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22nd August 2014 – The Long War Journal

Al Nusrah Front attempts to thwart Islamic State’s advances north of Aleppo

Thomas Joscelyn, Oren Adaki

A video released by the Al Nusrah Front features three fighters shortly before they head off to fight the Islamic State's jihadists, who have advanced on rebel positions north of Aleppo. more...

21st August 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Posts Rewards For 5 Haqqani Network Leaders

Bill Roggio

Siraj Haqqani's reward is raised to $10 million, putting it in the top tier of wanted terrorist leaders. Rewards of $5 million were posted for four other Haqqani leaders. more...

21st August 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Adds Taliban Hawala, Owner, and Commander To Terrorist List

Bill Roggio

The Treasury designation added the Pakistan-based Basir Zarjmil Hawala and its owner Haji Abdul Basir, along with a Taliban commander known as Qari Rahmat to the US government's list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists. more...

21st August 2014 – Faster, Please! - PJ Media

Gaza Defeat Threatens Hamas and Iranian Regime

Michael Ledeen

Why can’t Hamas abide by the ceasefire? Because of the possible consequences of defeat for themselves, the Qataris and the Iranians. more...

21st August 2014 – The National Post

James Foley is a Martyr For a Civilization That Has Renounced Martyrdom

Jonathan Kay


20th August 2014 – The Washington Times

Gen. Flynn’s Warning

Clifford D. May

Two recent interviews have been the topic of lively debate within the so-called foreign policy community. more...

13th August 2014 – The Washington Times

America Needs an ‘Overarching Strategy’

Clifford D. May

Here’s the dilemma: How do we stop the Islamic State without strengthening the Islamic Republic? more...

1st August 2014 – The Weekly Standard

Ansar al Sharia Ally A Key Figure in Benghazi Security Failures

Thomas Joscelyn

A key figure in the security failures surrounding the September 11, 2012, terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya is fighting alongside members of Ansar al Sharia, which is one of the terrorist groups responsible for the assault on the U.S. mission and annex that night. more...

23rd July 2014 – The Long War Journal

Islamic Front rejects rival’s caliphate, as well as proposed emirate in Syria

Thomas Joscelyn

The Islamic Front, a coalition of several leading insurgent groups in Syria, has issued a statement rejecting any attempt by its fellow insurgency groups to unilaterally create a new government. more...

23rd July 2014 – The Washington Times

Barbarians at Jordan’s Gate 

Clifford D. May

The terrorist army formerly known as ISIS has conquered about a third of Syria and much of western Iraq. more...

18th July 2014 – The Washington Post

The Jihadist Governance Dilemma

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

After making astounding territorial gains in its war against the Iraqi government, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria – which has refashioned itself “the Islamic State” – declared that it had reestablished the caliphate. more...

16th July 2014 – Pj Media

What if They (The Bad Guys) Believe They are Winning?

Michael Ledeen

We discount many of our enemies’ public statements as sheer propaganda, or bravado, or just stuff “for domestic consumption,” but what if it’s what they actually believe? more...

9th July 2014 – The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda Ally Calls For Statement On Islamic State’s Caliphate

Thomas Joscelyn

Hani Sibai, a longtime ally of Ayman al Zawahiri, has called on al Qaeda to issue a statement regarding the Islamic State's announced caliphate. more...

9th July 2014 – The Long War Journal

Taliban Seize District In Central Afghanistan, Launch Suicide Assault In Kandahar

Bill Roggio

A district center in Ghor province was overrun by hundreds of Taliban, while the group sent more than a dozen fighters to attack the governor's compound and police headquarters in Kandahar City. more...

9th July 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

AQAP and ISIS Compete for Saudi Attention

Oren Adaki

Saudi Arabia was reinforcing its northern border last week in response to the alarming advances of the Islamic State marching across Iraq... more...

9th July 2014 – National Review Online

The War on Israel Is Being Waged by a Hamas-Syria-Iran Troika

Benjamin Weinthal

While the world powers seek to end Iran’s illicit nuclear-weapons program, the Islamic Republic and its strategic partner Syria are supplying the Palestinian terrorist entity Hamas with conventional arms – which Hamas is using right now to target Israel. more...

8th July 2014 – The Long War Journal

AQAP Praises Ayman al Zawahiri, Defends Jihadist Scholars Against ‘Slander’

Thomas Joscelyn

Nasir al Wuhayshi, who is the emir of AQAP as well as al Qaeda's general manager, has released a poem praising Ayman al Zawahiri as the "Sheikh father." A video from two leading AQAP ideologues decrying the "slander" of jihadist leaders was released shortly afterwards. Al Qaeda members are trumpeting the messages as rebuttals to the Islamic State and its newly announced caliphate. more...

7th July 2014 – The Long War Journal

Popular Australian Cleric Arrives in Syria, Joins Islamic State

Bill Roggio

Musa Cerantonio, a popular cleric, announced he was traveling to Syria the just after the Islamic State declared the formation of the caliphate. more...

6th July 2014 – The Long War Journal

Southeast Asian Jihadist Leader and Bomb Expert is Alive, in Philippines

Bill Roggio

Zulkifli bin Hir, a most-wanted terrorist linked to Jemaah Islamiyah, Abu Sayyaf, and the KMM who was reported killed in 2012, is operating in the southern Philippines. more...

5th July 2014 – The Long War Journal

Analysis: Islamic State’s ‘Caliph’ Leads Prayers in Mosul

Thomas Joscelyn

The Islamic State's video of Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, now known as 'Caliph Ibrahim', is intended to answer critics of the newly-announced caliphate. 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.