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3rd April 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

AQAP’s Shifting Tactics in Yemen

Bill Roggio, Oren Adaki

Yesterday, al Qaeda militants staged a coordinated attack on a Yemeni military headquarters in the southern port city of Aden, detonating a bomb laden vehicle at... more...

2nd April 2014 – The Long War Journal

Muhajireen Army Releases Video of Syrian Training Camp

Bill Roggio

Jaish al Muhajireen wal Ansar (Army of Emigrants and Supporters, or Muhajireen Army), a group of foreign fighters led by commanders from more...

1st April 2014 – The Long War Journal

ISIS Parades on Outskirts of Baghdad

Bill Roggio

Less than two weeks ago, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham, or ISIS, held a military parade in Fallujah and another parade in Abu more...

1st April 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Drone Strike Hits AQAP Training Camp in Southern Yemen

Bill Roggio, Oren Adaki

The US killed three suspected al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in the first drone strike in Yemen in nearly three weeks. more...

31st March 2014 – The Long War Journal

AQAP Welcomes Sana’a Prison Fugitives

Oren Adaki

Al Malahim, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's media wing, released a new video over the weekend titled "The First Rain," which more...

30th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

Egypt Announces Arrest of Ansar al Sharia Members Linked to Shooting Attacks

David Barnett

Egypt's Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim today announced the arrest of members of Kataeb Ansar al Sharia fi Ard al Kinanah (Brigades of more...

30th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda’s American Propagandist Notes Death of Terror Group’s Representative in Syria

Bill Roggio

Adam Gadahn, the American traitor who works with al Qaeda's General Command as a propagandist, has released a videotape acknowledging more...

29th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

Taliban Continue to Launch Suicide Assaults in Kabul

Bill Roggio

The Taliban launched two more suicide assaults in the Afghan capital of Kabul over the past 24 hours. In the attacks, the Taliban targeted the more...

28th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda-linked Saudi Cleric in Syria Praises Fighters from Islamic Caucasus Emirate

Bill Roggio

A popular Saudi cleric who is closely tied to al Qaeda and its official branch in Syria praised the "lions" from the Islamic Caucasus Emirate more...

28th March 2014 – Fox News

Surrendering America

Clifford D. May

FDD's Clifford D. May discusses how President Obama's foreign policy is weakening America's hand abroad and invites aggression by adversaries. more...

27th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

Chechen al Qaeda Cmdr, Popular Saudi Cleric & Ahrar al Sham Emir Spotted on Front Lines in Latakia

Bill Roggio

A prominent Saudi cleric and a Chechen military commander in a unit of the Al Nusrah Front for the People in the Levant, al Qaeda's official more...

26th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda Spokesman Convicted on Terrorism Charges

Thomas Joscelyn

Osama bin Laden's son-in-law and spokesman after the 9/11 attacks, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, has been convicted on terrorism charges by more...

25th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

Report: Former Head of al Qaeda’s Network in Iran Now Operates in Syria

Thomas Joscelyn

Muhsin al Fadhli, a senior al Qaeda leader who once headed the organization's network in Iran, relocated to Syria in mid-2013, according to a report in... more...

24th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

Al Nusrah Front Video Features Veteran al Qaeda Military Leader

Thomas Joscelyn

An Al Nusrah Front video released on March 23 features Abu Hammam al Shami, an al Qaeda operative who swore bayat (an oath of more...

24th March 2014 – The Long War Journal

Turkish Charity İMKANDER Praises Slain Islamic Caucasus Emirate Emir in Rally

Bill Roggio

A charity known as İMKANDER has praised Doku Umarov, the former emir of the Islamic Caucasus Emirate whose death was announced more...

24th March 2014 – VOA News

Iran’s Ties to al-Qaida Pose Nagging Questions

Jonathan Schanzer

As the U.S. and the West continue negotiations with Iran over its controversial nuclear program, the specter of Iran's ties to terrorism - and specifically al-Qaida - lingers... more...

23rd March 2014 – The Long War Journal

AQAP Releases First Installment of ‘Journey of Jihad’ Video Series

Oren Adaki

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) recently released the first part of a video series titled "Journey of Jihad" about the life of Sa'id more...

22nd March 2014 – The Long War Journal

Al Nusrah Front Official Confirms Senior al Qaeda Leader has Been Killed

Thomas Joscelyn

A senior al Qaeda leader known as Sanafi al Nasr was killed in the Latakia province of Syria on March 21. Nasr's death was first reported more...

22nd March 2014 – The Long War Journal

Chechen Commander for Al Nusrah Front Reported Killed in Fighting Against Syrian Forces

Bill Roggio

A Chechen leader of a unit that joined the Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant, al Qaeda's branch in Syria, has been killed more...

21st March 2014 – The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda Official in Syria was Extremist Preacher in Australia

Thomas Joscelyn

An extremist preacher known for his fiery sermons in Australia, where he implored listeners to join the jihad in Syria, is now a leader in the more...


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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