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22nd March 2016 – Quoted by Lisa Bryant and Katherine Gypson - Voice of America

Explosions Rock Brussels Airport, Metro

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Three explosions rocked Brussels Tuesday morning - two at the airport and one at a metro station in the heart of the Belgian capital, with local media reporting at least 30 people dead and 130 injured. more...

14th March 2016 – Quoted by Louis Jacobson - Politifact

Donald Trump wrongly links Ohio campaign event protester to ISIS

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Despite evidence to the contrary, Donald Trump on Sunday morning repeated his charge that a man who rushed at him in Dayton, Ohio, had ISIS affiliations. more...

14th January 2016 – CNN

New Day

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross comments on the terror attack in Jakarta. more...

24th June 2015 – Quoted by Armin Rosen - Business Insider

Obama Just Announced a Telling Shift in How the US Handles Hostage Cases

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Today, President Barack Obama announced changes to the US's handling of hostage cases involving American citizens held by terrorist groups. more...

15th June 2015 – Quoted by Jamie Dettmer - Voice of America

Islamic State Suffering Setbacks in Libya

Thomas Joscelyn

A few days ago fighters with Islamic State’s affiliate in Libya were gloating about recent battlefield successes and appeared poised to launch an offensive on oil fields near Sirte, the coastal city they overran last month. But in recent days they suffered two serious reversals. more...

2nd June 2015 – FOX News

America’s Newsroom

James Woolsey

FDD Chairman James Woolsey comments on the Patriot Act legislation. more...

1st June 2015 – Voice of America

White House Slams Senate for Letting Surveillance Programs Lapse

James Woolsey

FDD Chairman James Woolsey comments on the implications of failing to extend the Patriot Act. more...

23rd April 2015 – The Long War Journal

White House Says Hostages, Including American, Killed In Counterterrorism Operation

Thomas Joscelyn

The White House released a statement today saying that two hostages held by al Qaeda were killed in a counter terrorism operation earlier this year. more...

15th April 2015 – The Long War Journal

Benghazi Suspect Designated by UN, State Department

Thomas Joscelyn

Both the US State Department and the UN have designated Ali Ouni Harzi as a terrorist. The UN designation notes Harzi's alleged role in the Sept. 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, whereas the State Department does not. more...

14th April 2015 – The Long War Journal

AQAP Announces Death of Sharia Official in US Drone Strike

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

Al Qaeda announced the death of sharia official Ibrahim Suleiman al Rubaish, who was killed in a drone strikein eastern Yemen. Rubaish is a former detainee at Guantanamo Bay who also served as an operational planner for the jihadist group. more...

20th March 2015 – Quoted by Louis Jacobson - Politifact

Glenn Beck Says Barack Obama Took Iran, Hamas off U.S. Terror List

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The confluence of elections in Israel and the possible culmination of international talks on Iran’s nuclear capabilities has vaulted United States policy on Iran to the top of the national agenda. more...

20th March 2015 – CNN

New Day

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross on potential IS responsibility for the Tunisia attack. more...

19th March 2015 – The Long War Journal

Islamic State Reportedly Claims Responsibility for Tunis Massacre

Thomas Joscelyn

Twenty of the victims were visiting from Britain, Colombia, Germany, Italy, Japan, Poland, and Spain, which the Islamic State referred to as “Crusader countries.” more...

19th March 2015 – CNN

New Day

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross on a possible connection between IS and the Tunisia attack. more...

18th March 2015 – CTV

CTV News

Grant Rumley

FDD Research Analyst Grant Rumley discusses the recent attack in Tunisia. more...

18th March 2015 – Quoted by Erica Wenig - The Daily Caller

Militants Kill 17 Tourists In Tunis Museum

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Two Islamist militants opened fire in the Bardo National Museum in Tunisia’s capital city, killing 19, according to Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid. more...

18th March 2015 – Quoted by CNN

Spanish Journalist Says ISIS Tortured Kassig Before Death

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

A man once held captive in Syria with Hoosier aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig is now free -- and giving new details about how ISIS terrorists tortured Kassig. more...

17th March 2015 – Cited by Marc Lynch - The Washington Post

Islamism in the IS Age

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The “IS-ification of Islamist politics,” in Khalil al-Anani’s felicitous phrase, has reshaped the ideological and strategic incentives for Islamist groups and their adversaries. more...

16th March 2015 – 770 WABC-AM - New York, New York

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD Senior Fellows Thomas Joscelyn and Bill Roggio talk with John Batchelor about Boko Haram's pledge of allegiance to the Islamic State. more...

16th March 2015 – CNN

The Situation Room

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses the flow of Western teens to the Islamic State. more...


Bill Roggio

Senior Fellow and Editor of The 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