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Analysis & Commentary - Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross's Latest Books and Briefings

20th February 2017 – FDD Press

Islamic State 2021

Islamic State 2021

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The Islamic State (referred to in this report as ISIL) has seen its prospects in North and West Africa grow increasingly dim since early 2015. ISIL has experienced significant losses in North Africa in the past year, especially in Libya, which was once ISIL’s most valuable territory outside of Syria and Iraq, and was home to the group’s unofficial African capital. more...

5th April 2016 – International Centre for Counter-Terrorism - The Hague

The Islamic State’s Global Propaganda Strategy

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

This Research Paper aims to analyse in depth the global propaganda strategy of the so-called “Islamic State” (IS) by looking at the methods through which this grand strategy is carried out as well as the objectives that IS wants to achieve through it. more...

9th February 2015 – Wikistrat

Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdis’s Oath of Allegiance to the Islamic State

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

On November 10, 2014, the Egypt-based jihadist group Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdis (ABM) – already notorious for its attacks on Egyptian security forces and religious minorities, and for utilizing brutal methods such as beheadings – pledged its allegiance (bayat) to the self-proclaimed caliphate known as the Islamic State (IS). more...

8th February 2015 – The Journal of International Security Affairs

Doha’s Dangerous Dalliance

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Qatari support for Islamist non-state actors has been an escalating source of tension for the monarchy in some of its vital relationships. more...

22nd October 2014 – FDD Press

China’s Post-2014 Role in Afghanistan

China’s Post-2014 Role in Afghanistan

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

As the United States draws down from Afghanistan, regional actors are recalibrating their policies to protect their interests in the country. more...

1st May 2014 – FDD Press

Allies, Adversaries & Enemies: America’s Increasingly Complex Alliances

Allies, Adversaries & Enemies: America’s Increasingly Complex Alliances

Jonathan Schanzer, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Thomas Joscelyn, Reuel Marc Gerecht, David Andrew Weinberg, Tony Badran, Mark Dubowitz, Emanuele Ottolenghi, Clifford D. May

This volume examines the growing problem of American allies that simultaneously act as Washington’s adversaries or even enemies. This phenomenon, which has markedly grown in recent decades, can be discerned in the U.S.'s bilateral relationships with Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Turkey, all four of which are examined in extended case studies in this volume. more...

1st May 2014 – Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

Successes and Failures of the U.S. and NATO Intervention in Libya

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Chairman Issa, Ranking Member Cummings, and distinguished members of the committee, it is an honor to appear before you to discuss the successes and failures... more...

6th March 2014 – Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Syria Spillover: The Growing Threat of Terrorism and Sectarianism in the Middle East

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The war in Syria has already produced tremendous ripple effects internationally, and they will only widen over time. The impact the Syria war will have on this generation... more...

18th February 2014 – International Centre for Counter-Terrorism - The Hague

Ansar al-Sharia in Tunisia’s Shift to Jihad

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Since the fall of Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in January 2011, the country has been challenged by the growth of a domestic salafi jihadist movement. more...

4th February 2014 – House Armed Services Committee

The Arab Spring and Al-Qaeda’s Resurgence

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Chairman McKeon, Ranking Member Smith, distinguished members of the committee, it is an honor to appear before you to discuss the state of al-Qaeda, its affiliates... more...

10th July 2013 – House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa

Salafi Jihadism in the North African Regional Context

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Chairmen Poe and Ros-Lehtinen, Ranking Members Sherman and Deutch, distinguished members of the subcommittees, it is an honor to appear before... more...

28th May 2013 – International Centre for Counter-Terrorism - Hague

Ansar al-Sharia Tunisia’s Long Game: Dawa, Hisba and Jihad

Ansar al-Sharia Tunisia’s Long Game: Dawa, Hisba and Jihad

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

In May 2013 the most significant clashes since the fall of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali occurred between the Tunisian government and the country’s largest salafi jihadist organisation – Ansar al-Sharia Tunisia... more...

4th October 2012 – FDD Press

The Tactical and Strategic Use of Small Arms by Terrorists

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Public discussions of terrorism tend to focus on dramatic tactics such as suicide bombings. Interest—particularly political interest—in more mundane tools, such as small arms, tends to be cyclical. more...

1st August 2012 – FDD Press

Terror in the Peaceable Kingdom

Terror in the Peaceable Kingdom

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Canada is part of a community of nations that has opposed violent Islamist movements, and terrorism more generally, since the 9/11 attacks. While al Qaeda has experienced considerable losses... more...

30th August 2011 – Wiley

Bin Laden’s Legacy: Why We’re Still Losing the War on Terror

Bin Laden’s Legacy: Why We’re Still Losing the War on Terror

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

In the decade since 9/11, the United States has grown weaker: It has been bogged down by costly wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It has spent billions of dollars on security to protect air travel and other transport, as well as the homeland more generally. more...

30th November 2010 –

Aum Shinrikyo

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

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20th May 2010 –

The Afghanistan-Pakistan Theater: Militant Islam, Security & Stability

The Afghanistan-Pakistan Theater: Militant Islam, Security & Stability

Clifford D. May, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

What is the optimal strategy for the United States and its allies to pursue in Afghanistan? Observers across the political spectrum agree that military operations alone are not enough to secure Afghanistan against a powerful insurgency linked to global jihadism. There is increasing consensus as well that Pakistan - a refuge for important al-Qaeda figures, and also under attack by insurgents who identify themselves as Taliban - is deeply involved in this conflict. more...

18th February 2010 –

Leadership vs. Leaderless Resistance: The Militant White Separatist Movement’s Operating Model

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

White separatism today bears little resemblance to the movement a decade ago. At that time, the movement could have been described as inhabiting the furthest political margins, yet it was visible due to its outspoken leadership and controversial public demonstrations. more...

29th July 2009 –

Terrorism in the West 2008

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The Center for Terrorism Research has released its newest report, Terrorism in the West 2008, by Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Joshua D. Goodman, and Laura Grossman. Terrorism is not a new phenomenon, nor is it likely to disappear anytime soon. more...

24th April 2009 –

Fixing Our Pakistan Problem

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

A deadly suicide bombing hit India's embassy in Kabul on July 7, 2008. After the U.S. learned that the attack may have implicated rogue elements of Pakistan's powerful Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI), American strategic planners decided that the U.S. needed to deliver a stern warning to Pakistan. more...