Analysis & Commentary


26th August 2014 - Quoted by Jamie Dettmer - The Daily Beast

Obama’s Iraq-Syria Dilemma: No Force Now on the Ground Can Beat ISIS

Jonathan Schanzer

If Washington is counting on the Kurds to defeat the terrorist caliphate with a little support from American drones and warplanes, it had better think again.

26th August 2014 - Newsmax TV

The Steve Malzberg Show

Michael Ledeen

FDD Freedom Scholar, Michael Ledeen, on the threat of ISIS.

26th August 2014 - CCTV

CCTV News

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, on the consequences of US military action in Iraq.

26th August 2014 - CTV

CTV News

Clifford D. May

FDD President, Cliff May, discussing how to take on the ISIS crisis.

25th August 2014 - CNN

The Situation Room

Reuel Marc Gerecht

FDD Senior Fellow, Reuel Marc Gerecht, discusses airstrikes against ISIS.

25th August 2014 - Cited by Nour Malas - The Wall Street Journal

Insurgency Deepens Iraqi Ethnic, Sectarian Divides

Sunni families in northern Iraq are being prevented from returning to their homes, suspected by their neighbors and Kurdish authorities who control the area of collaborating with the extremist group Islamic State.

25th August 2014 - Fox News Online

DefCon 3

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, on the US's options in Iraq.

25th August 2014 - The Weekly Standard

Why Al Qaeda Released An American Hostage

Thomas Joscelyn

Earlier today, the news broke that Peter Theo Curtis, an American who had been held hostage in Syria since 2012, has been released by his captors.

25th August 2014 - Cited by ABC News

ISIS Trail Of Terror

Thomas Joscelyn

Born from an especially brutal al Qaeda faction, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has grown from relative obscurity in recent years to overshadow its extremist patrons. It now terrorizes large swaths of Syria and Iraq, has become the target of the largest U.S. military operation in...

24th August 2014 - The Long War Journal

Islamic State Fighters Assault Last Syrian Stronghold in Raqqah

Bill Roggio

Islamic State fighters are reported to be in control of large areas of the Tabqa military airport, the last major stronghold for the Syrian military in Raqqah province.

23rd August 2014 - Quoted by Erik Ortiz - NBC News

What are Obama’s Options For Stomping Out ISIS in Iraq and Syria?

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The videotaped killing of kidnapped journalist James Foley prompted President Barack Obama this week to condemn his ruthless executioners — the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, or ISIS — as “a cancer.”

22nd August 2014 - 104.1 KQTH, Tucson

The Jon Justice Show

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, discusses the latest developments regarding ISIS.

22nd August 2014 - CTV

CTV News

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, discusses the Islamic State and its threat to the US.

22nd August 2014 - The Long War Journal

Al Nusrah Front attempts to thwart Islamic State’s advances north of Aleppo

Thomas Joscelyn

A video released by the Al Nusrah Front features three fighters shortly before they head off to fight the Islamic State's jihadists, who have advanced on rebel positions north of Aleppo.

22nd August 2014 - KPAM, Portland, Oregon

Terry Boyd’s World

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, discusses US strategy with regard to ISIS.

22nd August 2014 - Sun News Network

The Source with Ezra Levant

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, discusses ISIS' brutality.

22nd August 2014 - CTV

CTV News

Bill Roggio

FDD Senior Fellow, Bill Roggio, discusses the perpetrator of the James Foley beheading.

22nd August 2014 - Syndicated

The Roger Hedgecock Show

Bill Roggio

FDD Senior Fellow, Bill Roggio, discusses the ISIS threat.

22nd August 2014 - Fox News

The O’Reilly Factor

Clifford D. May

FDD President, Clifford May, discusses the possibility of prosecuting ISIS.

21st August 2014 - Now Lebanon

The U.S. Is Following Iran’s Lead In Both Syria and Iraq

Tony Badran

President Obama has made clear that the purpose of his limited intervention in Iraq is to shore up the central government in Baghdad such that all Iraqis will combat the Islamic State (IS).

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