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9th September 2016 – The Canadian Jewish News

No Panacea for Radicalization

Sheryl Saperia

The case of Aaron Driver, the 24-year-old Muslim convert killed by police before he could carry out a terrorist attack against a major urban centre, has again focused public attention on Canada’s capacities to combat radicalization. more...

8th September 2016 – Quoted by Austin Bodetti - The Diplomat

The Taliban’s Latest Battlefield: Social Media

Bill Roggio

The Taliban has drastically ramped up its presence on services like Twitter and WhatsApp in the past few years. more...

8th September 2016 – Quoted by Newsmax

Report: ISIS Claims 729 Suicide Attacks So Far This Year

Thomas Joscelyn

Islamic State (ISIS) militants say the terror group is responsible for 729 suicide attacks so far in 2016, The Long War Journal reports. more...

7th September 2016 – The Washington Times

How the world has changed since 9/11

Clifford D. May

The 15th anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 should be a time for mourning, commemoration, reflection — and strategic planning. more...

6th September 2016 – The Long War Journal

‘Blood will be spilled’ if Anas Haqqani is executed, Taliban threatens

Bill Roggio

The Taliban threatened to attack “judicial installations” if the Afghan government follows through on executing Anas Haqqani, the brother of the group’s deputy emir who is also the operational leader of the Haqqani Network. more...

6th September 2016 – The Long War Journal

Islamic State claims more than 700 suicide attacks since beginning of the year

Thomas Joscelyn

The Islamic State claims to have executed 729 “martyrdom operations” in Iraq, Syria and Libya during the first eight months of 2016. more...

5th September 2016 – CNN

CNN Newsroom

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD VP for Research Jonathan Schanzer discusses the new report covering the sophistication of ISIS' network. more...

5th September 2016 – The Long War Journal

Taliban claims Kabul suicide assault near Afghanistan’s Ministry of Defense

Bill Roggio

The Taliban claimed credit for today’s suicide assault near the Afghan Ministry of Defense in Kabul that killed more than 20 people, including Army and police officials. more...

4th September 2016 – Quoted by Saagar Enjeti - The Daily Caller

What’s Next For Al-Qaida After The Defeat Of ISIS?

Al-Qaida’s long-term strategy to outlast the Islamic State poses a major threat to the U.S. in the years to come, experts told The Daily Caller News Foundation. more...

4th September 2016 – The Long War Journal

Report: Pakistani officials deny al Qaeda’s hostage exchange story

Thomas Joscelyn

On Sept. 2, The Long War Journal reported on a curious story published in Al Masra, an al Qaeda newsletter. more...

31st August 2016 – Quoted by Leela Jacinto - France 24

IS group’s voice of global jihad ‘killed’ in Syria

Thomas Joscelyn

Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, the official spokesman for the Islamic State (IS) group who gained notoriety for his frequent calls for jihad, has been killed in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, the militant group’s media outlet announced Tuesday. more...

31st August 2016 – Fox Business

Countdown to the Closing Bell

John Hannah

Senior counselor, John Hannah, discusses the death of Abu Mohammad al-Adnani - Countdown to the Closing Bell (Fox Business) - August 31, 2016 more...

30th August 2016 – Quoted by Pamela Engel - Business Insider

A top ISIS official’s death could have major implications for the future of the group

Thomas Joscelyn

The death of the ISIS leader who oversaw external attacks could have significant implications for the group as it pivots from seizing territory in the Middle East to launching attacks on Western targets. more...

30th August 2016 – Quoted by Laura King, Nabih Bulos and W.J. Hennigan - Los Angeles Times

Why Islamic State’s Abu Muhammad Adnani was much more than a spokesman

Thomas Joscelyn

Lone wolves and Islamic State’s most lethally trained operatives alike heeded his words -- and turned them into bloody deeds. more...

29th August 2016 – ABC Radio


Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses the myth of lone-wolf terrorism. more...

6th August 2016 – Quoted by Jeff Seldin - Voice of America

American Authorities Fear Terror Networks Already in US

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

After years of undercover work, the U.S. is starting to pull back the veil on what appear to be loose-knit, perhaps deeply rooted networks of would-be terrorists who support each other even as many prepare to act alone. more...

5th August 2016 – Fox News

Happening Now

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD senior fellow Tom Joscelyn discusses Obama's press conference on ISIS and lone-wolf terrorism. more...

4th August 2016 – 104.1 KQTH

The John Justice Show

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses the Russel Square attack. more...

1st August 2016 – Quoted by LiveMint

Immigration and terror: Europe’s crisis of faith

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

In a 2003 interview to The French Intifada author Andrew Hussey, footballer Zinedine Zidane described 6 October 2001 as the worst day of his career. Stade de France was hosting the first match between France and Algeria since the independence of the latter from French colonial rule in 1962. more...

28th July 2016 – Quoted by The World Weekly

The rise of the lone wolf?

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Europe’s grim summer continues. To Nice, the bloody Turkish coup attempt and Würzburg this week were added a mass shooting in Munich, a stabbing in Reutlingen, a bomb in Ansbach and the brutal murder of an 85-year-old Catholic priest in Rouen, France. Hitherto spared, Germany has joined the list of European countries afflicted by religious violence. 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