The Latest - Syria

Syria Latest

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...

23rd March 2016 – Quoted by Pamela Engel - Business Insider

Al Qaeda is revealing its long game in Syria

Thomas Joscelyn

Al Qaeda is employing a strategy that might help the terrorist group outlast ISIS in Syria, and it's revealing its true jihadist endgame in the process. more...

23rd March 2016 – Bloomberg TV

Bloomberg

James Woolsey

Chairman of FDD's Leadership Council Jim Woolsey weighs in on the aftermath of the terror attacks in Brussels. more...

23rd March 2016 – FOX News

America’s Newsroom

James Woolsey

Chairman of FDD's Leadership Council Jim Woolsey talks state of American leadership in face of terror. more...

22nd March 2016 – Associated Press

Associated Press TV

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross says this may be the first time the same jihadi terrorist cell has been able to carry out two attacks. more...

22nd March 2016 – CHQR AM 770

Kingkade and Breakenridge

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross talks about the Brussels terror attacks. more...

22nd March 2016 – FOX News

Outnumbered

James Woolsey

Chairman of FDD's Leadership Council Jim Woolsey comments on the carnage in Brussels. more...

22nd March 2016 – The Weekly Standard

ISIS Overwhelming Europe’s Counterterrorism Forces

Thomas Joscelyn

The Amaq News Agency, a propaganda arm of the Islamic State (or ISIS), has claimed responsibility for today's attacks in Brussels. The claim is hardly surprising: The Islamic State has had Belgium in its crosshairs since at least 2014. more...

21st March 2016 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD senior fellows Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn discuss the latest developments in the Syrian civil war. more...

17th March 2016 – Quoted by Kyle Orton - The New Arab

What Kurdish federalism means for Syria

Tony Badran

The PKK has very deep and old connections with Russia and the Assad regime. more...

17th March 2016 – Quoted by Sean Savage - JNS

With the Russian drawdown in Syria, Israel seeks reassurances

Emanuele Ottolenghi

On March 14, Russian President Vladimir Putin made a surprise announcement that he would withdraw the “main part” of Russian forces from Syria, shocking many of the countries concerned about the ongoing conflict in the country, including Israel. Putin’s move came as peace talks began between the Syrian government and opposition and rebel groups in Geneva, Switzerland, following a cease-fire in Syria that was announced in late February by Russia and the United States. more...

16th March 2016 – The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda insider returns to Twitter, discusses group’s global leadership

Thomas Joscelyn

An al Qaeda media operative known as Shaybat al Hukama returned to Twitter on Feb. 15. Hukama’s account has been shuttered several times, only to reappear under a new handle after each suspension. Hukama has used his social media accounts to provide new information about al Qaeda’s operations in the past. And this occasion has been no different. more...

16th March 2016 – The Washington Times

Call it genocide

Clifford D. May

In the Yemeni port city of Aden earlier this month, Islamists attacked a Catholic home for the indigent elderly. The militants, believed to be soldiers of the Islamic State, shot the security guard, then entered the facility where they gunned down the old people and their care-givers, including four nuns. At least 16 people were murdered. more...

15th March 2016 – BBC

BBC World News America

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross comments on the Belgian raid and European intelligence. more...

14th March 2016 – Quoted by Shane Dixon Kavanaugh - Vocativ

Did Jihadists In Syria Just Seize Another Cache Of US-Made Weapons?

Thomas Joscelyn

A trove of U.S.-supplied weapons and military equipment may have, once again, fallen into the hands of Islamist fighters following a clash between rival groups in northern Syria. more...

13th March 2016 – The Long War Journal

Al Nusrah Front raids rebel group’s headquarters in Idlib province, seizes weapons

Thomas Joscelyn

Al Nusrah Front and the 13th Division, a Syrian rebel group that has received US-made anti-tank TOW missiles, clashed in the past two days. The two sides have fought in Maarat al Numan, a town in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province, as well as in the surrounding area. more...

12th March 2016 – FOX News

America’s News HQ

Mark Dubowitz

FDD Executive Director Mark Dubowitz discusses ISIS violence against Christians. more...

Experts

Mark Dubowitz

Executive Director

Jonathan Schanzer

Vice President for Research

John Hannah

Senior Counselor

Tony Badran

Research Fellow

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Senior Fellow

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Senior Fellow

cia, iran, iraq

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?