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15th December 2016 – CNN

New Day

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD's senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross comments on the various actors in the Syrian civil war. more...

14th December 2016 – NewsTalk Am 1130

Justice & Drew

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross talks on Russian hacking, Aleppo and terror in Minnesota. more...

12th December 2016 – USIP Press

The Jihadi Threat

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross co-authored a report covering ISIS and al-Qaeda, exploring their movements, possible strategies, the future scenarios, and policy considerations. more...

12th December 2016 – Quoted by Daniel Serwer -

Jihad and the next administration

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

USIP’s discussion today of “Getting Ahead of the Curve: the evolving threat of violent extremism” was a study in contrasts. The first panel, of experts who contributed to The Jihadi Threat: ISIS, Al Qaeda and Beyond was devoted to hard-nosed analysis. The second, which discussed both CSIS’ Turning Point and Communities First: A Blueprint for Organizing and Sustaining a Global Movement Against Violent Extremism, was devoted to right-minded but airier policy propositions, at least until I left about 45 minutes before it ended. more...

11th December 2016 – Politico

Trump Wants to Shake Up the World Order? Here’s Where He Should Start

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Jonathan Schanzer

The specifics have often fluctuated, but the core of Donald Trump’s foreign policy vision has remained steady. He believes, as the Brookings Institution’s Thomas Wright has noted, “that America gets a raw deal from the liberal international order it helped to create and has led since World War II.” more...

9th December 2016 – Quoted by Molly Hennessy-Fiske - The Los Angeles Times

Islamic State video of captured British photographer signals a shift in the group’s propaganda

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The latest Islamic State video showing captured British war photographer John Cantlie signals a shift in the extremist group’s propaganda as it loses territory, analysts say. more...

8th December 2016 – The Cipher Brief

Al Qaeda Assessment Off the Mark

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Throughout his two terms in office, President Barack Obama faced an array of challenges from both al Qaeda and ISIS. In an interview with The Cipher Brief, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense, explained that the Obama Administration’s evaluation of al Qaeda was “not correct.” more...

30th November 2016 – Sinclair Broadcast Group

Homegrown extremism is the ‘most prevalent threat’ says DHS secretary

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The Monday terror attack at Ohio State University has once again focused national attention on the growing and increasingly complex threat of homegrown violent extremism. more...

29th November 2016 –

Foreign Entanglements

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross looks at foreign policy in the next administration. more...

16th November 2016 – NewsTalk AM 1130

Justice & Drew

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses what the Trump presidency means in terms of foreign relations and terrorism. more...

10th November 2016 – War on the Rocks

How Will Jihadist Strategy Evolve as the Islamic State Declines?

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Jihadist strategy has always been dynamic and opportunistic. Militant groups, which are typically outgunned and outspent by their state opponents, have long sought to exploit both adversaries’ errors and also changes in the operating environment. more...

9th November 2016 – Quoted by Robin Simcox - War on the Rocks

The Perils of Forgetting about al-Qaeda

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Thomas Joscelyn

Sir Michael Fallon’s remarks last month on terrorism were both highly predictable and highly unusual. Predictable, because the U.K. secretary of state for defence was talking about the terror threat facing Europe, something which Europeans are by now used to. more...

6th November 2016 – Quoted by Chris Massaro - Epoch Times

Assault on ISIS Capital Raqqa Could Be Launched Within Weeks

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

U.S. and allied forces say that they could attack the Syrian city of Raqqa—the capital of the ISIS terrorist group’s self-proclaimed caliphate—within weeks, according to U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter. more...

3rd November 2016 – Quoted by Nancy A. Youssef, Kimberly Douzier - The Daily Beast

Pentagon Walks Back Promise to Attack ISIS Capital ASAP

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s claim last week that the assault on Raqqa, the capital of the so-called Islamic State, was “within weeks” was a surprise to the commanders planning the war, who believe local troops will not enter the city for months, three defense officials told The Daily Beast. more...

2nd November 2016 – CNN

New Day

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross analyzes the recent developments in Comey's email probe. more...

1st November 2016 – Quoted by Justin Salhani - Think Progress

After the battle for Mosul, the future of ISIS and the lands they occupied

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

A coalition of forces has surrounded the northern city of Mosul in Iraq and is working to push ISIS out of its base in the country, effectively spelling an end to the militant group’s reign in Iraq. Meanwhile in Libya, ISIS’ presence is nearing the brink as fighters flee their base in Sirte. more...

28th October 2016 – Quoted by Jamie Dettmer - VOA News

Allies Resist US Plan to Attack Raqqa

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

A proposed U.S.-backed offensive on the Islamic State terror group’s Syrian stronghold of Raqqa is encountering problems, because Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan insists the Syrian-Kurdish YPG — the only militia currently up to the task — can play no part. more...

28th October 2016 – Quoted by Jeff Seldin - VOA News

Experts Doubt Monday High-level IS Leaders Are Staying in Mosul

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

There is a growing sense that by the time Iraqi forces finish wresting control of the key city of Mosul from Islamic State fighters, few if any of the terror group's top leaders will be there. more...

28th October 2016 – The Cipher Brief

Iraq’s Grim Prospects Post ISIL

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

In the coming months, and possibly weeks, the Iraqi Security Forces, with the help of a diverse group of fighters spanning the Iraqi political spectrum, will raise the Iraqi flag atop the Ninevah Provincial Government Center in Mosul. more...

26th October 2016 – Quoted by Jeff Seldin - VOA News

Islamic State Forcing Coalition to Speed Up Plans for Raqqa

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Fears that the Islamic State is beginning to mass in its self-proclaimed Syrian capital of Raqqa and the possibility that the terror group may launch attacks from there are prompting the United States and its Western allies to put Raqqa in their crosshairs in the coming weeks. more...