Analysis & Commentary

27th February 2018 - FDD's Long War Journal

State Department designates 7 ISIS-affiliated groups as terrorist organizations

Thomas Joscelyn

The State Department announced today that seven ISIS-affiliated groups have been designated as terrorist organizations.

11th January 2018 - FDD's Long War Journal

Widespread protests force Tunisian army deployment

Alexandra N. Gutowski, Grant Rumley

The army will be protecting government installations, following an incident in which protesters burned a security headquarters near the Algerian border, prompting police to flee.

13th April 2017 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Boris Zilberman

FDD senior fellow Boris Zilberman discusses Russia's growing influence in Northern Africa.

3rd April 2017 - Foreign Affairs

Russia’s Charm Offensive in North Africa

Boris Zilberman

With the world’s attention focused on the question of Russian influence in the United States and the European Union, the Kremlin is quietly making inroads in another region critical to both the United States and Europe: the five North African states of the southern Mediterranean shore....

12th December 2016 - FDD's Long War Journal

US confirms death of high-profile Tunisian Islamic State assassin

Thomas Joscelyn

The US Defense Department has confirmed that Boubaker al-Hakim, a French-Tunisian Islamic State leader pictured above, was killed in airstrikes carried out in Raqqa, Syria on Nov. 26.

22nd October 2015 - Combating Terrorism Center at West Point

Tunisian Jihadism After the Sousse Massacre

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

This article assesses the state of Tunisian jihadism after the Sousse massacre. After providing a brief history of jihadism’s growth in Tunisia following former President Zine el Abedine Ben Ali’s fall, the article explains the serious challenges the beach attack has placed upon the...

27th June 2015 - The Long War Journal

Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Massacre in Tunisia as Death Toll Rises

Thomas Joscelyn

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for yesterday’s terrorist attack in Sousse, Tunisia. The group has posted a photo of the gunmen it says carried out the shooting spree, identifying him as Abu Yahya al Qayrawani.

26th June 2015 - Huffington Post


Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross analyzes the attacks in France, Tunisia, Kuwait.

26th June 2015 - Quoted by Max J. Rosenthal - Mother Jones

Here’s What We Know About the Terrorist Attacks That Hit Tunisia, France, and Kuwait

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Dozens of people were killed on Friday in Tunisia, France, and Kuwait in what authorities in all three countries are calling terrorist attacks. Here's what we know so far.

26th June 2015 - BBC

BBC World News America

FDD Chairman James Woolsey comments on ISIS inspired attacks.

26th June 2015 - The Long War Journal

Terrorists Strike in France, Kuwait, and Tunisia, Killing Dozens

Thomas Joscelyn

Three terrorist attacks were carried out this morning in France, Kuwait, and Tunisia.

10th June 2015 - Quoted by Erica Wenig - The Daily Caller

ISIS Likely Responsible For Extremist Gunfight At Egyptian Temple

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

An attack by jihadis at an Egyptian temple in Luxor on Wednesday was likely perpetrated by a local affiliate of the Islamic State.

15th April 2015 - The Long War Journal

Benghazi Suspect Designated by UN, State Department

Thomas Joscelyn

Both the US State Department and the UN have designated Ali Ouni Harzi as a terrorist. The UN designation notes Harzi's alleged role in the Sept. 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, whereas the State Department does not.

30th March 2015 - FDD Policy Brief

Did the Islamic State Exaggerate Its Role in the Bardo Museum Attack?

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The Tunisian government’s investigation of the devastating March 18 Bardo museum attack in Tunis yielded a surprising result. While the Islamic State (IS) quickly claimed credit for that attack, Tunisia instead attributed it to the al-Qaeda-aligned Katibat Uqba ibn Nafi, and identified the...

20th March 2015 - CNN

New Day

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross on potential IS responsibility for the Tunisia attack.

20th March 2015 - Quoted by VOA News

Yemeni IS Group Claims Sana’a Mosques Blasts

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Suicide bombers attacked two mosques in Yemen's capital, Sana'a, Friday, killing at least 137 people and wounding about 350.

19th March 2015 - CTV

CTV News

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD Senior Fellow Thomas Joscelyn on the Islamic State's claim of responsibility for the Tunisia attack.

19th March 2015 - The Long War Journal

Islamic State Reportedly Claims Responsibility for Tunis Massacre

Thomas Joscelyn

Twenty of the victims were visiting from Britain, Colombia, Germany, Italy, Japan, Poland, and Spain, which the Islamic State referred to as “Crusader countries.”

19th March 2015 - CNN

New Day

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross on a possible connection between IS and the Tunisia attack.

18th March 2015 - Fox News

Happening Now

Grant Rumley

FDD Research Analyst Grant Rumley discussing the significance of the deadly Tunisian museum attack.


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