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27th February 2015 – CNN

New Day

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross on the pathways to radicalization. more...

27th February 2015 – Fox News

Special Report with Bret Baier

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD Senior Fellow Thomas Joscelyn on new revelations from the bin Laden documents. more...

27th February 2015 – Quoted by Michael Martina - Reuters

Draft Chinese Law Paves Way for Counter-Terror Operations Abroad

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

China is close to approving a law that will create a legal framework for sending troops abroad on counter-terrorism missions, as Beijing seeks to address the vulnerability of the country's growing global commercial and diplomatic interests. more...

27th February 2015 – Fox News

The O’Reilly Factor

Mark Dubowitz

FDD Executive Director Mark Dubowitz on the growth of radical Islam. more...

26th February 2015 – WSJ Live

Opinion Journal

Oren Kessler

FDD Deputy Director of Research Oren Kessler on what motivates young Muslim men to join the Islamic State. more...

26th February 2015 – Quoted by Armin Rosen - Business Insider

The US Caught Two Members of Iran’s Lebanese Proxy Running an Amusement Park in Nigeria

Jonathan Schanzer

The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Asset Control added two individuals to its specially designated nationals list on February 26: Fouzi Reda Darwish Fawaz and Mustapha Reda Darwish Fawaz, two Lebanese men living and working in west Africa. more...

26th February 2015 – CTV

CTV News

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD Senior Fellow Thomas Joscelyn on why Westerners are attracted to the Islamic State. more...

26th February 2015 – Cited by Doug Bandow - Forbes

Libya: Hold Policymakers Accountable For Another Washington War Gone Bad

Thomas Joscelyn

Will America ever again be at peace? A new war always seems to start before the last one ends. The U.S. is bombing targets in Syria and sending troops back into Iraq. more...

26th February 2015 – CNN

New Day

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross on the challenges of tracking potential terrorists. more...

26th February 2015 – CNN

New Day

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross on the identification of Jihadi John as a British national. more...

25th February 2015 – Quoted by Samuel Smith - The Christian Post

ISIS Executes 3 Women, Arrests 13 Others for Refusing to Marry Fighters

Emanuele Ottolenghi

The Islamic State terrorist group executed three women and arrested 13 other females in the group's Iraqi stronghold of Mosul on Sunday, after the women refused to get married to ISIS militants. more...

25th February 2015 – War on the Rocks

ISIL’s International Expansion: What Does Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdis’s Oath of Allegiance Mean?

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The international expansion of the jihadist organization known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has become a much-discussed topic. more...

24th February 2015 – Quoted by Mike Giglio - BuzzFeed

Turkey’s “Cold War” With ISIS May Be Warming

Jonathan Schanzer

Turkey’s surprise military operation in Syria this weekend highlighted its precarious balancing act with the ISIS militants dug in along its border. more...

24th February 2015 – Cited by The Tower

Reports: ISIS Abducted More Than 70 Assyrian Christians in Syria

Benjamin Weinthal

Terrorists from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have kidnapped at least 70 Assyrian Christians after raiding their villages according to the activist group A Demand For Action, the Associated Press (AP) reported today. more...

24th February 2015 – CSIF Launch Event

Russia, China, and the Future of Economic Warfare

Chip Poncy

The second panel focused on the future of economic warfare and questioned whether the United States might already be in or headed toward a form of economic warfare with Russia and China. more...

24th February 2015 – CSIF Launch Event

Remarks from General Michael V. Hayden

General Michael Hayden, former NSA and CIA director, provided remarks on the transformation of economic coercions and the evolution of targeted sanctions, which he called “the precision-guided weapons of the 21st century.” more...

24th February 2015 – CSIF Launch Event

Keynote Remarks from Juan Zarate

Juan Zarate

CSIF Senior Counselor Juan Zarate offered remarks on the vision and goals of the Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance. He noted that we have entered a new era in which financial power and economic influence are central to national security and are filling the gap between diplomacy and kinetic activity. more...

24th February 2015 – CSIF Launch Event

New Threats from Illicit Finance in the Middle East and Africa

Jonathan Schanzer, Thomas Joscelyn

What challenges do the U.S. and its allies face in combatting the threats of illicit finance, not only today but over a longer horizon? more...

24th February 2015 – Quoted by Jeff Seldin - Voice of America

Islamic State Having Significant but Limited Impact in Libya

Thomas Joscelyn

Despite Islamic State grabbing headlines over the past week with executions, bombings and even an attack on the residence of the Iranian ambassador, U.S. officials caution the group's foothold in Libya remains tenuous. more...

23rd February 2015 – Quoted by Zack Beauchamp - Vox

ISIS is Losing

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

If you want to understand what's happening in the Middle East today, you need to appreciate one fundamental fact: ISIS is losing its war for the Middle East. more...

Experts

Bill Roggio

Senior Fellow and Editor of The Long War Journal

Thomas Joscelyn

Senior Fellow

Events

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