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26th June 2015 – CNN

New Day

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses the attacks in France, Tunisia, and Kuwait. more...

26th June 2015 – Quoted by Max J. Rosenthal - Mother Jones

Here’s What We Know About the Terrorist Attacks That Hit Tunisia, France, and Kuwait

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Dozens of people were killed on Friday in Tunisia, France, and Kuwait in what authorities in all three countries are calling terrorist attacks. Here's what we know so far. more...

26th June 2015 – Quoted by Jeff Seldin - Voice of America

Vulnerabilities Exposed, Islamic State is Evolving Again

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Once bent on advancing at all costs to establish its self-declared caliphate, the terror group known as the Islamic State has increasingly been willing to cede territory in battles with Kurdish forces and Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias. more...

25th June 2015 – Quoted by Shane Kavanaugh - Vocativ

Modest In Terrain, Kobani Still A Win For ISIS

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The Islamic State's attack on the Syrian city appears to be as much about doing damage control as it is about gaining strategic ground. more...

24th June 2015 – Quoted by Bill Gertz - The Washington Free Beacon

Report: Islamic State Winning Propaganda War Against U.S.

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The U.S. government is losing the propaganda war to Islamic State terrorists who are recruiting jihadists and inspiring more lone-wolf attacks, according to a report by a crowd-sourced global consulting group. more...

24th June 2015 – Quoted by Armin Rosen - Business Insider

Obama Just Announced a Telling Shift in How the US Handles Hostage Cases

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Today, President Barack Obama announced changes to the US's handling of hostage cases involving American citizens held by terrorist groups. more...

24th June 2015 – War on the Rocks - Co-written by Nathaniel Barr

The Islamic State’s Varying Fortunes in North Africa

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The jihadist group that calls itself the Islamic State has increasingly set its sights on expanding into North Africa. more...

24th June 2015 – PBS


Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

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

23rd June 2015 – CNN

The Situation Room with Wolf Blizter

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses ISIS radicalization. more...

23rd June 2015 – Quoted by James Novogrod - NBC News

Kurdish Fighters Push Closer to ISIS Caliphate’s Capital in Syria

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Kurdish forces say they seized a military base from ISIS fighters just 30 miles from the self-declared caliphate's capital city in Syria, another gain in an offensive that is pushing deeper into militant strongholds. more...

15th June 2015 – Quoted by Sean D. Naylor - Foreign Policy

Will the U.S. Go After Mokhtar Belmokhtar’s Network?

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Jihadi leader Mokhtar Belmokhtar’s death in a weekend airstrike in Libya, if confirmed, presents U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration with both a tantalizing opportunity and a complicated choice. more...

11th June 2015 – Wikistrat

The Winner’s Messaging Strategy of the Islamic State

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The Islamic State (ISIS) has taken strategic communications by a jihadist group to an entirely new level, with tightly choreographed and slickly produced videos, an apparently deep understanding of how to catch the Western media’s attention, and exceptionally skilled, coordinated distribution of content on platforms like Twitter. more...

10th June 2015 – Quoted by Howard LaFranchi - The Christian Science Monitor

Europe’s Migrant Crisis: Is the Answer for UN to Authorize Use of Force?

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

When the world was confronted with a sudden uptick in piracy in the waters off the coast of Somalia seven years ago, the United Nations Security Council authorized the use of force to take on the bandits. more...

10th June 2015 – Quoted by Erica Wenig - The Daily Caller

ISIS Likely Responsible For Extremist Gunfight At Egyptian Temple

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

An attack by jihadis at an Egyptian temple in Luxor on Wednesday was likely perpetrated by a local affiliate of the Islamic State. more...

10th June 2015 – Quoted by Nancy A. Youssef - The Daily Beast

Obama’s New Plan to Save Iraq: Tear It Apart

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

President Obama’s decision to send another 450 troops to Iraq is the latest example of a strategy mired in double paradox. The U.S. wants to save a unified Iraq—by strengthening the ethnic and religious militias that could tear the country apart. more...

10th June 2015 – BBC Radio 4

The World Tonight

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross comments on the U.S. strategy to combat ISIS. more...

10th June 2015 – Quoted by Indira Lakshmanan

Mafia-Like Islamic State Taxes and Extorts Like a Drug Cartel

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Juan Zarate

In the last year, a once-obscure extremist group has overrun some of Iraq’s major cities, seized control of oil wells, industries and banks and emerged as the world’s richest and most feared terrorist force. more...

9th June 2015 – The Huffington Post

HuffPost Live

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses counterterrorism and the G7 summit. more...

9th June 2015 – Quoted by James Warren - The New York Daily News

Obama’s Incomplete ISIS Strategy is ‘Policy Failure’: Expert

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

It was shockingly and depressingly candid. “We don’t have, yet, a compete strategy” to deal with ISIS, President Obama conceded Monday. “The details are not worked out.” more...

8th June 2015 – Quoted by Zack Beauchamp - Vox

Islamic Extremism, Explained

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS, is nothing if not ambitious. In a speech last July, Baghadi promised his fighters much more than their already large empire in Iraq and Syria: "if you hold to [the Islamic State]," he said, "you will conquer Rome and own the world." more...