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Analysis & Commentary - Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

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27th June 2017 – Quoted by Daniel Byman - Lawfare

Judging Al Qaeda’s Record, Part I: Is the Organization in Decline?

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Al Qaeda’s power and influence have fallen considerably from its peak in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks, but several well-respected analysts suggest the group remains strong and may resurge. more...

22nd June 2017 – Quoted by Tim Lister - CNN

Al-Nuri mosque: The irony of ISIS’ iconoclasm

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

When ISIS fighters seized the Iraqi city of Mosul in 2014, they tried to destroy the Great Mosque of al-Nuri's minaret, regarding it as idolatrous. But residents formed a human chain around it, preventing its destruction -- such was the gulf between the people of Mosul and their new rulers. more...

21st June 2017 – Quoted by Jeff Seldin - VOA

Islamic State Blows Up Iconic Mosul Mosque

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Mosul’s iconic al-Nuri mosque and its leaning minaret, known as al-Hadba, or “the hunchback,” are no more, destroyed by the Islamic State as Iraqi forces worked to eradicate the terror group from one of its last strongholds in the city. more...

9th June 2017 – Quoted by Jason Burke - The Guardian

What is fuelling Islamic State’s wave of Ramadan violence?

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The end of Ramadan is always eagerly anticipated. This year, for security officials in the Islamic world and the west, it cannot come fast enough. more...

5th June 2017 – Quoted by Jack Encarnacao - Boston Herald

Experts: Lone wolf terrorists now operating as killer wolf packs

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The arrest of 12 people in raids yesterday after the deadly London Bridge attack by three knife-wielding men points to what experts say is the rapid evolution of the jihadi terror threat from “lone wolf” actors to wolf packs, ad-hoc networks sometimes directed from afar by “virtual planners” using encrypted technology. more...

1st June 2017 – Quoted by Jeff Seldin - Voice of America

Fear in the Philippines Islamic State Has a New Center of Gravity

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Moments after the first reports of gunfire and flames at a resort in the Philippine capital of Manila, social media accounts of Islamic State terror group supporters went into action. more...

1st June 2017 – Quoted by Louis Jacobson - Politifact

Is ISIS ‘infiltrating America and using Syrians to do it’?

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

In the hard-fought special election to fill a vacant, Atlanta-area congressional seat, a Republican group’s ad blares the alarm about terrorism on U.S. soil. more...

26th May 2017 – Quoted by Zack Beauchamp - Vox

What if it happened here?

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

In the final years of the Obama administration, the president and his top advisers worried constantly about the growing threat ISIS posed to the United States. more...

25th May 2017 – Quoted by Alex Ward - Vox

UK to US: we don’t trust you with Manchester attack information

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The Manchester attack on Monday at an Ariana Grande concert, which killed 22 people and injured 59 others, has dealt a serious new blow to America’s intelligence-sharing agreement with Britain — a relationship vital to both countries’ efforts to prevent terror attacks. more...

5th May 2017 – Quoted by Michael Kugelman - Foreign Policy

The Mother of All Terrorist Groups Isn’t the Islamic State

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

On April 13, the U.S. military dropped a huge bomb on caves and tunnels used by Islamic State fighters in eastern Afghanistan. The resulting blast reverberated several miles away, reportedly killed dozens of terrorists, and exposed the poverty of U.S. policy in Afghanistan. more...

18th April 2017 – Quoted by Nancy A. Youssef - Buzzfeed

No, Not Everything Is About North Korea

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The White House has spun three major military actions as part of a broader messaging strategy against North Korea — from bombings in Syria and Afghanistan to the deployment of an aircraft carrier to the Sea of Japan. The only problem? It may not be true. more...

13th April 2017 – Quoted by Nancy A. Youssef - Buzzfeed News

The US Just Dropped A Huge Bomb On Afghanistan To Show ISIS “They’re Not Welcome”

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The US military on Thursday for the first time used its largest non-nuclear weapon, aptly nicknamed the Mother of All Bombs, on a suspected ISIS tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan. more...

7th April 2017 – Quoted by Alan Gomez - USA Today

Sweden attack latest in disturbing terror vehicle trend

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

If a vehicle terror attack in Sweden sounds familiar, that's because it follows a disturbing trend of terrorism that requires little organization, manpower or technological know-how. more...

30th March 2017 – Quoted by Star Tribune

Minnesota needs federal help in efforts to combat terror recruiters

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Terrorism experts once would have quickly put the “lone wolf” label on Khalid Masood, the man who drove through a crowd on an iconic London bridge recently and then tried to slash his way into Parliament with a knife. more...

29th March 2017 – Quoted by Bill Gertz - The Washington Free Beacon

London Attack Spotlights ISIS Use of Vehicle Ramming

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The terrorist attack in London on March 22 was carried out by an Islamic jihadist who used a rented vehicle in an attack that killed five people and injured dozens more. more...

28th March 2017 – Quoted by Jeff Seldin - Voice of America

Fears of Islamic State’s Long Game Persist as Caliphate Crumbles

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Across much of Iraq and parts of Syria, the Islamic State terror group is in retreat. Yet, Iraqi and U.S. officials tell VOA they have a creeping fear that the larger war is still very much undecided. more...

25th March 2017 – Quoted by Corey Charlton - The Sun

How ISIS ‘remote controls’ Westminster-style lone wolf attacks on the West

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Their instruction is carried almost entirely via encrypted social media, making their connections to attacks extremely difficult to detect. more...

22nd March 2017 – Quoted by Alan Gomez - USA Today

London attack latest in disturbing terror vehicle trend

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

If a vehicle terror attack in the U.K. by a sole assailant that killed at least four people and injured at least 40 sounds familiar, that's because it follows a disturbing trend of terrorism that requires little organization, manpower or technological know-how. more...

22nd March 2017 – Quoted by Josh Siegel - The Daily Signal

London Attack Shows Challenge of Stopping Terrorism in Age of ISIS

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

At least four people were killed, including a police officer and the suspected assailant, and 40 others wounded in a terrorist attack Wednesday in London. more...

21st March 2017 – Quoted by Howard LaFranchi - The Christian Science Monitor

Defeating ISIS: Is Trump administration ready for the long haul?

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross