Analysis & Commentary

15th April 2014 - The Long War Journal

Trial of Jihadist Cleric Expected to Highlight Ex-Guantanamo Detainee’s al Qaeda Role

Thomas Joscelyn

The trial of Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, better known as Abu Hamza al Masri, began this week in New York with jury selection. Abu Hamza...

4th April 2014 - The Long War Journal

Former Guantanamo Detainee Killed While Leading Jihadist Group in Syria

Bill Roggio

Ibrahim Bin Shakaran, a Moroccan who spent more than three years at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility before being released to...

3rd April 2014 - House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence

Assessing Terrorism in the Caucasus and the Threat to the Homeland

Bill Roggio

Chairman King, Ranking Member Higgins, members of the committee, thank you for inviting me here to discuss the terrorist threat emanating from the Caucasus.

17th March 2014 - Cited by Joshua Keating, Slate

The New Center of Obama’s Drone War

Bill Roggio

Last month I noted that we’re in the midst of the longest pause in drone strikes in Pakistan since the beginning of Barack Obama’s presidency. The pause corresponds...

15th March 2014 - The Long War Journal

Review Board Rules Against Guantanamo Detainee

Thomas Joscelyn

On March 5, a review board set up to evaluate the status of Guantanamo detainees determined that Abdel Malik Ahmed Abdel

14th March 2014 - Cited by Zulfiqar Ali and Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times

Pakistan Militant Group Takes Responsibility for Two Bombings

Bill Roggio

A little-known Islamist militant group took responsibility for twin bombings hundreds of miles apart Friday that killed at least 19 people, wounded dozens and...

14th March 2014 - VOA Urdu

Access Point

David Andrew Weinberg

What role will Pakistan play in Saudi Arabia's new foreign policy?

5th March 2014 - Cited by Divya Avasthy, International Business Times

Terrorist Hafiz Saeed Thanks ‘Brave Man’ Who Offered Three Son to Fight in Jihad

Bill Roggio

A Pakistani man has "sacrificed" his three sons to a life devoted to Jihad, in a publicly-held worker's convention about 80 km away from Lahore. Abu Haider handed...

3rd March 2014 - The Long War Journal

Ahrar-ul-Hind Suicide Assault Team Attacks Courthouse in Islamabad

Bill Roggio

The newly formed Ahrar-ul-Hind claimed credit for a suicide assault today at a courthouse that killed a judge and 10 other people in Pakistan's

3rd March 2014 - Cited by Khurrum Anis and Augustine Anthony, Bloomberg

Taliban on Defense After Worst Pakistan Capital Attack Since ’08

Bill Roggio

The Pakistani Taliban distanced itself from the capital’s most lethal attack in more than five years, underscoring the difficulty of enforcing a cease-fire it declared...

1st March 2014 - The Long War Journal

Pakistani Taliban Announce Ceasefire with Government

Bill Roggio

The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan announced that it would implement a ceasefire lasting one month in order to continue to

24th February 2014 - The Long War Journal

Senior Taliban Commander Gunned Down in North Waziristan

Bill Roggio

Asmatullah Shaheen Bhittani, a senior leader who was appointed interim emir for the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan last fall after the death of

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...


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