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Analysis & Commentary - Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

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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...

28th November 2017 – Quoted by Amy Serman - Politifact

No proof that Melania Trump said if ISIS harms her son she will scratch out Obama’s eyes

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

No, the first lady did not really issue a threat to former President Barack Obama over the safety of her son. more...

25th November 2017 – Quoted by Jason Burke - The Guardian

Sinai attack needs to be a turning point in Egypt’s war on terror

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Egypt’s restive northern Sinai province, where at least 235 people were killed and scores more injured in a bomb and gun assault on a mosque on Friday, has been under a state of emergency since October 2014, when Islamist militants killed more than 30 soldiers in one operation. more...

25th November 2017 – Quoted by Natalie Johnson - The Washington Free Beacon

Experts: Trump Must Detail a Clear Syria Strategy to Block Iranian Influence Post-ISIS

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

As the Trump administration winds down the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Iran is gearing up to expand its territorial gains in the region, stoking concern among U.S. allies and partners. more...

25th November 2017 – Quoted by Amanda Erickson - The Washington Post

Trump says mosque attack in Egypt proves U.S. needs border wall with Mexico. Is he right?

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

In the wake of the horrific Egyptian mosque attack that killed more than 300 people, President Trump took to Twitter to both offer his sympathies and plug some favorite policies. more...

4th November 2017 – Quoted by Scott Johnson - PowerLine

Talking To (And About) The Muslim American Society

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The Muslim Brotherhood founded the Muslim American Society in 1993. In 2003 the Muslim American Society of Minnesota was incorporated as an affiliate of Muslim American Society. The MAS-MN puts it this way: “[A] number of activists of the Islamic movement launched the [MAS] in 1992 [sic] to complement the work that has been accomplished in the last four decades and to lay the ground for the Islamic work needed to face the challenges of the next century.” more...

4th November 2017 – Quoted by Paul Handley - Agence France Presse

US jihadists fail to build significant networks, act alone

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Sayfullo Saipov, the radicalized Uzbek who mowed down eight people on a New York bike path, apparently developed his plot in relative isolation, like most other jihadist attackers in the United States. more...

1st November 2017 – Quoted by Zack Beauchamp - Vox

ISIS’s defeat in Iraq and Syria makes attacks like New York inevitable

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Sayfullo Saipov left a chilling note behind in the truck he allegedly used to kill eight people in Manhattan on Tuesday. “The Islamic State,” he wrote, “will endure forever.” more...