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25th September 2014 – New York Post

Boosting Turkey As It Backs Terror

Jonathan Schanzer

Turkey’s lax border policies have enabled ISIS to finance and arm its fighters in Syria; ISIS cells are now operating throughout Turkey. more...

24th September 2014 – Quoted by Shane Harris - Foreign Policy

Islamic State Beheadings Beget Beheadings

Thomas Joscelyn

Of the many acts of violence perpetrated in Iraq and Syria by the Islamic State, none have captured the imagination or terrified the public like the gruesome videos showing masked terrorists beheading unarmed Western captives. more...

24th September 2014 – Quoted by Zack Beauchamp - Vox

Why Bombing ISIS Helps al-Qaeda

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

No one was shocked when the US launched airstrikes in Syria against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on Monday. more...

24th September 2014 – Syndicated

John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio

FDD Senior Fellow Bill Roggio details US airstrikes in Syria and the designation of a Chechen group by the State Department. more...

24th September 2014 – CNN

CNN Tonight

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross comments on the newest round of airstrikes in Syria. more...

24th September 2014 – Fox News

The O’Reilly Factor

Clifford D. May

FDD President Clifford May discusses Obama's speech at the UN. more...

24th September 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Targets Islamic State in 8 Strikes in Syria, Iraq

Bill Roggio

The most recent attacks did not hit the Khorasan group, al Qaeda's leadership cadre inside Syria that is plotting to attack the West. more...

24th September 2014 – CNN

The Lead with Jake Tapper

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses the roots of lone wolf terrorism. more...

24th September 2014 – Quoted by Guy Taylor and Maggie Ybarra - The Washington Times

Fears Grow That Obama Has ‘Paper Coalition’ in Arab World

Clifford D. May

The coalition of Arab nations that joined the U.S.-led air campaign in Syria signaled a new war on terror phase in which the Sunni Muslim-led states of the region are showing unprecedented willingness to take on Sunni Muslim extremists in their midst. more...

24th September 2014 – Al Jazeera America

Consider This

James Woolsey

FDD Chairman James Woolsey dissects President Obama's IS strategy. more...

24th September 2014 – Quoted by David D. Kirkpatrick - The New York Times

ISIS’ Harsh Brand of Islam Is Rooted in Austere Saudi Creed

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Caliph Ibrahim, the leader of the Islamic State, appeared to come out of nowhere when he matter-of-factly proclaimed himself the ruler of all Muslims in the middle of an otherwise typical Ramadan sermon. more...

24th September 2014 – Bloomberg TV

In the Loop with Betty Liu

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD Vice President for Research Jonathan Schanzer discusses the Islamic State's black market oil trade. more...

23rd September 2014 – Quoted by Taylor Wofford - Newsweek

What Is the Khorasan Group and Why Is It Being Targeted by the U.S.?

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

In a briefing Monday, President Obama announced airstrikes against the Islamic State—the group more commonly known as ISIS—and Khorasan, which he described as being composed of “seasoned Al-Qaeda operatives” plotting against the U.S. more...

23rd September 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Airstrikes Target Al Nusrah Front, Islamic State in Syria

Thomas Joscelyn

Jihadists on Twitter have posted pictures of Al Nusrah Front locations struck in the US bombing campaign in Syria. The strikes are aimed at the so-called Khorasan group, which has been planning attacks against the US and its interests, as well as a number of other targets. Jihadists claim that al Qaeda veterans have been killed in the bombings. more...

23rd September 2014 – 104.1 KQTH - Tucson, AZ

The Jon Justice Show

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross on US strikes against Khorasan. more...

23rd September 2014 – Quoted by Rosie Gray - Buzzfeed

How “Khorasan” Went From Nowhere To The Biggest Threat To The U.S.

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

An Al-Qaeda-connected group that the Obama administration has targeted with airstrikes alongside ISIS was almost totally unknown to the American public until the U.S. started bombing them, though sources say the group has been known to the administration and to Congress for some time. more...

23rd September 2014 – The Long War Journal

Al Nusrah Front Posts Photos Showing Aftermath of US Bombings

Thomas Joscelyn

The Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda's official branch in Syria, has posted a series of photos purportedly showing sites struck by the US. more...

23rd September 2014 – Fox News

Special Report with Bret Baier

Thomas Joscelyn

US takes action against Al Qaeda offshoot group in Syria: Assessing threat posed by Khorasan more...

23rd September 2014 – Sun News Network


Emanuele Ottolenghi

FDD Senior Fellow Emanuele Ottolenghi discusses President Obama's speech on American strikes in Syria. more...

22nd September 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Air War Against Jihadists in Syria Begins

Bill Roggio

Airstrikes targeted Islamic State command and control centers in Raqqah, the jihadist group's de facto capital in eastern Syria, as well as arms caches, supply depots, and ground units near the Iraqi border. Also, the US hit al Qaeda's Khorasan Group near Aleppo. 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