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20th February 2015 – The Weekly Standard

Doomed Diplomacy

Thomas Joscelyn

Not long after his inauguration in January 2009, President Barack Obama penned a letter to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of Iran. more...

20th February 2015 – Cited by James Taranto - The Wall Street Journal

Try Not to Think of Jihad

Clifford D. May

If he’s lost Vox, he’s lost Middle America. more...

19th February 2015 – CBN

CBN News

Clifford D. May

FDD President Clifford May responds to President Obama's comments at the White House CVE summit. more...

19th February 2015 – Quoted by James Warren - New York Daily News

Warren: President Obama Makes a Stand Yet Seemed Weak at ‘Summit’ Confronting Extremism

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Stern, analytical and passionate, he struck all the right rhetorical notes on Wednesday, but the Obama administration could use help. more...

19th February 2015 – Cited by Ross Keith - Vocativ

How Many Fighters Does ISIS Have?

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Nobody knows how big ISIS is—especially not Jeb Bush. more...

18th February 2015 – 93.1 FM - Indianapolis, IN


Michael Ledeen

FDD Freedom Scholar Michael Ledeen discusses recent threats made by the Islamic State towards European cities. more...

18th February 2015 – Cited by Corri Zoli, Emily Schneider - Foreign Policy

Ten Recommendations for Obama’s CVE Summit

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

President Obama's Summit on Countering Violent Extremism begins today. Here are ten things the administration needs to keep in mind when formulating a strategy. more...

18th February 2015 – CNN

CNN Tonight

James Woolsey

FDD Chairman James Woolsey on President Obama's recent comments on violent extremism at the CVE Summit. more...

18th February 2015 – Quoted by Oraiana Pawlyk - Military Times

Pentagon Keeps Low Profile at Extremism Summit

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

As more than 60 nations gather to discuss the threats of violent extremists, the Defense Department is taking a backseat. more...

18th February 2015 – Quoted by Al Jazeera

The US War on Vagueness

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Former US President George W Bush waged a war on "terror". Now, US President Barack Obama has convened a summit to wage a war on "extremism". more...

18th February 2015 – The Washington Times

The Ideology Whose Name Presidents Dare Not Speak

Clifford D. May

Is there a “Bush/Obama approach” to talking about what drives and justifies terrorism? more...

17th February 2015 – Quoted by Kate Brannen, Keith Johnson - Foreign Policy

The Islamic State of Libya Isn’t Much of a State

Thomas Joscelyn

The Islamic State’s videotaped beheadings of 21 Egyptian Christians on a Libyan beach — and the airstrikes Cairo launched in response — have sparked fears that the terrorist group is trying to expand its self-proclaimed caliphate into a third country. more...

17th February 2015 – Fox News

Shepard Smith Reporting

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD Senior Fellow Thomas Joscelyn on what the latest Islamic State video tells us about the group. more...

17th February 2015 – Fox News

Happening Now

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD Senior Fellow Thomas Joscelyn discusses the Islamic State's presence in Libya. more...

17th February 2015 – FDD Policy Brief

Qatari Fatwa Justified Burning of Jordanian Pilot

David Andrew Weinberg

Qatar may be an active participant in the coalition campaign against the Islamic State (IS), but it also appears have provided religious justification for one of the Islamic State’s most brutal atrocities to date: the recent immolation of Jordanian pilot Moaz Kasasbeh. more...

17th February 2015 – 770 WABC-AM - New York, New York

The John Batchelor Show

Michael Ledeen

FDD Freedom Scholar Michael Ledeen discusses his recent piece in the Wall Street Journal, "A Chance for Italy to Distinguish Itself." more...

17th February 2015 – 640 AM NBC Sports

The Sid Rosenberg Show

Benjamin Weinthal

FDD Research Fellow Benjamin Weinthal talks with Sid Rosenberg about the latest in foreign policy, including Netanyahu's upcoming speech to Congress. more...

17th February 2015 – Quoted by Guy Benson - Townhall

Expert: ISIS is Very Much Islamic, West Stunningly Ignorant

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Graeme Wood's lengthy piece on the roots, goals and motivations of ISIS in The Atlantic has gone viral this week, and deservedly so. more...

17th February 2015 – CNN

New Day

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses new Egyptian airstrikes against the Islamic State. more...

17th February 2015 – CBC

Power & Politics with Evan Solomon

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD VP for Research Jonathan Schanzer on Hezbollah's role in the fight against 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