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28th January 2017 – Quoted by Mike Giglio, Munzer al-Awad - Buzzfeed

We Talked To People Who Fought For ISIS. This Is How They Plan To Use Trump.

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Abu Musab was finishing his night shift at an ISIS checkpoint in Raqqa early on Nov. 9 when the friend who came to replace him told him the result of the US election with a hysterical laugh. “They elected the dog Trump! I swear to God, he will burn the world,” he recalled his friend saying. more...

27th January 2017 – PBS


Reuel Marc Gerecht

FDD senior fellow Reuel Marc Gerecht discusses the Trump administration's Executive Order, and it's role in decreasing terrorism in the United States. more...

25th January 2017 – The Washington Times

Defending the civilized world

Clifford D. May

In an inaugural address that was more purposeful than poetic, President Trump last Friday vowed to “unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate from the face of the Earth.” I hope we can agree, across party and ideological lines, that those are worthwhile objectives. But let’s acknowledge, too, that achieving them will require a much more strenuous and strategic effort than previous administrations have undertaken. more...

23rd January 2017 – Quoted by Ed Blanche - The Arab Weekly

‘Virtual planners’ of Islamic State on dark side of the Internet

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

In the aftermath of the Islamic State's attacks across Paris on Nov. 13, 2015, French investigators were stumped about how the slaughter of 130 people had been planned, even though the authorities had the ter­rorists' mobile phones. more...

19th January 2017 – Quoted by Matisak

Trump wants to fight terrorism. But what could be his approach?

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

It seems clear that Donald Trump and many people around him perceive the islamist terrorism as the biggest security threat. Do you think that the approach of the US towards fighting jihadi groups will change, maybe even radically change, with the new administration and how it might change? Or you don’t expect big changes and why? more...

19th January 2017 – Quoted by Jeff Seldin - Voice of America

Last of the Declassified Osama bin Laden Materials Released

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Right up until the end, al-Qaida founder Osama bin Laden remained focused on striking the United States, its Western allies and governments seen as U.S. proxies, and he was leery of distractions that could weaken the terror group's resolve. more...

17th January 2017 – NewsTalk AM 1130

Justice & Drew

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses his most recent piece in Lawfare, NYE attacker arrested and FBI arresting wife of Omar Mateen. more...

15th January 2017 – Lawfare

Terrorists, Insurgents, Something Else? Clarifying and Classifying the “Generational Challenge”

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The Trump administration’s appointments have signaled that it will continue to prioritize the fight against jihadist violent non-state actors (VNSAs)—a broad term that we find far more useful than an exclusive focus on terrorist groups, but a term in desperate need of clarification. In this article we provide a taxonomy of VNSAs that can be used to produce more rigorous discussion of them. more...

12th January 2017 –

Vocal Point

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses "is terrorism going high tech?" more...

3rd January 2017 – Fox News

Happening Now

Thomas Joscelyn

Tom Joscelyn discusses the fallout from the customs outage, terror attack in Turkey more...

2nd January 2017 – Fox News

Happening Now

Clifford D. May

FDD President Cliff May joins Fox News to discuss the ISIS-claimed attack on a night club in Istanbul - Fox News (Happening Now) - January 2, 2017. more...

2nd January 2017 – CNN

The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

Aykan Erdemir

As the manhunt continues after a New Year's Eve attack at an Istanbul nightclub that left 39 dead, one expert suggests that the suspect may have been trained by ISIS. more...

28th December 2016 – FDD's Long War Journal

Coalition intensifies air campaign against Islamic State stronghold in Raqqah

Bill Roggio

Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTFOIR), the US led coalition that is fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, has intensified its air campaign against the Islamic State’s stronghold and the seat of its so-called caliphate in the Syrian city of Raqqah. Over the past eight days, CJTFOIR has more than three times the number of airstrikes in Raqqah than it has in Mosul, where the Iraqi forces backed by Iranian-supported Shiite militias and the Kurdish Peshmerga are attempting to wrest the Iraqi city from the Islamic State. more...

28th December 2016 – Quoted by Saagar Enjeti - The Daily Caller

Belgian Terror Police Trust WhatsApp More Than Their Own Comms Network

Thomas Joscelyn

Belgian police reportedly rely on the free messaging service WhatsApp to communicate in times of crisis because Brussel’s telecommunications network is vulnerable. more...

22nd December 2016 – NewsTalk

Justice & Drew

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses the Berlin Christmas market attack. more...

22nd December 2016 – CNN

New Day

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross covers the Berlin attack and the search for Anis Amri. more...

21st December 2016 – WABC Radio

Bernie & Sid

Benjamin Weinthal

FDD senior fellow Benjamin Weinthal discusses the Berlin attack. more...

21st December 2016 – Quoted by Uri Friedman - The Atlantic

The Terrifying Simplicity of the Berlin Attack

Thomas Joscelyn

Shortly after a semi-trailer packed with steel sped through an outdoor Christmas market in Berlin on Monday, killing 12 and injuring dozens more, Germany’s chancellor expressed a concern likely shared by many Germans. more...

20th December 2016 – WMAL

Mornings on the Mall

Clifford D. May

FDD President Clifford D. May discusses the Russian ambassador killed in Turkey and Berlin Christmas market attack. more...

20th December 2016 – Quoted by Alan Gomez - USA Today

Berlin attack latest in disturbing terror trend

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

If the truck attack on a crowded Berlin market that killed a dozen people sounded familiar, that's because it follows a disturbing trend of terrorism that requires little organization, manpower or technological know-how. 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