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14th April 2015 – The Long War Journal

AQAP Announces Death of Sharia Official in US Drone Strike

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

Al Qaeda announced the death of sharia official Ibrahim Suleiman al Rubaish, who was killed in a drone strikein eastern Yemen. Rubaish is a former detainee at Guantanamo Bay who also served as an operational planner for the jihadist group. more...

20th March 2015 – Quoted by Louis Jacobson - Politifact

Glenn Beck Says Barack Obama Took Iran, Hamas off U.S. Terror List

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The confluence of elections in Israel and the possible culmination of international talks on Iran’s nuclear capabilities has vaulted United States policy on Iran to the top of the national agenda. more...

20th March 2015 – CNN

New Day

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross on potential IS responsibility for the Tunisia attack. more...

19th March 2015 – The Long War Journal

Islamic State Reportedly Claims Responsibility for Tunis Massacre

Thomas Joscelyn

Twenty of the victims were visiting from Britain, Colombia, Germany, Italy, Japan, Poland, and Spain, which the Islamic State referred to as “Crusader countries.” more...

19th March 2015 – CNN

New Day

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross on a possible connection between IS and the Tunisia attack. more...

18th March 2015 – CTV

CTV News

Grant Rumley

FDD Research Analyst Grant Rumley discusses the recent attack in Tunisia. more...

18th March 2015 – Quoted by Erica Wenig - The Daily Caller

Militants Kill 17 Tourists In Tunis Museum

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Two Islamist militants opened fire in the Bardo National Museum in Tunisia’s capital city, killing 19, according to Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid. more...

18th March 2015 – Quoted by CNN

Spanish Journalist Says ISIS Tortured Kassig Before Death

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

A man once held captive in Syria with Hoosier aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig is now free -- and giving new details about how ISIS terrorists tortured Kassig. more...

17th March 2015 – Cited by Marc Lynch - The Washington Post

Islamism in the IS Age

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The “IS-ification of Islamist politics,” in Khalil al-Anani’s felicitous phrase, has reshaped the ideological and strategic incentives for Islamist groups and their adversaries. more...

16th March 2015 – 770 WABC-AM - New York, New York

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD Senior Fellows Thomas Joscelyn and Bill Roggio talk with John Batchelor about Boko Haram's pledge of allegiance to the Islamic State. more...

16th March 2015 – CNN

The Situation Room

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses the flow of Western teens to the Islamic State. more...

16th March 2015 – Fox News

Happening Now

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD Senior Fellow Thomas Joscelyn discusses new information from the recently released bin Laden documents. more...

15th March 2015 – Quoted by Madu Onuorah - The Guardian Nigeria

SUICIDE BOMBING: New Weapon Of Retreating Boko Haram

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

WHEN the insurgent group, Boko Haram, launched its first suicide bombing attack on June 16, 2011 at the Louis Edet House, headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force, Abuja, it marked the first formal deployment of suicide bombings to achieve political objectives and to cause anarchy in Nigeria. more...

14th March 2015 – The Long War Journal

US Targets Senior Shabaab Intelligence Official in Airstrike

Bill Roggio

The airstrike is said to have targeted Adan Garaar, a senior official in the Amniyat, Shabaab's intelligence and security service that also is responseble for external operations. Garaar's fate is not known. more...

13th March 2015 – Fox Business Network

Lou Dobbs Tonight

Clifford D. May

FDD President Cliff May discusses conflicting reports of the Islamic State's influence. more...

13th March 2015 – The Long War Journal

Islamic State Spokesman Publicly Accepts Boko Haram’s Allegiance

Thomas Joscelyn

In a new audio speech, the Islamic State's spokesman, Abu Muhammad al Adnani, accepts the pledge of allegiance made by Boko Haram's leader earlier this month. more...

12th March 2015 – Quoted by Armin Rosen - Business Insider

ISIS Accepted a Pledge of Allegiance from Africa’s Deadliest Terror Group

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The Islamic State militant group just accepted Boko Haram's pledge of allegiance. The Nigerian jihadist group, which has killed 11,000 people since 2011 and 6,000 people in 2014 alone, pledged itself to the Islamic State last Saturday. more...

12th March 2015 – Quoted by Ivan Plis - The Daily Caller

Atlantic Headline Blares ‘No Global Jihadist Movement,’ While Writer Asserts Otherwise

Bill Roggio

An online editor for spoiled a perfectly good article Wednesday, by writing a headline claiming that there is no worldwide movement of violent Islamist terrorism. more...

11th March 2015 – The Long War Journal

Analysis: Iran is No Partner in the Fight Against the Islamic State

The threat of the Islamic State not only makes Iraq more dependent on Tehran and legitimizes Iran’s military presence in Iraq, it also provides the regime in Tehran with another bargaining chip in nuclear negotiations. more...

10th March 2015 – The Huffington Post

Jihadi General Hospital

Jonathan Schanzer, Merve Tahiroglu

Controversy erupted in Turkey last week, after local government officials in Denizli province in western Turkey confirmed that a Turkish citizen allegedly wounded while fighting for the Islamic State (IS) was being treated in a local hospital. 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