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24th October 2014 – Quoted by Nicole Gaouette - Bloomberg

Lone-Wolf Attacks Duel With Airstrikes in New Warfare Era

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Six needle-nosed CF-18 fighter jets took off from the Canadian Forces base in Cold Lake, Alberta, Oct. 21 to join the coalition fighting Islamic State. more...

24th October 2014 – CNN

New Day

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross explains the difficulties of preventing lone-wolf terrorist attacks. more...

23rd October 2014 – Quoted by Louis Jacobson - Politifact

Could Terrorists Use Ebola to Attack the United States?

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The possibility that terrorists could attack the United States using Ebola as a bioweapon -- the mutant spawn of Americans’ two biggest fears -- has been catnip for some politicians and commentators. more...

23rd October 2014 – WSJ Live

Opinion Journal

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD Vice President for Research Jonathan Schanzer analyzes the recent events in Ottawa. more...

23rd October 2014 – Quoted by Julian Pecquet - Al-Monitor

US Rules Out ‘Shutting Down’ Economy in Islamic State Areas

Jonathan Schanzer

The Treasury Department’s point man on combating the Islamic State (IS) said Oct. 23 that the United States was opposed to “shutting down” economic activity in IS-controlled areas. more...

21st October 2014 – Cited by Catherine Herridge - Fox News

Taliban Claim Freed ex-Gitmo Prisoners Visited by Members of Terror Group

Thomas Joscelyn

The Taliban are claiming that two senior members of the Haqqani terror network recently visited the five former Guantanamo detainees who were traded for an American soldier, raising new questions about the terms of their one-year house arrest in Qatar and eventual release in the spring as U.S. forces leave Afghanistan. more...

21st October 2014 – 104.1 FM - Tucson AZ

The Jon Justice Show

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross explains how the media has shifted its focus from the Islamic State. more...

17th October 2014 – Quoted by Sharon Behn - VOA News

Analysts: Islamic State Will Be Hard to Defeat

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

As U.S. and coalition partners repeatedly bomb Islamic State fighters trying to capture the Syrian city of Kobani, analysts in the United States warn that the IS organization is an experienced and resilient force that will be hard to defeat. more...

16th October 2014 – Quoted by Alan Rappeport - The New York Times

New! Improved! U.S. Campaign in Syria Finally Gets a Brand Name

Jonathan Schanzer

It lacks the ferocity of Operation Desert Storm in Iraq or the idealism of Operation Odyssey Dawn in Libya. more...

14th October 2014 – CTV

CTV News

Clifford D. May

FDD President Clifford May comments on the meeting of world military leaders to discuss the Islamic State. more...

13th October 2014 – The Long War Journal

Germany’s Islamic State problem

Benjamin Weinthal

Chancellor Angela Merkel's government faces daunting challenges due to the growth of the Islamic State and other extremist groups. Many of these challenges have arisen from Germany's own problematic counterterrorism policies. more...

11th October 2014 – The Long War Journal

Ansar al Sharia Video Features Jihadist Once Thought to be US Ally in Benghazi

Oren Adaki, Thomas Joscelyn

A new video posted by Ansar al Sharia Libya features Wissam Bin Hamid. American officials once considered Bin Hamid an ally in Benghazi, but he stood idly by as the US Mission and Annex were overrun on the night of Sept. 11, 2012. more...

10th October 2014 – Quoted by Dylan Baddour, W. Gardner Selby - Politifact

Pants on Fire: Duncan Hunter Makes Unconfirmed Claim Border Patrol Caught At Least 10 ISIS Fighters

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter this week declared terrorists have been crossing the Rio Grande. more...

10th October 2014 – Newsmax TV

The Steve Malzberg Show

Clifford D. May

FDD President Clifford May gives his thoughts on the lack of a US strategy against the Islamic State. more...

8th October 2014 – Quoted by Maurizio Molinari - La Stampa

Raid contro l’Isis poco efficaci. L’America prova ad accelerare

Jonathan Schanzer

Dopo i successi a Mosul e Sinjar le bombe non sono riuscite a fermare i jihadisti a Kobani e Baghdad. Ora la Turchia chiede truppe di terra, ed entrano i campo elicotteri Apache e istruttori. Basteranno? more...

8th October 2014 – KFI AM 640 - Los Angeles, CA

The Bill Handel Show

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross on the Islamic State's advance towards Kobane. more...

8th October 2014 – CNN

New Day

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross shares his thoughts on Westerners fighting for the Islamic State. more...

7th October 2014 – Cited by Megan A. Stewart - The Washington Post

What’s So New About the Islamic State’s Governance?

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

As the United States ramps up military activities against the Islamic State, President Obama has claimed that the Islamic State’s rapid accumulation of territory was both unpredictable and a surprise to U.S. intelligence officials. more...

7th October 2014 – WRC - Washington, D.C.

Andy Parks Show Live from Washington Times

Clifford D. May

FDD President Clifford May discusses his latest column, "The Truth About Diversity." more...

7th October 2014 – 104.1 KQTH - Tucson, AZ

The Jon Justice Show

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses the Islamic State's recruitment. more...


Bill Roggio

Senior Fellow and Editor of The Long War Journal

Thomas Joscelyn

Senior Fellow


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