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6th March 2018 – Foreign Podicy

Podcast: Africa’s Jihadist Frontiers

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Clifford D. May

Foreign Podicy host, Cliff May, is joined by FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross to discuss the evolving threats from jihadists in Africa and what can be done now to stop – or at least slow – them. more...

16th January 2017 – FDD Policy Brief

Easing Sanctions on Sudan Erodes U.S. Leverage

Jonathan Schanzer

The U.S. Department of the Treasury on Friday eased sanctions against Sudan based on improved behavior, and with the expectation that Sudan “sustains [the] positive actions it has taken over the last 6 months.” The move, which comes after months of rumors that Sudan would be removed entirely from the U.S. terrorism sponsors list, punts the six-month review to the Donald Trump administration. more...

10th January 2016 – Quoted by Armin Rosen - Business Insider

How Saudi Arabia ‘Pulled a Proxy Out From Under Iran’s Wing’

Jonathan Schanzer

The latest round of tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia is unsettling what little is left of the Middle East's regional order. more...

16th June 2015 – FDD Policy Brief

South Africa Flubs its Chance at Justice for Bashir

Suspected war criminals scored a victory Monday as Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir defied a South African judge’s order and fled the country back to Khartoum. Despite two outstanding arrest warrants from the International Criminal Court (ICC), Bashir landed in Johannesburg on Saturday to attend the African Union (AU) Summit. more...

7th May 2015 – Quoted by Ariel Ben Solomon - The Jerusalem Post

Does Reported Strike on Khartoum Reveal Sudan’s Secret Iran Dealings?

Jonathan Schanzer

The reported Israeli drone strike on Sudan Tuesday may have revealed the extent of President Omar Hassan al-Bashir’s double gaming – playing nice with the Gulf states by joining the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen while at the same time quietly cooperating with Tehran and serving as a weapons smuggling hub. more...

27th March 2015 – FDD Policy Brief

Saudi Arabia Tries to Flip Sudan

David Andrew Weinberg

Sudanese President and internationally wanted man Omar al-Bashir landed in Riyadh on Wednesday to kick off his first official visit with Saudi Arabia’s new king, Salman. To underscore the significance of his visit, Salman personally greeted Bashir at the airport. Hours later, a Saudi-led coalition of Sunni Arab states began carrying out airstrikes in Yemen against Iranian-backed Shiite rebels. Sudan contributed three fighter jets to the operation. more...

6th March 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

The Syrian “M-302” Rockets Intercepted on the Red Sea

Early Wednesday morning, a special operations unit of the Israeli Navy conducted what appears to be a long-planned boarding operation of a Panamanian-flagged... more...

1st December 2013 – The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda Seeks to Spin Capture of Top Operative

Thomas Joscelyn

Al Qaeda propagandist Adam Gadahn has released a new video denouncing the capture of a top operative known as Abu Anas al Libi. In the video, titled "The... more...

19th November 2013 – FDD Policy Brief

Iran and Sudan on the Skids?

Sudan’s Foreign Minister Ali Karti disclosed earlier this month that Khartoum rejected an Iranian offer to build missile-defense platforms that would enable the... more...

26th September 2013 – FDD Policy Brief

Sudanese Spring?

Yesterday was a deadly day of protests in Khartoum. The unrest has spread from the capital to other towns over the suspension of fuel subsidies. more...

20th August 2013 – FDD Policy Brief

Unrest in the Central African Republic

According to United Nations officials last week, the Central African Republic (CAR) is teetering on the brink of complete collapse. This is of little... more...

1st August 2013 – Quoted by Armin Rosen, The Tower

Desperate For Allies and Secret Assets, Iran Penetrates Africa

Mark Dubowitz

On the night of October 23, 2012, a military facility in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum erupted in a massive explosion. Video of the burning Yarmouk... more...

3rd July 2013 – The Long War Journal

US Adds Sudanese al Qaeda Operative Involved in Murder of Diplomat to List of Terrorists

Bill Roggio

The US government has added Abd Al-Ra'Ouf Abu Zaid Mohamed Hamza, an al Qaeda-linked operative who was involved in the murder a US diplomat... more...

17th May 2013 – FDD Policy Brief

Iran’s Extending Influence in East Africa

The Sudan Tribune reported last week that Iranian forces were preparing to train Sudan’s navy. The move was not exactly surprising. In the last few months alone... more...

27th April 2013 – The Weekly Standard

UN for Combating Terror Finance to Convene in Sudan, a State Sponsor of Terror

Jonathan Schanzer

On Sunday, the leading experts on terrorism finance in the Middle East and North Africa will convene for a five-day conference. The Financial Action Task Force is essentially the United Nations... more...

5th April 2013 – National Post

Why is the West Doing Business with Sudan?

Jonathan Schanzer

What does Canada have in common with the regime in Sudan, which perpetrated genocide in Darfur, while allying with Iran and providing weapons to the Palestinian terror group Hamas? more...

6th March 2013 – The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda-Linked Groups Increasing Contact with Salafi Groups in Nile Delta and Sinai

Egyptian officials are worried that they are seizing only a fraction of the weaponry entering the Sinai Peninsula from Libya. And in contrast to earlier arms shipments, which were destined for the Gaza Strip,... more...

18th February 2013 – The Long War Journal

Veteran Sudanese Jihadist Killed in French Airstrike in Mali

Bill Roggio

A senior al Qaeda commander who waged jihad for more than 20 years in Afghanistan, the Philippines, Chechnya, and the Sudan was killed in a French airstrike in Mali. A Sudanese jihadist announced the death... more...

8th January 2013 – The Long War Journal

US Adds 2 Sudanese al Qaeda Operatives to List of Terrorists

Bill Roggio

The US government has added two al Qaeda-linked operatives who murdered a US diplomat and his driver in Khartoum in 2008 to the list of global terrorists. Additionally, the US Department of State's... more...

31st December 2012 – The Weekly Standard

Smugglers Galore

An explosion in southern Lebanon last week destroyed what is believed to have been a Hezbollah weapons depot. This latest in a series of mysterious “accidents” in Hezbollah-controlled precincts proved... more...


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15th October 2012 - 10:15 PM

Is Al-Qaeda Dead? An Experts Debate

In Collaboration with the New America Foundation

While some counterterrorism analysts and officials say that U.S. military efforts over the past 11 years have resulted in the defeat of al-Qaeda, others argue that the terrorist organization is more durable than that. The successes won by the CIA drone program in Pakistan’s tribal regions and the symbolic killing of Osama bin Laden might be tempered by the growing strength of al-Qaeda's affiliates in countries such as Yemen, Somalia, and Libya. On the other hand, many point out that al-Qaeda has failed to carry out a large-scale terrorist attack in the United States since 9/11.