Analysis & Commentary


24th February 2014 - Quoted by Aryn Baker, Time

Al Qaeda’s Top Envoy Killed in Syria by Rival Rebel Group

Thomas Joscelyn

Running an international terrorist organization from a hiding place somewhere in Pakistan isn’t easy. Even though war, be it in Somalia, Yemen or Libya, presents great...

24th February 2014 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

The coming drawdown of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan.

20th February 2014 - Cited by Adam O'Neal, Real Clear Politics

Terrorism Analysts Urge Release of Bin Laden Cache

Thomas Joscelyn

When Navy SEALs raided Osama bin Laden’s Pakistan compound in May 2011, they found -- in addition to the terrorist’s immediate family and an extensive...

20th February 2014 - The Long War Journal

Pakistani Air Force Strikes at ‘Militants’ in North Waziristan, Khyber

Bill Roggio

The Pakistani military claimed it killed more than 35 "militants," including a number of fighters from Central Asia, during a series of airstrikes today in the

17th February 2014 - The Long War Journal

Taliban Claim the Execution of 23 Pakistani Frontier Corps Troops

Bill Roggio

An influential commander in the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan has issued a statement claiming that the group executed 23 Frontier Corps troops

11th February 2014 - The Long War Journal

Pakistani Jihadists Form Ahrar-ul-Hind, Vow to Continue Attacks

Bill Roggio

A new global jihadist group that is unwilling to negotiate with the Pakistani government has announced its formation and vowed to continue attacks in the

10th February 2014 - Fox News

Happening Now

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Jonathan Schanzer discusses the US Treasury Department's failure to seize the Haqqani Network's financial assets.

10th February 2014 - Quoted by Ken Dilanian, Los Angeles Times

Obama Administration Mulls Lethal Strike on American in Pakistan

Bill Roggio

The Obama administration is considering authorizing the CIA or the military to kill an American citizen hiding in Pakistan who allegedly has helped Al Qaeda militants...

10th February 2014 - Quoted by Taimur Khan, The National

Saudi Arabia and Pakistan Forge Stronger Strategic Alliance

David Andrew Weinberg

Saudi Arabia and Pakistan are expected to sign an agreement on security and defence cooperation when the kingdom’s crown prince visits Islamabad this weekend.

9th February 2014 - Arise America

Arise News

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Afghanistan and Pakistan's negotiations with the Taliban.

7th February 2014 - Quoted by Eli Lake, The Daily Beast

Exclusive: U.S. Won’t Seize Taliban Ally’s Cash

Jonathan Schanzer

In the last 17 months since the U.S. government financially blacklisted the Haqqani Network, one of the deadliest insurgent groups in Afghanistan and Pakistan, not a...

6th February 2014 - The Long War Journal

US Designates Leader of Lashkar-e-Jhanghvi as Global Terrorist

Bill Roggio

The US State Department added Malik Ishaq, the leader of the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, to the list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists today.

5th February 2014 - The Long War Journal

US Adds 3 Senior Haqqani Network Leaders to Terrorism List

Bill Roggio

The US Treasury Department has added three senior Haqqani Network leaders to the list of Specially Designated Global terrorists today.

22nd January 2014 - The Long War Journal

Uzbeks, Germans Reported Killed in Pakistan Airstrikes

Bill Roggio

Pakistani security officials claimed that 33 Uzbek fighters and three German jihadists were among the 40 people killed in yesterday's airstrikes

21st January 2014 - The Long War Journal

Turkish Authorities Arrest Ex-Gitmo Detainee in Raids Against al Qaeda Cells

Thomas Joscelyn

Turkish counterterrorism forces reportedly arrested Ibrahim Sen, a former Guantanamo detainee, during raids against suspected al Qaeda members

21st January 2014 - The Long War Journal

Pakistan Launches Airstrikes in North Waziristan After Taliban Suicide Attacks

Bill Roggio

The Pakistani Air Force launched airstrikes today that targeted "militant hideouts" in North Waziristan, after the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan

13th January 2014 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

What core al Qaeda is and the terrorist group's links with the Benghazi attack.

8th January 2014 - The Long War Journal

US Drones Kill 2 AQAP Fighters in Eastern Yemen

Bill Roggio

Two al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters were killed today in the first recorded US drone strike in Yemen or Pakistan this year. The remotely piloted Predators...

30th December 2013 - Politico

Al Qaeda’s Big Year

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Any way you measure it, 2013 was a good year for al Qaeda. It wasn’t supposed to be. Shortly after the United States killed the group’s charismatic leader...

26th December 2013 - The Long War Journal

US Drones Kill 4 ‘Militants’ in North Waziristan Strike

Bill Roggio

The US killed four "militants" in a drone strike in Pakistan's Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan late last night. The strike is the first in Pakistan...

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