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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...

25th October 2016 – Quoted by Philadelphia CBS Local News

Everything You Need to Know About Mosul

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

On Monday October 17th, Iraqi forces banded with their allies to recapture Mosul from the jihadist group, ISIS. A deeply divided nation and weak government helped ISIS succeed in its attempt to control the second largest city in Iraq during the summer of 2014. Because the Islamic State recognizes the acquirement of Mosul to be its biggest achievement, the group fears its loosening grip on the prized city. more...

24th October 2016 – Quoted by Allie Morris - PolitiFact

Maggie Hassan says ISIS advertises lax U.S. gun laws

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

As gun policy takes a central role in New Hampshire’s U.S. Senate race, Democrat Maggie Hassan is warning that terrorists are trying to exploit federal laws to obtain firearms. more...

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...