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21st July 2014 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD Senior Fellows Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn discuss the latest on the Punjabi Taliban. more...

20th July 2014 – The Long War Journal

6 al Qaeda Operatives Thought Killed in Recent Drone Strike in Pakistan

Bill Roggio

Sanafi al Nasr, a top al Qaeda leader based in Syria, named three jihadists killed in the "Khorasan." more...

18th July 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Drones Target ‘Punjabi Taliban’ in North Waziristan Strike

Bill Roggio

The US has launched three strikes in the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan in the past 10 days, indicating that a top jihadist leader is thought to be operating there. more...

16th July 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Launches Another Drone Strike in North Waziristan

Bill Roggio

The US killed 18 suspected "militants" in another drone strike targeting an area of Pakistan's tribal agency of North Waziristan that previously served as a military command center for al Qaeda's military. more...

10th July 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Drone Strike Kills 6 ‘Militants’ in North Waziristan

Bill Roggio

The strike took place in an area of North Waziristan that has served as a command center for al Qaeda's military. more...

28th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

Pakistani Military Kills Local Taliban Leader, Captures al Qaeda Bomb Expert

Bill Roggio

The military said the Taliban commander is known as "Commander Umer" but did not name the al Qaeda explosives expert. more...

25th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Adds 2 Lashkar-e-Taiba Leaders, Several Aliases to Terrorism List

Bill Roggio

The US government added two Lashkar-e-Taiba leaders to its list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists today. Additionally, the US identified four additional aliases for Lashkar-e-Taiba... more...

22nd June 2014 – The Long War Journal

Pakistani Military Claims 257 ‘Terrorists,’ No Civilians Killed in North Waziristan Offensive

Bill Roggio

The Pakistani military has claimed that more than 250 "terrorists" and zero civilians have been killed during the first week of military operations in the Taliban-controlled tribal... more...

18th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Drones Strike in North Waziristan, Kill 6 ‘Militants’

Bill Roggio

As the Pakistani military is launching airstrikes against foreign terrorist groups such as the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan and the Turkistan Islamic Party as part of an... more...

15th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

Pakistan Launches ‘Comprehensive Operation Against Foreign and Local Terrorists’ in North Waziristan

Bill Roggio

The Pakistani military has launched what it described as a "comprehensive operation against foreign and local terrorists" in the Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North.. more...

11th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Launches 2 Drone Strikes in Pakistan, Breaks 6-month Lull

Bill Roggio

The US killed 16 jihadists, including four Uzbeks, in two drone strikes in Pakistan's tribal areas. The strikes ended a six-month pause in Pakistan. more...

11th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

IMU Involved in Suicide Assault on Karachi Airport

Bill Roggio

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan said it executed the June 9 suicide assault on a terminal at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi that killed at least 18 Pakistanis, including... more...

9th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

Pakistani Taliban Launch Assault on Karachi Airport

Bill Roggio

The Movement of the Taliban claimed credit for last night's assault on Jinnah Airport in Karachi that shut down all flights, and said the attack was executed to avenge the death... more...

5th June 2014 – Quoted by Rowan Scarborough - The Washington Times

Haqqani Network, Pakistan terror group, grows into worst enemy for U.S.

Bill Roggio

The Haqqani Network, the terrorist group that the U.S. command in Afghanistan says is its most formidable enemy... more...

3rd June 2014 – National Post

The Murder Of Dr. Mehdi Ali Qamar Symbolizes Pakistan’s Descent Into Self-Annihilation

Jonathan Kay

Tomorrow, Dr. Mehdi Ali Qamar — the Canadian/American doctor who was assassinated last month... more...

21st May 2014 – The Long War Journal

Pakistani Military Strikes Anger ‘Good Taliban’ Commander

Bill Roggio

A series of military strikes in the tribal agency of North Waziristan has caused a Taliban commander who is favored by Pakistan's ruling class... more...

20th May 2014 – House Committee of Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade

Al Qaeda In Afghanistan And Pakistan: An Enduring Threat

Thomas Joscelyn

Before the subcommittee last July.1, Joscelyn discussed five main points he seeks to emphasize in this testimony. more...

14th May 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Drone Strikes Target Lashkar-e-Islam Fighters in Eastern Afghanistan

Bill Roggio

The US killed several fighters from the Lashkar-e-Islam, a Taliban-linked group that operates in Afghanistan and Pakistan, in three... more...

7th May 2014 – Fox News

Christians Persecuted at Alarming Rate in Iran, Arab World, US Report Says

Benjamin Weinthal

Christians are under siege in the Middle East, and the Obama administration is not doing enough to stop religious persecution by its allies... more...

27th April 2014 – The Long War Journal

Head of Taliban’s Military Commission Resigns Due to ‘Ill Health’

Bill Roggio

A former Guantanamo Bay detainee who serves as the head of the Afghan Taliban's military commission has resigned his position due to "ill health." more...

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Events

19th September 2014 - 11:45 AM

Pakistan: Protests and Policy

Since the founding of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in 1947, the state has been dominated by its army. Locked in a rivalry with India, the army has initiated three wars over the disputed territory of Kashmir. Today nuclear-armed, the Pakistani army continues to prosecute dangerous policies though violent non-state actors. Meanwhile, Pakistan is mired in a domestic political crisis, with protestors calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Threats of violence are raising the chances of yet another military intervention to control the affairs of the state.

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?