The Latest - Afghanistan

Afghanistan Latest Broadcasts

28th July 2014 – Syndicated

John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD Senior Fellows Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn on the future of Afghanistan after US forces withdraw. more...

3rd June 2014 – WNYM

The Joe Piscopo Show

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD expert, Thomas Joscelyn, speaks about the 5 Taliban prisoners released. more...

3rd June 2014 – CNN

Crossfire

Clifford D. May

FDD expert, Cliff May debates the controversy surrounding the release of Taliban prisoners in exchange for Sgt. Bergdahl. more...

5th April 2014 – CTV News

News Update

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD's Daveed Gartenstein-Ross analyzes the recent elections in Afghanistan and Hamid Karzai's departure. more...

28th March 2014 – Fox News

Surrendering America

Clifford D. May

FDD's Clifford D. May discusses how President Obama's foreign policy is weakening America's hand abroad and invites aggression by adversaries. more...

17th March 2014 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

The United States withdrawal from Afghanistan and jihadist fighters in Syria. more...

24th February 2014 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

The coming drawdown of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan. more...

20th February 2014 – Podcast

Secure Freedom Radio

Bill Roggio

FDD's Bill Roggio analyzes the situations in Afghanistan and Syria and how US foreign policy has failed to promote peace and democracy in both countries. more...

10th February 2014 – Fox News

Happening Now

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Jonathan Schanzer discusses the US Treasury Department's failure to seize the Haqqani Network's financial assets. more...

10th February 2014 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio

Hamid Karzai's refusal to sign a bilateral security agreement with the United States. more...

20th January 2014 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio

Taliban say Kabul suicide assault was response to ISAF raid in Parwan. more...

7th January 2014 – CNN

Crossfire

Reuel Marc Gerecht

FDD's Reuel Marc Gerecht weighs in on former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates's new memoir and its criticism of President Barack Obama. more...

26th December 2013 – Fox News

Happening Now

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Jonathan Schanzer provides analysis on the current state of negotiations between the US and Afghanistan on whether US troops will remain in the... more...

9th December 2013 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

Al Qaeda's operations in Syria, Afghanistan, and the broader Middle East. more...

25th November 2013 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

The US-Afghan security pact, al Qaeda in Mali, and the Haqqani Network in Pakistan. more...

18th November 2013 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio

Suicide attack in Kabul and Boko Haram's transnational actors. more...

11th November 2013 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

The senior member of Haqqani Network, Nasiruddin Haqqani, killed in Islamabad by assassins on a motorcycle. By whom? more...

4th November 2013 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

The head of the Pakistani Taliban, Hakimullah Mehsud, killed by a drone strike in Waziristan as he was leaving the mosque for his luxe villa nearby; death... more...

14th October 2013 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

Green-on-blue attacks in Afghanistan and al Qaeda affiliates in Syria. more...

29th July 2013 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

The US withdrawal from Afghanistan and the violence in Iraq. more...

Experts

Clifford D. May

President

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Senior Fellow

cia, iran, iraq

Bill Roggio

Senior Fellow and Editor of The Long War Journal

Thomas Joscelyn

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?