Analysis & Commentary

31st March 2014 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio

Chechen fighters in the Syrian civil war.

30th March 2014 - FDD Policy Brief

Controversial Kuwaiti Minister Offers to Step Down

David Andrew Weinberg

It is now being reported that Nayef al-Ajmi, Kuwait’s controversial government minister, submitted his resignation last week after a particularly bumpy three months...

28th March 2014 - The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda-linked Saudi Cleric in Syria Praises Fighters from Islamic Caucasus Emirate

Bill Roggio

A popular Saudi cleric who is closely tied to al Qaeda and its official branch in Syria praised the "lions" from the Islamic Caucasus Emirate

27th March 2014 - The Long War Journal

Chechen al Qaeda Cmdr, Popular Saudi Cleric & Ahrar al Sham Emir Spotted on Front Lines in Latakia

Bill Roggio

A prominent Saudi cleric and a Chechen military commander in a unit of the Al Nusrah Front for the People in the Levant, al Qaeda's official

27th March 2014 - 104.1 FM The Truth - Tucson, AZ

The Jon Justice Show

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The ripple effects of the Syria war.

26th March 2014 - The Blaze

Real News

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD's Daveed Gartenstein-Ross joins a discussion on the threat of jihadist and al Qaeda fighters in Syria returning to their home countries and carrying out attacks.

25th March 2014 - The Long War Journal

Report: Former Head of al Qaeda’s Network in Iran Now Operates in Syria

Thomas Joscelyn

Muhsin al Fadhli, a senior al Qaeda leader who once headed the organization's network in Iran, relocated to Syria in mid-2013, according to a report in...

24th March 2014 - The Long War Journal

Al Nusrah Front Video Features Veteran al Qaeda Military Leader

Thomas Joscelyn

An Al Nusrah Front video released on March 23 features Abu Hammam al Shami, an al Qaeda operative who swore bayat (an oath of

24th March 2014 - The Long War Journal

Ansar Jerusalem Confirms Deaths of 6 Members, 2 Tied to Syria Conflict

David Barnett

In a statement released to jihadist forums on March 23, Ansar Jerusalem (Ansar Bayt al Maqdis) confirmed the deaths of six of its fighters

24th March 2014 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

Jihadist foreign fighters in Syria.

22nd March 2014 - Fox News

America’s Newsroom

Mark Dubowitz

FDD's Mark Dubowitz provides recommendations on how to respond to Russia's annexation of Crimea.

21st March 2014 - The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda Official in Syria was Extremist Preacher in Australia

Thomas Joscelyn

An extremist preacher known for his fiery sermons in Australia, where he implored listeners to join the jihad in Syria, is now a leader in the

21st March 2014 - Foreign Policy

The Lies American Jihadists Tell Themselves

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Just three days before Nicholas Teausant tried to leave the United States -- allegedly bound for Syria, where the 20-year-old American planned to join one of the...

21st March 2014 - Quoted by Brett Logiurato and Michael Kelley, Business Insider

Why Putin Is Able To Screw With The US At Every Turn

Mark Dubowitz

Russian President Vladimir Putin never had any intentions of diplomacy with regard to Crimea, despite a last-ditch full-court press by U.S. Secretary of State John...

20th March 2014 - The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda Veteran Appears in Al Nusrah Front Video, Criticizes Rival

Thomas Joscelyn

A recently released video produced by the Al Nusrah Front features Abu Firas al Suri, an al Qaeda veteran who has waged jihad since the late 1970s. In his video...

20th March 2014 - NOW Media

The Ghosts of Lockerbie

Tony Badran

Last week, Al Jazeera aired a documentary on the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in December 1988. Although the bombing has been...

20th March 2014 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Benjamin Weinthal

The UN report on human rights and Hezbollah operations in Syria.

19th March 2014 - The Long War Journal

‘American’ Jihadist in Syria Pictured with Dangerous ISIS Commanders

Bill Roggio

An American who previously explained his defection from the Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham, or ISIS, is seen...

18th March 2014 - The Long War Journal

Islamic Caucasus Emirate Confirms Death of Emir Doku Umarov

Bill Roggio

The Islamic Caucasus Emirate, an al Qaeda-linked group that operates in southern Russia, confirmed today that its emir, Doku Umarov, has

18th March 2014 - WRC 1260 AM

Andy Parks Live From the Washington Times

Clifford D. May

Historic shifts are underway in the Middle East.


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Tony Badran

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Mark Dubowitz

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