Analysis & Commentary


31st October 2011 - The Long War Journal

US Predator Strike Kills 4 ‘Militants’ in Mir Ali

Bill Roggio

US Predators struck in Pakistan's tribal areas for the fifth time in six days, killing four "militants" in the Taliban stronghold of North Waziristan.

31st October 2011 - The Long War Journal

Suicide Assault Team kills 5 People in Attack on UN Office in Kandahar

Bill Roggio

A Taliban suicide assault team killed five people in an attack on a United Nations headquarters in the capital of the southern Afghan province of Kandahar. The attack is the second of its kind in Kandahar city in five days.

31st October 2011 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio

Suicide assault team kills 5 people in attack on UN office in Kandahar.

31st October 2011 - VOA Radio

Dialogue des Religions

The role of Islamists in the new Arab order.

31st October 2011 - The Jerusalem Post

Crippling Iran’s Central Bank

Benjamin Weinthal

David S. Cohen, the US Treasury department’s under secretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, took a whirlwind tour last week of Paris, London, Berlin and Rome in an effort to convince Europe to ratchet up the pressure on Iran.

31st October 2011 - The Weekly Standard

From Tripoli to Tehran

Killing Muammar Qaddafi wasn’t easy. What President Obama said would take days wound up taking eight months. At first the administration did not seem to understand that NATO’s objective of protecting the civilians rising up against the Libyan tyrant’s 40-year rule would require...

30th October 2011 - WIP-AM & FM - Philadelphia

Conversations with Peter Solomon

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Bin Laden's legacy.

30th October 2011 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio

12 Americans Die as Blast Hits Bus in Afghanistan.

30th October 2011 - The Jerusalem Post

Lip Service is Not Enough

Benjamin Weinthal

The Iranian threat to the security of the Jewish state played a front and center role last week at Europe’s largest ever pro-Israel conference in Frankfurt.

29th October 2011 - National Review Online

Islam or Islamist?

Islam or Islamist? That is the question. Is the term “Islamist” a politically correct fabrication to dodge the inconvenient truth that Islam itself is inherently and inevitably chauvinistic and totalitarian?

27th October 2011 - NOW Lebanon

Not Total Recall

Tony Badran

The Obama administration is having a hard time explaining why the US ambassador to Syria, Robert Ford, has returned to Washington.

27th October 2011 - Roll Call

Bill’s Detainee Provisions Reaffirm the Law of War

David B. Rivkin

Gen. David Irvine’s objections to the detainee provisions in the 2012 defense budget bill miss the mark. These provisions do not change existing U.S. counterterrorism policy, much less challenge the country’s values or character.

27th October 2011 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Jonathan Schanzer

The Hamas-Fatah internal situation after the Shalit release, the likely renewal of the effort in the Security Council to getting recognition of a Palestinian State and similar efforts at the specialized agencies of the United Nations, as well as issues in regard to cutting funding to the PA....

27th October 2011 - National Review Online

Our Libyan Adventure

‘Are you suggesting that we would be better off with the Qaddafi dictatorship still in effect?” asked Chris Wallace, browbeating presidential candidate Michele Bachmann.

26th October 2011 - The Weekly Standard

The Terrorists’ War in Iraq Continues

Thomas Joscelyn

President Obama’s announcement that U.S. military forces will be withdrawn from Iraq by the end of the year has been accompanied by a renewed wave of terrorist attacks.

26th October 2011 - Joint Subcommittee

Iranian Terror Operations on American Soil

Reuel Marc Gerecht

FDD Senior Fellow Reuel Marc Gerecht testified before a joint Homeland Security Counterterrorism & Intelligence and Oversight, Investigations & Management Subcommittee hearing on "Iranian Terror Operations on American Soil."

26th October 2011 - Scripps Howard News Service

Autocracies United

Clifford D. May

Diplomacy is not a science but sometimes diplomatic theories can be tested. As a presidential candidate, Barrack Obama hypothesized that relations with both Iran and Russia could be much improved.

26th October 2011 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Ramification of Tunisian election and statements out of Tripoli.

26th October 2011 - Tablet

Mob Tactics

Headlines this week may be fixated on Libya’s embrace of Sharia law and Islamists’ electoral victory in Tunisia, but if you really want to gauge what the Arab Spring has wrought, forget about the drama in Tunis and Tripoli.

25th October 2011 - Policy Options for U.S. Response

The Assad Regime’s Continuing Mass Murder of Syrians

Long a sponsor of terrorism beyond its borders, the Syrian government is now waging an internal war against its own people. The United Nations reports that President Bashar al-Assad’s security forces have killed over 3,000 civilians and detained 30,000 more since the country’s...

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