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16th November 2014 – Quoted by Rukmini Callimachi - The New York Times

Obama Condemns Islamic State’s Killing of Peter Kassig

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Islamic State militants released a chilling videotape on Sunday showing they had beheaded a fifth Western hostage, an American aid worker the group had threatened to kill in retaliation for airstrikes carried out by the United States in Iraq and Syria. more...

14th November 2014 – NPR

All Things Considered

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross explains the relationship between the Islamic State and al Qaeda amid reports that the groups have agreed to work together in Syria. more...

13th November 2014 – Quoted by Mark Pomerleau - The Hill

Reasons for a New Counterterrorism Framework

Thomas Joscelyn

Experts, scholars and some members of Congress have called for the Obama administration to reevaluate its approach to combating terrorism. more...

11th November 2014 – Cited by Andrew C. McCarthy - National Review Online

The Beltway’s Syria Fairy Tales

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

Since the outbreak of the latest Middle East war a few years back, we have been chronicling the Washington political class’s Syria Fairy Tales. more...

10th November 2014 – Quoted by Bryan Bender - The Boston Globe

US Shouldering Brunt of ISIS Air Campaign

Bill Roggio

The military coalition attacking the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has been heralded by President Obama as “almost unprecedented,” especially for the participation of Arab air forces. Indeed, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, and Bahrain have helped carry out strikes inside Syria. more...

10th November 2014 – The Long War Journal

Austria’s Radical Islam Problem

Benjamin Weinthal

Berlin -- The small Central European country of Austria has recently made headlines because of its jihadi teenagers who have gone to fight in Syria. more...

7th November 2014 – Quoted by Leah Barkoukis - Townhall

The Rise of the Islamic State

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Since the September 11 attacks, al Qaeda has been a household name in America, one that’s been seared into the minds of national consciousness as the country’s preeminent terrorist threat. But on the eve of September 11 this year, President Obama spoke from the White House about a new threat: the Islamic State. more...

7th November 2014 – Quoted by Jeff Seldin - VOA News

Efforts Underway to Stop Syria’s Foreign Fighters From Bringing Violence Home

Reuel Marc Gerecht

The United States and its partners are focusing their military might on stopping the spread of the group known as the Islamic State in Iraq and on disrupting IS operations in Syria. Behind the scenes, however, efforts also are underway to prevent the violence from spreading back to Europe and the United States. more...

7th November 2014 – CNN

VIDEO: Authorities Fear “Lone Wolf” Attacks

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross talks with Brian Todd about the likelihood of lone wolf attacks in the West as the Islamic State loses momentum in the Middle East. more...

4th November 2014 – War on the Rocks

Was David Drugeon a French Intelligence Agent?

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

David Drugeon, a high-ranking French member of the al-Qaeda-linked Khorasan group in Syria, has been little known by English speakers. more...

24th October 2014 – KPAM - Portland, OR

Terry Boyd’s World

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross comments on the attack in Ottawa. more...

24th October 2014 – Cited by Geoffrey Norman - The Weekly Standard

Digging In

Bill Roggio

Bill Roggio and Caleb Weiss write, at The Long War Journal, that: more...

24th October 2014 – WUSA9


Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross shares his thoughts on whether the United States should be concerned about an attack similar to the shooting in Ottawa. more...

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...


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