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10th August 2017 – Quoted by Louis Jacobson - Politifact

No, the Obama administration didn’t invent the term ‘lone wolf’ for terrorists

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Sebastian Gorka, a deputy assistant to President Donald Trump, is none too fond of the terrorism-fighting approach of former President Barack Obama. He made this clear during an Aug. 8 interview on MSNBC. more...

9th August 2017 – Newsmax TV

The Brett Winterble Show (TV)

Bill Roggio

FDD senior fellow and Long War Journal editor Bill Roggio joins the Brett Winterble Show to talk about the attack in France. more...

8th August 2017 – Quoted by Ben Evansky - Fox News

Fresh Trump efforts against Muslim Brotherhood gets key backing from Arab allies

Jonathan Schanzer

Arab allies of the U.S. are expressing support if the Trump administration declares the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization, according to statements from foreign officials and a senior administration official who spoke to Fox News. more...

7th August 2017 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD senior fellows Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn's join the John Batchelor Show to connect the dots between east Africa in 1998 and Al Qaeda in 2017. more...

7th August 2017 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD senior fellows Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn join the John Batchelor Show to talk about the Islamic State's terror plot in Australia. more...

7th August 2017 – Quoted by Seth G. Jones - Foreign Affairs

Will al Qaeda Make a Comeback?

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Although the United States has focused its efforts on defeating the Islamic State (also known as ISIS), al Qaeda has quietly lingered on and is attempting to make a comeback. more...

7th August 2017 – Citado por Infobae

Cómo llegan las antigüedades saqueadas por ISIS a coleccionistas de EEUU y Europa

Yaya J. Fanusie

Verdaderas reliquias sustraídas de Siria e Irak son compradas en Occidente, parte de un engranaje ilegal que se espera continúe funcionando aún tras el ocaso del Estado Islámico more...

6th August 2017 – Quoted by Benoit Faucon, Georgi Kantchev and Alistair MacDonald - The Wall Street Journal

The Men Who Trade ISIS Loot

Yaya J. Fanusie

A stream of plundered antiquities flowing out of Syria and Iraq to Western art collectors is dependent on men like Muhammad hajj Al-Hassan. more...

6th August 2017 – Quoted by Saeed Al-Batati and Eric Schmitt - The New York Times

Thousands of Yemeni Forces Target Qaeda Stronghold

Thousands of Yemeni troops are conducting a clearing operation aimed at driving Qaeda militants from one of their major strongholds in southern Yemen, according to Arab and American security officials. more...

6th August 2017 – Newsweek

Qatar’s Support Of The Worst Of The Worst In Libya Must End

Jonathan Schanzer

Libya’s eastern-based government joined Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt in cutting ties with Qatar in June, with Foreign Minister Mohammed al-Deri asserting that Doha was “harboring terrorism.” The move reflected longstanding grievances expressed by Libya’s non-Islamist forces about Qatar’s sponsorship of extremists in the war-torn country. And while the meddling in Libya doesn’t get a lot of coverage, it remains one of the key grievances of Qatar’s foes in the current diplomatic crisis. more...

3rd August 2017 – Quoted by Krishnadev Calamur - The Atlantic

Is Trump Right About Afghanistan?

Bill Roggio

The country is still dangerous nearly 17 years after the U.S.-led ouster of the Taliban regime. more...

3rd August 2017 – Quoted by Robin Simcox - The Heritage Foundation

Afghanistan In Crisis: Why Is the Region Still a Hotbed of Terrorism and Violence?

Thomas Joscelyn

Afghanistan is back in the news. Wednesday, 2 U.S. servicemembers were killing in a suicide bombing attack. Already this year, U.S. airstrikes are at their highest level since 2012, and President Trump is considering sending up to 3,000 more troops to support the 8,400 Americans already serving there. more...

2nd August 2017 – Quoted by Robin Simcox - Fox News

Afghanistan in crisis: Why is the region still a hotbed of terrorism and violence?

Bill Roggio

Afghanistan is back in the news. Wednesday, 2 U.S. servicemembers were killed in a suicide bombing attack. Already this year, U.S. airstrikes are at their highest level since 2012, and President Trump is considering sending up to 3,000 more troops to support the 8,400 Americans already serving there. more...

2nd August 2017 – The Huffington Post

Qatar is worst in the region on counterterrorism, but other Gulf monarchies are not off the hook

David Andrew Weinberg

Rather than giving Qatar’s neighbors carte blanche, the U.S. should press all of its Gulf allies to improve their counterterrorism practices. And while Washington should seek a timely resolution of the current crisis, it should do so on enforceable terms that address Qatar’s dangerous conduct. more...

2nd August 2017 – RealClearDefense

Hamas to Remain on the EU Terror List

Toby Dershowitz, Jonathan Schanzer

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) on July 26 rejected the assessment of its advocate general who had concluded in September that the right paperwork was not filed in the evidence that kept Hamas on Europe’s terrorism list between 2010 and 2014. more...

1st August 2017 – Quoted by Ariel Ben Solomon - The Jerusalem Post

Qatar’s Support Of Islamists Leads To Global Terrorism

David Andrew Weinberg, John Hannah

Qatar is a principal funder of Hamas – both in Gaza and in the West Bank. more...

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...

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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