Analysis & Commentary


31st August 2015 - The Long War Journal

Islamic State Brutally Executes Four Men in Response to Slaying by ‘Angel of Death’

Thomas Joscelyn

The Islamic State’s so-called Anbar province has released the “caliphate’s” latest in a long line of gory execution productions. The new snuff video shows four men dressed in orange jumpsuits being burned alive as they hang hogtied and upside down from a scaffold. The four men...

27th August 2015 - The Long War Journal

Islamic State Kills 2 Senior Iraqi Generals in Suicide Assault Near Ramadi

Bill Roggio

The Islamic State killed two senior Iraqi generals in a coordinated suicide assault on a military headquarters in Anbar province. Six suicide bombers, including a German and a Tajik, executed the deadly attack.

25th August 2015 - PolicyWatch - Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Maximal Exposure, Minimal Presence: Iran’s Military Engagement in Iraq

Ali Alfoneh

Although Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF) and its commander, Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, remain involved in Iraq, the actual scope of their military engagement seems inversely proportional to the intense Iranian social media and press coverage of their operations...

24th August 2015 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD Senior Fellows Tom Joscelyn and Bill Roggio discuss Syria, Iraq, and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan.

21st August 2015 - The Long War Journal - Co-written by Caleb Weiss

Islamic State Attacks Iraqi Troops Near Fallujah

Bill Roggio

The Islamic State killed more than a dozen Iraq of soldiers and policemen in an attack near Fallujah in Anbar province, where the government has been trying to dislodge the group for the past year.

21st August 2015 - 1041. KQTH

The Jon Justice Show

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses the latest news on ISIS.

21st August 2015 - The Long War Journal

US Says Baghdadi’s Top Deputy Killed in Airstrike

Thomas Joscelyn

The White House announced today that Fadhil Ahmad al Hayali (a.k.a. Hajji Mutazz), the “senior deputy to ISIL leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi,” was “killed in a US military airstrike on August 18 while traveling in a vehicle near Mosul, Iraq, along with an ISIL media operative known as Abu...

21st August 2015 - Quoted by Jeff Seldin - Voice of America

US Claims Airstrike Kills Islamic State’s Second-in-Command

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

U.S. airstrikes raining on Iraq and Syria appear to have killed another top leader of the group known as the Islamic State. Officials said Friday the man thought to be the Islamic State’s second-in-command, Fadhil Ahmad al-Hayali, was killed August 18 while traveling near the Iraqi city of...

20th August 2015 - WJTN

The Jim Roselle Show

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Husain Haqqani discuss the Middle East.

20th August 2015 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD VP for Research Jonathan Schanzer discusses Turkey and the growing threat from ISIS.

19th August 2015 - Quoted by Sam Flynn - The Chautauquan Daily

Haqqani, Gartenstein-Ross Relate Past and Future Paths of the Middle East

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Husain Haqqani and Daveed Gartenstein-Ross said the person who “solves” the Middle East situation would be very rich, but both men did their best to simply relate the troubling circumstances of the world hotspot to the Chautauqua audience.

19th August 2015 - Quoted by Joel Wing - Musings on Iraq

How Is The War Against The Islamic State Going? 10 Expert Opinions

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

In August 2014 the United States joined the war against the Islamic State (IS). The massacre and enslavement of the Yazidi population in the Sinjar district of Iraq’s Ninewa province prompted Washington to cobble together an international coalition and start air strikes on IS positions in...

14th August 2015 - Quoted by Scott Canon - The Kansas City Star

Ammo Made in Independence Ends Up with ‘Islamic State’ Fighters

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

When a fighter with the self-described Islamic State pulls the trigger in a gun battle with an American ally, there’s a chance he’ll unleash a bullet manufactured in suburban Kansas City for U.S. troops. Experts say battlefield victories virtually assured that the jihadists would restock...

13th August 2015 - The Long War Journal - Co-authored by Caleb Weiss

Islamic State Claims Advances in Baiji

Bill Roggio

The Islamic State claimed to have made advances in the central Iraqi city of Baiji after renewed clashes with Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and their Shiite militia allies. In a video released by ‘Amaq News entitled “The arrival of Islamic State fighters to the vicinity of the Fatah...

12th August 2015 - CNN

At This Hour With Berman & Bolduan

James Woolsey

FDD Chairman Jim Woolsey comments on candidate Jeb Bush's foreign policy speech.

11th August 2015 - Quoted by Ashley Killough - CNN

Jeb Bush Set to Blast Obama, Clinton in Foreign Policy Speech

John Hannah

Jeb Bush will give his first major speech on foreign policy as a presidential candidate Tuesday, proposing what he says will be a strategy "to take out ISIS" and combat Islamic extremism.

5th August 2015 - Quoted by Turkish Weekly

Daesh Struggles to Manage Economy

Jonathan Schanzer

Daesh is struggling to manage the economy, and to obtain funds, in the territories it occupies in Iraq and Syria. The main sources for revenue of the militant group are being squeezed by challenging economic conditions, by pressure from the opposition and coalition attacks and by poor...

30th July 2015 - Quoted by Zack Beauchamp - Vox

Map: ISIS Has Lost 9.4 Percent of Its Territory This Year

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

SIS has lost almost 10 percent of its territory so far in 2015, yet another indication that the group, for all the terror it has sown in Syria and Iraq, is losing the war. Defense analysis group IHS Jane's 360 detailed the territorial loss in a report, which includes this map below...

28th July 2015 - 104.1 KQTH

The Jon Justice Show

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses the latest in the fight against ISIS.

27th July 2015 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD Senior Fellows Thomas Joscelyn and Bill Roggio discuss the conflicts across the Middle East.

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