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North Africa Latest Broadcasts

7th August 2017 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD senior fellows Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn's join the John Batchelor Show to connect the dots between east Africa in 1998 and Al Qaeda in 2017. more...

24th July 2017 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio

FDD senior fellow and Long War Journal editor Bill Roggio talks about ISIS's survival in Libya on The John Batchelor Show more...

6th July 2017 –

BBC World

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Tourism numbers in Africa are up - fuelled by visitors from within the continent. Zambia's President Lungu gives the police more powers but stops short of declaring a state of emergency. And Biafran War veterans remember the conflict 50 years on. more...

9th February 2017 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Benjamin Weinthal

FDD research fellow Benjamin Weinthal discusses his recent article on Algeria, and its implications in US foreign policy. more...

28th June 2016 – Southern California Public Radio

AirTalk

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD VP for Research Jonathan Schanzer comments on the House Benghazi report. more...

14th May 2016 – Fox News

America’s News HQ

Jonathan Schanzer

Dr. Jonathan Schanzer, VP of research at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies explains what we now know -- and what more can be learned -- from the 2012 attacks in Benghazi. more...

25th April 2016 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD senior fellows Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn discuss al-Qaeda's fights in Yemen, Syria, Somalia, and Libya. more...

12th January 2016 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD senior fellows Thomas Joscelyn and Bill Roggio comment on the latest from The Long War Journal. more...

7th January 2016 – The Wall Street Journal

Opinion Journal

Thomas Joscelyn

Foundation for Defense of Democracies Senior Fellow Thomas Joscelyn on how Islamic State has infiltrated the country. more...

7th July 2015 – CCTV

CCTV News Desk

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses the latest attack by Boko Haram in Nigeria and the evolution of terrorism. more...

2nd July 2015 – CCTV

CCTV News Desk

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses counterterrorism strategy. more...

15th June 2015 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD Senior Fellows Bill Roggio & Thomas Joscelyn comment on the newest developments in Middle Eastern conflicts. more...

20th March 2015 – CNN

New Day

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross on potential IS responsibility for the Tunisia attack. more...

19th March 2015 – CTV

CTV News

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD Senior Fellow Thomas Joscelyn on the Islamic State's claim of responsibility for the Tunisia attack. more...

19th March 2015 – CNN

New Day

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross on a possible connection between IS and the Tunisia attack. more...

18th March 2015 – CTV

CTV News

Grant Rumley

FDD Research Analyst Grant Rumley discusses the recent attack in Tunisia. more...

20th February 2015 – CTV

CTV News

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD Senior Fellow Thomas Joscelyn on the battle between the Islamic State and Al Qaeda in Libya. more...

17th 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 their latest articles for the Long War Journal. more...

17th February 2015 – Fox News

Happening Now

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD Senior Fellow Thomas Joscelyn discusses the Islamic State's presence in Libya. more...

26th August 2014 – Huffington Post

HuffPost Live

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, on the deteriorating situation in Libya. more...

Experts

Jonathan Schanzer

Senior Vice President

Bill Roggio

Senior Fellow and Editor of FDD's 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?