Analysis & Commentary


18th April 2014 - The Long War Journal

Al Nusrah Front Sharia Official Uses Social Media to Condemn Killing of Fellow Jihadist

Thomas Joscelyn

Not long after the Al Nusrah Front's leader in the Idlib province of Syria was killed two days ago, a senior sharia (Islamic law) official in...

18th April 2014 - The Long War Journal

ISIS’ ‘Diyala Division’ Lauds Foreign Suicide Bombers, Including Dane

Bill Roggio

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham's "Diyala Division" recently praised 26 suicide bombers, including 24 foreign fighters who...

17th April 2014 - The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda’s General Manager Threatens America in Video of Large Gathering

Thomas Joscelyn

A video released by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in late March has garnered renewed attention in the media. The video...

15th April 2014 - Quoted by Glen Johnson, Al Jazeera

Syria’s Conflict Raises Turkey Tension

Jonathan Schanzer

Men sit playing cards in a cafe perched beside the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean. The craggy peak of Mount Aqraa stretches away in the distance.

14th April 2014 - The Long War Journal

Al Nusrah Front Official Explains al Qaeda’s Strategy, Conflict with Former Branch

Thomas Joscelyn

Abu Sulayman al Muhajir, a high-ranking sharia official in the Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda's official branch in Syria, has released a video...

14th April 2014 - Syndicated

Nothing But Truth

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Providing military assistance to the Syrian rebels and Ukraine.

14th April 2014 - Quoted by Michael Weiss, NOW Media

Renewed Talks

David Andrew Weinberg

It was inevitable that US policy toward Syria and Iran would have a discernible knock-on effect in the Gulf Arab states. Whatever truth there is to the argument that the...

13th April 2014 - Quoted by Hend Kortam and Joel Gulhane, Daily News - Egypt

Egyptian Accused of Terrorism Charges After Returning From Syria

David Barnett

Prosecution has ordered the detention of an Egyptian citizen, who recently returned from fighting in Syria, for 15 days on terror-related...

11th April 2014 - The Long War Journal

Jihadist Ideologues Call on Zawahiri to Detail Problems with Former al Qaeda Affiliate

Thomas Joscelyn

A group of jihadist ideologues, including a sharia official in the Al Nusrah Front, have called on Ayman al Zawahiri to address the specific...

11th April 2014 - The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda Shura Council Member Addresses Infighting in Syria

Thomas Joscelyn

Abu Khalil al Madani, a senior member of al Qaeda's shura council, has released an audio message addressing the infighting...

10th April 2014 - The National Interest

Kuwait’s Embattled Justice Minister Part of Deeper Terror Finance Problem

David Andrew Weinberg

A contentious battle over Kuwait’s reported role in terrorism finance is currently playing out in public. Earlier this year, the Kuwaiti Amir appointed a highly questionable...

10th April 2014 - NOW Media

Containing the Security Threat

Tony Badran

In an interview this week, Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah offered a confident reading of the situation in Syria and of his party’s involvement there.

9th April 2014 - The Long War Journal

ISIS’ ‘Southern Division’ Praises Foreign Suicide Bombers

Bill Roggio

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham's "Southern Iraq Division" praised eight foreign fighters who conducted suicide attacks in the province...

8th April 2014 - The Long War Journal

Jordan Rearrests Ex-Gitmo Detainee Once Deemed a ‘High’ Risk

Thomas Joscelyn

Jordanian authorities have arrested nine members of the Salafi jihadist trend, including a former Guantanamo detainee named Osama...

7th April 2014 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Thomas Joscelyn, Bill Roggio

Al Qaeda in Egypt and a former Guantanamo detainee found dead in Syria.

5th April 2014 - NOW Media

Diplomatic Theater

Tony Badran

On Monday, following his meeting with the US Secretary of State in Paris, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov caught the attention...

4th April 2014 - The Long War Journal

Zawahiri Eulogizes al Qaeda’s Slain Syrian Representative

Thomas Joscelyn

Ayman al Zawahiri, the head of al Qaeda, has released an audio message eulogizing Abu Khalid al Suri, who served as Zawahiri's...

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 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

The President's visit to Saudi Arabia and Saudi views on Syria, Russia, and internal succession issues.

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.

Experts

Ali Alfoneh

Senior Fellow

Tony Badran

Research Fellow, Levant

Mark Dubowitz

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Reuel Marc Gerecht

Senior Fellow

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