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22nd March 2017 – AM 760

The Brett Winterble Show

Bill Roggio

FDD senior fellow Bill Roggio discusses the London attack. more...

22nd March 2017 – CGTN America

The World Today

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses the attack outside UK parliament, and the possibility of a terror attack. more...

22nd March 2017 – Quoted by Alan Gomez - USA Today

London attack latest in disturbing terror vehicle trend

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

If a vehicle terror attack in the U.K. by a sole assailant that killed at least four people and injured at least 40 sounds familiar, that's because it follows a disturbing trend of terrorism that requires little organization, manpower or technological know-how. more...

22nd March 2017 – Quoted by Dan Boylan, Guy Taylor - The Washington Times

Homegrown strain of radical Islam haunts London in wake of attack outside Parliament

Bill Roggio

The attack outside Britain’s Parliament Wednesday came amid a yearslong struggle by British authorities to contain a small but persistent strain of Islamic extremism promoted by a clutch of radical preachers, including one who was sentenced in September for encouraging young men to join the Islamic State group. more...

22nd March 2017 – Quoted by Josh Siegel - The Daily Signal

London Attack Shows Challenge of Stopping Terrorism in Age of ISIS

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

At least four people were killed, including a police officer and the suspected assailant, and 40 others wounded in a terrorist attack Wednesday in London. more...

21st March 2017 – Quoted by Howard LaFranchi - The Christian Science Monitor

Defeating ISIS: Is Trump administration ready for the long haul?

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross


19th March 2017 – Quoted by Natalie Johnson - The Washington Free Beacon

Expanded Internet Access in Muslim World Could Spur Next Islamic ‘Culture War’

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The expansion of Internet access across the Middle East and North Africa will open communications channels for marginalized social and political groups, including those that criticize the Islamic faith, potentially sparking a culture war across the Muslim world, according to a new report. more...

13th March 2017 – Quoted by Nancy A. Youssef - BuzzFeed News

Trump Is Letting His Generals Figure Out How To Defeat ISIS

Thomas Joscelyn

The decision to deploy US troops to Syria in recent weeks was led not by the White House, nor the Pentagon, but by individual generals empowered by a Trump administration that has put an unprecedented amount of trust in the military brass since the war against ISIS began nearly three years ago, two defense officials told BuzzFeed News. more...

10th March 2017 – CGTN America

The Heat

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses the deployment of US troops to fight ISIL. more...

10th March 2017 – FDD's Long War Journal

Resolving the Conflict in Yemen: U.S. Interests, Risks, and Policy

Thomas Joscelyn

Senator Corker and other members of the committee, thank you for inviting me here today to discuss the ongoing war in Yemen. Unfortunately, I do not see a way that this conflict can be resolved any time soon. Yemen is rife with internal divisions, which are exacerbated by the proxy war being waged by several actors. more...

9th March 2017 – Quoted by Eileen F. Toplansky - American Thinker

ISIS Trading in Antiquities and People

Yaya J. Fanusie

With the Jewish holiday of Purim approaching, it is incumbent upon all decent people -- whatever their religious persuasion -- to fully understand that ISIS jihadists are the lineal descendents of the cruel and ancient Amalekites with their bestial destruction of people. more...

9th March 2017 – NewsTalk AM 1130

Justice & Drew

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses US deploying troops to Kuwait, Wikileaks and the CIA. more...

8th March 2017 – College of DuPage

Homeland Security Training Institute Podcast

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses violent extremism and how to counter radicalization. more...

6th March 2017 – Quoted by Josh Siegel - The Daily Signal

Experts Differ on Whether Trump’s New Travel Ban Makes America Safer

Jonathan Schanzer

President Donald Trump sought to settle legal and political concerns Monday with his revised executive order pausing travel from six countries plagued by terrorism—and temporarily keeping out all refugees. more...

4th March 2017 – Foreign Affaris

The Coming Islamic Culture War

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Western observers are often blind to social currents within the Muslim world. During the Arab Spring revolutions of 2011, outside analysts confidently predicted that the uprisings would marginalize the jihadist movement in favor of more moderate and democratic reformers. In fact, the opposite happened—an unprecedented jihadist mobilization that has inspired legions of fighters from around the world and fragmented or threatened more than half a dozen countries. more...

2nd March 2017 – Quoted by Adam Taylor - The Washington Post

How Trump could find common ground with China, thanks to the Islamic State

Thomas Joscelyn

Since the election of Donald Trump, the relationship between Washington and Beijing has appeared strained. Despite diplomatic efforts to bridge the gap, China and the United States are at loggerheads over a variety of issues, including trade and territorial disputes in the South China Sea. more...

28th February 2017 – FDD's Long War Journal

The future of counterterrorism: Addressing the evolving threat to domestic security

Thomas Joscelyn

Chairman King, Ranking Member Rice, and other members of the committee, thank you for inviting me to testify today. The terrorist threat has evolved greatly since the September 11, 2001 hijackings. The U.S. arguably faces a more diverse set of threats today than ever. In my written and oral testimony, I intend to highlight both the scope of these threats, as well as some of what I think are the underappreciated risks. more...

27th February 2017 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Thomas Joscelyn, Bill Roggio

FDD senior fellow Thomas Joscelyn and Bill Roggio discusses the use of Ighimasi fighters by al-Qaeda and ISIS. more...

22nd February 2017 – Fox News

Fox & Friends

Thomas Joscelyn

Deputy Assistant to the President, Sebastian Gorka, references Thomas Joscelyn's piece on former Gitmo detainee Jamal Al-Harith's attack in Mosul. more...

22nd February 2017 – NewsTalk AM1130

Justice & Drew

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross comments on McMaster as the new National Security Advisor and its impact on the war with ISIS. 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