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18th August 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Adds Islamic State, Al Nusrah Front Leaders to List of Global Terrorists

Bill Roggio

Abu Muhammed al Adnani is the Islamic State's controversial spokesman. Said Arif is a seasoned jihadist who has traveled to several battlefields and is now with the Al Nusrah Front in Syria. more...

14th August 2014 – Fox News

Happening Now

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Vice President for Research, Jonathan Schanzer, discusses how banks circumvent counterterrorism laws to finance groups like Hamas. more...

7th August 2014 – 104.1 KQTH, Tucson

The Jon Justice Show

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses whether air strikes are the best way to fight terrorism. more...

7th August 2014 – Quoted by Jamie Dettmer - Voice of America

‘Global Jihad’ Big Winner from Gaza Crisis, Analysts Say

Jonathan Schanzer

In the fallout of Israel’s deadly incursion into Gaza, some analysts say jihadists in the Middle East may be the biggest beneficiaries. more...

6th August 2014 – CBN

CBN News

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD Senior Fellow Thomas Joscelyn discusses the rivalry between al Qaeda and ISIS. more...

23rd July 2014 – Quoted by Armin Rosen - Business Insider

The Remarkable Story Of A Rising Terrorism Analyst Who Got Too Close To His Subjects

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Ayman Al Tamimi's career came apart in public last week. more...

22nd July 2014 – The Long War Journal

Boko Haram Gains Ground

Laura Grossman

Launching more attacks, Boko Haram hoisted its flag in a northeastern Nigerian town where it recently killed over 100 civilians. more...

15th July 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Adds Norwegian AQAP Bomb Maker to List of Terrorists

Bill Roggio

The US State Department added a Norwegian who serves as a bomb maker for al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula to its list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists. more...

13th July 2014 – The Long War Journal

Al Nusrah Front Issues ‘Clarification’ on the Creation of an Islamic Emirate

Thomas Joscelyn

The Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda's official branch in Syria, has issued a short statement denying that the group has announced the creation of an Islamic emirate (or state). more...

11th July 2014 – The Long War Journal

Taliban Calls for Reconciliation in Syria, Avoids Mentioning Islamic State’s Caliphate

Thomas Joscelyn

The Taliban has released a statement calling on rival jihadist factions in Syria to reconcile. The Taliban avoids any mention of the Islamic State, which recently decreed... more...

9th July 2014 – The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda Ally Calls For Statement On Islamic State’s Caliphate

Thomas Joscelyn

Hani Sibai, a longtime ally of Ayman al Zawahiri, has called on al Qaeda to issue a statement regarding the Islamic State's announced caliphate. more...

2nd July 2014 – CNN

CNN Newsroom

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD Senior Fellow and Editor of The Long War Journal, Thomas Joscelyn, discusses the rivalry between ISIS and Al Qaeda. more...

2nd July 2014 – The Washington Times

Financing Terrorism

Clifford D. May

Perhaps not the best use of your money and mine. more...

26th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

Ex-Guantanamo Detainee Arrested in Spain Tied to Infamous al Qaeda Cell

Thomas Joscelyn

A former Guantanamo detainee named Lahcen Ikassrien was arrested earlier this month in Spain. Authorities suspect that he has led a network responsible for sending jihadist... more...

25th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Adds 2 Lashkar-e-Taiba Leaders, Several Aliases to Terrorism List

Bill Roggio

The US government added two Lashkar-e-Taiba leaders to its list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists today. Additionally, the US identified four additional aliases for Lashkar-e-Taiba... more...

24th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

ISIS Photos Show Control of Command Center, Execution of Prisoners

Bill Roggio

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham's Ninewa Division released a set of photographs that details the attack on and capture of an Iraqi military command center, captured... more...

23rd June 2014 – The Long War Journal

Ansar al Islam Releases Propaganda Photos Showing Operations in Iraq

Thomas Joscelyn, Oren Adaki

Ansar al Islam (AAI), a jihadist group founded in northern Iraq in September 2001, has released a set of photographs purportedly showing its ongoing operations. Since the... more...

23rd June 2014 – The Times of India

Times Now

Bill Roggio

FDD expert and Long War Journal Editor, Bill Roggio, discusses threats that ISIS poses. more...

22nd June 2014 – The Long War Journal

Pakistani Military Claims 257 ‘Terrorists,’ No Civilians Killed in North Waziristan Offensive

Bill Roggio

The Pakistani military has claimed that more than 250 "terrorists" and zero civilians have been killed during the first week of military operations in the Taliban-controlled tribal... more...

22nd June 2014 – Quoted by Ricardo Mir De Francia - El Periodico Internacional

Guantánamo dóna ales a la lluita gihadista

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

La policia espanyola va desmantellar dilluns passat a Madrid una xarxa dedicada presumptament a captar gihadistes i enviar-los al Pròxim Orient per combatre a les ordres de l'Estat Islàmic de l'Iraq i el Llevant (ISIL)... 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