The Latest - Somalia

Somalia Latest Broadcasts

8th May 2017 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD senior fellows Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn discusses the death of a US soldier outside Mogadishu while fighting Shabaab. 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...

23rd April 2015 – AM 1130

Up & At ‘Em Radio Show

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses recruitment of Minnesotans to join Islamic extremist groups. more...

7th April 2015 – FOX News

DEFCON 3

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross comments on the threats posed by Al-Shabaab and Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. more...

6th April 2015 – CTV

CTV News

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses Al-Shabaab and the Garissa attack more...

2nd April 2015 – CNN

New Day

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses the recent developments in Kenya and Yemen. more...

2nd April 2015 – CCTV

CCTV America

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross comments on the university attack in Kenya. more...

11th September 2014 – CNN

The Situation Room

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD Senior Fellow Thomas Joscelyn discusses the potential ineffectiveness of US airstrikes based on past operations in Yemen and Somalia. more...

11th January 2014 – Fox News

America’s News HQ

Mark Dubowitz

FDD's Mark Dubowitz discusses al Qaeda's expansion in the Middle East and how it is the result of the US's withdrawal from the region. more...

3rd January 2014 – CNN

The Lead

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD's Daveed Gartenstein-Ross explains how 2013 was a big year for al Qaeda with significant gains in Iraq, Syria and Africa. more...

19th October 2013 – CCTV America

News Update

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD's Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses the latest information concerning the Kenya mall attack. more...

18th October 2013 – Fox News

Happening Now

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD's Tom Joscelyn comments on a report that al Qaeda and its Somali affiliate, al Shabaab, are planning revenge attacks against Americans. more...

7th October 2013 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

The capture of Abu Anas al Libi and SEAL raid in Somalia. more...

2nd October 2013 – Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Breakfast

Jonathan Schanzer

Al-Shabaab, the group responsible for last month's mall siege in Nairobi, issued a new threat this week. Taking to Twitter, the group promised that the attack... more...

23rd September 2013 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

Al Shabab's attack on the Westgate mall in Kenya and its alliance to al Qaeda. more...

23rd September 2013 – WUSA 9 - Washington, DC

Homegrown Terrorists: How al-Shabaab is Recruiting the Male Teen Next Door

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

They are living among us. Young American men are being recruited into a gory life of violence and bloodshed by the terror group claiming to be responsible... more...

23rd September 2013 – CTV News

News Update

FDD's Dawit Giorgis discusses why al Shabab attacked a mall in Nairobi, Kenya. more...

23rd September 2013 – 89.3 KPCC Radio - California

Airtalk

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

A reported 68 people have died in a terrorist attack in Kenya this weekend. A group of masked gunmen stormed into a crowded shopping center in Nairobi... more...

23rd September 2013 – The Washington Post

On Background

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The Islamist militant group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack at an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, that left scores dead. Who are they? Nia-Malika Henderson talks to Daveed Gartenstein-Ross of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. more...

23rd September 2013 – Fox News

The O’Reilly Factor

Clifford D. May

With new terrorist attacks in Kenya and Pakistan over the weekend, are moderate Muslims doing enough to speak out against extremism within their religion? more...

Experts

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Senior Fellow

cia, iran, iraq

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?