Analysis & Commentary


26th September 2013 - FDD Policy Brief

Sudanese Spring?

Yesterday was a deadly day of protests in Khartoum. The unrest has spread from the capital to other towns over the suspension of fuel subsidies.

25th September 2013 - VOA News

Straight Talk Africa

68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

25th September 2013 - The Long War Journal

UN Warned of Shabaab Ally’s ‘New and More Complex Operations’ in Kenya

Thomas Joscelyn

Just over two months prior to the Westgate Mall siege in Nairobi, the UN warned that Shabaab's main ally in Kenya was planning "to conduct new...

23rd September 2013 - NewsTalk 770, Calgary

The Rob Breakenridge Show

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi.

23rd September 2013 - CTV News

News Update

FDD's Dawit Giorgis discusses why al Shabab attacked a mall in Nairobi, Kenya.

23rd September 2013 - CKNW - British Columbia

Simi Sara Show

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The Nairobi attack.

23rd September 2013 - Quoted by Zack Beauchamp, Think Progress

Five Things The Kenya Mall Attack Tells Us About Global Terrorism

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

A small coterie of hostages still remain in the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, the last victims of Somali jihadi group al-Shabaab’s assault on the Kenyan shopping...

23rd September 2013 - 89.3 KPCC Radio - California

Airtalk

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

A reported 68 people have died in a terrorist attack in Kenya this weekend. A group of masked gunmen stormed into a crowded shopping center in Nairobi...

23rd September 2013 - The Washington Post

On Background

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The Islamist militant group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack at an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, that left scores dead. Who are they? Nia-Malika Henderson talks to Daveed Gartenstein-Ross of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

23rd September 2013 - Quoted by Kieron Monks, Metro World News

Al-Shabaab Attacks Could Reach the West

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Al-Shabaab has promised more attacks on foreign soil following the assault on Westgate Mall in Nairobi that killed at least 62 people. “Attacks like this will...

21st September 2013 - The Long War Journal

Shabaab Suicide Teams Target Civilians in Assault on Kenyan Mall

Bill Roggio

Shabaab, al Qaeda's affiliate in East Africa, has taken credit for the deadly assault on an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya that has so far resulted...

21st August 2013 - The Long War Journal

US Adds MUJAO Operative to Terrorism List

Bill Roggio

The US State Department added an operative from the al Qaeda-linked Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO) who is involved in kidnapping...

20th August 2013 - FDD Policy Brief

Unrest in the Central African Republic

According to United Nations officials last week, the Central African Republic (CAR) is teetering on the brink of complete collapse. This is of little...

18th August 2013 - PJ Media

It’s War, You Idiots

Michael Ledeen

It’s hard to get our minds around the dimensions of the slaughter underway in the Middle East and Africa, and harder still to see that the battlefields of Egypt...

16th August 2013 - Quoted by John Knefel, Rolling Stone

Will the U.S. Go Back to Training Mali’s Military?

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

As U.S. drones continue to rain Hellfire missiles down from the Yemen sky, another region of the world is undergoing a transition that could have a significant...

14th August 2013 - FDD Policy Brief

Iran and African Uranium

he government of Zimbabwe recently issued a denial of a Times of London story alleging that officials made a deal to supply Iran with uranium.

13th August 2013 - FDD Policy Brief

Challenges Await Mali’s Next President

Laura Grossman

While results are being tallied in Mali’s run-off elections, a ‘strong man’ appears poised to win the presidential elections. In the first round, former Prime...

13th August 2013 - The National Interest

Absent From Africa

The Obama administration’s foreign policy is often criticized as “leading from behind.” The term appears to have been taken from former South African...

12th August 2013 - The Long War Journal

Wuhayshi Imparted Lessons of AQAP Operations in Yemen to AQIM

Bill Roggio

Over a year ago, Nasir al Wuhayshi, al Qaeda's general manager, provided guidance to the terror group's branch in North Africa on waging war...

3rd August 2013 - The Weekly Standard

‘Core’ Al Qaeda Closes US Diplomatic Facilities

Thomas Joscelyn

On Friday, the State Department announced that 21 diplomatic facilities (now updated to 22), from North Africa through the Middle East and into...

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