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26th August 2016 – War on The Rocks

Boko Haram’s Doomed Marriage To The Islamic State

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

When the Nigerian jihadist group popularly known as Boko Haram publicly pledged its allegiance to the Islamic State in March 2015, this new alliance made perfect sense to both groups. more...

26th August 2016 – Quoted by Colin Clarke, Chad Serena - Reuters

Commentary: Why Syria’s war may be about to get even worse

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

How important is a name to a terrorist group’s identity? When the militant organization Nusra Front announced recently that it was calling itself something else, analysts had good reason to be skeptical about whether the new label really did signal a genuine break from its parent organization al Qaeda. In fact, it probably doesn’t matter. Even if symbolic, the mere rebranding of Nusra could be enough to prolong Syria’s civil war. more...

23rd August 2016 – CNN

The Situation Room

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross comments on the Roanoke, Virginia stabbing. more...

21st August 2016 – Quoted by Linda Qiu - Punditfact

AP’s Julie Pace: Neither Trump nor Clinton has plan to address Syrian civil war

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Viral footage of a stunned 5-year-old boy covered in blood and debris from an airstrike in Aleppo have refocused the world’s attention on the Syrian civil war. more...

9th August 2016 – Syndicated

The Loopcast

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses the recent developments of Jabhat al-Nusra (JN) to Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS), its break from al-Qaeda (AQ), and what it all means. more...

6th August 2016 – Quoted by Jeff Seldin - Voice of America

American Authorities Fear Terror Networks Already in US

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

After years of undercover work, the U.S. is starting to pull back the veil on what appear to be loose-knit, perhaps deeply rooted networks of would-be terrorists who support each other even as many prepare to act alone. more...

4th August 2016 – 104.1 KQTH

The John Justice Show

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses the Russel Square attack. more...

4th August 2016 – Quoted by Michelle Faul - Associated Press

Shekau says he leads Boko Haram, not IS-appointed successor

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Abubakar Shekau said Thursday he is still the leader of Boko Haram, rejecting a successor announced hours earlier by the Islamic State group and exposing the biggest rift yet among Nigeria's deadly Islamic insurgents. more...

2nd August 2016 – Quoted by Karina Piser - World Politics Review

With New Approach, Can the U.S. Get Counter-Radicalization Right?

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

A bloody summer, with attacks from Orlando to Nice to Bangladesh, has left many wondering what compels an individual, whether a low-level criminal with a history of domestic violence or a student at an elite private school, to massacre civilians in the name of the so-called Islamic State or another extremist group. Even more confounding is how to stop them. more...

1st August 2016 – Quoted by LiveMint

Immigration and terror: Europe’s crisis of faith

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

In a 2003 interview to The French Intifada author Andrew Hussey, footballer Zinedine Zidane described 6 October 2001 as the worst day of his career. Stade de France was hosting the first match between France and Algeria since the independence of the latter from French colonial rule in 1962. more...

28th July 2016 – Quoted by The World Weekly

The rise of the lone wolf?

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Europe’s grim summer continues. To Nice, the bloody Turkish coup attempt and Würzburg this week were added a mass shooting in Munich, a stabbing in Reutlingen, a bomb in Ansbach and the brutal murder of an 85-year-old Catholic priest in Rouen, France. Hitherto spared, Germany has joined the list of European countries afflicted by religious violence. more...

28th July 2016 – Quoted by New York Post

Hillary’s historic ‘meh,’ the lone-wolf myth, and other notable commentary

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Increasingly, terrorist attacks are being carried out by individuals, but this doesn’t make them “lone-wolf” terrorists – meaning “individuals who lack substantial connections to ISIS or other jihadist groups” and act “without the assistance of others.” more...

28th July 2016 – Quoted by Jamie Dettmer - Voice of America

Syrian Rebel Realignment Likely as al-Qaida Leader Blesses Split

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Showing his face for the first time since his jihadist group was formed in 2012, the head of Syria's Jabhat al-Nusra, Abu Mohamad al-Jolani, announced that he was breaking ties with al-Qaida in remarks broadcast Thursday by Al-Jazeera news channel. more...

28th July 2016 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses his recent article on the myth of lone-wolf terrorism. more...

26th July 2016 – Foreign Affairs

The Myth of Lone-Wolf Terrorism

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

This month, Europe has again been rocked by a series of shocking terrorist attacks perpetrated by lone individuals and claimed in the name of the Islamic State (ISIS). more...

22nd July 2016 – Quoted by Angie Chui - Christian Today

ISIS kill list 2016: 264 Massachussets state workers included in latest list

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The threat of Islamic State continues to sow fear, this time with the reported release of its latest kill list which bears the names of 264 state workers in Massachussets. more...

22nd July 2016 – Quoted by Indrani Bagchi - The Times of India

Playing yesterday’s game: India’s real foreign policy challenges lie in its neighbourhood

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The South China Sea is several seas away from us. The NSG membership will happen some time after we (the people and the government) have stopped hyperventilating about it. more...

21st July 2016 – News Talk AM 1130

Up & At ‘Em

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow discusses the 9/11 papers and Saudi Arabia. more...

20th July 2016 – Quoted by Tim Johnson - McClatchy DC

Computer hack helped feed an Islamic State death list

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The attack seemed like a garden-variety digital holdup. more...

20th July 2016 – War on the Rocks - Co-written by Nathaniel Barr

Bloody Ramadan: How The Islamic State Coordinated A Global Terrorist Campaign

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

In late May 2016, the Islamic State (ISIL) released an audio statement featuring Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, the group’s chief spokesman, celebrating the upcoming lunar month of Ramadan. Adnani exhorted ISIL’s supporters to make Ramadan “a month of calamity everywhere for the non-believers” and urged everyone considering migrating to the caliphate to instead carry out attacks in their home countries. more...