Analysis & Commentary


5th March 2014 - Quoted by Jayson Browder, Foreign Policy Journal

The Gray List: Turkey’s Financing of Terrorism

Jonathan Schanzer

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) gathered in Paris, France on February 14th for a plenary session to analyze the efforts of its 36 member

16th December 2013 - The Journal of International Security Affairs

Into the Abyss in Mali

Laura Grossman

Largely away from the public eye, the Malian government and its Tuareg population have been locked in a cycle...

4th May 2012 - America's Radio News Network

The Drive Home

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The newly released bin Laden documents.

13th January 2012 - The Long War Journal

US Warns of Terror Threat in Thailand

Bill Roggio

The US Embassy in Bangkok issued an "Emergency Message to US Citizens" that warned of "Possible Terrorist Threat." The statement was released on the embassy's website:

11th August 2011 - Quoted by Scott Shane, The New York Times

C.I.A. Is Disputed on Civilian Toll in Drone Strikes

Bill Roggio

Others who question the C.I.A. claim include strong supporters of the drone program like Bill Roggio, editor of The Long War Journal, who closely tracks the strikes.

28th July 2011 - Cited by Max Boot, Commentary

Whatever the Fate of al-Qaeda, the Islamist Terrorist Threat Remains

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

There is a clear and present danger of premature triumphalism when American counter-terrorism officials proclaim al-Qaeda is “on the brink of collapse.”

13th July 2011 - The Long War Journal

21 Killed in Mumbai Bombings

Bill Roggio

Three bombings today in India's financial capital of Mumbai have killed 21 people and wounded scores more in the first major attack in the country since the terror assault on the city in November 2008.

6th July 2011 - WDEL - Delaware

Delaware’s Afternoon News with Allan Loudel

Sebastian Gorka

Terrorists surgically implanting bombs in people.

22nd June 2011 - WDEL - Delaware

Delaware’s Afternoon News with Allan Loudel

Sebastian Gorka

The evolution of the terrorist threat since 9/11.

12th April 2011 - National Post

The Real Target in Libya Should Be al-Qaeda

Jonathan Schanzer

Al-Qaeda’s North African affiliate is exploiting the conflict in Libya to acquire weapons, an Algerian official told Reuters last week. Al-Qaeda of the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM)...

31st March 2011 - The Long War Journal

Ex-Gitmo Detainee Criticizes Saudis in Latest Edition of Inspire

Thomas Joscelyn

The fifth and latest edition of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's Inspire magazine contains an article written by Ibrahim Rubaish, a former Guantanamo detainee, who criticizes the Saudi government.

14th March 2011 - The Hill

Success in the GWOT has Made Us Unsafe

Sebastian Gorka

This week’s radicalization hearings called by Congressman Peter King raise one obvious question: what is there left for Capital Hill and the American public to learn as we approach the tenth anniversary of the 2001? The simple answer is: a great deal.

13th March 2011 - The Long War Journal

US Predators Strike Again in Pakistan’s Tribal Areas

Bill Roggio

Unmanned US strike aircraft conducted their second attack today, this time in Pakistan's Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan.

10th March 2011 - Scripps Howard News Service

It’s Not Just Al-Qaeda

Clifford D. May

It is a fact -- not an opinion -- that al-Qaeda and similar groups are waging what they call a jihad against America, Israel and the West. Also beyond dispute: These groups are not equal opportunity employers. They target Muslims for incitement and recruitment -- not least American Muslims....

3rd March 2011 - Scripps Howard News Service

The Pirates of Somalia

Clifford D. May

Not long after achieving independence, the United States faced its first foreign threat: pirates off the coast of Africa seizing American merchant ships. As Michael Oren recounts in Power, Faith and Fantasy, his sweeping history of America’s involvement in the Middle East, beginning in...

29th January 2011 - The Washington Times

Tony Blair: To Defeat al Qaeda We Must Also Defeat Iran

Michael Ledeen, Thomas Joscelyn

“How do you deal with al Qaeda?” former British Prime Minister Tony Blair asked rhetorically during a public hearing in London earlier this month. Mr. Blair quickly answered his own question: “You can’t deal with them unless you deal with the bigger picture, which includes Iran.”...

21st January 2011 - The Long War Journal

New Investigation Into Murder of Daniel Pearl Released

Thomas Joscelyn

On Thursday, The Center for Public Integrity released a new report detailing the circumstances of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl's kidnapping and murder. The report confirms that 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM) was the terrorist who ultimately killed Pearl. Another...

19th January 2011 - The Long War Journal

Senior German al Qaeda leader killed in Afghanistan

Bill Roggio

A German national who served as a senior member of al Qaeda's external operations branch as well as a leader in the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan was killed during fighting last year in Afghanistan.

17th January 2011 - The Long War Journal

Anwar al Awlaki: Jihadists Should Steal From Disbelievers

Thomas Joscelyn

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has released the fourth volume of its Inspire magazine online and it features a potentially revealing commentary by al Qaeda cleric Anwar al Awlaki. In an article entitled "The Ruling on Dispossessing the Disbelievers [sic] wealth in Dar al-Harb,"...

13th January 2011 - The Long War Journal

Turkistan Islamic Party Identifies Senior Leader Killed in Afghanistan

Bill Roggio

The Turkistan Islamic Party, an al Qaeda affiliate that operates in Central and South Asia, has identified a senior member of the group who was killed in a US airstrike last year in northwestern Afghanistan.

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