Analysis & Commentary


2nd July 2014 - The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb Calls for Reconciliation Between Jihadist Groups

Thomas Joscelyn

Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has issued a statement praising the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham's (ISIS) gains in Iraq and calling for reconciliation between jihadist groups in Syria. The statement was authored prior to the ISIS declaring that it ruled over a caliphate and rebranding...

28th June 2014 - The Long War Journal

Pakistani Military Kills Local Taliban Leader, Captures al Qaeda Bomb Expert

Bill Roggio

The military said the Taliban commander is known as "Commander Umer" but did not name the al Qaeda explosives expert.

19th June 2014 - The Spectator

Terror’s Comeback Kids

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Jihadi groups like ISIS rarely manage to hold their ground – but that doesn’t mean they’re going away.

28th May 2014 - The Globe and Mail

Is Al Qaeda A Global Terror Threat Or A Local Military Menace?

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Some feel the jihadist group has become nothing more than a loosely affiliated network of regional militias...

17th May 2014 - PJ Media

Confusion On Boko Haram And Terrorism

Thomas Joscelyn, Bill Roggio

For admirers of George Will and Charles Krauthammer, it’s a real treat to find them together many nights on Bret Baier’s panel on Special Report.

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

7th February 2014 - BBC Turkish

Al Qaeda’s Support Rout According to the U.S.: Gulf-Iran-Turkey-Syria

Jonathan Schanzer

ABD Hazine Bakanlığı, Türkiye'nin aralarında bulunduğu bir dizi ülkedeki şirket ve kişileri, İran'a yönelik yaptırımları deldikleri gerekçesiyle kara listeye aldı

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

Terrorists surgically implanting bombs in people.

22nd June 2011 - WDEL - Delaware

Delaware’s Afternoon News with Allan Loudel

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

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....

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