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The Last Angry Man

JFK plot

Taliban Counter Strategy: Outlive Obama’s Plan?

What does the Taliban think about Obama’s plans for their country?

Now that we’ve understood the administration’s strategy for Afghanistan, what is the Taliban strategy against the United States? Such a question is warranted to be able to project the clash between the two strategies and...

Big John and Amy

Sentencing the Times Square terrorist to life.

From the Left: J Street Moves To Center on Iran Sanctions

But supporters of the sanctions bill argue that it is the most effective measure to create pressure. “Gasoline sanctions will both ratchet up the economic pressure on the regime and remind the Iranian people of how badly the regime has mismanaged the economy and isolated Iran from the rest...

The Situation Room

NPR firing Juan Williams for his comments about Muslims.

Al Qaeda-Linked Group Attacks Lebanese Army

Lebanon’s Politicians Made Mistakes but 1559 Stays

In a message to Lebanese communities inside Lebanon and in the Diaspora, Dr Walid Phares, said civil society in Lebanon needs to equip itself with “Strategic Patience” for a while because of the mistakes made by their politicians since the Cedars Revolution. Phares, a senior fellow at the...

Inside Story

The attack on Christians in Baghdad.

Faith, Doubt, and U.S. Foreign Policy

A final study supporting this connection, “Homegrown Terrorists in the U.S. and U.K.,” examined how individuals become radicalized from within Western nations. Released last year by the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, it offers an empirical look at 117 homegrown “jihadist”...

The F24 Debate

The current state of al Qaeda.

Jack Birnberg Speaks Out

Palestinian politics.

Wake Up Monterey

The war on terrorism

Washington is Narrowing its Options on Iran

December 31 has come and gone, and with it the deadline set by the Obama administration for Iran to respond to the latest offer on its nuclear program. Where does the United States’ policy on Iran now stand? Recentreports have come out that the administration is preparing to go once again to...

The Jon Justice Show

North Korean shelling.

Strike on CIA Base Tests U.S. Assessment of al Qaeda

Walid Phares, an expert on jihadist groups with the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies in Washington, said Balawi’s case showed the extent to which U.S. spy agencies underestimated how effective al Qaeda and other groups are at “indoctrinating” their supporters and training them on...

Fox News Live

The Jihadi threat in Pakistan.

Know Thine Enemy,’ Romney Says of ‘Jihadists’

Al-Qaida Holds The Upper Hand

In 2001, one would-be shoe bomber forced millions of travelers to take off their shoes. In 2006, terrorists planned to bring down aircraft on transatlantic flights by smuggling liquid explosives onto planes. They were thwarted but they succeeded in preventing passengers from bringing liquids...

The Don Kroah Show

Cliff’s take on the new WikiLeaks & his NRO piece, “Cyber Wakeup Call?”

The Thom Hartman Show

How to discuss the threat posed by al Qaeda.


Ali Alfoneh

Senior Fellow

Tony Badran

Research Fellow, Levant

Mark Dubowitz

Executive Director

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Senior Fellow

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