Analysis & Commentary

26th September 2011 - WZTK - Greensboro, NC

Brad & Britt In The Morning

James Woolsey

How to weaken the power of foreign oil.

26th September 2011 - KARN - Little Rock

First News with Bob Steel

James Woolsey

How to weaken the power of foreign oil.

26th September 2011 - The Weekly Standard

Showdown at the United Nations

As Israel has lately found itself on the receiving end of several dangerous surprises, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants to get out in front before the next possible diplomatic catastrophe.

26th September 2011 - The Long War Journal

UK Terror Sweep Uncovers Suicide Bomb Plot

Bill Roggio

Six British men who were detained during raids in Birmingham last week have been linked to an al Qaeda cell in Pakistan, and were planning to carry out suicide attacks. One additional suspect is being questioned by British authorities in connection with the plot.

25th September 2011 - Al Hurra

Free Hour

US Senator calls for possible military action against Pakistan.

25th September 2011 - The Long War Journal

Shooting at Compound in Kabul Used by Contractors and CIA

Bill Roggio

A building in Kabul that is rumored to be used by the Central Intelligence Agency came under attack this evening. The attack is the latest in a string of high-profile strikes in the Afghan capital. Gunfire and at least one explosion were heard near the complex, the former site of the Ariana...

24th September 2011 - Cited by Douglas Birch, AP

Iran’s Nuclear Setbacks: More Than Just Bad Luck?

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Reuel Marc Gerecht, a former CIA officer now at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies think tank, said a faction within Iran's government might have ordered the assassinations. He said one researcher supported Iran's persecuted opposition, while the others may have been suspected of...

23rd September 2011 - The Weekly Standard

Pakistan’s Proxy War Continues

Thomas Joscelyn

During congressional testimony on Thursday, Admiral Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, accused the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency of sponsoring terrorist attacks on an American embassy and coalition forces.

23rd September 2011 - Sun TV

The Source

Benjamin Weinthal

Durban process, Israel and Iran.

23rd September 2011 - Cited by Eltaf Najafizada and James Rupert, Bloomberg

Afghans Say Taliban’s Top Pakistan-Based Leaders Sent Peace Envoy’s Killer

About 30 of the Taliban’s most prominent leaders have served on the shura in recent years, and many of the group’s members may have dispersed to Karachi or other cities to escape possible U.S. attack, according to the Long War Journal, a U.S.- based monitoring group on the Afghan war....

22nd September 2011 - The Long War Journal

US Airstrikes Kill AQAP Fighters in Southern Yemen

Bill Roggio

The US killed several members of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) during airstrikes in an area of southern Yemen, according to reports from the region.

22nd September 2011 - The Jewish Chronicle

Only Direct Talks Can Bring Peace

Emanuele Ottolenghi

As the guns fell silent in June 1967, diplomacy sought a solution to the simmering Arab-Israeli dispute. In November 1967, it produced the answer - Resolution 242, which since then has been the cornerstone of Middle East diplomacy.

22nd September 2011 - The Long War Journal

US Designates Hamas Operative Linked to Iran, al Qaeda

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

Today the US State Department added Muhammad Hisham Muhammad Isma'il Abu Ghazala, a Hamas operative who is linked to Iran and al Qaeda and fought with Ansar al Islam in Iraq, to the list of specially designated global terrorists.

22nd September 2011 - The Long War Journal

Admiral Mullen: Pakistani ISI Sponsoring Haqqani Attacks

Thomas Joscelyn

During a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing today, Admiral Michael Mullen, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, highlighted the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence Agency's role in sponsoring the Haqqani Network - including attacks on American forces in Afghanistan.

22nd September 2011 - Foreign Affairs

Nov/Dec 2011 Editorial Preview & Author Interview

Tony Badran

Recent developments in the Syrian uprising.

22nd September 2011 - Scripps Howard News Service

Cheney Got It Right on Syrian Nukes

Clifford D. May

Journalism, they say, is a rough draft of history. Sometimes, very rough. I have in mind a recent piece by Bob Woodward, among America’s most celebrated journalists, about the debate that took place within the Bush White House over Syria’s al-Kibar nuclear reactor.

22nd September 2011 - House Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia

Axis of Abuse: U.S. Human Rights toward Iran and Syria

Tony Badran

On behalf of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, thank you for inviting me to take part in today’s hearing. I also would like to commend you for holding this hearing at a critical time in the ongoing Syrian uprising against the regime of Bashar Assad.

22nd September 2011 - inFocus Quarterly

Origins of the Palestinian Unilateral Declaration of Independence

Jonathan Schanzer

As of early September 2011, the Palestinian Authority (PA), under the leadership of Mahmoud Abbas, was set to bypass negotiations with Israel and attempt to declare statehood at the United Nations.

21st September 2011 - The Long War Journal

Pakistan Frees al Qaeda Commander: Report

Bill Roggio

Pakistan has freed a senior al Qaeda commander who served as Osama bin Laden's bodyguard, according to a report from the region. Dr. Amin al Haq, who served as the security coordinator of Osama bin Laden's Black Guard, was recently released by Pakistani authorities, according to a report in...

21st September 2011 - Bloomberg TV

News Update

Jonathan Schanzer

The potential economic impact of the statehood vote on Israel and the Palestinian territories.


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