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9th September 2014 – Quoted by Jay Solomon - The Wall Street Journal

U.S., Allies Step Up Efforts to Choke Off Islamic State’s Funding

Emanuele Ottolenghi

The U.S. Treasury Department and Washington's allies are ramping up efforts to hit Islamic State's finances, particularly focusing on steps to choke off its oil sales, its donations from the Persian Gulf and its extortion rackets. more...

9th September 2014 – Quoted by Jeff Schogol - Army Times

13 Years After Sept. 11, Jihadists Control More Territory

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Three years ago, the U.S. killed Osama bin Laden and it looked like al-Qaida was on the ropes. more...

8th September 2014 – Cited by Kristina Wong - The Hill

ISIS is Spreading, Experts Warn

Experts say the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is spreading to other countries and inspiring terrorist groups toward greater acts of brutality. more...

8th September 2014 – Fox News

Shepard Smith

James Woolsey

FDD Chairman James Woolsey discusses the next steps to counter the ISIS threat. more...

8th September 2014 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Thomas Joscelyn, Bill Roggio

FDD Senior Fellows Thomas Joscelyn and Bill Roggio discuss IS, the Al Nusrah Front, and the killing of al-Shabaab's leader in Somalia. more...

5th September 2014 – CNN

The Lead with Jake Tapper

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross comments on the structure of the Islamic State. more...

5th September 2014 – Quoted by The Boston Globe

US Needs Plan to Defeat ISIS — But Also For What Follows

Bill Roggio

Perhaps the most surprising thing about the rise of ISIS, the militant group that has proclaimed an Islamic state in parts of Iraq and Syria, is the odd collection of former adversaries that are teaming up to fight it. more...

5th September 2014 – Quoted by Indrani Bagchi - The Times of India

Al-Qaida’s India wing: Rival ISIS Pushes Zawahiri to Look For New Frontiers?

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Ayman al Zawahiri's declaration that al-Qaida was opening a South Asia branch office has evoked several questions: Why now? Is al-Qaida losing ground to ISIS? How dangerous is al-Qaida when ISIS is hogging headlines? more...

5th September 2014 – The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent Incorporates Regional Jihadist Groups

Bill Roggio

Usama Mahmoud, AQIS's spokesman, openly stated that the group "was formed by the gathering of several jihadi groups that have a long history in jihad and fighting." more...

5th September 2014 – 567 CapeTalk - Cape Town, South Africa

The Breakfast Show

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, on America's ISIS strategy. more...

5th September 2014 – The Weekly Standard

A Muslim Identity Crisis

Reuel Marc Gerecht

The massive sexual abuse case in Rotherham, England, has revealed again how awkward and self-defeating the Western response often is to matters that touch on religious identity. more...

4th September 2014 – Quoted by Kathleen Caulderwood - International Business Times

Al-Shabab’s Finances: The Militant Group Gets Funding From Local Businesses, Sources Abroad

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

A complex finance network that includes everything from fake charities to kidnapping has supported the East African militant group al-Shabab's activities over the past few years. more...

4th September 2014 – Quoted by Kristine Frazao - SBG

Security Experts Warn About Possible ISIS Targets in US

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

President Obama has been meeting with his security team about the capabilities of the Islamic State and what the group may be planning next. more...

3rd September 2014 – 104.1 KQTH, Tucson

The Jon Justice Show

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, discusses the missing aircraft in Libya and other developments in the Middle East. more...

3rd September 2014 – Quoted by Erin Banco - International Business Times

Israel Stays Out Of ISIS Fight, Despite Beheading Of Israeli Citizen Sotloff

Jonathan Schanzer

On Wednesday, the Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said the Islamic State was an “unauthorized organization” in Israel, a statement that links the country more directly to the international fight against ISIS, a group that has taken over large swaths of land in both Iraq and Syria. more...

3rd September 2014 – The Washington Times

A Job Americans Don’t Want To Do?

Clifford D. May

Barack Obama has been taking a lot of heat for acknowledging he doesn’t “have a strategy yet” for dealing with the jihadis butchering Iraqis, Syrians, Christians, Kurds and Yazidis while in their spare time attempting to weaponize bubonic plague for use against others on their extensive to-kill list. more...

2nd September 2014 – Fox News

Happening Now

Bill Roggio

FDD Senior Felllow, Bill Roggio, comments on the implications of US airstrikes in Iraq. more...

2nd September 2014 – WRC, Washington, D.C.

Andy Parks Show Live from Washington Times

Clifford D. May

FDD President, Cliff May, discusses the future of America's foreign policy. more...

2nd September 2014 – KPAM, Portland, Oregon

Terry Boyd’s World

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, discusses the latest developments regarding ISIS. more...

2nd September 2014 – 1130 AM, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN

Up & At ‘Em

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, discusses terrorist recruitment in America. 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