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16th January 2017 – FDD Policy Brief

Easing Sanctions on Sudan Erodes U.S. Leverage

Jonathan Schanzer

The U.S. Department of the Treasury on Friday eased sanctions against Sudan based on improved behavior, and with the expectation that Sudan “sustains [the] positive actions it has taken over the last 6 months.” The move, which comes after months of rumors that Sudan would be removed entirely from the U.S. terrorism sponsors list, punts the six-month review to the Donald Trump administration. more...

16th June 2015 – FDD Policy Brief

South Africa Flubs its Chance at Justice for Bashir

Suspected war criminals scored a victory Monday as Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir defied a South African judge’s order and fled the country back to Khartoum. Despite two outstanding arrest warrants from the International Criminal Court (ICC), Bashir landed in Johannesburg on Saturday to attend the African Union (AU) Summit. more...

27th March 2015 – FDD Policy Brief

Saudi Arabia Tries to Flip Sudan

David Andrew Weinberg

Sudanese President and internationally wanted man Omar al-Bashir landed in Riyadh on Wednesday to kick off his first official visit with Saudi Arabia’s new king, Salman. To underscore the significance of his visit, Salman personally greeted Bashir at the airport. Hours later, a Saudi-led coalition of Sunni Arab states began carrying out airstrikes in Yemen against Iranian-backed Shiite rebels. Sudan contributed three fighter jets to the operation. more...

6th March 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

The Syrian “M-302” Rockets Intercepted on the Red Sea

Early Wednesday morning, a special operations unit of the Israeli Navy conducted what appears to be a long-planned boarding operation of a Panamanian-flagged... more...

1st December 2013 – The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda Seeks to Spin Capture of Top Operative

Thomas Joscelyn

Al Qaeda propagandist Adam Gadahn has released a new video denouncing the capture of a top operative known as Abu Anas al Libi. In the video, titled "The... more...

19th November 2013 – FDD Policy Brief

Iran and Sudan on the Skids?

Sudan’s Foreign Minister Ali Karti disclosed earlier this month that Khartoum rejected an Iranian offer to build missile-defense platforms that would enable the... more...

26th September 2013 – FDD Policy Brief

Sudanese Spring?

Yesterday was a deadly day of protests in Khartoum. The unrest has spread from the capital to other towns over the suspension of fuel subsidies. more...

20th August 2013 – FDD Policy Brief

Unrest in the Central African Republic

According to United Nations officials last week, the Central African Republic (CAR) is teetering on the brink of complete collapse. This is of little... more...

3rd July 2013 – The Long War Journal

US Adds Sudanese al Qaeda Operative Involved in Murder of Diplomat to List of Terrorists

Bill Roggio

The US government has added Abd Al-Ra'Ouf Abu Zaid Mohamed Hamza, an al Qaeda-linked operative who was involved in the murder a US diplomat... more...

17th May 2013 – FDD Policy Brief

Iran’s Extending Influence in East Africa

The Sudan Tribune reported last week that Iranian forces were preparing to train Sudan’s navy. The move was not exactly surprising. In the last few months alone... more...

27th April 2013 – The Weekly Standard

UN for Combating Terror Finance to Convene in Sudan, a State Sponsor of Terror

Jonathan Schanzer

On Sunday, the leading experts on terrorism finance in the Middle East and North Africa will convene for a five-day conference. The Financial Action Task Force is essentially the United Nations... more...

5th April 2013 – National Post

Why is the West Doing Business with Sudan?

Jonathan Schanzer

What does Canada have in common with the regime in Sudan, which perpetrated genocide in Darfur, while allying with Iran and providing weapons to the Palestinian terror group Hamas? more...

6th March 2013 – The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda-Linked Groups Increasing Contact with Salafi Groups in Nile Delta and Sinai

Egyptian officials are worried that they are seizing only a fraction of the weaponry entering the Sinai Peninsula from Libya. And in contrast to earlier arms shipments, which were destined for the Gaza Strip,... more...

18th February 2013 – The Long War Journal

Veteran Sudanese Jihadist Killed in French Airstrike in Mali

Bill Roggio

A senior al Qaeda commander who waged jihad for more than 20 years in Afghanistan, the Philippines, Chechnya, and the Sudan was killed in a French airstrike in Mali. A Sudanese jihadist announced the death... more...

8th January 2013 – The Long War Journal

US Adds 2 Sudanese al Qaeda Operatives to List of Terrorists

Bill Roggio

The US government has added two al Qaeda-linked operatives who murdered a US diplomat and his driver in Khartoum in 2008 to the list of global terrorists. Additionally, the US Department of State's... more...

31st December 2012 – The Weekly Standard

Smugglers Galore

An explosion in southern Lebanon last week destroyed what is believed to have been a Hezbollah weapons depot. This latest in a series of mysterious “accidents” in Hezbollah-controlled precincts proved... more...

28th November 2012 – CNN

Why US-Israel Ties Just Got Warmer

Jonathan Schanzer

The latest round in an endless cycle of violence between Israel and Gaza has culminated in a surprising win for the US- Israel relationship: an apparent renewal of vows between President Obama... more...

2nd November 2012 – The New Republic

Did Israel and the US Just Cooperate on a Dry-Run for an Iran Intervention?

Jonathan Schanzer

Within hours of a bombing raid on a weapons factory in Sudan last month, the international media was pointing fingers at Israel. Some reports suggested that the strike looked like a dry run for an attack on... more...

11th September 2012 – National Review Online

The Real Rules of the U.N. Human Rights Council

The good news is that genocide-tainted Sudan has withdrawn its bid to join the United Nations Human Rights Council, a move that suggests there may actually be some outer limits to the travesties... more...

12th July 2012 – The Long War Journal

Bin Laden Loyalist Transferred from Guantanamo to Sudan

Thomas Joscelyn

The Defense Department announced on Wednesday that Ibrahim al Qosi, a Guantanamo detainee who long served deceased al Qaeda master Osama bin Laden, was transferred to his home country of Sudan. more...


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15th October 2012 - 10:15 PM

Is Al-Qaeda Dead? An Experts Debate

In Collaboration with the New America Foundation

While some counterterrorism analysts and officials say that U.S. military efforts over the past 11 years have resulted in the defeat of al-Qaeda, others argue that the terrorist organization is more durable than that. The successes won by the CIA drone program in Pakistan’s tribal regions and the symbolic killing of Osama bin Laden might be tempered by the growing strength of al-Qaeda's affiliates in countries such as Yemen, Somalia, and Libya. On the other hand, many point out that al-Qaeda has failed to carry out a large-scale terrorist attack in the United States since 9/11.