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16th December 2015 – FOX News

ISIS-Inspired Suspects On Trial For Berlin Embassy Plot

Benjamin Weinthal

Two men who German authorities say were inspired by ISIS went on trial Tuesday for allegedly plotting to blow up Israel’s embassy in Berlin. more...

14th December 2015 – New York Post

Here’s What All Those Terror Terms Actually Mean

Jonathan Schanzer

After the attacks in Paris and California, the debate in America has again erupted over the appropriate lexicon for discussing terrorism. Here’s an extremely abridged, alphabetized list of words and phrases to avoid like a suspicious package in a crowded train station. more...

11th December 2015 – The Weekly Standard

More of the Same

Thomas Joscelyn

On December 6, Barack Obama addressed the nation from the Oval Office for just the third time in his tenure. The president sought to reassure the American people that he has a strategy for defeating ISIL (the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant), just days after supporters of the self-declared "caliphate" massacred 14 people at a holiday party in San Bernardino, California. more...

9th December 2015 – The Washington Times

Divided We Fall?

Clifford D. May

“Divide and conquer” describes an age-old military concept: If your enemies are fighting among themselves, they can’t effectively battle you. more...

8th December 2015 – The Long War Journal

American Jihadist Reportedly Flees Al Qaeda’s Crackdown in Somalia

Thomas Joscelyn

An American jihadist who fought in the ranks of Shabaab, al Qaeda’s official branch in East Africa, has reportedly surrendered to African Union forces in Somalia. more...

4th December 2015 – The New America Foundation

Islamic State vs. Al-Qaeda

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The Islamic State (IS) and al-Qaeda are currently involved in an intense competition. more...

4th December 2015 – The Long War Journal

Why The Islamic State Tells Supporters To Swear Allegiance Before Dying

Thomas Joscelyn

The FBI announced today that the shootings in San Bernardino, Calif. were an “act of terrorism.” The FBI’s conclusion is undoubtedly based on multiple pieces of evidence, including what may turn out to be a key fact. more...

4th December 2015 – PJ Media

What if the Jihad Fails?

Michael Ledeen

Napoleon famously preferred lucky generals to the most brilliant ones, and there is no doubt that luck plays an enormous role in life, whether through our own individual efforts or from earth-shaking events. My own guru, Machiavelli, believed that even the greatest leader could do no better than master fortune half the time. For the rest, life is full of surprises. more...

25th November 2015 – The Long War Journal

Graphic Promotes the Islamic State’s Prolific Media Machine

Thomas Joscelyn

On November 23, a supporter of the Islamic State posted a graphic on Twitter that purportedly summarizes the “caliphate’s” prolific propaganda efforts over the course of the previous year, from late 2014 to late 2015. more...

24th November 2015 – The Long War Journal

Islamic State ‘Province’ Bombs Hotel In the Sinai

Thomas Joscelyn

Earlier today, the Islamic State’s so-called Sinai “province” attacked a hotel where a number of judges were staying as they oversaw elections. According to initial casualty reports, four people were killed. more...

18th November 2015 – The Washington Times

Forget Paris

Clifford D. May

For almost two generations, since Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution, self-proclaimed jihadis have been fighting to re-establish Islamic supremacy and domination in the world. more...

16th November 2015 – The Long War Journal

Key Suspect in Paris Attacks Has Been Featured in Islamic State Propaganda

Thomas Joscelyn, Bill Roggio

European officials have identified Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a Belgian man whose parents are from Morocco, as a key suspect in last week’s coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris. Abaaoud has been featured by the Islamic State in its propaganda for plotting terrorist attacks in Europe in the past. more...

15th November 2015 – Forbes

After Paris, We Need A Strategy To Fight Islamic Jihad

Michael Ledeen

I do not know for sure who masterminded and organized the terrorist assault on Paris, although most evidence points to ISIS. more...

15th November 2015 – New York Daily News

Paris Terror Attacks Indicate That Age of Urban Warfare May Just Be Beginning

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The atrocities in Paris are not just terrorism: They represent yet another example of an urban warfare attack designed to kill, terrorize and shut down a major city for an extended period of time. more...

14th November 2015 – The Long War Journal

The Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Paris Attacks

Thomas Joscelyn

The Islamic State has issued a statement claiming responsibility for yesterdays’s terrorist attacks throughout the city of Paris. more...

13th November 2015 – The Long War Journal

Terrorists Strike Throughout the City of Paris

Thomas Joscelyn

Terrorists struck multiple locations throughout the city of Paris this evening. As of this writing, many details are unclear. But several locations were attacked in a coordinated fashion and the death toll is greater than 100 people. more...

11th November 2015 – The Washington Times

A Suggestion for the Islamic State Book Club

Clifford D. May

After a long week of slitting throats, smashing antiquities and raping infidel slave girls, how do the Islamic State’s barbarians unwind? Some, apparently, discuss the finer points of history. more...

29th October 2015 – The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb Honors Ansar al Sharia’s Slain Military Commander

Thomas Joscelyn

Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), a regional branch of al Qaeda’s international organization, has posted a eulogy for Mansur al Shalali (aka “Harun”), the slain military commander of Ansar al Sharia in Libya. more...

29th October 2015 – War on the Rocks

The Social Science of Online Radicalization

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

As Charlie Winter noted recently at War on the Rocks, the Islamic State’s robust social media apparatus has been propagating a remarkably effective, multi-faceted communications strategy that incorporates narratives of statehood, military success, and religious legitimacy. more...

26th October 2015 – The Long War Journal

Shabaab’s Leadership Fights Islamic State’s Attempted Expansion in East Africa

Thomas Joscelyn

The Islamic State has made a big push to win the loyalty of Shabaab, al Qaeda’s official branch in East Africa, and fighters in its ranks. more...


22nd February 2013 - 9:30 AM

Policy Under Fire: How Should the US Handle the Non-Criminal Detention of Violent Non-State Actors?

A Conversation with Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Dawit Giorgis, Raha Wala and Ben Wittes

Militant fighters have been captured during the war in Mali. This raises questions about whether the American and European positions on preventive detention rest on shaky foundations. Does the fact that Western nations don't do preventive detentions in some way encourage killing rather than capturing enemy forces?

30th January 2013 - 3:59 PM

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross Joins Conversation on Mali

Foreign Policy and the Pulitzer Center present a conversation with Peter Chilson, author of We Never Knew Exactly Where: Dispatches From the Lost Country of Mali, a masterful blend of reportage and history from one of the world's newest front lines in the war on terror -- the endangered African country of Mali.