Analysis & Commentary


25th August 2014 - Quoted by Peter Foster - The Telegraph

Did Qatar Pay Ransom For Release of US Journalist Peter Curtis?

David Andrew Weinberg

The sudden and unexplained release of the American photojournalist Peter Theo Curtis at the weekend has raised fresh questions about the role of Qatar in funding terrorism and broking the payment of multi-million dollar ransoms for western hostages held by Islamist terror groups in the...

25th August 2014 - The Weekly Standard

Why Al Qaeda Released An American Hostage

Thomas Joscelyn

Earlier today, the news broke that Peter Theo Curtis, an American who had been held hostage in Syria since 2012, has been released by his captors.

24th August 2014 - The Long War Journal

Islamic State Fighters Assault Last Syrian Stronghold in Raqqah

Bill Roggio

Islamic State fighters are reported to be in control of large areas of the Tabqa military airport, the last major stronghold for the Syrian military in Raqqah province.

24th August 2014 - Quoted by Michael B. Kelley - Business Insider

The Rise Of ISIS Creates A Trap For Obama In Syria

Tony Badran

For more than three years, the Obama administration has been content with largely staying out of the conflict in Syria.

23rd August 2014 - Quoted by Erik Ortiz - NBC News

What are Obama’s Options For Stomping Out ISIS in Iraq and Syria?

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The videotaped killing of kidnapped journalist James Foley prompted President Barack Obama this week to condemn his ruthless executioners — the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, or ISIS — as “a cancer.”

22nd August 2014 - 104.1 KQTH, Tucson

The Jon Justice Show

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, discusses the latest developments regarding ISIS.

22nd August 2014 - CTV

CTV News

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, discusses the Islamic State and its threat to the US.

22nd August 2014 - The Long War Journal

Al Nusrah Front attempts to thwart Islamic State’s advances north of Aleppo

Thomas Joscelyn, Oren Adaki

A video released by the Al Nusrah Front features three fighters shortly before they head off to fight the Islamic State's jihadists, who have advanced on rebel positions north of Aleppo.

22nd August 2014 - KPAM, Portland, Oregon

Terry Boyd’s World

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, discusses US strategy with regard to ISIS.

22nd August 2014 - The Long War Journal

Treasury Designates 2 ‘Key’ al Qaeda Financiers

Thomas Joscelyn

The Long War Journal first exposed one of the two, a jihadist known as Sanafi al Nasr, as a senior al Qaeda operative in March. Al Nasr is a senior al Qaeda leader who relocated from Pakistan to Syria last year. Treasury reveals that he previously served as the head of al Qaeda's Iran-based...

22nd August 2014 - Sun News Network

The Source with Ezra Levant

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, discusses ISIS' brutality.

22nd August 2014 - CCTV

CCTV News

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, discusses US options in Syria.

22nd August 2014 - Syndicated

The Roger Hedgecock Show

Bill Roggio

FDD Senior Fellow, Bill Roggio, discusses the ISIS threat.

22nd August 2014 - Fox News

The O’Reilly Factor

Clifford D. May

FDD President, Clifford May, discusses the possibility of prosecuting ISIS.

21st August 2014 - Now Lebanon

The U.S. Is Following Iran’s Lead In Both Syria and Iraq

Tony Badran

President Obama has made clear that the purpose of his limited intervention in Iraq is to shore up the central government in Baghdad such that all Iraqis will combat the Islamic State (IS).

21st August 2014 - AM 1130, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN

Up & At ‘Em

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow, Daveed Gartenstein Ross, discusses the unfortunate reality of ISIS's brutality.

21st August 2014 - Quoted by Lucas Tomlinson - FoxNews.com

Enemy of My Enemy: Are airstrikes against ISIS putting US on same side as Assad?

Tony Badran

A year after his "red line" was crossed in the deadly chemical attack against Syrian rebels and civilians -- including hundreds of children -- allegedly by Syrian government forces, President Obama finds himself in the awkward position of being on the same side as the Assad regime in the...

21st August 2014 - Quoted by Aisha Chowdhry - Roll Call

How Obama Could Respond to James Foley’s Murder

Bill Roggio

President Barack Obama sent a tough message after an American journalist was murdered by the extremist group, Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL), but the actions that the administration will take in response to the murder, and the timeline for them, are still not fully known.

20th August 2014 - KPAM, Portland, Oregon

Terry Boyd’s World

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, discusses the beheading of American journalist James Foley.

20th August 2014 - The Washington Times

Gen. Flynn’s Warning

Clifford D. May

Two recent interviews have been the topic of lively debate within the so-called foreign policy community.

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