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5th April 2016 – International Centre for Counter-Terrorism - The Hague

The Islamic State’s Global Propaganda Strategy

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

This Research Paper aims to analyse in depth the global propaganda strategy of the so-called “Islamic State” (IS) by looking at the methods through which this grand strategy is carried out as well as the objectives that IS wants to achieve through it. more...

4th April 2016 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD senior fellow Thomas Joscelyn discusses the latest al-Qaeda news and work from The Long War Journal. more...

3rd April 2016 – The Long War Journal

Jihadists say airstrike killed veteran al Qaeda leader in Syria

Thomas Joscelyn

Jihadists on social media reported earlier today that Abu Firas al Suri, who served al Qaeda since the 1980s, was killed in an airstrike in Syria. more...

3rd April 2016 – The Long War Journal

Al Nusrah Front, allies launch offensive south of Aleppo

Thomas Joscelyn

Al Nusrah Front and allied rebel groups launched an offensive in the countryside south of the city of Aleppo on April 1. The battle began when three Al Nusrah suicide bombers struck positions occupied by Shiite militias and Syrian regime forces near the Talat al-‘Iss hill. more...

30th March 2016 – FOX News

Happening Now

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD senior fellow Thomas Joscelyn comments on ISIS sending operatives to Europe years before the Brussels attack. more...

30th March 2016 – Quoted by Farhad Mirza - Equal Times

Turkey Doesn’t Want To Join Europe – It Wants To Undermine It

Aykan Erdemir

On 18 March 2016, the European Union (EU) struck a controversial deal with Turkey, aiming to stem the flow of refugees fleeing across the Aegean Sea. According to the deal, any refugee arriving on the shores of Greece can now be deported back to Turkey if their claim is rejected. more...

30th March 2016 – Quoted by Klint Finley - WIRED

It’d Be Great To Kick ISIS Offline - If It Were Possible

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

ISIS is notorious for its alarmingly effective use of social media to recruit fighters, inspire acts of terrorism, and project an image of unwavering confidence to the West. That requires a sophisticated public relations strategy. It also requires a working Internet connection. more...

29th March 2016 – The Long War Journal

Syrian Army, allies retake Palmyra from the Islamic State

Thomas Joscelyn

The Syrian Army and its Iranian-backed allies have retaken the ancient city of Palmyra from the Islamic State. After several days of heavy fighting, Bashar al Assad’s regime claimed victory over the so-called caliphate’s fighters. more...

28th March 2016 – FOX News

America’s Newsroom

James Woolsey

Chairman of FDD's Leadership Council R. James Woolsey says ISIS can't be defeated with the Obama administration's 'PR-focused' attitude. more...

28th March 2016 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD senior fellows Thomas Joscelyn and Bill Roggio discuss the retaking of Palmyra and its implications for ISIS. more...

27th March 2016 – BBC

BBC World News

Tony Badran

FDD fellow Tony Badran discusses the battle to retake Palmyra from ISIS. more...

26th March 2016 – Quoted by Binoy Kampmark - Disident Voice

Finalising Cruelty: The EU-Turkey Agreement on Refugees

Aykan Erdemir

It seemed a foregone conclusion, but here it was, a ghastly cuddling show between Turkish officials and Donald Tusk, President of the European Council. more...

26th March 2016 – MSNBC

Weekends with Alex Witt

James Woolsey

Chairman of FDD's Leadership Council R. James Woolsey talks about ISIS after the Brussels attack. more...

26th March 2016 – FOX News

America’s News HQ

James Woolsey

Chairman of FDD's Leadership Council R. James Woolsey comments on the Brussels attacks and ISIS attempts to build a dirty bomb. more...

25th March 2016 – The Long War Journal

Pentagon announces death of senior Islamic State leader

Thomas Joscelyn, Bill Roggio

The Pentagon announced today that a senior Islamic State leader named Abd al Rahman Mustafa al Qaduli (also known as Hajji Iman and Abu Ala al Afri, among other aliases) has been killed. more...

24th March 2016 – PBS

Metrofocus

James Woolsey

Chairman of FDD's Leadership Council Jim Woolsey discusses the ISIS attack in Brussels. more...

24th March 2016 – NBC

Evening News

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross talks about the ISIS attack in Brussels. more...

23rd March 2016 – CNN

Legal View

James Woolsey

Chairman of FDD's Leadership Council Jim Woolsey talks about the ISIS attack in Brussels. more...

23rd March 2016 – Newsmax

Newsmax Prime

James Woolsey

Chairman of FDD's Leadership Council Jim Woolsey discusses the latest in the deadly attacks in Brussels. more...

23rd March 2016 – WINA

The Schilling Show

Emanuele Ottolenghi

FDD senior fellow Emanuele Ottolenghi discusses what we know about the recent attack in Brussels, and the affects it is already having on the world. more...

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Events

9th June 2016 - 4:00 PM

Genocide by ISIS: The Plight of Yazidis in Iraq & Syria

When ISIS began attacking the Yazidi community in Iraq’s Sinjar Mountains in 2014, Ms. Dakhil brought international attention to the catastrophe through an impassioned parliamentary address, pleading for protection and assistance for a civilian population facing enslavement or execution.

13th May 2015 - 11:30 AM

Disputed Borders and the Struggle for Order: Addressing Security Threats in the Middle East

With continued Hezbollah activity emanating from Lebanon, Iran and the IRGC trying to set up a base of operations in the Golan Heights, the decline of the Assad regime in southern Syria, and rising tensions in the Sinai Peninsula, Israel's security situation has become increasingly complex and dangerous. What is the Israeli security outlook for the near and mid-term future?