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31st July 2017 – Quoted by Javier E. David - CNBC

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula said to be flush with cash and positioned to launch new attacks

Yaya J. Fanusie, Alex Entz

The group behind the Charlie Hebdo terror attack in Paris earns tens of millions of dollars per year and remains "well funded," a report from Foundation for Defense of Democracies found. more...

31st July 2017 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD senior fellows Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn talk about the Afhan National Army's recent challenges on The John Batchelor Show. more...

30th July 2017 – CNNI

CNN International

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses the foiled terrorist attack in Australia on CNN-I. more...

27th July 2017 – FDD Policy Brief

How the Use of Human Shields Violates International Law

Tyler Stapleton

Hamas, Hezbollah, the Islamic State, and other terrorist groups have a demonstrated propensity to use human shields to protect the infrastructure they use to stage attacks. They direct men, women, and children to place themselves on roofs and next to rocket launch sites to deter retaliatory measures. The use of civilians to protect military targets is a flagrant violation of international law and a war crime. more...

26th July 2017 – Tablet Magazine

Lebanon Is Another Name for Hezbollah

Tony Badran

During his joint press conference with Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Tuesday, President Trump gave expression to the inherent paradox in America’s Lebanon policy. On the one hand, the president voiced appreciation and support for Lebanon and its Armed Forces (LAF) for their supposed “impressive” role in the fight against ISIS and Al-Qaeda. On the other hand, he had strong words for Hezbollah, calling it a menace to the Lebanese state and the entire region and noting its role in fueling the catastrophe in Syria. more...

26th July 2017 – Quoted by Krishnadev Calamur - The Atlantic

The Taliban’s Steady Gains

Bill Roggio

Afghan troops have suffered significant losses to the Taliban in recent days, highlighting their country’s security vulnerabilities more than 15 years after the U.S.-led invasion ousted the militant group, as well as President Trump’s reported reluctance to send more troops to the country. more...

25th July 2017 – The Jerusalem Post

Hamas Member Convicted In Austria For Planned Attacks In Jerusalem

Benjamin Weinthal

The convicted man used phone messages to encourage Palestinians to toss grenades at gatherings of people in Jerusalem. more...

24th July 2017 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio

FDD senior fellow and Long War Journal editor Bill Roggio talks about ISIS's survival in Libya on The John Batchelor Show more...

22nd July 2017 – Quoted by Madeline Patrick - Normangee Star

USA withholds aid to Pakistan over ‘insufficient’ counterterrorism action

Bill Roggio

The U.S. Defense Department has withheld $50 million in Pakistan military payments after Pentagon chief Jim Mattis determined Islamabad is not doing enough to counter the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani network, an official said on Friday. more...

22nd July 2017 – Quoted by VOA Learning English

West Faces Long War with Islamic State Group

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

“If they are in Raqqa, they’re gonna die in Raqqa.” Those are the words of Brett McGurk, the United States’ top representative to the coalition fighting the Islamic State (IS) group. Last month, McGurk spoke about IS forces in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa. He declared their foreign fighters would be targeted. more...

20th July 2017 – Quoted by The Tower

US: Iran Remains “Foremost” State Sponsor of Global Terrorism

Toby Dershowitz

Iran remained the “foremost state sponsor of terrorism in 2016,” the U.S. State Department announced in an annual report on global terrorism released this week. Iran was first designated a state sponsor of terrorism in 1984. more...

20th July 2017 – The Jerusalem Post

What’s Happening Behind The Scenes Of Bulgaria’s Hezbollah Terror Trial?

Benjamin Weinthal

According to the Bulgarian government and US and EU authorities, three Hezbollah operatives blew up an Israeli tour bus in the seaside resort of Burgas on July 18, 2012, killing five Israelis. more...

18th July 2017 – Quoted by Nicholas Blanford - The Christian Science Monitor

Why US may slash military aid to an ally it helped build up in Lebanon

Tony Badran

From the imposing ramparts of a newly constructed military base, fortified by rock-filled blast barriers and an armor-plated watchtower, Lebanese soldiers keep a careful eye on the adjacent border area with Syria, which until not long ago was home to Syrian rebel groups and extremist militants. more...

17th July 2017 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD senior fellows Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn discuss what happens now that Mosul has been reclaimed, and what they next generation of the Islamic State might be. more...

16th July 2017 – Dry Cleaner Cast

Need to Know

Yaya J. Fanusie

On this episode of "Need to Know" host Chris Carr is joined by former CIA officer and Director of Analysis for FDD's Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance Yaya J. Fanusie. Chris and Yaya discuss the recent terrorist attacks that occurred in Manchester, London and Paris between April - June 2017 and the wider issues that surround these attacks. more...

14th July 2017 – Quoted by Jamie Dettmer - VOA News

Down But Not Out: West Faces Long War Against Islamic State

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

America's top envoy to the coalition battling the Islamic State, Brett McGurk, declared last month open season on the terror group's foreign recruits in the besieged northern Syrian city. more...

14th July 2017 – Quoted Joyce Karam - The National

Terror designation lists highlight Qatar’s failure to tackle extremist funding

David Andrew Weinberg

Of the names that do not overlap, many are affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood, which is designated as a terrorist organisation by the four Arab States. more...

12th July 2017 – Muslim Matters

How To Neutralize The Violent Jihadist Pull

Yaya J. Fanusie

Countering extremists requires shifting how they think more than what they believe. And while religion is central to jihadist narratives, culture is a way more malleable variable that determines how one approaches religion. more...

10th July 2017 – FDD's Long War Journal

NATO ignores false Taliban claims of killing US soldiers

Bill Roggio

Resolute Support, NATO’s mission in Afghanistan, took the time and energy to refute a false claim by the Islamic State Khorasan Province that it killed two American soldiers in an IED attack in Nangarhar province on July 7 (the two soldiers were wounded, not killed). However, Resolute Support has ignored numerous fake Taliban reports of American soliders killed, including one from yesterday. more...

10th July 2017 – FDD's Long War Journal

NATO: Islamic State falsely claimed killing of 2 Americans in Afghanistan

Thomas Joscelyn

NATO’s Resolute Support has issued a short statement denying that two Americans were killed while fighting the Islamic State’s Wilayah Khorasan (or ISIS-K). The jihadists claimed yesterday that they had “repelled” an attack by the “apostate” Afghan Army and the “Crusader American Forces” in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, which has been Wilayah Khorasan’s hub. more...

Experts

Bill Roggio

Senior Fellow and Editor of FDD's Long War Journal

Thomas Joscelyn

Senior Fellow

Events

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