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24th September 2017 – Quoted by Ed Blanche - The Arab Weekly

ISIS retreats but plots post-caliphate terror war

Thomas Joscelyn

The days of the caliphate, the proto-state pro­claimed by the Islamic State (ISIS) across Syria and Iraq in mid-2014, are numbered. A perplexing cluster of US, Russian, Iranian, Turkish and Syrian military forces along with Kurds, jihadists and Tehran-backed Lebanese, Iraqi, Pakistani and Af­ghani Shia militias have been driv­ing ISIS from its last major urban bastions in Mosul and Raqqa. more...

23rd September 2017 – CJYE

The Drew Marshall Show

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross join The Drew Marshall Show to discuss terrorism and faith. more...

15th September 2017 – Fox News

Happening Now

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD VP Jonathan Schanzer discusses the London attack on Happening Now. more...

12th September 2017 – Quoted by Agence France Presse

On 9/11 anniversary, Al-Qaeda rebounding as a threat: experts

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Al-Qaeda is on the rise again in the shadow of the Islamic State group in Syria, 16 years after the jihadists shocked the United States in the September 11, 2001 attacks, experts said Monday. more...

11th September 2017 – WMAL

The Larry O’ Conner Show

Clifford D. May

Listen as Larry spoke with Cliff May, founder and President of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, regarding his latest article, Another grim anniversary. more...

11th September 2017 – Quoted by Zach Beauchamp - Vox

16 years after 9/11, al-Qaeda is back

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

While the US response inflicted real damage on al-Qaeda, the worrying truth is that in recent years the terrorist group has managed to rebuild itself, taking advantage of the international focus on ISIS to become as strong, if not even stronger, as it was before 9/11. more...

11th September 2017 – Quoted by Mosaic Magazine

September 11 and Seeing the Writing on the Wall

Clifford D. May

Reflecting on this dark anniversary in American history, Clifford May thinks back to a conversation he had in early September 2001 with the late Congressman Jack Kemp and the late diplomat and political scientist Jeane Kirkpatrick. more...

11th September 2017 – The Wall Street Journal

How Do Palestinians Define ‘Terrorism’?

Jonathan Schanzer, Grant Rumley

There is one step Mr. Abbas could take to demonstrate that he is taking Congress seriously: He could issue a definition of terrorism to his own people. Remarkably, the Palestinian Authority’s “Basic Law” does not mention terrorism. The State Department says that although the PA has criminalized acts of terror, it lacks legislation “specifically tailored to counterterrorism.” more...

9th September 2017 – Quoted by Bruce Bawer - Gatestone Institute

Terrorists in Germany’s Parliament?

Benjamin Weinthal

In a remarkable decision taken at the end of August, Germany's Interior Ministry declined to bar the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) -- listed as a terrorist organization by the US, Canada, the European Union, and Australia -- "from campaigning as a political party in the September general election to the Bundestag." more...

9th September 2017 – Fortune

Terrorists Are Using Drones Now. And That’s Not the Worst of It.

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Sixteen years after the 9/11 attacks and the onset of the “war on terror,” the jihadist movement has grown stronger in almost every measurable way. more...

6th September 2017 – The Washington Times

Another grim anniversary

Clifford D. May

The approach of an anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 always concentrates my mind. It was, astonishingly, 16 Septembers ago that a team of foreign terrorists hijacked three American passenger planes and used them as weapons of mass destruction. Can anyone forget the images of people leaping to their deaths to avoid being consumed by fire and smoke, the twin towers collapsing, the ashes rising, children struggling to come to terms with the fact that they’d never see their mothers and fathers again? more...

5th September 2017 – Quoted by Daniel Brown - Business Insider

Taliban releases video of fighters imitating US special forces

Bill Roggio

While much of the video shows how the Taliban conducts ambushes and assaults, the first 10 minutes of it shows militants replete with tactical garb and weapons, and employing their tactics. more...

5th September 2017 – Quoted by David Pugliese - Ottawa Citizen

The Taliban go tacticool….insurgent gunmen mimic U.S. special forces

Bill Roggio

Over the years the Taliban have cranked out various videos for recruiting and propaganda purposes. But a recently released video is catching the attention of some analysts. more...

1st September 2017 – Quoted by Tom Rogan - The Washington Examiner

How the US military is trolling ISIS

Thomas Joscelyn


29th August 2017 – Quoted by Andrew C. McCarthy - National Review

In Afghanistan, End the Trump-Obama Taliban Fantasy

Thomas Joscelyn

On the matter of an outcome in Afghanistan after 16 years of fitful war, President Trump is adamant. “The men and women who serve our nation in combat deserve a plan for victory,” he proclaimed in Monday night’s big speech. “They deserve the tools they need, and the trust they have earned, to fight and to win.” more...

28th August 2017 – War on the Rocks

Save the Terrorism Prevention Toolkit

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The images from Charlottesville captured the nation’s attention. Cameras showed Nazi salutes, swastikas, and militant antifa counter-protesters. As pepper spray and ramming vehicles supplanted debate, those events highlighted ideological strains different from the jihadist movement that dominates discussion of violent extremism in America. It may be surprising, then, that the U.S. government’s efforts to counter violent extremism of all ideological varieties has been the subject of growing controversy. more...

24th August 2017 – Quoted by Lara Marlowe - The Irish Times

Islamic State adds a layer of sophistication in Europe

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Though Islamic State claimed responsibility for twin attacks that killed 15 people in Spain last week, the level of involvement by the “caliphate” is not yet clear. more...

24th August 2017 – Quoted by Indrani Bagchi - The Times of India

Trump’s Afghanistan strategy, if followed through, opens a window of opportunity for India

Bill Roggio

Donald Trump’s gut instinct had said something else, but the demands of the Oval Office prompted him to deliver a “presidential” South Asia strategy. If it is followed through it can have wide-ranging implications for the region. Most important, it gives India a small opportunity to reshape the region and its role in the larger Asian geopolitics. more...

24th August 2017 – Televisión Pública Noticias

Televisión Pública Argentina

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Experto Emanuele Ottolenghi analiza al Estado Islámico. more...

23rd August 2017 – KTLK

Justice & Drew

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross joins Justice & Drew. more...


Bill Roggio

Senior Fellow and Editor of FDD's 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