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26th February 2015 – Cited by Doug Bandow - Forbes

Libya: Hold Policymakers Accountable For Another Washington War Gone Bad

Thomas Joscelyn

Will America ever again be at peace? A new war always seems to start before the last one ends. The U.S. is bombing targets in Syria and sending troops back into Iraq. more...

26th February 2015 – CNN

New Day

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross on the challenges of tracking potential terrorists. more...

26th February 2015 – CNN

New Day

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross on the identification of Jihadi John as a British national. more...

25th February 2015 – Quoted by Samuel Smith - The Christian Post

ISIS Executes 3 Women, Arrests 13 Others for Refusing to Marry Fighters

Emanuele Ottolenghi

The Islamic State terrorist group executed three women and arrested 13 other females in the group's Iraqi stronghold of Mosul on Sunday, after the women refused to get married to ISIS militants. more...

25th February 2015 – War on the Rocks

ISIL’s International Expansion: What Does Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdis’s Oath of Allegiance Mean?

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The international expansion of the jihadist organization known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has become a much-discussed topic. more...

24th February 2015 – Quoted by Mike Giglio - BuzzFeed

Turkey’s “Cold War” With ISIS May Be Warming

Jonathan Schanzer

Turkey’s surprise military operation in Syria this weekend highlighted its precarious balancing act with the ISIS militants dug in along its border. more...

24th February 2015 – Cited by The Tower

Reports: ISIS Abducted More Than 70 Assyrian Christians in Syria

Benjamin Weinthal

Terrorists from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have kidnapped at least 70 Assyrian Christians after raiding their villages according to the activist group A Demand For Action, the Associated Press (AP) reported today. more...

24th February 2015 – CSIF Launch Event

Russia, China, and the Future of Economic Warfare

Chip Poncy

The second panel focused on the future of economic warfare and questioned whether the United States might already be in or headed toward a form of economic warfare with Russia and China. more...

24th February 2015 – CSIF Launch Event

Remarks from General Michael V. Hayden

General Michael Hayden, former NSA and CIA director, provided remarks on the transformation of economic coercions and the evolution of targeted sanctions, which he called “the precision-guided weapons of the 21st century.” more...

24th February 2015 – CSIF Launch Event

Keynote Remarks from Juan Zarate

Juan Zarate

CSIF Senior Counselor Juan Zarate offered remarks on the vision and goals of the Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance. He noted that we have entered a new era in which financial power and economic influence are central to national security and are filling the gap between diplomacy and kinetic activity. more...

24th February 2015 – CSIF Launch Event

New Threats from Illicit Finance in the Middle East and Africa

Jonathan Schanzer, Thomas Joscelyn

What challenges do the U.S. and its allies face in combatting the threats of illicit finance, not only today but over a longer horizon? more...

24th February 2015 – Quoted by Jeff Seldin - Voice of America

Islamic State Having Significant but Limited Impact in Libya

Thomas Joscelyn

Despite Islamic State grabbing headlines over the past week with executions, bombings and even an attack on the residence of the Iranian ambassador, U.S. officials caution the group's foothold in Libya remains tenuous. more...

23rd February 2015 – Quoted by Zack Beauchamp - Vox

ISIS is Losing

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

If you want to understand what's happening in the Middle East today, you need to appreciate one fundamental fact: ISIS is losing its war for the Middle East. more...

23rd February 2015 – CNN

Anderson Cooper 360

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross on the capabilities of al-Shabaab. more...

22nd February 2015 – Quoted by Sharona Schwartz - The Blaze

Obama Won’t Meet Netanyahu, but He’s Meeting With the Head of This Jihadist-Supporting Country

David Andrew Weinberg

President Barack Obama on Tuesday will meet with the leader of Qatar, a country long accused of supporting terrorism. more...

22nd February 2015 – Quoted by James Warren - New York Daily News

Our Failure to Communicate: ISIS’ Message Resonates Online; America’s Does Not

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Imagine a shiny SUV that tended to explode. Or erectile dysfunction pills that gave your toes gangrene. more...

21st February 2015 – Quoted by Ariel Ben Solomon - The Jerusalem Post

Could ISIS’ Foray into North Africa Draw Another Western Intervention in Libya?

Jonathan Schanzer

The expansion of the Libyan conflict from an intra-state conflict to one involving other states has increasingly gathered momentum since late 2014, Prof. Yehudit Ronen of the political science department at Bar-Ilan University told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday. more...

20th February 2015 – The Weekly Standard

Doomed Diplomacy

Thomas Joscelyn

Not long after his inauguration in January 2009, President Barack Obama penned a letter to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of Iran. more...

20th February 2015 – Cited by James Taranto - The Wall Street Journal

Try Not to Think of Jihad

Clifford D. May

If he’s lost Vox, he’s lost Middle America. more...

19th February 2015 – CBN

CBN News

Clifford D. May

FDD President Clifford May responds to President Obama's comments at the White House CVE summit. more...

Experts

Bill Roggio

Senior Fellow and Editor of The 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