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25th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

Egyptian Al Nusrah Front commander on Syrian border defects to ISIS

Bill Roggio, Oren Adaki

Abu Yusuf al Masri, a leader in Albu Kamal, swore allegiance to a senior "Chechen" commander in the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham. The move could strengthen ISIS' hold on the Iraq-Syrian border. more...

25th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

Suspected Boko Haram Bombing In Abuja Kills 21

Laura Grossman

Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram is suspected of bombing a shopping center in Abuja, Nigeria. more...

21st June 2014 – Georgetown Journal of International Affairs

Massacre in Mpeketoni: Shabaab’s Strategic Calculus

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Last Sunday night, three minivans packed with balaclava-wearing militants and displaying the black flag of Somalia-based jihadist group al-Shabaab rolled into the small agricultural town of Mpeketoni in Kenya’s Lamu District. more...

20th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

Ansar al Islam Claims Attacks Against Iraqi Military, Police

Thomas Joscelyn, Oren Adaki

Ansar al Islam, a jihadist group founded in northern Iraq in September 2001, has claimed a number of attacks against the Iraqi government since the rebel offensive began earlier this month. more...

19th June 2014 – Now Lebanon

The Devil You Don’t Know

Tony Badran

An Iranian-backed presence in southern Syria isn't necessarily better than a Nusra one. more...

19th June 2014 – The Spectator

Terror’s Comeback Kids

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Jihadi groups like ISIS rarely manage to hold their ground – but that doesn’t mean they’re going away. more...

18th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

US Captures Benghazi Suspect, But Most Attackers Remain Free

Thomas Joscelyn

Ahmed Abu Khattalah is the first suspect in the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi to be held by the US. Most of his accomplices remain free. more...

18th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

Iran Spawns New Jihadist Group In Gaza

Jonathan Schanzer

Hesn, a new Shia jihadi group in Gaza, is Iran's latest effort to maintain influence on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. more...

18th June 2014 – The Washington Times

Years of Living Dangerously

Clifford D. May

Iraq is just one corner of the barbaric new world envisioned by ISIS and other jihadists. more...

17th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

Shabaab Launches 2 Attacks Along Kenya’s Coast

Laura Grossman

Although Shabaab claimed responsibility for two recent attacks in Kenyan coastal towns, the government blamed the attacks on "local political networks." more...

17th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

Jihadists Celebrate Release of Influential Ideologue from Jordanian Prison

Thomas Joscelyn

The jihadist ideologue known as Abu Muhammad al Maqdisi has been released from a Jordanian prison. Officials in the Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda's official branch in Syria, and other jihadists are celebrating Maqdisi's release. more...

13th June 2014 – The Weekly Standard

Their 9/11 Role

Thomas Joscelyn

One of the five senior Taliban leaders transferred to Qatar in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl played a key role in al Qaeda’s plans leading up to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. more...

10th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

ISIS Takes Control Of Mosul, Iraq’s Second Largest City

Bill Roggio

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham seized control of Mosul, which is the provincial capital of Ninewa and Iraq's second largest city, after five days of heavy fighting with Iraqi forces. more...

9th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

Boko Haram Kidnaps More Women

Laura Grossman

Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnapped 20 women from a market in northeastern Nigeria as the group continues its terror campaign. more...

5th June 2014 – Now Lebanon

Jihadist Blowback?

Tony Badran

Analysts are mistakenly placing the Brussels shootings within the context of Syria. more...

5th June 2014 – The Long War Journal

Boko Haram Rampages Unchecked In The Nigerian North

Laura Grossman

The jihadist group has killed more than 200 civilians in several villages in northeastern Nigeria... more...

3rd June 2014 – The Long War Journal

Uzbek Jihadist Group Releases Footage From Syrian Training Camp

Bill Roggio

The Imam Bukhari Jamaat, which fights alongside the Al Nusrah Front and Jaish al Muhajireen wal Ansar... more...

3rd June 2014 – War On The Rocks

Al - Shabaab Strikes In Djibouti

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

On Saturday evening, May 24, a Somali man and his female companion took their seats in La Chaumière, a restaurant in Djibouti’s capital popular with tourists... more...

2nd June 2014 – The Long War Journal

Bergdahl-Taliban Prisoner Exchange ‘Won’t Help The Peace Process In Any Way’ - Taliban Spokesman

Bill Roggio

"We don't believe in the peace process," Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid stated... more...

2nd June 2014 – The Weekly Standard

The Trouble With Qatar

Thomas Joscelyn

Mullah Omar, the head of the Taliban, doesn’t make statements often. Omar is so reclusive that some have even speculated that he is either dead, or otherwise incapacitated in Pakistan. 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.