The Latest - Afghanistan

Afghanistan Latest Broadcasts

28th September 2015 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Michael Ledeen

FDD Freedom Scholar Michael Ledeen discusses U.S. foreign policy and news from Afghanistan. more...

14th September 2015 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD Senior Fellows Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn analyze the fights against the Taliban and al Qaeda. more...

31st August 2015 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD Senior Fellows Bill Roggio and Tom Joscelyn discuss conflicts across the Middle East. more...

17th August 2015 – The Wall Street Journal

Opinion Journal

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD Senior Fellow Thomas Joscelyn on the terror group’s strategy and implications for U.S. policy. more...

17th August 2015 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD Senior Fellows Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn discuss al-Qaeda and the Taliban. more...

13th August 2015 – CTV

CTV News

Bill Roggio

FDD Senior Fellow Bill Roggio discusses the latest developments in Afghanistan. more...

11th August 2015 – FOX Business

Lou Dobbs Tonight

Clifford D. May

FDD President Cliff May discusses the Taliban and the state of play in Congress on Iran deal. more...

10th August 2015 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD Senior Fellows Bill Roggio and Tom Joscelyn discuss the fights against the Taliban and al Qaeda. more...

30th July 2015 – CTV

CTV News

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross comments on the death of Mullah Omar and its implications. more...

30th July 2015 – FOX News

Happening Now

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD Senior Fellow Tom Joscelyn discusses the death of Mullah Omar, ISIS, and the Gulf reactions to the Iran nuclear deal. more...

24th June 2015 – PBS

Newshour

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross comments on the shifting U.S. hostage policy. more...

22nd June 2015 – FOXNews.com

Defcon 3

John Hannah

FDD senior counselor John Hannah comments on ISIS and their growing presence in Afghanistan. more...

31st May 2015 – CNN

CNN International

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses the 'Taliban 5' and their travel restrictions. more...

24th April 2015 – AM 560

Chicago’s Morning Answer

Clifford D. May

FDD President Clifford May discusses U.S. drone policy. more...

23rd April 2015 – CNN

CNN Newsroom

Reuel Marc Gerecht

FDD Senior Fellow Reuel Marc Gerecht discusses U.S. counter-terrorism policy more...

2nd February 2015 – 770 WABC-AM - New York, New York

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD Senior Fellows Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn discuss the topics of their latest pieces for the Long War Journal, including: US drone strikes in Yemen, the Islamic State, and the green-on-blue attacks in Afghanistan. more...

5th January 2015 – 770 WABC-AM - New York, New York

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD Senior Fellows Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn discuss their latest pieces for the Long War Journal with John Batchelor. more...

1st December 2014 – 77 WABC-AM - New York, New York

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD Senior Fellows Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn discuss recent Taliban attacks in Afghanistan, jihadist training camps in Iraq and Syria, and more with John Batchelor. more...

24th November 2014 – 77 WABC-AM - New York, New York

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio

FDD Senior Fellow Bill Roggio discusses the announcement that the US will be continuing its combat role in Afghanistan into 2015. more...

27th October 2014 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD Senior Fellows Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn chat with John Batchelor about their latest pieces for the Long War Journal. more...

Experts

Clifford D. May

Founder and President

Bill Roggio

Senior Fellow and Editor of The Long War Journal

Thomas Joscelyn

Senior Fellow

Michael G. Waltz

Nonresident Senior Fellow

Events

5th February 2014 - 12:00 PM

Understanding al Qaeda and its Affiliates: A Global Threat or JV Squad?

A Conversation with Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Bruce Hoffman, Thomas Joscelyn and Jonathan Schanzer

Speaking about organizations claiming allegiance to al Qaeda, President Barack Obama stated that "if a JV team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn't make them Kobe Bryant." The president’s remarks have sparked yet another debate about whether al Qaeda is weakened, whether it is resurgent, or whether it was ever weakened in the first place.  Has the Arab Spring spawned a surge in jihadism? Are these organizations taking advantage of the new environment in the region, or is the expansion of jihadist groups largely independent of the revolutions? How well is Washington’s current approach to al Qaeda working? If the group is growing despite U.S. efforts, how do we put our policies on the right track?

20th August 2013 - 12:00 PM

Al Qaeda and its Affiliates: On Life Support or an Imminent Threat?

A Conversation with Eli Lake, Thomas Joscelyn and Cliff May

Twelve years after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and more than two years after Osama bin Laden was killed, how great of a threat is al Qaeda to the U.S. homeland and America’s interests abroad? Has the instability in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and throughout Africa allowed al Qaeda to grow in size and power? How should the latest threats against America’s diplomatic facilities, paired with the recent prison breaks in Pakistan, Iraq, Libya and elsewhere impact U.S. counterterrorism strategy?