Analysis & Commentary

10th April 2014 - The Long War Journal

Taliban’s Shadow Governor for Kunar Reported Killed in US Airstrike

Bill Roggio

The National Directorate of Security, Afghanistan's domestic intelligence service, claimed that the Taliban's shadow governor for Kunar province and several senior...

8th April 2014 - The Long War Journal

Jordan Rearrests Ex-Gitmo Detainee Once Deemed a ‘High’ Risk

Thomas Joscelyn

Jordanian authorities have arrested nine members of the Salafi jihadist trend, including a former Guantanamo detainee named Osama...

5th April 2014 - CTV News

News Update

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD's Daveed Gartenstein-Ross analyzes the recent elections in Afghanistan and Hamid Karzai's departure.

4th April 2014 - The Long War Journal

Former Guantanamo Detainee Killed While Leading Jihadist Group in Syria

Bill Roggio

Ibrahim Bin Shakaran, a Moroccan who spent more than three years at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility before being released to...

3rd April 2014 - House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence

Assessing Terrorism in the Caucasus and the Threat to the Homeland

Bill Roggio

Chairman King, Ranking Member Higgins, members of the committee, thank you for inviting me here to discuss the terrorist threat emanating from the Caucasus.

29th March 2014 - The Long War Journal

Taliban Continue to Launch Suicide Assaults in Kabul

Bill Roggio

The Taliban launched two more suicide assaults in the Afghan capital of Kabul over the past 24 hours. In the attacks, the Taliban targeted the

28th March 2014 - Fox News

Surrendering America

Clifford D. May

FDD's Clifford D. May discusses how President Obama's foreign policy is weakening America's hand abroad and invites aggression by adversaries.

26th March 2014 - The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda Spokesman Convicted on Terrorism Charges

Thomas Joscelyn

Osama bin Laden's son-in-law and spokesman after the 9/11 attacks, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, has been convicted on terrorism charges by

26th March 2014 - FDD Policy Brief

The Ukrainian Crisis and the Northern Distribution Network

Boris Zilberman

The U.S. Treasury Department levied more sanctions last week against key Russian officials close to President Putin, as well as Bank Rossiya. The Russian Federation...

20th March 2014 - The Long War Journal

Taliban Claim Suicide Assault on Jalalabad Police HQ

Bill Roggio

The Afghan Taliban claimed credit for today's suicide assault on a police headquarters in Jalalabad in the eastern province of

18th March 2014 - VOA Afghanistan

News Update

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Afghanistan's elections.

17th March 2014 - Cited by Robert Sibley, Ottawa Citizen

Terrorism of the Mundane: Al Qaeda’s Shift to Street Jihad Tactics

Thomas Joscelyn

I’ve often wondered when the Islamists would bring the kind of IED tactics that were deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq against western soldiers to the cities of North America.

17th March 2014 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

The United States withdrawal from Afghanistan and jihadist fighters in Syria.

15th March 2014 - The Long War Journal

Review Board Rules Against Guantanamo Detainee

Thomas Joscelyn

On March 5, a review board set up to evaluate the status of Guantanamo detainees determined that Abdel Malik Ahmed Abdel

14th March 2014 - Cited by Zulfiqar Ali and Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times

Pakistan Militant Group Takes Responsibility for Two Bombings

Bill Roggio

A little-known Islamist militant group took responsibility for twin bombings hundreds of miles apart Friday that killed at least 19 people, wounded dozens and...

25th February 2014 - Quoted by Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post

Obama About to Repeat Iraq Disaster

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Reuters is reporting “U.S. President Barack Obama has told the Pentagon to prepare for the possibility that the United States will not leave behind any troops in...

24th February 2014 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

The coming drawdown of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan.

22nd February 2014 - The Long War Journal

Afghan Taliban Denounces Former Senior Official, Denies Involvement in Peace Talks

Bill Roggio

The Afghan Taliban denied that a former senior official who was dismissed in 2010 represented the group in peace talks with the Afghan government.

20th February 2014 - Podcast

Secure Freedom Radio

Bill Roggio

FDD's Bill Roggio analyzes the situations in Afghanistan and Syria and how US foreign policy has failed to promote peace and democracy in both countries.

14th February 2014 - Quoted by Adam Goldman, The Washington Post

Senior al-Qaeda Figure Leaves Iran Amid a Series of Departures By Terrorist Suspects

Thomas Joscelyn

A senior al-Qaeda figure with close ties to the terrorist group’s current leader has left Iran, where he had lived for years after fleeing American forces in Afghanistan in 2001...


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