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13th January 2015 – The Long War Journal

US Adds Mullah Fazlullah to List of Global Terrorists

Bill Roggio

Fazlullah has presided over the fracturing of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, which remains a dangerous terrorist group. more...

4th January 2015 – The Long War Journal

US Drones Hit ‘Good Taliban’ Commander’s Compound in North Waziristan

Bill Roggio

The Hafiz Gul Bahadar Group was the target of the attack, and a "high-value target" is reported to have been killed. more...

26th December 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Targets Emir of Punjabi Taliban in Pair of Drone Strikes in North Waziristan

Bill Roggio

The US targeted a dual-hatted Pakistani Taliban leader and al Qaeda commander in one of two drone strikes that took place today in Pakistan's jihadist haven of North Waziristan. more...

20th December 2014 – The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda Condemns Pakistani Taliban’s Attack on Peshawar School

Thomas Joscelyn

The spokesman for al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) has released a statement condemning the Pakistani Taliban's attack on a Peshawar school earlier this week, calling it "un-Islamic." more...

20th December 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Drones Strike in Jihadist Stronghold in North Waziristan

Bill Roggio

The Pakistani military claimed it "cleared" the Datta Khel area in September 2014 as part of operation Zarb-e-Azb. The US has launched seven drone strikes in Datta Khel since then. more...

17th December 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Airstrike Targets Pakistani, Afghan Taliban in Nangarhar

Bill Roggio

The strike is the fifth that has targeted Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan fighters and leaders operating inside Afghanistan since the last week of November. more...

16th December 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

The Peshawar Attack: Sickening, but No Surprise

Bill Roggio

The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, one of many al-Qaeda-linked jihadist groups operating in the South Asian country, launched one of its more horrific attacks earlier today. more...

16th December 2014 – The Long War Journal

Pakistani Taliban Assault Military High School in Peshawar

Bill Roggio

More than 100 high school students are said to have been killed as Taliban fighters fanned out and killed everyone in their path. more...

16th December 2014 – CTV

CTV News

Clifford D. May

FDD President Clifford May discusses the recent attack by the Taliban on a school in Pakistan. more...

16th December 2014 – The Long War Journal

Afghan Taliban Releases Statement Condemning Attack on Pakistani School

Thomas Joscelyn

The Afghan Taliban has released a statement condemning the Pakistani Taliban's attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar. more...

16th December 2014 – 77 WABC-AM - New York, New York

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio

FDD Senior Fellow Bill Roggio comments on the Taliban's attack on a school in Pakistan. more...

16th December 2014 – CCTV

The Heat

Bill Roggio

FDD Senior Fellow Bill Roggio participates in a panel discussion on the recent Taliban attacks in Pakistan. more...

8th December 2014 – The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda Commander Reported Killed in Drone Strike in Pakistan

Bill Roggio

The ongoing targeting of al Qaeda commanders in Pakistan's tribal areas refutes past claims by US officials that al Qaeda is "decimated" and that only two relevant leaders remain. more...

6th December 2014 – The Long War Journal

Pakistani Army Kills Senior al Qaeda Commander Tasked With Attacking the West

Bill Roggio

Pakistan claimed it killed Adnan Shukrijumah in a raid in South Waziristan. Shukrijumah, who was wanted by the US, was al Qaeda's operations chief for North America. more...

26th November 2014 – The Long War Journal

Pakistan Condemns Drone Strike That Targeted ‘Good Taliban’ and Foreign Fighters

Bill Roggio

Members of the Haqqani Network, the Hafiz Gul Bahadar Group, and "Uzbeks" are reported to have been killed in an attack in the Shawal Valley. more...

20th November 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Launches Drone Strike in North Waziristan

Bill Roggio

Nine of the 19 drone strikes in Pakistan this year have occurred in the jihadist hub of Datta Khel in North Waziristan. more...

13th November 2014 – The Long War Journal

Taliban Splinter Group Releases Photos of Suicide Bomber Who Attacked Pakistani Border Crossing

Bill Roggio

Jamaat-ul-Ahrar announced that a fighter known as Hanifullah executed the deadly suicide attack on Nov. 2 at the Wagah border crossing. more...

11th November 2014 – The Long War Journal

‘Foreign Militants’ Reported Killed in Latest US Drone Strike in Pakistan

Bill Roggio

Eight of the 18 US drones strikes in Pakistan since June 11 have occurred in the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan, which is a known hub for al Qaeda. more...

3rd November 2014 – Cited by Alessandria Massi - International Business Times

Pakistan Border Bombing: ISIS, al-Qaeda Affiliated Terrorist Groups Race To Claim Responsibility

A suicide attack on the Pakistani border with India that left at least 60 people dead and more than 150 wounded is so significant that several jihadist groups are trying to claim responsibility. more...

3rd November 2014 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD Senior Fellows Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn discuss their recent pieces for the Long War Journal. more...

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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?