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14th March 2015 – The Long War Journal

US Targets Senior Shabaab Intelligence Official in Airstrike

Bill Roggio

The airstrike is said to have targeted Adan Garaar, a senior official in the Amniyat, Shabaab's intelligence and security service that also is responseble for external operations. Garaar's fate is not known. more...

13th March 2015 – Fox Business Network

Lou Dobbs Tonight

Clifford D. May

FDD President Cliff May discusses conflicting reports of the Islamic State's influence. more...

13th March 2015 – The Long War Journal

Islamic State Spokesman Publicly Accepts Boko Haram’s Allegiance

Thomas Joscelyn

In a new audio speech, the Islamic State's spokesman, Abu Muhammad al Adnani, accepts the pledge of allegiance made by Boko Haram's leader earlier this month. more...

12th March 2015 – Quoted by Armin Rosen - Business Insider

ISIS Accepted a Pledge of Allegiance from Africa’s Deadliest Terror Group

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The Islamic State militant group just accepted Boko Haram's pledge of allegiance. The Nigerian jihadist group, which has killed 11,000 people since 2011 and 6,000 people in 2014 alone, pledged itself to the Islamic State last Saturday. more...

12th March 2015 – Quoted by Ivan Plis - The Daily Caller

Atlantic Headline Blares ‘No Global Jihadist Movement,’ While Writer Asserts Otherwise

Bill Roggio

An online editor for spoiled a perfectly good article Wednesday, by writing a headline claiming that there is no worldwide movement of violent Islamist terrorism. more...

11th March 2015 – The Long War Journal

Analysis: Iran is No Partner in the Fight Against the Islamic State

The threat of the Islamic State not only makes Iraq more dependent on Tehran and legitimizes Iran’s military presence in Iraq, it also provides the regime in Tehran with another bargaining chip in nuclear negotiations. more...

10th March 2015 – The Huffington Post

Jihadi General Hospital

Jonathan Schanzer, Merve Tahiroglu

Controversy erupted in Turkey last week, after local government officials in Denizli province in western Turkey confirmed that a Turkish citizen allegedly wounded while fighting for the Islamic State (IS) was being treated in a local hospital. more...

10th March 2015 – CCTV America


Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross on the Islamic State's global alliances. more...

10th March 2015 – BBC


Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross comments on the latest video released by the Islamic State. more...

10th March 2015 – CNN

The Situation Room

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses revelations from the bin Laden documents. more...

9th March 2015 – Quoted by Maggie Ybarra - The Washington Times

Jordan Expands Islamic State Bombing Raids Into Iraq After Pilot Burning Death

Patrick Megahan

Jordan has expanded its bombing raids against Islamic State militants from Syria to neighboring Iraq, adding another dynamic to a U.S.-led multinational military operation intent on defeating the extremist group. more...

9th March 2015 – Quoted by Ivan Plis - The Daily Caller

Boko Haram’s ISIS Pledge Brings Jihadi Power Struggle To Africa

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Nigerian jihadi militia Boko Haram has declared itself a franchise of the Islamic State terror group, according to an audio statement from its leader that began circulating Saturday. more...

9th March 2015 – The Weekly Standard

Violent Extremist vs. Holy Warrior

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Is Barack Hussein Obama wrong to avoid appending “Islamic,” “Muslim,” “Islamist,” or even “jihadist” to the terrorism that has struck the West with increasing ferocity since the 1990s? This question has at least two parts: Is the president historically correct to do this? And is he politically smart to do it? more...

8th March 2015 – Fox News

America’s News HQ

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD Vice President for Research Jonathan Schanzer discusses Boko Haram's pledge of allegiance to the Islamic State. more...

8th March 2015 – Syndicated

The Mimi Geerges Show

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

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

8th March 2015 – Quoted by Robyn Dixon - The Los Angeles Times

Boko Haram’s Pledge Seen as Propaganda Coup for Islamic State

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The decision by the Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram to pledge allegiance to Islamic State amounts to a significant propaganda coup for the Syrian-based organization, analysts say, and raises questions about whether the Nigerian militants could morph into a more global threat. more...

8th March 2015 – Quoted by Voice of America

Chad, Niger Launch Joint Offensive Against Boko Haram

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The armies of Chad and Niger have launched a joint offensive against the Nigeria-based Islamist group Boko Haram. more...

7th March 2015 – Quoted by Jeff Seldin - Voice of America

Nigeria’s Boko Haram Pledges Allegiance to Islamic State

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Two of the world’s best-known and brutal terror groups appear set to join forces following the release of a new audio recording. more...

6th March 2015 – CNN

The Situation Room

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross comments on the new video of Jihadi John. more...

6th March 2015 – 560 AM WMAL - Washington, DC

Mornings on the Mall

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross identifies characteristics of future terrorist threats. 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