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30th November 2017 – Quoted by Eli Lake - Bloomberg

If You Can’t Beat ISIS Online, Ban ‘Em

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

For much of the Obama presidency, the U.S. State Department waged a narrative war against the world's jihadists. Through a small office inside Foggy Bottom known as the Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications, a team of experts deployed counter-messages to al Qaeda and later the Islamic State. more...

28th November 2017 – Quoted by Amy Serman - Politifact

No proof that Melania Trump said if ISIS harms her son she will scratch out Obama’s eyes

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

No, the first lady did not really issue a threat to former President Barack Obama over the safety of her son. more...

4th November 2017 – Quoted by Paul Handley - Agence France Presse

US jihadists fail to build significant networks, act alone

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Sayfullo Saipov, the radicalized Uzbek who mowed down eight people on a New York bike path, apparently developed his plot in relative isolation, like most other jihadist attackers in the United States. more...

3rd November 2017 – Quoted by Thomas Gibbons-Neff - The New York Times

U.S. Bombs ISIS in Somalia for the First Time

The United States military bombed Islamic State fighters in Somalia for the first time on Friday, a sign that the air campaign against the group was expanding after recent battlefield successes against the militants in Iraq and Syria. more...

24th September 2017 – Quoted by Ed Blanche - The Arab Weekly

ISIS retreats but plots post-caliphate terror war

Thomas Joscelyn

The days of the caliphate, the proto-state pro­claimed by the Islamic State (ISIS) across Syria and Iraq in mid-2014, are numbered. A perplexing cluster of US, Russian, Iranian, Turkish and Syrian military forces along with Kurds, jihadists and Tehran-backed Lebanese, Iraqi, Pakistani and Af­ghani Shia militias have been driv­ing ISIS from its last major urban bastions in Mosul and Raqqa. more...

14th July 2017 – Quoted by Nic Rowan - The Tower

Experts: ISIS Diaspora a Looming Threat to Europe, America

Thomas Joscelyn

Experts warned that the diaspora of terrorists following Iraqi defeat of ISIS in Mosul presents a series of new threats to Europe and the United States, while testifying before the House Committee on Homeland Security on Thursday. more...

29th December 2016 – Quoted by Jason Burke - The Guardian

A more dangerous long-term threat’: Al-Qaida grows as Isis retreats

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

When three al-Qaida veterans were killed in Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan in October, it barely created a ripple. So dominant has Isis become in the realm of jihadist lore, that you could be forgiven for thinking that its precursor has been relegated to a mere footnote. more...

23rd December 2016 – Quoted by - Brent Scher - Washington Free Beacon

Keith Ellison Backs Out of Radical Muslim Conference

David Andrew Weinberg

Minnesota congressman Keith Ellison cancelled his scheduled appearance the Muslim American Society’s annual conference, where he was slated to deliver the keynote address. more...

17th July 2016 – Quoted by Pamela Engel - Business Insider

The failed coup in Turkey presents a ‘great opportunity’ for ISIS

Aykan Erdemir

The failed coup against Turkey’s president will have ripple effects that extend far beyond the borders of the country. An uprising within NATO’s second-largest military — and the one that’s closest to ISIS’ center of power — spells trouble for the international fight against the terrorist group, experts say. more...

15th July 2016 – Quoted by Eli Lake - Bloomberg

Learning to Live With Islamic Terrorism, in France and Beyond

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

After the horror at Nice, perhaps the most depressing comment came from France's prime minister. Calling for unity in the face of terror, Manuel Valls observed: "Times have changed, and we should learn to live with terrorism. We have to show solidarity and collective calm." more...

12th January 2016 – Quoted by Peter Baker - The New York Times

State of the Union Speech Is One Half of Nation’s Political Split Screen

Mark Dubowitz

Over the course of 48 hours, Americans will confront two starkly disparate views of Barack Obama’s America that will frame the debate over the future of the country in this election year and beyond. more...

16th October 2014 – Quoted by Andrea Noble - The Washington Times

Let’s Count the Ways: See How Islamic State Fighters Violate Muslim Law

Bill Roggio

The Islamic State is increasingly struggling to justify its sanctioning of slavery, extortion, smuggling and murder against scholars and religious leaders who say the extremist group’s Mafia-style tactics can’t be reconciled with Muslim law. more...

27th March 2014 – Quoted by Lauren Markoe, Religion News Service

Obama Asked to Pressure Saudis to Revise Offending Textbooks

David Andrew Weinberg

Citing paragraphs that disparage Christians, label Jews “pigs,” and teach that execution is an Islamic response to gay sex, some Americans are asking President Obama... more...

26th March 2014 – Cited by Elise Labott, CNN

Controversy Stirs Anew Over Saudi Textbooks with Obama Set to Visit

David Andrew Weinberg

President Barack Obama's trip to Saudi Arabia this week comes amid accusations the State Department has hidden the results of a study that concludes textbooks... more...

25th March 2014 – Cited by Eli Lake, The Daily Beast

U.S. Keeps Saudi Arabia’s Worst Secret

David Andrew Weinberg

As President Obama prepares for his first visit of his second term to Saudi Arabia, pressure is mounting on the State Department to publish the most comprehensive U.S... more...

2nd February 2014 – Quoted by Jay Deshmukh, AFP

Shadowy Jihadist Group Poses Grave Threat to Egypt

A jihadist group behind a wave of spectacular attacks poses a serious threat to Egypt's stability as political turmoil triggered by the Islamist president's ouster rocks... more...

15th January 2014 – Quoted by Ariel Ben Solomon, The Jerusalem Post

Egypt’s Sisi is Set to Take Crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood to Hamas in Gaza

Jonathan Schanzer

Egyptian Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is set to take the ruthless crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood to Hamas, its branch next door in the Gaza Strip. more...

26th December 2013 – Quoted by Tamer El Ghobashy, Leila Elmergawi, and Matt Bradley, The Wall Street Journal

Bomb Near Cairo Bus Raises Fear of Growing Militancy

A small bomb exploded near a municipal bus here on Thursday, raising fears that deepening political polarization of the country is fueling a violent insurgency. more...

24th December 2013 – Quoted by Louisa Loveluck, Christian Science Monitor

Egypt’s Brotherhood Gets the Blame for Police Compound Bombing

Egypt’s prime minister declared the Muslim Brotherhood a "terrorist" organization after multiple explosions at the security headquarters in the Nile Delta city... more...

24th December 2013 – Quoted by Matt Bradley and Leila Elmergawi, The Wall Street Journal

Egypt Blames Muslim Brotherhood for Apparent Suicide Bomb, 14 Dead

Egypt's government blamed the Muslim Brotherhood for an apparent suicide bombing of a police headquarters in the Nile Delta region, calling it a terrorist... more...


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29th July 2013 - 12:00 PM

Egyptian Revolution 2.0

A Conversation with Bahaa El-Taweal, Khairi Abaza, Reuel Marc Gerecht, Samuel Tadros, and Jonathan Schanzer

In light of the rapidly changing situation on the ground in Egypt, the U.S. must now determine how best to support Egypt's transition, protect U.S. interests, and advance democracy in the region. Are we supporting a military dictatorship over a popularly elected Islamist government? What does the future hold for the non-Islamist Tamarod movement? Will the Muslim Brotherhood rebound from this defeat? What does this crisis portend for the Muslim Brotherhood bloc, including Qatar and Turkey?

26th October 2012 - 3:00 AM

Khairi Abaza Speaks on Egypt’s New Government

Where is the Egyptian 'Third Republic' Heading

Al-Hewar Center, Vienna, VA