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11th November 2013 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

The senior member of Haqqani Network, Nasiruddin Haqqani, killed in Islamabad by assassins on a motorcycle. By whom? more...

9th November 2013 – The Long War Journal

Pakistani Taliban Threaten US for Killing Leader in Drone Strike

Bill Roggio

The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan threatened to avenge the death of Hakeemullah Mehsud, its former emir, who was killed by the US in a drone strike last week. more...

8th November 2013 – The Long War Journal

Pakistani Taliban’s New Deputy Emir Directed Suicide Operations, is an ‘Intellectual’

Bill Roggio

The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan released some details on Sheikh Khalid Haqqani, a commander and "one of the top intellectuals," who was appointed more...

8th November 2013 – FDD Policy Brief

The Pakistani Taliban Appoints a New Leader

Bill Roggio

The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, an al Qaeda-linked group that has fought a brutal insurgency in Pakistan since 2007, named a new leader yesterday. more...

7th November 2013 – The Long War Journal

Pakistani Taliban Name Mullah Fazlullah as New Emir

Bill Roggio

The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan has named Mullah Fazlullah, the radical cleric from Swat in northwestern Pakistan, to lead the group following... more...

4th November 2013 – The Weekly Standard

Death of an Anti-American Terrorist

Thomas Joscelyn

The head of the Pakistani Taliban, Hakimullah Mehsud, was killed in an American drone strike in northern Pakistan late last week. Mehsud can now be added... more...

4th November 2013 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

The head of the Pakistani Taliban, Hakimullah Mehsud, killed by a drone strike in Waziristan as he was leaving the mosque for his luxe villa nearby; death... more...

4th November 2013 – The Long War Journal

Pakistani Taliban Publishes Picture of Hakeemullah Before Burial

Bill Roggio

A picture purporting to show the face of Hakeemullah Mehsud, the emir of the al Qaeda-linked Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, was published by the group... more...

3rd November 2013 – Quoted by Declan Walsh, The New York Times

In Pakistan, Drone Strike Turns a Villain Into a Victim

Bill Roggio

In life, Hakimullah Mehsud, the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, was Public Enemy No. 1: a ruthless figure who devoted his career to bloodshed and mayhem... more...

3rd November 2013 – The Long War Journal

Pakistani Taliban Names Interim Emir, Spokesman Says

Bill Roggio

The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan has appointed Asmatullah Shaheen Bhittani to serve as the group's interim leader after Hakeemullah Mehsud... more...

2nd November 2013 – The Long War Journal

Pakistani Taliban Names New Emir After Hakeemullah Killed in Drone Strike: Report

Bill Roggio

The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan has named a successor to replace Hakeemullah Mehsud, the group's emir who was killed by the US in a drone strike... more...

2nd November 2013 – The Long War Journal

Afghan Taliban Denounces ‘Cowardly US Drone Attack’ That Killed Hakeemullah Mehsud

Bill Roggio

The Afghan Taliban denounced yesterday's drone strike in North Waziristan, Pakistan that killed Hakeemullah Mehsud, the emir of the Movement of the Taliban... more...

2nd November 2013 – National Review Online

Hakimullah Masud’s End

Benjamin Weinthal

A U.S. drone strike eliminated Hakimullah Masud, the head of Pakistan’s Taliban, who was linked to the 2009 murders of seven CIA employees in Afghanistan. more...

1st November 2013 – The Long War Journal

US Drone Strike Targets Head of Pakistani Taliban

Bill Roggio

The US targeted the emir of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan in a drone strike today in Pakistan's Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan. more...

1st November 2013 – The Daily Beast

Pakistani Taliban Leader Killed By US After 4-Year Hunt

Bill Roggio

After years of effort, the US has finally succeeded in killing Hakeemullah Mehsud, the leader of the al Qaeda-linked Movement of the Taliban Pakistan, in the... more...

31st October 2013 – The Long War Journal

US Drone Strike Kills 3 ‘Militants’ in North Waziristan

Bill Roggio

The US launched its first drone strike in Pakistan in a month. Last night's attack took place in an area of the Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan more...

31st October 2013 – Scripps Howard News Service

Drone Drama

Clifford D. May, Bill Roggio

In 1996, al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden issued a formal declaration of war against the United States. No serious strategy was developed for defeating what... more...

22nd October 2013 – CBN News

NewsWatch

Clifford D. May

FDD's Clifford May discusses the Obama Administration's drone policy and civilians being caught in the crossfire. more...

17th October 2013 – The Long War Journal

Senior al Qaeda Leader and Former US Detainee Killed in Drone Strike in 2012

Bill Roggio

Hassan Ghul, a top al Qaeda leader who was in US custody for two years before being transferred to Pakistani custody and then promptly released... more...

15th October 2013 – The Daily Beast

Anas Al-Liby’s Pakistan Qaeda Connection

Thomas Joscelyn

The recent counterterrorism raids in Libya and Somalia highlight a fundamental flaw in the U.S. Government’s analysis of al Qaeda. A common misconception... 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?