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24th October 2014 - WUSA9

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Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross shares his thoughts on whether the United States should be concerned about an attack similar to the shooting in Ottawa.

24th October 2014 - Quoted by Nicole Gaouette - Bloomberg

Lone-Wolf Attacks Duel With Airstrikes in New Warfare Era

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Six needle-nosed CF-18 fighter jets took off from the Canadian Forces base in Cold Lake, Alberta, Oct. 21 to join the coalition fighting Islamic State.

24th October 2014 - CNN

New Day

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross explains the difficulties of preventing lone-wolf terrorist attacks.

24th October 2014 - Forbes

North Korea Takes a Tip from Iran’s “Charm Offensive”?

Claudia Rosett

North Korea is engaged in a blitz of diplomatic activity, summed up by the New York Times as Pyongyang’s “Diplomatic Charm Offensive.”

23rd October 2014 - CNN

The Situation Room

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross analyzes the Ottawa terrorist attacker.

23rd October 2014 - FDD Policy Brief

The Passing of Ayatollah Mahdavi-Kani

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Another man of the cloth has perished. Ayatollah Mohammad Reza Mahdavi-Kani, the Chairman of Iran’s Assembly of Experts, passed away this Tuesday while hospitalized with a coma in Tehran.

23rd October 2014 - Quoted by Louis Jacobson - Politifact

Could Terrorists Use Ebola to Attack the United States?

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The possibility that terrorists could attack the United States using Ebola as a bioweapon -- the mutant spawn of Americans’ two biggest fears -- has been catnip for some politicians and commentators.

23rd October 2014 - WSJ Live

Opinion Journal

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD Vice President for Research Jonathan Schanzer analyzes the recent events in Ottawa.

23rd October 2014 - CNN

Wolf!

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross explains how terrorist groups like the Islamic State attract Western recruits.

23rd October 2014 - FDD Policy Brief

Sinai’s Volatility Increasingly Unites Egypt and Israel

Oren Kessler

Militants in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula carried out a cross-border shooting attack on Wednesday, leaving an Israeli female company commander moderately wounded and a male soldier in serious condition.

23rd October 2014 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD Vice President for Research Jonathan Schanzer chats with John Batchelor about Turkey's lack involvement in the fight against the Islamic State.

23rd October 2014 - Quoted by Adam Kredo - The Washington Free Beacon

Top Iranian Official: Obama is ‘The Weakest of U.S. Presidents’

Saeed Ghasseminejad

The Iranian president’s senior advisor has called President Barack Obama “the weakest of U.S. presidents” and described the U.S. leader’s tenure in office as “humiliating,” according to a translation of the highly candid comments provided to the Free Beacon.

23rd October 2014 - Quoted by Sharona Schwartz - The Blaze

Nightmare: Qatar Was Elected to the U.N. Human Rights Council, but That Could Be Just the Beginning

David Andrew Weinberg

Middle East watchers are sounding alarm bells over reported behind-the-scenes maneuverings underway to have the former prime minister of Qatar – a key sponsor of the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas – appointed secretary-general of the United Nations when Ban Ki-Moon’s term expires in...

23rd October 2014 - Quoted by Jeff Seldin - VOA News

Analysis: Concerns Rise About US Intel Capabilities on IS

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Concerns about the capabilities of U.S. intelligence agencies have been steadily rising, sparked in part by comments from President Barack Obama that they “underestimated” the rise of the group known as Islamic State.

23rd October 2014 - Quoted by Seth McLaughlin - The Washington Times

Hawks on the Hunt: GOP Pounces on Obama Foreign Policy Flubs for Poll Edge

Clifford D. May

Republicans are putting President Obama’s foreign policy on the ballot this year, and with the GOP poised to make big gains, including possibly capturing control of the Senate, the White House will see more constraints on its policies toward Ukraine, Iran and the Islamic State terrorists....

23rd October 2014 - Quoted by Julian Pecquet - Al-Monitor

US Rules Out ‘Shutting Down’ Economy in Islamic State Areas

Jonathan Schanzer

The Treasury Department’s point man on combating the Islamic State (IS) said Oct. 23 that the United States was opposed to “shutting down” economic activity in IS-controlled areas.

23rd October 2014 - Haaretz

U.S., Israel Have Few Options to Stop the Palestinian Diplomatic Momentum

Grant Rumley

‘Palestine 194’: The energetic global diplomatic and public relations efforts toward Palestinian state recognition that largely bypasses the U.S. and leaves Israel to protest from the sidelines.

23rd October 2014 - CBC Radio

The Current

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross shares his thoughts on how to prevent homegrown terrorism.

23rd October 2014 - The Jerusalem Post

Book Review: Dancing With the Iranian Devil

Benjamin Weinthal

Since 1984, when Germany’s foreign minister engaged Iran in ‘critical dialogue,’ the policy of ‘change through trade’ has informed Europe’s interactions with the Middle Eastern country.

23rd October 2014 - Fox News

Fox & Friends First

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses the possible affiliations of the Ottawa shooter.

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