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12th September 2014 – Quoted by Krishnadev Calamur - NPR

Are Yemen And Somalia Good Examples Of U.S. Anti-Terror Strategy?

Bill Roggio

President Obama in his speech Wednesday night said the strategy the U.S. would pursue against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria would be similar to how it targeted al-Qaida affiliates in Yemen and Somalia. more...

11th September 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Drone Strike Targets AQAP Fighters in Shabwa

Bill Roggio, Oren Adaki

Five AQAP fighters, including a Saudi and an individual who shares the nom de guerre of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's emir for Mahfad, are reported to have been killed in the first drone strike since mid-August. more...

11th September 2014 – WAVA-FM, Washington, DC

The Don Kroah Show

Clifford D. May

FDD President Clifford May discusses President Obama's recent speech on America's IS strategy. more...

11th September 2014 – VOA Persian

VOA Persian

Ali Alfoneh

FDD Senior Fellow Ali Alfoneh participates in a debate on the Obama administration's policy towards the Islamic State. more...

11th September 2014 – CBN

CBN News Today

Bill Roggio

FDD Senior Fellow Bill Roggio discusses the shortcomings of President Obama's strategy against ISIS. more...

11th September 2014 – CNN

The Situation Room

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD Senior Fellow Thomas Joscelyn discusses the potential ineffectiveness of US airstrikes based on past operations in Yemen and Somalia. more...

11th September 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Strategy Against Islamic State to Mirror Counterterrorism Efforts in Yemen, Somalia

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

Obama described the counterterrorism strategy in Yemen and Somalia as "one that we have successfully pursued ... for years." However, several years of cooperation with willing partners have yielded questionable results. more...

11th September 2014 – Sun News Network

The Arena with Michael Coren

Clifford D. May

FDD President Clifford May discusses how the world has changed in the 13 years since 9/11. more...

11th September 2014 – Cited by Ishaan Tharoor - The Washington Post

Yemen and Somalia Are Examples of U.S. Mission Creep, Not Success

In his speech Wednesday night, President Obama laid out in somewhat unclear terms the planned U.S. campaign to combat the Islamic State, a murderous terrorist organization that has gained strength in the midst of political chaos in Iraq and Syria. more...

11th September 2014 – Quoted by Bruce Wallace - PRI

ISIS Has Mastered High-End Video Production in its New Propaganda Wing

The terrorist group ISIS is known for its sophisticated social media outreach. Now it seems they are bringing that sophistication to their video propaganda, too. more...

11th September 2014 – Fox Business

After the Bell

Emanuele Ottolenghi

FDD Senior Fellow Emanuele Ottolenghi discusses sources of funding for the Islamic State. more...

10th September 2014 – Fox News

Happening Now

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD Senior Fellow Thomas Joscelyn discussing Obama's potential strategy to tackle ISIS. more...

10th September 2014 – Quoted by Cumhuriyet

U.S. Congress All Out on Turkey

Jonathan Schanzer

In a congress subcommittee hearing, Turkey and Qatar were accused of terrorism finance. The Congress foreign relations subcommittee held a hearing were poisonous commentary about Turkey were spoken. more...

10th September 2014 – BBC Persian

BBC Persian News

Emanuele Ottolenghi

FDD Senior Fellow Emanuele Ottolenghi discusses America's IS strategy. more...

10th September 2014 – The Weekly Standard

Don’t Forget About Al Qaeda

Thomas Joscelyn

President Obama is set to discuss his plan for confronting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in a primetime speech this evening. more...

10th September 2014 – Cited by Julian E. Barnes and Siobhan Gorman - The Wall Street Journal

U.S. to Rely on Local Forces to Fight Islamic State

A cornerstone of the expanded U.S. military campaign against Islamic State militants will be reliance on U.S.-trained local forces to confront the group head on. more...

10th September 2014 – Quoted by I24News

Turkey, Qatar Called “Frenemies” of Washington

Jonathan Schanzer

Turkey and Qatar, two nations widely assumed to be taking a central role in Gaza relief and rebuilding process, faced staunch criticism in Washington Tuesday for their support of Hamas. more...

10th September 2014 – Quoted by Today's Zaman

US Experts at Congress Hearing Accuse Turkey of Funding Hamas

Jonathan Schanzer

US experts have slammed Turkey, saying it is a foreign supporter of the Hamas Palestinian movement that rules Gaza and urging the US Congress to sanction and suspend ongoing arms sale to Ankara. more...

10th September 2014 – Quoted by Rebecca Shimoni Stoil - The Times of Israel

House Panel Urged to Probe Turkish, Qatari Support of Hamas

Jonathan Schanzer

The United Nations and the Palestinian government may have called Tuesday for international donors to provide some $550 million in aid to Gaza, but in Washington, Congress was urged to increase oversight into aid channeled to the Palestinian enclave’s Hamas rulers. more...

10th September 2014 – Cited by Mark Landler - The New York Times

Obama, in Speech on ISIS, Promises Sustained Effort to Rout Militants

President Obama on Wednesday authorized a major expansion of the military campaign against rampaging Sunni militants in the Middle East, including American airstrikes in Syria and the deployment of 475 more military advisers to Iraq. 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