Analysis & Commentary

22nd September 2008

Plug-in Hybrids: The Cars that will Recharge America

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

While biofuels offer a drop-in alternative to oil in the short run, the long-term energy security of this country requires us to leverage technological innovations to achieve greater efficiency. In their 2008 book Apollo's Fire, Jay Inslee and Bracken Hendricks make a persuasive case that...

19th September 2008

From Energy Crisis To Energy Security

Clifford D. May, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

American dependence on oil sends hundreds of billions of dollars overseas every year, forces the U.S. to put its troops in harm's way, and undermines American diplomatic efforts. As the United States experiences rapidly increasing oil and commodities prices, coupled with sluggish economic...

12th September 2008 - The Long War Journal

Intercepted Letters from al-Qaeda Leaders Shed Light on State of Network in Iraq

Bill Roggio, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Tony Badran

Yesterday, Center for Terrorism Research (CTR) adjunct fellow Bill Roggio posted an important report at the Long War Journal. He noted that a series of letters intercepted by Multinational Forces-Iraq—letters that chronicle the communications between al-Qaeda deputy leader Ayman...

3rd September 2008

News from the Iraqi Awakening

span class="textsmall"Iraq's Awakening movement, which originated in the Anbar province, was one of the keys to the turnaround that the country has experienced since January 2007. This collection of Sunni tribesmen, Iraqi nationalists, ex-Baathists, and others, took great risks to help drive...

24th July 2008

Myths and Facts about America’s Energy Crisis

2nd July 2008

Future Jihad

This Foreign Affairs bestseller from MSNBC terrorism expert Walid Phares allows a frightening look into the future of jihad. Phares--who has served as an expert with the Justice Department, briefed the Defense and State Departments, and testified to Congress--shows that ther has been a...

10th June 2008

Signs of Further Progress in Iraq

With the U.S. presidential primaries dominating the headlines in the mainstream media, the continued improvements in Iraq have largely gone unreported. Since General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker last testified before Congress, the Iraqi government and its citizens have...

2nd May 2008 - FDD Policy Briefing

The High Cost of Oil Dependence

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

With the price of oil over $125 a barrel and U.S. gasoline prices hovering around $4 a gallon, our nation’s energy dependence has been a top news headline. Although the economic effect...

1st April 2008

Looking at the President’s Assessment of the Iraq Campaign

President Bush's March 27 assessment of the state of the war in Iraq raised important strategic assertions that warrant greater attention from the public and the defense and national security sectors. The principles announced by the president with regard to the measurement of success and the...

1st April 2008

Saudis Should Be Scrutinized for Funding Palestinian Terrorism

President Bush meets today with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Faisal to discuss last week's congressional report on 9/11, which includes allegations of links between Saudi government officials and the 9/11 hijackers.

20th March 2008

Bin Laden’s Threat Uncovers Jihadist Message for Europe

18th March 2008

The War of Ideas

From Afghanistan and Iraq to Europe and the U.S., we are engaged in one of the most heated wars of all time. In this incisive book, terrorism expert Walid Phares shows that the most important battle of all is taking place in the hearts and minds of people across the world. This is the War of...

18th March 2008

The Confrontation

In Future Jihad, terrorism and Middle East expert Walid Phares gave a definitive account of the historical and cultural forces that led to September 11 and the rise of radical Islam. In The War of Ideas, he revealed the conflict of ideologies that underlie the War on Terror. Now, in The...

12th March 2008

Inverse False Alarms

6th March 2008

Taliban Defeat in North-West Frontier?

To some commentators, the results of Pakistan's Feb. 18 elections in its restive North-West Frontier Province appear to be a significant strategic victory for the United States.

6th March 2008

Helping Taiwan Help Itself

On Monday, the Pentagon released the 2008 edition of its legislatively mandated Annual Report to Congress: Military Power of the People's Republic of China.

28th February 2008

Will divisions undermine Somali rebellion?

By mid-2007, when the fighting in Somalia was routinely described as an "Iraq-style insurgency," victory seemed likely for the extremist Islamic Courts Union. But rifts within the insurgency that were simmering last year may now have reached a boiling point, providing a strategic opportunity...

27th February 2008

Al Qaeda’s Resurgence

Four years ago, his words would have represented an almost unquestioned consensus view. In late January, the State Department's counterterrorism coordinator, Dell Dailey, described al Qaeda's top leadership as isolated, saying that they have "much, much less central authority and much, much...

3rd January 2008

Returning Iraqi Refugees

17th December 2007

Syrian and Iranian Axis Terrorize Their Opposition


Ali Alfoneh

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Tony Badran

Research Fellow, Levant

Mark Dubowitz

Executive Director

Yaya J. Fanusie

Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance - Director of Analysis

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