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7th February 2014 – Quoted by Lara Vergnaud, Blouin News

Q&A: Daveed Gartenstein-Ross Digs into Al Qaeda in Tunisia

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, has written extensively about Al Qaeda and its affiliates (and misconceptions... more...

7th February 2014 – Quoted by Steve Lasky, Security Info Watch

Threat of Attacks in Sochi Seem Inevitable If History is an Indicator

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

While the 100th Olympic Games began Thursday with a few preliminary events, the “official” start is Friday as Russia welcomes the world to Sochi with the elaborate... more...

7th February 2014 – Quoted by Monique Hamm, Washington Free Beacon

Al Qaeda Inc. on the Rise

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Thomas Joscelyn

A panel of terrorism and national security experts at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies said Wednesday that al Qaeda’s brand is the strongest its ever been... more...

6th February 2014 – 104.1 FM The Truth - Tucson, AZ

The Jon Justice Show

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The U.S. government's toothpaste advisory and threats to the Sochi Olympics. more...

5th February 2014 – Voice of Russia

News Update

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

On February 2, al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri announced he has broken ties with the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, better known as ISIS. ISIS was... more...

5th February 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

Understanding Al-Qaeda’s ISIS Expulsion

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Al-Qaeda announced on Sunday that it was no longer affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The statement shunning this former Iraqi affiliate... more...

4th February 2014 – Cited by James Warren, New York Daily News

Your Tuesday Cheat Sheet 2-4-14

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Pen, phone and, we guess, keyboard. President Obama warned Congress during the State of the Union that if it didn’t get with the program, he’d use pen and phone... more...

4th February 2014 – House Armed Services Committee

The Arab Spring and Al-Qaeda’s Resurgence

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Chairman McKeon, Ranking Member Smith, distinguished members of the committee, it is an honor to appear before you to discuss the state of al-Qaeda, its affiliates... more...

4th February 2014 – Syndicated

Nothing But Truth

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The al-Qaeda/ISIS split. more...

3rd February 2014 – Quoted by J. Dana Stuster, Foreign Policy

Will al Qaeda’s Disowned Syria Affiliate Rival Its Old Boss?

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

For more than a decade, al Qaeda has been aggressively extending its reach through a sort of franchising strategy, signing up an ally here and a subsidiary there to fight... more...

3rd February 2014 – Quoted by Michelle Shephard, The Star

Al Qaeda Disavows Ruthless Syrian Group

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Al Qaeda has squabbled about its leadership, debated its flag and even reprimanded members over tardy expense forms. But on Monday, the terrorist group took... more...

3rd February 2014 – Quoted by Hannah Allam and Mitchell Prothero, McClatchy

U.S. Officials Said Tuesday that an Interim Deal with Iran that Promises to Curb Its Nuclear Program

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Al Qaida’s central command publicly has disowned its Iraqi affiliate over that group’s brutal activities in Syria in an unprecedented break that analysts say may weaken... more...

28th January 2014 – Fox News

Defcon 3

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD's Daveed Gartenstein-Ross on the terror threat to the winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. more...

28th January 2014 – Quoted by Christopher Snyder, Fox News

Expert: Upcoming Olympics Most Dangerous Due to Terrorist Threat

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia, are the most dangerous games in terms of terrorist threats compared to years past, according to a leading intelligence expert. more...

27th January 2014 – News Talk AM1130 - Minneapolis, MN

Up and At ‘Em

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Security at the Sochi Olympics. more...

26th January 2014 – New York Daily News

Russia’s ‘Ring of Steel’ Around Sochi Can’t Stop Terror Attacks Outside

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Next month’s Olympic Games in Sochi have generated a great deal of anxiety about the possibility of terrorist attacks. Sochi is the most dangerous Olympics we have... more...

23rd January 2014 – Al Jazeera America

The Stream

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The state of al-Qaeda in 2014. more...

22nd January 2014 – Interviewed by Carol Ross Joynt, Washingtonian

Could a Black Widow Threat Happen in Washington? And Other Terror Questions Related to Sochi 2014

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Are women terrorists potentially superior to men? The question is timely with the start of the Sochi Olympic games two weeks away. Reports of a threat from... more...

22nd January 2014 – CCTV

News Update

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FDD Daveed Gartenstein-Ross on the security concerns at major sporting events like Winter Olympics. more...

22nd January 2014 – The Daily Beast

Obama’s Kobe Bryant-Al Qaeda Flap

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

A long New Yorker profile of President Obama provides a great deal of insight into how the president and his administration view the undeniable expansion of jihadist... more...