Analysis & Commentary


7th February 2013 - Faster, Please!

Iran: The War Within and Without

Michael Ledeen

A week ago, something went seriously wrong in the underground tunnels beneath the Iranian nuclear enrichment facility at Natanz. I don’t know if it was an explosion, on-site sabotage, an accident, or a cyber attack...

7th February 2013 - Scripps Howard News Service

Letter from the West Bank

Clifford D. May

It’s difficult not to like Salam Fayyad. The prime minister of the Palestinian Authority has an avuncular demeanor and old-fashioned professorial charm. He boasts a doctorate in economics from the University of Texas...

6th February 2013 - The Long War Journal

US Drones Strike in Remote Area of North Waziristan

Bill Roggio

The US launched an airstrike in Pakistan's Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan today, killing five "militants" in an area known to host al Qaeda and other foreign terror groups.

6th February 2013 - Tablet

Iran To Investigate JCC Bombing

On July 18, 1994, a massive car bombing leveled the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina in Buenos Aires, killing 85 people and wounding hundreds. That there have been no arrests after almost 20...

6th February 2013 - The Weekly Standard

Blaming Terrorists for Terrorism

Yesterday the Bulgarian government announced the results of its investigation into the July 18, 2012 bus bombing that killed 5 Israeli tourists and a Bulgarian bus driver in the city of Burgas.

6th February 2013 - The Long War Journal

Prominent al Qaeda Leader Killed in Drone Strike in 2012

Bill Roggio

Al Qaeda announced the death of Abd el Kader Mahmoud Mohamed el Sayed, a longtime senior jihadist leader and military commander who was killed in a drone strike in Pakistan sometime in the spring of 2012.

6th February 2013 - Foreign Policy

Europe’s Hezbollah Problem

Benjamin Weinthal

Since the Lebanese political movement Hezbollah's inception in 1982, the group's relations with the European Union have been characterized by a fragmented policy filled with complex diplomatic maneuvers.

5th February 2013 - National Review Online

Three Cheers for Bulgaria’s Indictment of Hezbollah’s Terror

Benjamin Weinthal

Defying substantial German and French pressure to not explicitly name Hezbollah as the terror group behind the bombing of a tour bus that killed one Bulgarian national and five Israelis in July 2012...

5th February 2013 - The Long War Journal

Taliban, IMU Form Ansar al Aseer to Free Jihadist Prisoners

Bill Roggio

The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan announced the formation of the Ansar al Aseer, a unit tasked to free jihadist prisoners and support their families.

5th February 2013 - The Globe and Mail

Homegrown Terror is Real, But You Won’t Find It Online

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Homegrown terrorism has become a topic of discussion in both Canada and the United States. A study by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service found that violent extremists in Canada are more often citizens...

5th February 2013 - New York Daily News

Iran’s Nuclear Lies

P.T. Barnum is widely attributed for having made the observation that “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.”

4th February 2013 - The Weekly Standard

The Obama Vacuum

One thing Hillary Clinton got right in her testimony before Congress last week: “When America is absent,” she said, “there are consequences.” But the administration she served has chosen to be absent...

4th February 2013 - The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda in Iraq Suicide Bomber Attacks Awakening in Taji

Bill Roggio

Al Qaeda in Iraq executed its second major suicide attack against Iraqi security personnel in two days. Today, a suicide bomber attacked members of the Awakening in Taji, a city just north of Baghdad.

4th February 2013 - The Jerusalem Post

Report Shows Hezbollah, Iran Join Forces

Benjamin Weinthal

The head of the Washington Institute’s Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, Dr. Matthew Levitt, on Wednesday issued a report detailing the intensified and reorganized collaboration...

3rd February 2013 - The Sunday Times

Case by Case, EU Judges Help Iran Go Nuclear

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons is entering a critical stage. However, the sanctions regime put in place by the European Union — until recently Iran’s biggest trading partner — along with the United...

3rd February 2013 - The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda in Iraq Launches Suicide Assault in Kirkuk

Bill Roggio

An al Qaeda in Iraq suicide assault team attacked an Iraqi police headquarters in the northern flashpoint city of Kirkuk today. The tactic is being employed with increasing frequency by al Qaeda and its affiliates...

3rd February 2013 - The Jerusalem Post

‘Failure to Blacklist Hezbollah Undermines Security’

Benjamin Weinthal

The Iranian regime’s genocidal threats toward Israel and the European Union’s failure to list Hezbollah as a terrorist organization shaped many of the panel discussions at a one-day conference in London...

3rd February 2013 - The Wall Street Journal

Unlikely Peacemakers

Conventional political wisdom has long held that the Palestinian issue is the key to the Middle East. Yet as Elliott Abrams points out in "Tested by Zion: The Bush Administration and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict,"...

2nd February 2013 - The Long War Journal

Taliban Suicide Assault Team Hits Pakistani Military Camp

Bill Roggio

The Taliban claimed credit for today's deadly suicide assault on a Pakistani military checkpoint in the northwestern district of Lakki Markat. The Taliban claimed the attack was carried out to avenge the deaths...

1st February 2013 - National Review Online

Hezbollah’s War on Israel and the U.S.

Benjamin Weinthal

Threatened by a Syrian-regime weapons convoy destined for the terrorist organization Hezbollah, Israel’s air force destroyed on Wednesday a cache of military arms believed to be Russian-made SA-17...


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