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10th October 2015 – CTV

CTV News

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross comments on the bombing in Ankara. more...

9th October 2015 – AM 860 KPAM

Terry Boyd’s World

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses the conflict in Syria, U.S. foreign policy, and Russian intervention. more...

6th October 2015 – Foreign Affairs

Druze Clues

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The market for extremism has been so disrupted by the self-proclaimed Islamic State (also known as ISIS) and its penchant for extraordinary brutality that even a group as notorious as al Qaeda is now able to reposition—or, one might say, rebrand—itself. more...

5th October 2015 – Quoted by Joshua Gillin - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

GOP’s Trump Mangles Numbers on Refugees Coming From Syria

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Donald Trump, who will hold a major campaign rally in metro Atlanta on Saturday, is now against bringing any Syrian refugees to the United States. more...

2nd October 2015 – AM 860 KPAM

Terry Boyd’s World

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses complex terror networks across the Middle East and the escalating conflict in Syria. more...

1st October 2015 – Quoted by Nancy A. Youssef, Michael Weiss, and Tim Mak - The Daily Beast

U.S. Admits: We Can’t Protect Syrian Allies From Russia’s Bombs

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

United States officials conceded Thursday that there is little the they could do in Syria to protect CIA-vetted rebels, the very people the American government trained and armed, who are now coming under fire from Russian airstrikes. more...

29th September 2015 – 104.1 KQTH

The Jon Justice Show

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses al Qaeda, ISIS, and Syria. more...

29th September 2015 – Quoted by Jeff Seldin - Voice of America

Global Efforts Fail to Stem Flow of Foreign Fighters to Syria, Iraq

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Slow progress in the U.S.-led effort to ultimately destroy the Islamic State terror group is being mirrored by equally sluggish progress in the attempt to stem the flow of foreign fighters to the combat zones in Syria and Iraq. more...

29th September 2015 – Quoted by Jamie Dettmer - Voice of America

Study: Al-Qaida Thinking Longer-term Than Rival IS

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Al-Qaida’s affiliate in Syria is building a larger base of support among insurgents in the war-torn country, and is having some success in persuading regional governments that it should be seen as a useful partner, by marketing itself as the moderate alternative to Islamic State extremists, a forthcoming study claims. more...

28th September 2015 – AM 910 San Francisco

The Gil Gross Show

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses ISIS recruitment techniques. more...

28th September 2015 – Quoted by Pamela Engel - Business Insider

‘Network Effect’: ISIS is Still Gaining Foreign Recruits at an Alarming Rate

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Despite Western efforts to counter extremism and terrorism recruiting, tens of thousands of foreigners have traveled to the Middle East to join groups like ISIS, The New York Times reports. The number of people who have traveled to Iraq and Syria to join jihadist groups has doubled in the past year, according to The Times. more...

28th September 2015 – Quoted by Warren Richey - The Christian Science Monitor

ISIS in America: How Doomsday Muslim Cult is Turning Kids Against Parents

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

American families are under assault from an Islamic extremist group that is quietly turning young minds against their parents, against their religious faith, and against their country. The group, the self-proclaimed Islamic State in occupied sections of Syria and Iraq, is using social media and the worldwide reach of the Internet in a sophisticated recruitment campaign that is making families feel helpless to stop a slow-motion kidnapping of their children. more...

27th September 2015 – Quoted by Nancy A. Youssef - The Daily Beast

The British Punk Rocker Widow Who Wants to Run ISIS’s Hackers

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

A navel-baring British punk rocker turned Islamic State widow is now aiming for a leadership role in the terror group’s cadre of hackers and online recruiters, United States officials believe. more...

25th September 2015 – Quoted by Pamela Engel - Business Insider

ISIS Has a Cash-Flow Problem

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The ISIS economy is struggling. A little more than a year after declaring an Islamic caliphate in Iraq and Syria, the extremist group is having a hard time keeping the promises it made to those living in its territory, Newsweek reports. more...

23rd September 2015 – Quoted by Edwin Mora - Breitbart

Study: Al-Qaeda, Not ISIS, ‘Better Positioned for the Longterm’

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), along with Jason Fritz, Bridget Moreng, and Nathaniel Barr from Valens Global, co-wrote the study, “The War Between the Islamic State and al-Qaeda: Strategic Dimensions of a Patricidal Conflict.” more...

22nd September 2015 – Quoted by Pamela Engel - Business Insider

‘Muslims Are Fleeing in Droves’: ISIS Suddenly Has a Caliphate Problem

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The Islamic State terror group has released a barrage of propaganda videos last week targeting refugees and telling them to come join the "caliphate" instead of fleeing to "xenophobic" Europe. more...

22nd September 2015 – Quoted by James Rosen - McClatchy DC

Third Time’s the Charm: French Agent Who Defected to al Qaida Finally Killed

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

A Frenchman who’d escaped at least two earlier U.S.-led attempts on his life for defecting to al Qaida died in a July airstrike, the Pentagon said Tuesday. more...

22nd September 2015 – Quoted by Natasha Betrand and Pamela Engel - Business Insider

John Kerry is Helping Putin Validate Assad’s Dubious Narrative on the Refugee Crisis

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

US Secretary of State John Kerry said recently that ISIS is "the most significant player" driving the refugee crisis in Europe, which goes against expert opinion and helps support the narrative of a dictator who's desperate to hold onto power in the Middle East. more...

20th September 2015 – Quoted by Howard Altman - The Tampa Tribune

Despite Attention to Islamic State, al-Qaida May Be Bigger Threat, Report Says

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Thanks to its well-publicized savagery, the Sunni jihadi group calling itself Islamic State is gaining the lion’s share of attention given to violent Islamic extremist groups by the military and the media. more...

17th September 2015 – 104.1 KQTH

The Jon Justice Show

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses ISIS, Al Qaeda, and Syria. more...