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17th September 2014 – Radio America

Radio America with Greg Corombos

Clifford D. May

FDD President Clifford May discusses President Obama's IS strategy. more...

17th September 2014 – Interviewed by Eric Mandel - The Jerusalem Post

Qatar and Turkey As Supporters of Terrorism

Jonathan Schanzer

Turkey is the eastern flank of NATO. Qatar is an oil-rich Gulf State which houses a major American air base and is the headquarters of the United States Air Force’s Central Command. more...

17th September 2014 – Quoted by Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times

Like A Sibling Spat for Attention, Islamic State-al Qaeda ‘Competition’ Could Prompt U.S. Strikes

Bill Roggio

Islamic State militants may now be engaged in a competition with al Qaeda to be the successors to Osama bin Laden’s terrorist empire, with disastrous implications for Americans’ safety, top security officials said Wednesday. more...

17th September 2014 – WRC, Washington, D.C.

Andy Parks Show Live from Washington Times

Clifford D. May

FDD President Clifford May discusses his latest column: "Faith, Fanaticism and Fantasy in the Middle East." more...

17th September 2014 – War on the Rocks

The Islamic State’s Vulnerability

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

As the U.S. military joins with its allies and temporarily-aligned enemies to fulfill President Obama’s promise to “degrade and ultimately destroy” the self-proclaimed caliphate that spans portions of Iraq and Syria, it’s worth understanding the vulnerability of that foe. more...

16th September 2014 – KCRW - Los Angeles, CA

To the Point

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD Vice President for Research Jonathan Schanzer discusses the threat the Islamic State poses to the US. more...

16th September 2014 – Cited by The Tower

Breaking: Deal Approved For Gaza Reconstruction

Jonathan Schanzer

The Israelis and Palestinians have agreed to a deal to allow for the reconstruction of Gaza following Operation Protective Edge. more...

16th September 2014 – The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda Operations Chief, Propagandist Reported Killed in Airstrikes

Bill Roggio, Oren Adaki

Influential jihadists said that Sufyan al Maghribi, a Moroccan who served as al Qaeda's military chief in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and Umar al Talib, a propagandist who narrated videos for As Sahab, have been killed in airstrikes. more...

16th September 2014 – The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda Branches Urge Jihadist Unity Against US

Thomas Joscelyn

AQAP and AQIM have issued a joint statement encouraging the jihadists in Syria to unite in the face of the American-led opposition. However, the statement should not be read as an indication that they are breaking ranks from al Qaeda. The two groups also offer their condolences for the Ahrar al Sham leaders who were killed earlier this month. more...

15th September 2014 – Quoted by Jennifer Rubin - The Washington Post

We Called It: Obama Trying to Cozy Up to Iran

Mark Dubowitz

Last week we suspected Dennis Ross, former adviser to President Obama, was trying to wave the administration off from its desire to reconcile with Iran. more...

15th September 2014 – The Weekly Standard

They Have a Strategy

Thomas Joscelyn

During a press conference on August 28, Barack Obama had a rare moment of candor. more...

15th September 2014 – Quoted by Jamie Dettmer - The Daily Beast

Who Are These ‘Moderate’ Syrians Obama Wants to Pit Against ISIS?

Jonathan Schanzer

There were few modern democrats among the armed opposition to Assad two years ago. There are far fewer now. So who can Obama trust not to turn Western-supplied weapons against us later? more...

15th September 2014 – Cited by The Tower

Turkey and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

Jonathan Schanzer

This past week has not been kind to Turkey’s reputation as a moderate Islamic state, or to hopes that it would serve as a potential ally against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). more...

14th September 2014 – The Long War Journal

2 al Qaeda Commanders Reported Killed in US Airstrike in Eastern Afghanistan

Bill Roggio

The pair of al Qaeda commanders are said to be members of the Badr Mansoor Group, which was described in one of Osama bin Laden's documents as an al Qaeda "company." more...

14th September 2014 – Podcast

On the Money with Charles Ortel

Clifford D. May

FDD President Clifford May discusses the foundation of the Islamic State's beliefs and President Obama's strategy to defeat them. more...

13th September 2014 – The Long War Journal

Islamic State Beheads British Citizen, Threatens Another

Bill Roggio

The Islamic State released a video of the beheading of David Cawthorne Haines, a British citizen who was kidnapped while providing security for an aid group in Syria's Idlib province in March 2013. more...

13th September 2014 – Fox News

America’s News HQ

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD Vice President for Research Jonathan Schanzer reacts to breaking news on the latest action from the Islamic State. more...

12th September 2014 – The Long War Journal

Analysis: Al Nusrah Front Explains Decision to Release UN Peacekeepers

Thomas Joscelyn

The Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda's official branch in Syria, explained its decision to release more than 40 UN peacekeepers in a video released earlier this week. The group disputes published reports saying that it demanded to be taken off the UN's list of designated terrorist organizations. And it says the hostages were freed in compliance with sharia law. more...

12th September 2014 – CTV

CTV News

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD Vice President for Research Jonathan Schanzer discusses the building of a coalition against the Islamic State. more...

12th September 2014 – AM 560 The Answer, Chicago, IL

John Howell & Amy Jacobson

Clifford D. May

FDD President Clifford May discusses President Obama's recent address on IS strategy. 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