Analysis & Commentary


9th March 2016 - Quoted by Jeff Seldin - Voice of America

US to Forge 2nd Coalition to Stop IS Growth in Africa

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

U.S. officials are pushing a select group of allies to expand their sights beyond Iraq and Syria in the global effort to destroy the Islamic State (IS) terror group.

23rd February 2016 - Quoted by Eli Lake - Bloomberg

Where Islamic State Stumbles in Its War With Al-Qaeda

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Since al-Qaeda expelled it from its ranks a little more than two years ago, the Islamic State has been on a tear. It has taken Iraq's second-largest city, declared itself a caliphate, won over al Qaeda affiliates in Sinai and Nigeria, and conducted high-profile terror attacks in Europe and...

19th February 2016 - FOX Business

Lou Dobbs Tonight

John Hannah

FDD senior counselor John Hannah discusses ISIS, Iran, and the failures in Libya.

19th February 2016 - The Long War Journal

US airstrike targets Islamic State operative, training camp in Libya

Thomas Joscelyn

The US military launched an airstrike in Libya earlier today targeting an Islamic State “training camp near Sabratha” and a jihadist named Noureddine Chouchane, according to the Pentagon. Chouchane, a Tunisian who is also known as “Sabir,” is a “senior facilitator” for the...

19th February 2016 - Quoted by Sarah Lynch - Vocativ

ISIS Thrives In Libya 5 Years After Revolution That Toppled Gaddafi

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

There was a time when the Libyan city of Benghazi was oozing with optimism. Daily parades swept through the city center. Libyan flags flew high. Car speakers blared revolutionary songs and locals jumped with delight at booming sounds of celebratory gunfire.

5th February 2016 - CBC Radio

The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD VP for Research Jonathan Schanzer discusses the current situation in Libya.

2nd February 2016 - The Long War Journal

Ansar al Sharia Libya relies on al Qaeda ideologues to guide followers

Thomas Joscelyn

Jihadist groups around the globe denounced Saudi Arabia’s execution of more than 40 men in early January.

13th January 2016 - Quoted by Jonah Bennett - The Daily Caller

Expert: ‘History Won’t Look Kindly’ On Obama’s Foreign Policy, For 3 Crystal Clear Reasons

John Hannah

President Barack Obama’s foreign policy legacy is in danger of being viewed as an unmitigated disaster by future observers, John Hannah, senior counselor at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, wrote in an op-ed Tuesday.

12th January 2016 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD senior fellows Thomas Joscelyn and Bill Roggio comment on the latest from The Long War Journal.

7th January 2016 - The Wall Street Journal

Opinion Journal

Thomas Joscelyn

Foundation for Defense of Democracies Senior Fellow Thomas Joscelyn on how Islamic State has infiltrated the country.

5th January 2016 - Quoted by Guy Taylor - The Washington Times

Islamic State’s Thirst for Oil Highlighted by Attacks in Libya

Thomas Joscelyn

The Islamic State’s main branch in Libya launched attacks Monday near a key oil export terminal on the Mediterranean, the latest in a growing offensive that national security sources say underscores the terrorist group’s desire to seize lucrative territory in the war-torn North African...

4th January 2016 - The Long War Journal

Islamic State’s Libyan ‘Province’ Launches New Offensive

Thomas Joscelyn

The Islamic State’s so-called “province” in Libya has launched a new offensive and claims to have captured a town on the Mediterranean coast.

7th December 2015 - The Long War Journal

US Kills Jihadist Leaders in Airstrikes in Somalia and Libya

Bill Roggio

The US military confirmed today that two senior jihadist leaders were killed in separate airstrikes in Somalia and Libya over the past several weeks. The two leaders were identified as Abdirahman Sandhere from Shabaab, al Qaeda official branch in Somalia, and Wissam Najm Abd Zayd al Zubaydi,...

30th November 2015 - The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb Squadron Ambushed in Libya

Thomas Joscelyn

Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), an official regional branch of al Qaeda’s international organization, has released a statement eulogizing a “commander” who was killed while traveling between the Libyan cities of Derna and Benghazi.

29th October 2015 - The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb Honors Ansar al Sharia’s Slain Military Commander

Thomas Joscelyn

Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), a regional branch of al Qaeda’s international organization, has posted a eulogy for Mansur al Shalali (aka “Harun”), the slain military commander of Ansar al Sharia in Libya.

22nd October 2015 - Quoted by Guy Taylor - The Washington Times

Hillary Clinton Says Libya Chaos Shows Consequences of U.S. Withdrawal From Unstable Places

Bill Roggio

While all eyes in Washington watch the clash between former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and House Republicans over events in Benghazi four years ago, chaos reigns in Libya, where two separate governments battle for control. Islamists are in control in the capital city of...

13th September 2015 - The Long War Journal

In Dabiq Magazine, Islamic State Complains About Jihadist Rivals in Libya

Thomas Joscelyn

The latest edition of the Islamic State’s English-language Dabiq magazine, which was released online on September 9, contains the usual litany of horrors. Two men, Norwegian and Chinese nationals, are offered for sale as slaves. The group proudly advertises the destruction of ancient...

10th September 2015 - Quoted by Jamie Dettmer - Voice of America

IS Insurgents Say Europe-bound Refugees Are Courting Sin

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Syrians and Libyans fleeing their war-torn countries and seeking to settle in Europe are exposing their children to atheism, drugs, alcohol and sexual permissiveness, Islamic State insurgents say.

18th August 2015 - The Long War Journal

The Islamic State’s ‘Wanted Dead’ List in Libya

Thomas Joscelyn

Jihadists connected to the Islamic State’s branch in Libya have released dozens of wanted posters online in recent weeks. The graphics identify the “caliphate’s” enemies, including the jihadists and Islamists who have opposed its expansion in North Africa.

20th July 2015 - Quoted by Melissa Clyne - Newsmax

Qaida-Linked Group Executes ISIS Chief ‘Game of Thrones’ Style

Thomas Joscelyn

In an apparent attempt to beat the Islamic State at its own game of propaganda, a group in eastern Libya linked to al-Qaida has replicated HBO's popular series "Game of Thrones" by publicly humiliating and then hanging an ISIS commander to send a message to locals that sympathizing with ISIS...

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