Analysis & Commentary

24th April 2014 - The Long War Journal

Death of French Hostage in Mali

Laura Grossman

This week, Agence France-Presse received a disturbing call from a terrorist group announcing the death of French hostage Gilberto...

24th April 2014 - The Long War Journal

Afghan Policeman Guns Down 3 Americans at Hospital in Kabul

Bill Roggio

An Afghan police officer opened fire on American medical personnel at a hospital run by a Christian charity in Kabul, killing three Americans...

24th April 2014 - Quoted by Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post

Palestinian Authority Chooses Terror Over Peace, Again

Jonathan Schanzer

The Post reports: “Rival Palestinian political factions on Wednesday announced a surprise reconciliation deal and plans for a unified government, upending U.S.-backed...

24th April 2014 - CBN News


Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Jonathan Schanzer on the Hamas-Fatah unity deal and what it means for the future of peace talks with Israel.

24th April 2014 - The New York Times

Uniting With Terrorists Won’t Lead to an Accord

Jonathan Schanzer

The Palestinians have been a house divided since 2007, when Hamas, a violent Islamist organization, overran the Palestinian Authority. The violence erupted after...

24th April 2014 - NOW Media

Obama has Had a Strategy All Along

Tony Badran

Last week, Frederic Hof, one of the Obama administration's former top Syria hands, asked whether the administration had a conscious strategy in Syria. Hof, who...

24th April 2014 - Quoted by Catherine Herridge, Fox News

Top Al Qaeda Commander Relocates to Syria

Jonathan Schanzer

A member of Al Qaeda's senior leadership, Sanafi al Nasr, has relocated to Syria, where he is living openly and publicly courts his followers on twitter, according...

23rd April 2014 - The Long War Journal

Afghan Taliban Confirms Death of Shadow Governors for Kunar, Kandahar

Bill Roggio

The Afghan Taliban confirmed that its shadow governors for Kunar and Kandahar provinces were killed during combat over the past...

23rd April 2014 - Quoted by Eli Lake, The Daily Beast

Jihadists Now Control Secretive U.S. Base in Libya

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

A key jihadist leader and longtime member of al Qaeda has taken control of a secretive training facility set up by U.S. special operations...

23rd April 2014 - Quoted by Judith Miller, Fox News

Egypt’s Leader Urges America to Reinstate Military Aid for Fight Against Terror

David Barnett

Egypt’s de facto ruler urged President Obama to restore the military aid suspended last year after Egypt’s armed forces ousted the country’s president and warned...

23rd April 2014 - CNN International

News Update

Claudia Rosett

FDD's Claudia Rosett on North Korea's increased nuclear activity and efforts by the international community to counter it.

23rd April 2014 - Quoted by Lee Smith, The Weekly Standard

Syria Announces Presidential Elections for June

Tony Badran

Monday the Syrian regime announced that presidential elections will be held June 3. The State Department dismissed the news. “The fact that you would even think..

22nd April 2014 - Syndicated

Nothing But Truth

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Obama's foreign policy.

22nd April 2014 - Quoted by Ariel Zirulnick, Christian Science Monitor

String of US Drone Strikes in Yemen Target Al Qaeda Affiliate

Bill Roggio

A series of drone strikes in Yemen in recent days have killed at least 40 alleged militants, highlighting the challenges facing the US and Yemen in directing a controversial...

22nd April 2014 - Cited by Joshua Gillin, PolitiFact

Rubio’s Claim that Snowden Scandal ‘Most Damaging’ U.S. Espionage Not Definitive

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio makes it clear where he stands on Edward Snowden's exposure of the National Security Agency's spying programs: The situation...

22nd April 2014 - Podcast

Secure Freedom Radio

Claudia Rosett

FDD's Claudia Rosett on the likelihood of Ukrainian dissolution and complete integration into Russia and North Korea's progression as a credible nuclear threat...

22nd April 2014 - FDD Policy Brief

American Missiles in Syria

Patrick Megahan

Since the start of the Syrian civil war, the secular-leaning Free Syrian Army has repeatedly called for arms from the United States to help level the playing field against...

22nd April 2014 - The Washington Times

In Africa, a Real “War on Women”

Clifford D. May

Last week, more than a hundred Nigerian students, girls between 15 and 18 years of age, were kidnapped by the al Qaeda-affiliated terrorists of Boko Haram.

21st April 2014 - The Long War Journal

Zawahiri Discusses Infighting in Syria, Opposition to Egyptian Goverment

Thomas Joscelyn

Al Qaeda emir Ayman al Zawahiri discusses the infighting between jihadist groups in Syria and his opposition to the Egyptian government...

21st April 2014 - Quoted by Eric Schmitt, The New York Times

U.S. Drones and Yemeni Forces Kill Qaeda-Linked Fighters, Officials Say

Bill Roggio

American drones and Yemeni counterterrorism forces killed more than three dozen militants linked to Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen over the weekend in one of...


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