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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...

23rd August 2017 – FDD Policy Brief

IS Using Front Companies to Support Terrorism

Alex Entz

A recent FBI affidavit unveiled a worldwide, now-defunct network of Wales-based front companies controlled by an IS sympathizer, and demonstrates IS’s capacity to pursue complex financing strategies. more...

21st August 2017 – Quoted by Michael Graham - CBS News

Commentary—Trump on Afghanistan: New president, same old dilemma

Thomas Joscelyn

Perhaps the most surprising aspect of President Trump's speech on Afghanistan was how, well, unsurprising it was. It was, with a few notable exceptions, a speech both Presidents Bush and Obama could have given. In fact, I'm pretty sure they did. more...

21st August 2017 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio

FDD senior fellow and Long War Journal editor Bill Roggio joins the John Batchelor Show to discuss Pres. Trump's Afghanistan strategy. more...

21st August 2017 – Quoted by Ben Westcott - CNN

Afghanistan: 16 years, thousands dead and no clear end in sight

Bill Roggio

America's longest war continues to trudge on and the bodies continue to pile up. more...

21st August 2017 – Quoted by Post Editorial Board - The New York Post

Trump’s good start on Afghanistan, the left’s Nazi-hunt freakout and other comments

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

Deploying several thousand more troops to Afghanistan won’t “be enough to win the war, but it is better than the alternatives offered” to President Trump, assert Thomas Joscelyn and Bill Roggio at The Weekly Standard. more...

21st August 2017 – Citado por Mariana Gomez del Campo - Publimetro

¿México tendría que tener un protocolo para evitar ataques terroristas?

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Europa se ha convertido en el objetivo de los atentados terroristas yihadistas. Desde 2004, los países europeos han vivido 15 ataques terroristas que han cobrado la vida de 576 personas. more...

21st August 2017 – FDD's Long War Journal

Analysis: The Syrian regime’s offensive towards Deir Ezzor

Alexandra N. Gutowski

A complete US withdrawal from Afghanistan would have been disastrous. The US government needs to drastically reassess America’s jihadist enemies and avoid the policy pitfalls of the past. more...

21st August 2017 – The Weekly Standard

Sending More Troops To Afghanistan Is a Good Start

Thomas Joscelyn, Bill Roggio

President Trump deserves credit for making a difficult decision, but he also needs to avoid the mistakes of his predecessors. more...

18th August 2017 – KTLK

Justice & Drew

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Justice & Drew are joined by Daveed Gartenstein-Ross to discuss attacks in Barcelona and Spain. more...

18th August 2017 – Fox Business Network

Countdown to the Closing Bell

John Hannah

FDD Senior Counselor John Hannah discusses the Barcelona attack on Countdown to the Closing Bell. more...

18th August 2017 – Fox News

Happening Now

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD Senior VP Jonathan Schanzer talks about Barcelona attack on Happening Now. more...

18th August 2017 – AM 970 The Answer

The Joe Piscopo Show

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD senior vice president Jonathan Schanzer joins the Joe Piscopo Show to talk about the Barcelona attack. 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