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4th June 2015 – CNN

The Situation Room with Wolf Blizter

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross comments on ISIS sympathizers in the U.S. more...

1st June 2015 – The New York Times

Sunni Tribes Need Arms and Support to Fight ISIS

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

While American officials point their fingers at the Iraqi military’s shortcomings, the Islamic State’s recent conquest of Ramadi is a U.S. policy failure. The United States still has an opportunity to turn that around, but the window is rapidly closing. more...

31st May 2015 – CNN

CNN International

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses the 'Taliban 5' and their travel restrictions. more...

28th May 2015 – Quoted by Amy Sherman - Politifact

Jeb Bush: ‘ISIS Didn’t Exist When My Brother Was President’ and Al-Qaida Was ‘Wiped Out’

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

After former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush faced a tough couple of weeks related to his comments about whether he would have invaded Iraq even if he had known about faulty intelligence, he used a new tactic in New Hampshire: Blame President Barack Obama. more...

28th May 2015 – Quoted by Yasmeen Sami Alamiri - Al Arabiya

ISIS’s Wealth: Stronger Than Ever Or In Decline?

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The recent takeover of Ramadi by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and the consequent criticism of Iraqi forces’ inability to counter the group, has not fared well for arguments that ISIS is weakening. more...

27th May 2015 – AM 860

Terry Boyd’s World

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross comments on ISIS, Iran, and Qatar. more...

27th May 2015 – Quoted by Asawin Suebsaeng - The Daily Beast

Cher Is Not Impressed With Obama’s ISIS War

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

International pop-music icon and Will & Grace guest-star Cher is not particularly impressed with how President Obama has been waging war on the Islamic State. more...

27th May 2015 – Quoted by Jeff Seldin - Voice of America

Changing Under Pressure, IS ‘Potent’ as Ever

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Thomas Joscelyn

Nearly 10 months since the first U.S. airstrikes rained down on Islamic State (IS) targets in Iraq, the terror group has been subject to a persistent, if not relentless, assault on multiple fronts. Yet the campaign to degrade and ultimately destroy the self-declared caliphate appears to have done little to deter the militants from spreading terror throughout the Middle East and beyond. more...

26th May 2015 – Quoted by Zack Beauchamp - Vox

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter’s ISIS Gaffe is Even Worse Than You Think

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Most people take Memorial Day weekend as a time for beaches and family barbecues. US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter spent it being publicly, frighteningly wrong about a key front in America's war against ISIS. more...

22nd May 2015 – Quoted by Oren Dorell - USA Today

Libyan Diplomat: Violence Likely If Peace Talks Fail

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Libya faces renewed violence if a June 17 deadline for the conclusion of peace talks next month doesn't unify the country, a move that's needed to help resolve the Mediterranean migrant crisis and the Islamic State threat to Europe, Libya's top diplomat in Washington said. more...

21st May 2015 – Quoted by Zack Beauchamp - Vox

The Hidden Story of the Bin Laden Documents: They Tell Us How al-Qaeda Really Works

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Who would have guessed that al-Qaeda had a job application so full of corporate jargon — "What objectives would you would like to accomplish on your jihad path?" — that it reads like a gag from Office Space? more...

19th May 2015 – Quoted by Sean D. Naylor - Foreign Policy

New Question About Drone Strike That Killed Missing American

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

More than three weeks after the White House announced that a U.S. drone strike that killed a high-ranking al Qaeda figure had also taken the lives of two Western hostages, experts are still puzzling over why a senior terrorist was sharing a compound with hostages in the first place. more...

19th May 2015 – Voice of America

HashtagVOA

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses Michael Morell's new book and U.S. counterterrorism efforts. more...

18th May 2015 – CNN

CNN International

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses the fall of Ramadi. more...

18th May 2015 – CNN

New Day

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses ISIS' capture of Ramadi more...

16th May 2015 – Quoted by Nancy A. Youssef - The Daily Beast

Pentagon Claims ISIS Is on the ‘Defensive,’ Never Mind That City It Just Sacked

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

U.S. military officials insisted Friday that ISIS was on the “defensive”—even as the self-proclaimed Islamic State was taking over the key Iraqi city of Ramadi. more...

14th May 2015 – Quoted by Rukmini Callimachi - The New York Times

ISIS Releases a Recording It Says Was Made by Its Leader

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Amid reports that its reclusive leader had been injured and possibly incapacitated, the Islamic State terrorist group released an audio statement on Thursday that it said was from the man himself, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. more...

13th May 2015 – Quoted by Alexander Smith, James Novogrod, and Paul Ziad Nassar - NBC News

ISIS Deputy Leader Abu Alaa al-Afri Killed by Airstrike: Iraq Military

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The deputy leader of ISIS has been killed in an airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition, Iraq's government announced Wednesday. more...

12th May 2015 – Quoted by Penny Starr - CNS News

Analyst: ‘Virtually No Opposition Faction’ in Syria ‘That Isn’t in Bed with Al Qaeda’

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, counterterrorism analyst and senior fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, said on Tuesday that al Qaeda may be overshadowed by the so-called Islamic State on the world stage, but the terrorist group is succeeding with its effort to infiltrate the civil war in Syria. more...

12th May 2015 – CNN

New Day

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross comments on the Hersh Report. more...