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30th April 2017 – Quoted by Benjamin Oreskes - Los Angeles Times

After their friend is killed in the Nice truck attack, Berkeley students create class to tackle terr

Yaya J. Fanusie

After a man drove a cargo truck through a crowd on a promenade in the French city of Nice in July, UC Berkeley students Tyler Heintz and Anjali Banerjee frantically searched for a friend. more...

27th April 2017 – FDD's Long War Journal

2 American service members killed fighting Islamic State in eastern Afghanistan

Thomas Joscelyn

The US military announced today that two American service members were killed a third wounded during a raid against the Islamic State in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar Province. The operation was conducted last night in coordination with Afghan National Defense and Security Forces. more...

26th April 2017 – FDD's Long War Journal

Why the UK launched its first targeted drone strike ever

Thomas Joscelyn

On Aug. 21, 2015, the UK government launched its first targeted drone strike ever. The jihadist in the drone’s crosshairs was Reyaad Khan, a UK national who was remotely directing recruits to carry out terrorist attacks in his home country. Khan, also known as Abu Dujana al Hindi, was operating in the Islamic State’s de facto capital of Raqqa, Syria at the time. The UK had used unmanned aerial bombers in the past as part of larger military campaigns. But the 21-year-old Khan, pictured above, was the first jihadist to be specifically hunted in such a fashion. more...

24th April 2017 – Fox News

Happening Now

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD senior fellow Thomas Joscelyn discusses the ISIS claimed terror attack in France. more...

20th April 2017 – BBC

BBC World

Clifford D. May

FDD President and founder Clifford D. May discusses the problems surrounding tracking potential terrorist attackers. more...

20th April 2017 – BBC

BBC World

Clifford D. May

FDD President and Founder Clifford D. May discusses the Paris Shooting and the possibility of it being a terrorist attack. more...

20th April 2017 – BBC

BBC World

Clifford D. May

FDD's President and founder Clifford D. May comments on the implications of the Paris shootings on France's upcoming election. more...

15th April 2017 – Fox News

America’s News HQ

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD senior fellow Jonathan Schanzer discusses the terror attacks in Egypt and its impact on Christians in the region. more...

13th April 2017 – Quoted by Nancy A. Youssef - Buzzfeed News

The US Just Dropped A Huge Bomb On Afghanistan To Show ISIS “They’re Not Welcome”

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The US military on Thursday for the first time used its largest non-nuclear weapon, aptly nicknamed the Mother of All Bombs, on a suspected ISIS tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan. more...

7th April 2017 – Quoted by Alan Gomez - USA Today

Sweden attack latest in disturbing terror vehicle trend

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

If a vehicle terror attack in Sweden sounds familiar, that's because it follows a disturbing trend of terrorism that requires little organization, manpower or technological know-how. more...

3rd April 2017 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Thomas Joscelyn, Bill Roggio

FDD senior fellow Thomas Joscelyn and Bill Roggio discuss the "terrorist attack" in St. Petersburg with possible ISIS links. more...

30th March 2017 – Quoted by Star Tribune

Minnesota needs federal help in efforts to combat terror recruiters

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Terrorism experts once would have quickly put the “lone wolf” label on Khalid Masood, the man who drove through a crowd on an iconic London bridge recently and then tried to slash his way into Parliament with a knife. more...

29th March 2017 – Quoted by Bill Gertz - The Washington Free Beacon

London Attack Spotlights ISIS Use of Vehicle Ramming

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The terrorist attack in London on March 22 was carried out by an Islamic jihadist who used a rented vehicle in an attack that killed five people and injured dozens more. more...

29th March 2017 – The Washington Times

A bloody day in London town

Clifford D. May

“The Kafir’s Blood Is Halal For You, So Shed it.” That’s just one of the catchier headlines in a recent issue of Rumiyah, a slick online magazine published by the Islamic State, also known as ISIS and ISIL. more...

28th March 2017 – Quoted by Jeff Seldin - Voice of America

Fears of Islamic State’s Long Game Persist as Caliphate Crumbles

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Across much of Iraq and parts of Syria, the Islamic State terror group is in retreat. Yet, Iraqi and U.S. officials tell VOA they have a creeping fear that the larger war is still very much undecided. more...

27th March 2017 – Foreign Affairs

Lone Wolves No More

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The tactics used by British terrorist Khalid Masood in his horrifying attack on Wednesday outside London’s Parliament were typical of the self-proclaimed Islamic State, or ISIS: an attacker plowing a vehicle through a crowd of pedestrians before slashing at police officers with a knife. more...

27th March 2017 – Quoted by Lee Smith - The Weekly Standard

How to Defeat ISIS

Tony Badran

"Degradation of ISIS is not the end goal,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said last week. In what appeared to be a criticism of the Obama White House's ineffective campaign against the Islamic State, the Trump administration's top diplomat insisted, "We must defeat ISIS." more...

27th March 2017 – Fox Business

Countdown to the Closing Bell

Clifford D. May

FDD President and Founder Clifford D. May comments on the use of encrypted messaging in the London attack and Iran imposing sanctions on US companies. more...

25th March 2017 – Quoted by Corey Charlton - The Sun

How ISIS ‘remote controls’ Westminster-style lone wolf attacks on the West

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Their instruction is carried almost entirely via encrypted social media, making their connections to attacks extremely difficult to detect. more...

24th March 2017 – WSJ Video

Opinion Journal

Bill Roggio

FDD senior fellow Bill Roggio on why London struggles to contain radical Islamism. 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