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Analysis & Commentary - Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

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20th June 2018 – Quoted by Jeff Seldin - Voice of America

Al-Shabab Militant Group Getting Lucky, Not Stronger in Somalia

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Somalia’s most dangerous terror group is likely not getting any stronger despite a series of deadly attacks, including one that claimed the life of a U.S. special operations soldier earlier this month. more...

17th June 2018 – Quoted by Colin Clarke - The National Interest

A Terrorist’s Dream: How Twitter and Toy Drones Could Kill a Lot of People

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

In late April, a toy drone buzzed past the palace of the king of Saudi Arabia, leading Saudi security forces to shoot it down. more...

14th June 2018 – Quoted by Ibrahim Ahmed - Voice of America

Analysts Doubt Derna Capture Will End Extremism in E. Libya

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Forces loyal to General Khalifa Haftar and his self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) are poised to capture the last remaining city outside of their control in eastern Libya, after weeks of heavy fighting, bombardment and airstrikes, and after years of siege. more...

30th May 2018 – Quoted by Judith Miller - City Journal

Stay the Course Against ISIS

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

It’s tempting to see the Islamic State’s retreat in Iraq and Syria as an American victory, but at a House Homeland Security Committee hearing last week, several terrorism experts issued a stark warning: don’t gloat; stay the course. more...

14th May 2018 – Quoted by Candice Lanier - Bleeping Computer

Counterrorism Officials Concerned About Technological Advances of Jihadists in the US

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Last week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released another National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin as an extension of the alert the agency issued in November, 2017. This latest alert expires on September 14, 2018. more...

24th April 2018 – Quoted by Jeff Schogol - Task and Purpose

A ‘Post-ISIS Insurgency’ Is Gaining Steam In Northern Iraq, Analysts Say

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

ISIS may have lost most of its self-declared caliphate, but a new jihadist group is trying to rise from ISIS’ ashes in northern Iraq. more...

15th April 2018 – Quoted by Ariel Koch - Dayan

The Strengthening of al-Qa’ida in the Global Jihad Arena: Online Activity as a Test Case

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Beginning in 2013, pushing al-Qaeda out of the global jihad movement was one of the more conspicuous ramifications of the Islamic State's rise to power in Syria and Iraq, even though that organization was originally known as al-Qaeda's branch in Iraq. more...

22nd March 2018 – Quoted by Stephen Tankel - War on the Rocks

From Al-Qaeda to ISIL: Continuity and Change in the Jihadist Movement

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

In summer 2010, the National Intelligence Council organized a small, one-day conference with Europe-based academics to get their read on possible futures for the jihadist movement. more...

13th March 2018 – Quoted by Oriana Pawlyk -

General Argues to Continue Refueling Saudi Planes in Yemen Fight

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

As lawmakers once again try to stop U.S. refueling and intelligence missions in support of planes from the Saudi-led coalition targeting rebels in Yemen, a top general insists U.S. support is necessary to build on its relationship with Saudi Arabia. more...

26th February 2018 – Quoted by Cristina Maza - Newsweek

ISIS and al-Qaeda Terrorists Increase Attacks on Western Targets in Africa, Report Reveals

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The threat to Western interests from jihadists groups and transnational terrorists operating in Africa has grown steadily over the past decade. more...

30th January 2018 – Quoted by Jon Greenberg - PolitiFact

Donald Trump: ISIS territory losses near 100 percent

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

President Donald Trump spoke proudly of gains made in the fight against the Islamic State. He looked back to his pledge in 2017 to "extinguish ISIS from the face of the Earth." "One year later, I am proud to report that the coalition to defeat ISIS has liberated very close to 100 percent of the territory just recently held by these killers in Iraq and Syria," Trump said. more...

20th January 2018 – Pakistan Today

Al Qaida to recruit from IS, its affiliates: report

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Al Qaida has been trying to win over extremists from Islamic State, while the Isis “caliphate” collapses amid heavy losses of men, material, territory and prestige, reported by the Guardian. more...

19th January 2018 – Quoted by Focus

Machtkampf der Terroristen: Al-Kaida will dem geschwächten IS Unterstützer abjagen

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Das selbsterklärte „Kalifat“ der Terrormiliz Islamischer Staat in Syrien und Irak ist unter militärischem Druck zusammengebrochen. Doch ein Ende des Terrorismus bedeutet das nicht, ganz im Gegenteil: Nun liefern sich IS und Al-Kaida einen Machtkampf um die Führung der radikalen Islamisten. Kleinere IS-Verbündete haben offenbar bereits die Seiten gewechselt. more...

19th January 2018 – Quoted by Jason Burke - The Guardian

Al-Qaida moves in to recruit from Islamic State and its affiliates

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Al-Qaida has been trying to win over extremists from Islamic State, while the Isis “caliphate” collapses amid heavy losses of men, material, territory and prestige. more...

18th January 2018 – Quoted by Louis Jacobson - PolitiFact

Fact-checking Donald Trump’s ‘results’ from his fake news awards

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

As part of his much-hyped "fake news awards," President Donald Trump offered 10 pieces of news he said the media was ignoring. "While the media spent 90 percent of the time focused on negative coverage or fake news, the President has been getting results," he wrote. more...

8th January 2018 – Quoted by Brian Freeman - Newsmax

Experts Debate If Suspension of Aid to Pakistan Will Be Effective

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

After the Trump administration announced the suspension of up to $2 billion in U.S. aid to Pakistan last week over charges that the country harbors terrorists, experts are now debating whether the United States can punish Islamabad without punishing itself, according to a report in The Washington Free Beacon on Monday. more...

8th January 2018 – Quoted by Natalie Johnson - The Washington Free Beacon

Escalating Tensions Between U.S., Pakistan Risk Key Counterterrorism Alliance

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Pakistan has said it is no longer allied with the United States after the Trump administration severed security-related aid to Islamabad over charges that the country is harboring militants, signaling a further deterioration of relations with the longtime counterterrorism partner. more...

12th December 2017 – Quoted by Angie Drobnic Holan - PolitiFact

2017 Lie of the Year: Russian election interference is a ‘made-up story’

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

A mountain of evidence points to a single fact: Russia meddled in the U.S. presidential election of 2016. In both classified and public reports, U.S. intelligence agencies have said Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered actions to interfere with the election. more...

3rd December 2017 – Quoted by Ed Blanche - The Arab Weekly

Iran’s growing power could be explosive

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, David Adesnik

Beirut- Iran is poised to consolidate its growing power in the Middle East as it tries to com­plete a strategic land bridge from the Arabian Gulf to the Mediterranean despite advances in Syria by the United States and its allies. more...

30th November 2017 – Quoted by Eli Lake - Bloomberg

If You Can’t Beat ISIS Online, Ban ‘Em

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

For much of the Obama presidency, the U.S. State Department waged a narrative war against the world's jihadists. Through a small office inside Foggy Bottom known as the Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications, a team of experts deployed counter-messages to al Qaeda and later the Islamic State. more...