Analysis & Commentary

16th October 2017 - FDD's Long War Journal

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard threatens the US over terrorism designation

Amir Toumaj

Before President Donald Trump levied a terrorism designation against Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, the IRGC and the Islamic Republic threatened the US over the move. One senior Iranian official initially called it a "declaration of war" and then he tampered it down.

11th September 2017 - Quoted by The Tower

Experts: To Fight Terror, Palestinian Authority Must Define It

Jonathan Schanzer, Grant Rumley

Faced with the loss of funds if the Taylor Force Act becomes law, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas must clearly outlaw terrorism as an important first step to show that the PA is seriously working to fight terror, two experts wrote in an op-ed published Tuesday in The Wall...

11th September 2017 - The Wall Street Journal

How Do Palestinians Define ‘Terrorism’?

Jonathan Schanzer, Grant Rumley

There is one step Mr. Abbas could take to demonstrate that he is taking Congress seriously: He could issue a definition of terrorism to his own people. Remarkably, the Palestinian Authority’s “Basic Law” does not mention terrorism. The State Department says that although the PA has...

13th August 2017 - FDD's Long War Journal

AQAP publishes guide for derailing trains in the US, Europe

Thomas Joscelyn

The 17th edition of AQAP’s Inspire magazine provides a how-to guide for building a train derailment device. Al Qaeda has plotted against trains in the West in the past.

10th August 2017 - FDD's Long War Journal

US to designate the IRGC, affiliates as terrorists

Amir Toumaj

The milestone marks the first instance the US will designate the military branch of a foreign country for terrorism.

10th August 2017 - Quoted by Louis Jacobson - Politifact

No, the Obama administration didn’t invent the term ‘lone wolf’ for terrorists

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Sebastian Gorka, a deputy assistant to President Donald Trump, is none too fond of the terrorism-fighting approach of former President Barack Obama. He made this clear during an Aug. 8 interview on MSNBC.

27th July 2017 - FDD Policy Brief

How the Use of Human Shields Violates International Law

Tyler Stapleton

Hamas, Hezbollah, the Islamic State, and other terrorist groups have a demonstrated propensity to use human shields to protect the infrastructure they use to stage attacks. They direct men, women, and children to place themselves on roofs and next to rocket launch sites to deter retaliatory...

27th July 2017 - Quoted by Ben Cohen - The Algemeiner

Expert: $3K Per Month PA Salary for Halamish Killer Will Give ‘Momentum’ to Taylor Force Act

Jonathan Schanzer

The monthly salary of approximately $3,000 that the Palestinian Authority will pay to terrorist Omar al-Abed could be a powerful spur to a pending US legislative bill that would slash aid to the PA over its “martyr payments” policy, a leading Middle East expert told The Algemeiner on...

11th July 2017 - Quoted by Hoy Digital

RD pudiera convertirse en financiador del terrorismo

Emanuele Ottolenghi

República Dominicana pudiera convertirse en un país financiador del terrorismo por el crecimiento del comercio ilícito y el contrabando en los últimos cinco años.

8th June 2017 - Quoted by Patrick Goodenough -

Qatar’s Al-Jazeera Publishes Fatwa Against ‘Siege’ – By a US-Designated ‘Terrorist Facilitator’

David Andrew Weinberg

As Qatar continues to reject allegations of terror financing at the center of a serious rift with some of its neighbors, its state-funded Al-Jazeera network on Wednesday published a fatwa slamming the “unjust siege imposed on Qatar” – written by a Salafist cleric blacklisted by the...

7th June 2017 - NewsTalk AM 1130

Justice and Drew

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses the recent terror attacks in London, Manchester and Iran.

2nd June 2017 - Quoted by Egypt Today Staff - Egypt Today

Ex-US security adviser on Qatar’s appeasement of terrorism

John Hannah

Qatar’s relations with Arab and Gulf States have strained in the recent days following Emir of Qatar Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani’ remarks against neighboring countries, which have declared their war on terrorism; senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies John Hannah said in...

25th May 2017 - CNN

CNN Newsroom

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses the attack in Manchester.

24th May 2017 - BBC


Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross to discuss the terror attack in Manchester.

23rd May 2017 - NewsTalk AM 1130

Justice & Drew

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses the terror attack in Manchester.

21st April 2017 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Senior Fellow Dr. Emanuele Ottolenghi discusses the recent Paris attack.

20th April 2017 - BBC

BBC World

Clifford D. May

FDD President and founder Clifford D. May discusses the problems surrounding tracking potential terrorist attackers.

3rd April 2017 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Thomas Joscelyn, Bill Roggio

FDD senior fellow Thomas Joscelyn and Bill Roggio discuss the "terrorist attack" in St. Petersburg with possible ISIS links.

29th March 2017 - Quoted by Bill Gertz - The Washington Free Beacon

London Attack Spotlights ISIS Use of Vehicle Ramming

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The terrorist attack in London on March 22 was carried out by an Islamic jihadist who used a rented vehicle in an attack that killed five people and injured dozens more.

28th March 2017 - Quoted by Jeff Seldin - Voice of America

Fears of Islamic State’s Long Game Persist as Caliphate Crumbles

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Across much of Iraq and parts of Syria, the Islamic State terror group is in retreat. Yet, Iraqi and U.S. officials tell VOA they have a creeping fear that the larger war is still very much undecided.


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