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20th October 2016 – Quoted by Nancy A. Youssef - The Daily Beast

‘Islamic State’ Turning Into a Guerrilla Army, Top General Warns

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The capital of the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Iraq is now under assault. But ISIS isn’t going anywhere. Instead, the terror group is beginning to rebrand itself from a “caliphate” to an insurgency, a top U.S. general fighting ISIS said Wednesday. more...

20th October 2016 – Quoted by Michael Bastasch - The Daily Caller

Fact-Checkers Don’t Know What To Make Of Hillary’s ‘Open Borders’ Claim

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Reporters fact-checking Wednesday night’s presidential debate didn’t exactly know how to rate Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s claim that her previous remarks about “open borders” referred to a common market for green energy, not immigration. more...

19th October 2016 – Quoted by Amy Sherman - PolitiFact

Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton wants to have open borders

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Donald Trump says that Hillary Clinton wants open borders — a charge he has leveled again after an excerpt of one of her speeches leaked in a hacked email. more...

18th October 2016 – Quoted byZack Beauchamp - Vox

The battle for Mosul, explained

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

In June 2014, ISIS stunned the world by seizing Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city. It was touted as proof that this group was a new kind of terrorist threat — one that could take and hold territory. Shortly afterward, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared his territory to be a caliphate, the Islamic State, at a speech in Mosul — the caliphate’s crown jewel. more...

13th October 2016 – Interview with The Cipher Brief

Underestimating al Qaeda

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The United States and its allies are consumed by their battle with ISIS, but to many terrorism experts, al Qaeda remains a serious force to be reckoned with, one that is actually increasing in strength. more...

12th October 2016 – Quoted by Linda Qiu, Amy Sherman - Politifact

Trump: ‘I’ve been proven right’ about Clinton wanting open borders

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Donald Trump repeated his claim that Hillary Clinton supports open borders, pointing to an excerpt of a leaked speech as new evidence. more...

12th October 2016 – NewsTalk AM 1130

Justice & Drew

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses his thoughts on each of the presidential candidate’s foreign policy during Sunday night’s debate. more...

12th October 2016 – CCTV

The Heat

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses the Syrian war and foreign actors role in the ongoing conflict. more...

10th October 2016 – Quoted by Jamie Dettmer - Voice of America

Why Aren’t Coalition Forces Planning Raqqa Assault?

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Which city is more important for the Islamic State, Syria's Raqqa, the capital of the terror group's self-styled caliphate, or Iraq's Mosul, the much bigger city where Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi announced more than two years ago the creation of his caliphate straddling Iraq and Syria? more...

10th October 2016 – Quoted by Eugene Emery Jr., Miriam Valverde - Politifact

Clinton said terrorists use Trump’s remarks about Muslims for recruitment

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton criticized Republican Donald Trump during their second debate for his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States. more...

6th October 2016 – Quoted by James Burke - The Guardian

Isis and al-Qaida turf wars in Africa may push fragile states to breaking point

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

It is a war within a war, fought across thousands of miles of desert, scrub and forest, from the Atlantic seaboard to the Indian Ocean coastline. more...

3rd October 2016 – Quoted by Nancy Youssef - The Daily Beast

Russia and Assad Regime’s Destruction in Aleppo Likely to Leave Only Extremists Standing

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The U.S. quickly is running out of options to stop the regime and Russia on Syria’s eastern Aleppo, U.S. officials concede, and they fear that abandoned U.S.-backed rebels could increasingly turn to jihadists groups, like al Qaeda, for protection. more...

29th September 2016 – CNN

New Day

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross on Russia, U.S. and Peace talks in Syria. more...

21st September 2016 – NewsTalk AM 1130

Justice & Drew

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses the attacks in NY and St. Cloud. more...

21st September 2016 – KPAM

Terry Boyd’s World

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross talks about the NY bombing and St. Cloud stabbings. more...

21st September 2016 – The Cipher Brief

Limited Options

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The Cipher brief spoke with Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, CEO of Valens Global and a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, about the growing al Shabaab threat in the Horn of Africa. more...

11th September 2016 – Quoted by Paul McGeough - The Sydney Morning Herald

Fifteen years after September 11 attacks, one aim of terrorism remains unchanged

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Fifteen years after the September 11 strikes on New York and Washington, the staging of terror attacks is dramatically altered. But the essential element is unchanged – whatever weapons are used, the objective that counts is instilling fear. more...

11th September 2016 – NY Daily News

A grim anniversary: 15 years after 9/11, the war against radical Islamist terrorism is not good

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Imagine it's 15 years ago, immediately after the 9/11 attacks. You are told that in September 2016, a couple of major counterterrorism victories would be just around the corner. more...

10th September 2016 – Quoted by Zack Beauchamp - Vox

Obama’s big deal to work with Russia on Syria, explained

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Thomas Joscelyn

Late on Friday, the United States and Russia came to a massively important agreement: After months of seemingly failed negotiations, they agreed to a joint plan for ending the war in Syria. more...

9th September 2016 – Quoted by Louis Jacobson - Politifact

Should the U.S. have kept Iraq’s oil, as Donald Trump argues?

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Donald Trump repeated an eyebrow-raising idea this week that the United States should have kept Iraq’s oil after ousting Saddam Hussein. more...