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24th July 2017 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio

FDD senior fellow and Long War Journal editor Bill Roggio talks about ISIS's survival in Libya on The John Batchelor Show more...

22nd July 2017 – Quoted by Madeline Patrick - Normangee Star

USA withholds aid to Pakistan over ‘insufficient’ counterterrorism action

Bill Roggio

The U.S. Defense Department has withheld $50 million in Pakistan military payments after Pentagon chief Jim Mattis determined Islamabad is not doing enough to counter the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani network, an official said on Friday. more...

22nd July 2017 – Quoted by VOA Learning English

West Faces Long War with Islamic State Group

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

“If they are in Raqqa, they’re gonna die in Raqqa.” Those are the words of Brett McGurk, the United States’ top representative to the coalition fighting the Islamic State (IS) group. Last month, McGurk spoke about IS forces in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa. He declared their foreign fighters would be targeted. more...

20th July 2017 – Quoted by The Tower

US: Iran Remains “Foremost” State Sponsor of Global Terrorism

Toby Dershowitz

Iran remained the “foremost state sponsor of terrorism in 2016,” the U.S. State Department announced in an annual report on global terrorism released this week. Iran was first designated a state sponsor of terrorism in 1984. more...

20th July 2017 – The Jerusalem Post

What’s Happening Behind The Scenes Of Bulgaria’s Hezbollah Terror Trial?

Benjamin Weinthal

According to the Bulgarian government and US and EU authorities, three Hezbollah operatives blew up an Israeli tour bus in the seaside resort of Burgas on July 18, 2012, killing five Israelis. more...

18th July 2017 – Quoted by Nicholas Blanford - The Christian Science Monitor

Why US may slash military aid to an ally it helped build up in Lebanon

Tony Badran

From the imposing ramparts of a newly constructed military base, fortified by rock-filled blast barriers and an armor-plated watchtower, Lebanese soldiers keep a careful eye on the adjacent border area with Syria, which until not long ago was home to Syrian rebel groups and extremist militants. more...

17th July 2017 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD senior fellows Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn discuss what happens now that Mosul has been reclaimed, and what they next generation of the Islamic State might be. more...

16th July 2017 – Dry Cleaner Cast

Need to Know

Yaya J. Fanusie

On this episode of "Need to Know" host Chris Carr is joined by former CIA officer and Director of Analysis for FDD's Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance Yaya J. Fanusie. Chris and Yaya discuss the recent terrorist attacks that occurred in Manchester, London and Paris between April - June 2017 and the wider issues that surround these attacks. more...

14th July 2017 – Quoted by Jamie Dettmer - VOA News

Down But Not Out: West Faces Long War Against Islamic State

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

America's top envoy to the coalition battling the Islamic State, Brett McGurk, declared last month open season on the terror group's foreign recruits in the besieged northern Syrian city. more...

14th July 2017 – Quoted Joyce Karam - The National

Terror designation lists highlight Qatar’s failure to tackle extremist funding

David Andrew Weinberg

Of the names that do not overlap, many are affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood, which is designated as a terrorist organisation by the four Arab States. more...

12th July 2017 – Muslim Matters

How To Neutralize The Violent Jihadist Pull

Yaya J. Fanusie

Countering extremists requires shifting how they think more than what they believe. And while religion is central to jihadist narratives, culture is a way more malleable variable that determines how one approaches religion. more...

10th July 2017 – FDD's Long War Journal

NATO ignores false Taliban claims of killing US soldiers

Bill Roggio

Resolute Support, NATO’s mission in Afghanistan, took the time and energy to refute a false claim by the Islamic State Khorasan Province that it killed two American soldiers in an IED attack in Nangarhar province on July 7 (the two soldiers were wounded, not killed). However, Resolute Support has ignored numerous fake Taliban reports of American soliders killed, including one from yesterday. more...

10th July 2017 – FDD's Long War Journal

NATO: Islamic State falsely claimed killing of 2 Americans in Afghanistan

Thomas Joscelyn

NATO’s Resolute Support has issued a short statement denying that two Americans were killed while fighting the Islamic State’s Wilayah Khorasan (or ISIS-K). The jihadists claimed yesterday that they had “repelled” an attack by the “apostate” Afghan Army and the “Crusader American Forces” in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, which has been Wilayah Khorasan’s hub. more...

10th July 2017 – Telenoticias


Emanuele Ottolenghi

FDD's Senior Fellow Emanuele Ottolenghi discusses the connection between drug trafficking and terrorism in Latin America. (Spanish language) more...

9th July 2017 – Quoted by Rick Moran - PJ Media

Trump Administration May Begin Sending Terrorists to Guantanamo Again

David B. Rivkin

Donald Trump promised during the campaign that he would not only keep the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, open but also send additional terrorists prisoners there. It now appears that his administration is serious about keeping that campaign promise. more...

6th July 2017 – FDD's Long War Journal

Qassem Soleimani boasts of Tehran’s expanded footprint throughout Middle East

Amir Toumaj

Soleimani praised the Islamic Republic’s decades-long effort to take the mantle of the Palestinian cause and boasted that Tehran’s influence in the Middle East has expanded as a result of the Syrian war. more...

6th July 2017 – CGTN

The Heat

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

With the battle to retake Mosul from ISIL almost won in Iraq and the group severely limited in its Syrian stronghold Raqqa, the Middle East could soon be free of the militant group. more...

5th July 2017 – Quoted by Corey Dickstein - Stars and Stripes

US soldier from Alaska killed by indirect fire in Afghanistan

A 19-year-old Texas-based soldier was killed late Monday while conducting operations against the Taliban alongside Afghanistan security forces in that nation’s volatile Helmand province, Pentagon officials said Wednesday. more...

2nd July 2017 – Quoted by Candida Moss - The Daily Beast

Why Do Women Become Terrorists?

Of the many things that horrify and appall us about terrorism and ISIS in particular, the involvement of women in the carnage is one of the most evocative. When women are found to be complicit in acts of terror, torture, and even rape, society asks, “how could this happen? How could women do something like this?" more...

17th June 2017 – FDD's Long War Journal

Afghan soldier opens fire on US troops, wounds 7

Bill Roggio

An Afghan solider opened fire on US troops today at a military base in Balkh province and wounded seven American soldiers. more...


Bill Roggio

Senior Fellow and Editor of FDD's 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