al-Assad – vassal of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Russia – was consistent with American values? more...

17th April 2018 – FDD's Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance

State Sponsors of Terrorism: An Examination of Iran’s Global Terrorism Network

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Since its establishment, the Islamic Republic of Iran has viewed Latin America as a fertile ground for the export of its revolution. Tehran wants the Western Hemisphere to become a hotbed of anti-Americanism and a forward operating base for Iran. more...

13th April 2018 – Foreign Policy

Why Is Trump Going Soft on Hezbollah?

Emanuele Ottolenghi

On Saturday, Vice President Mike Pence is set to meet with regional leaders at the Summit of the Americas, where he should tell those assembled that it is time to launch a coordinated campaign against Hezbollah’s illicit empire in Latin America. (The Vice-President is stepping in for President Donald Trump, who abruptly cancelled his Latin America trip to oversee the U.S. response to Syria’s latest chemical attack outrage). But first, the White House has to show that it is prepared to take the lead by designating Hezbollah, a political and militant organization based in Lebanon, as a Transnational Criminal Organization under U.S. law. more...

6th April 2018 – The Weekly Standard

Trump and Syria

Thomas Joscelyn

The White House declared on April 4 that the "military mission to eradicate ISIS in Syria is coming to a rapid end, with ISIS being almost completely destroyed." While the United States is "committed to eliminating the small ISIS presence in Syria that our forces have not already eradicated," the Trump administration already has an eye on "future plans," which will rely heavily on other countries "to work toward peace and ensure that ISIS never reemerges." more...

3rd April 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

20 dead, civilians protest following Indian counter-terror operation in Kashmir

Philip Hegseth

Indian security forces launched a decisive counter-terror operation yesterday in the Kashmiri districts of Shopian and Anantnag resulting in the deaths of at least 13 terrorists, three Indian security forces, and four civilians. more...

2nd April 2018 – Foreign Policy

Trump Can’t Afford to Forget About Iraq

John Hannah

In January, with an eye toward national elections on May 12, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi stunned many observers when he agreed to a political alliance with a group representing the country’s most hard-line Shiite militias — some of them designated by the United States for terrorism, all of them loyal instruments of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). more...

2nd April 2018 – War on the Rocks

The Emigrant Sisters Return: The Growing Role of the Islamic State’s Women

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

In his latest op-ed for War on the Rocks, FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross details the roles of women throughout the timeline of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria – highlighting how their role within the organization, specifically in military operations, seemed to increase as the caliphate weakened and eventually collapsed. This, Gartenstein-Ross illustrates, is a stark contrast to the roles previously held by women throughout the life of the caliphate – and this role may continue to grow. more...

6th March 2018 – Foreign Podicy

Podcast: Africa’s Jihadist Frontiers

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Clifford D. May

Foreign Podicy host, Cliff May, is joined by FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross to discuss the evolving threats from jihadists in Africa and what can be done now to stop – or at least slow – them. more...

22nd February 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

Analysis: ISIS hasn’t been defeated

Thomas Joscelyn

On January 19, the Pentagon released its new National Defense Strategy, which prioritizes "inter-state strategic competition" from China and Russia over "terrorism." In many ways, the strategy makes sense. However, the threat from ISIS and al Qaeda has not been eliminated. The jihadists are fighting around the globe, everywhere from West Africa to Southeast Asia. more...

23rd January 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

State Department designates Islamic State executioner, fighter as terrorists

Thomas Joscelyn

more...

28th November 2017 – Quoted by Amy Serman - Politifact

No proof that Melania Trump said if ISIS harms her son she will scratch out Obama’s eyes

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

No, the first lady did not really issue a threat to former President Barack Obama over the safety of her son. more...

21st November 2017 – Foreign Podicy

Podcast: Osama bin Laden’s Terrorist Treasure Trove

Clifford D. May, Thomas Joscelyn, Bill Roggio

Cliff May is joined by Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn of FDD’s Long War Journal to discuss their exclusive look into the Osama bin Laden documents, and how their findings could impact the future of counterterrorism strategy and policy. more...

12th November 2017 – Entrevistado por Roman Lejtman - Infobae

Emanuele Ottolenghi: “Me parece muy probable que ISIS llegue a Latinoamérica”

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Emanuele Ottolenghi es investigador en la Fundación para la Defensa de la Democracia, entidad académica con base en Washington que empezó a trabajar después de los ataques terroristas a las Torres Gemelas, el 11 de septiembre de 2001. El experto en terrorismo llega a Buenos Aires para participar de un seminario convocado por la Fundación de Investigaciones en Inteligencia Financiera (FININT), que se celebrará el 15 de noviembre en la Facultad de Derecho: "Las finanzas del terrorismo y el crimen organizado. Insumos estratégicos para evaluar los riesgos al orden institucional". more...

4th November 2017 – Quoted by Ben Brimelow - Business Insider

ISIS is losing its grip in Iraq and Syria, but here are 9 places where it’s still a threat

ISIS' territorial control in Iraq and Syria is eroding. more...

1st November 2017 – Quoted by Zack Beauchamp - Vox

ISIS’s defeat in Iraq and Syria makes attacks like New York inevitable

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Sayfullo Saipov left a chilling note behind in the truck he allegedly used to kill eight people in Manhattan on Tuesday. “The Islamic State,” he wrote, “will endure forever.” more...

1st November 2017 – Citado por Gerardo Lissardy - BBC Mundo

Las inciertas consecuencias del atentado en Nueva York

Thomas Joscelyn

Cuando Nueva York celebraba Halloween este martes, ocurrió algo que muchos aquí temían de veras: un ataque con una camioneta en una zona concurrida de la ciudad. more...

1st November 2017 – Quoted by Alan Gomez - USA Today

List of vehicle attacks on crowds shows disturbing, deadly trend

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

A terrorist plowed through a busy bicycle path near the World Trade Center memorial in Lower Manhattan on Tuesday and fatally struck eight people — the latest incident in which a vehicle (in this case, a rented truck) has been used as a weapon. more...

1st November 2017 – Quoted by Mark Martin - CBN News

Researcher: ‘No Question’ ISIS is Promoting Trucks as Weapons

David Adesnik

Investigators in New York City say the suspect drove a rental truck along a bike path, running down pedestrians and cyclists before crashing into a school bus. more...

24th October 2017 – Quoted by Shawn Snow - The Military Times

Niger is a central hub for US counterterrorism ops in West Africa

Bill Roggio

The deaths of four U.S. soldiers in Niger on Oct. 4 caused many Americans, including U.S. senators, to question why American troops are operating in the small West African nation. As details of the event begin to trickle in, a once shadowy mission is coming to light. more...

17th October 2017 – Quoted by Diario Extra

Terrorismo penetra C.R. con cigarros y dinero Empresario importa producto usado por crimen organizad

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Una tabacalera instalada dentro de una pequeña bodega en Guadalupe de Goicoechea, presuntamente fabrica y trae a Costa Rica cigarros marca Seneca provenientes de Canadá. Los encargados de logística en ese país utilizan una ruta de crimen organizado y terrorismo, la cual pasa por suelo tico y lo penetra con el producto y con dinero ilícito. more...

Experts

Bill Roggio

Senior Fellow and Editor of FDD's Long War Journal

Thomas Joscelyn

Senior Fellow

Events

5th February 2014 - 12:00 PM

Understanding al Qaeda and its Affiliates: A Global Threat or JV Squad?

A Conversation with Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Bruce Hoffman, Thomas Joscelyn and Jonathan Schanzer

Speaking about organizations claiming allegiance to al Qaeda, President Barack Obama stated that "if a JV team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn't make them Kobe Bryant." The president’s remarks have sparked yet another debate about whether al Qaeda is weakened, whether it is resurgent, or whether it was ever weakened in the first place.  Has the Arab Spring spawned a surge in jihadism? Are these organizations taking advantage of the new environment in the region, or is the expansion of jihadist groups largely independent of the revolutions? How well is Washington’s current approach to al Qaeda working? If the group is growing despite U.S. efforts, how do we put our policies on the right track?

11th December 2013 - 9:00 AM

Terrorist, Regime and Western Media

The War of Ideas in the Disinformation Age

The Newseum, Washington, DC