Analysis & Commentary

Articles


31st May 2017 - FDD's Long War Journal

Afghan military helicopter destroyed in Taliban IED attack

Bill Roggio

The Taliban published a dramatic video touting the destruction of an Afghan military helicopter just seconds after it landed on a remote outpost in a mountainous area of Afghanistan. The Taliban has infiltrated Afghan military outposts in the past and conducted similar attacks.

31st May 2017 - FDD's Long War Journal

Bomb blast rocks Kabul during rush hour, killing dozens of civilians

Thomas Joscelyn

A vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) was detonated near diplomatic facilities in the Afghan capital during rush hour this morning. Preliminary casualty reports say that at least 80 people were killed in the blast and dozens more wounded. A photo of the aftermath of the bombing...

31st May 2017 - The Washington Times

The battles of Britain and Egypt

Clifford D. May

The slaughter of 22 concertgoers in Manchester last week was followed four days later by the murder of 29 Christians traveling by bus to a monastery in the desert south of Cairo. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for both attacks. In an internet video, a masked spokesman denounced the...

30th May 2017 - FDD's Long War Journal

Jihad during Ramadan is ‘obligatory,’ Taliban spokesman says

Bill Roggio

An official Taliban spokesman described jihad as “obligatory worship” and said that there would be no cease-fire during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The spokesman’s stance is consistent with Taliban policy.

30th May 2017 - Institute for Science and International Security

Is Iran Mass Producing Advanced Gas Centrifuge Components?

Olli Heinonen

The head of Iran’s nuclear program says Iran has the capability to initiate mass production of advanced centrifuges on short notice. The mass production of these centrifuges (or their components) would greatly expand Iran’s ability to sneak-out or breakout to nuclear weapons capability...

30th May 2017 - Fox News

Trump, Germany’s Merkel clash over trade, NATO and ‘Western values’

Benjamin Weinthal

Germany and the U.S. emerged from Memorial Day weekend in a war of words, as Chancellor Angela Merkel and her coalition partners attacked America’s reliability as a world power and President Trump fired back on Twitter.

30th May 2017 - FDD's Long War Journal

Shabaab claims US is ‘Satan of our time,’ praises al Qaeda’s leadership

Thomas Joscelyn

Shabaab, al Qaeda’s branch in East Africa, has released a 55-minute video professing its adherence to global jihadist principles. The production is titled, “They Are Not Welcome — They Shall Burn In Their Fire.” It emphasizes that “defending Muslim lands is from the most important...

30th May 2017 - FDD's Long War Journal

Islamic State suicide bombers attack Baghdad during Ramadan

Thomas Joscelyn

Shortly after midnight, a car bomb was detonated near a popular ice cream shop in the Karrada district of Baghdad.

29th May 2017 - Briefing at the Annual NATO Conference on WMD Arms Control, Disarmament, and Non-Proliferation

State of Play and Future of the Multilateral Non-proliferation Regimes and Initiatives

Olli Heinonen

The last couple of years have seen mixed progress in non-proliferation, arms control, and disarmament. On the positive side, we can applaud the Ministerial-level Nuclear Security conference in December 2016 and actions emanating from that.

28th May 2017 - FDD's Long War Journal

UK officials still investigating ‘wider conspiracy’ behind Manchester attack

Thomas Joscelyn

Law enforcement and counterterrorism officials are still investigating the possible “wider conspiracy” behind the May 22 Manchester Arena bombing, according to a statement released by the Manchester Police.

28th May 2017 - FDD's Long War Journal

UK officials still investigating ‘wider conspiracy’ behind Manchester attack

Thomas Joscelyn

Law enforcement and counterterrorism officials are still investigating the possible “wider conspiracy” behind the May 22 Manchester Arena bombing, according to a statement released by the Manchester Police.

28th May 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

PayPal Probes Neo-Nazi Account Supportive of Holocaust Denier, Hezbollah

Benjamin Weinthal

PayPal launched an investigation last week into its account with a neo-Nazi organization that is pro-Hezbollah, pro-Assad and also supports a convicted Holocaust denier. - See more at:...

27th May 2017 - FDD's Long War Journal

Islamic State claims attack on bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt

Thomas Joscelyn

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a massacre that was carried out yesterday in Minya, south of Cairo, Egypt. Masked gunman opened fire on a bus filled with Coptic Christians who were traveling to the St. Samuel Coptic Orthodox Monastery. At least 28 people were killed.

27th May 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

Nevada Legislature Passes Anti-BDS Law

Benjamin Weinthal

The Nevada State Assembly unanimously passed on Wednesday a bill that would outlaw government bodies from conducting business with companies that boycott the Jewish state. Last month, the state Senate approved the same anti-BDS (boycott, divestment, sanctions) legislation in a 19-2 vote....

27th May 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

Israel’s Anti-BDS ‘Start-Up’ Ministry

Benjamin Weinthal

In a wide-ranging interview with The Jerusalem Post, Ministry of Strategic Affairs and Public Diplomacy officials announced the dawning of a new era in the government’s campaign against Israel-boycott organizations, proclaiming the rise of the “Start-Up Ministry.”

26th May 2017 - FDD's Long War Journal

US kills Pakistani Taliban ‘master in electronics’ in drone strike

Bill Roggio

The Pakistani Taliban (Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, or TTP) has confirmed that the US killed two of its operatives in a drone strike in the tribal agency of North Waziristan earlier this week. The TTP announced today that it “retaliated” for the drone strike by attacking Pakistani forces....

26th May 2017 - FDD's Long War Journal

CENTCOM: Three senior Islamic State foreign fighters killed

Thomas Joscelyn

US Central Command (CENTCOM) announced today that “three senior foreign fighters” in the Islamic State were killed near the Iraqi-Syrian border in recent weeks. Two of them, Mustafa Gunes and Abu Asim al-Jazaeri, were allegedly involved in planning attacks abroad. And the third,...

26th May 2017 - FDD's Long War Journal

Taliban attacks another base in Kandahar

Bill Roggio

The Taliban launched another coordinated assault against Afghan military installations in the southern province of Kandahar today. At least one dozen Afghan soldiers are reported to have been involved in the fighting.

26th May 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

German FM Hosts Iranian Official Calling for Israel’s Destruction

Benjamin Weinthal

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel welcomed Monday an Iranian religious leader who called for the elimination of Israel at last year’s al-Quds rally in Berlin.

26th May 2017 - The Weekly Standard

Unfinished Business

Thomas Joscelyn

Donald Trump is fond of claiming that his predecessor mismanaged America's role in the world. "And I have to just say that the world is a mess. I inherited a mess," the president noted during a joint press conference with King Abdullah of Jordan in the Rose Garden on April 5. "Whether it's...

Experts

David Adesnik

Director of Research

Tony Badran

Research Fellow

John Cappello

Senior Fellow

Eric S. Edelman

Senior Advisor

More Experts...

Events
No results matched your query.

More Events...