Analysis & Commentary


14th October 2014 - The Hill

What We Don’t Know, and Why

Michael Ledeen

There's a lot we don't know, but ignorance is no obstacle to strong convictions. Ignorance comes to us easily, in part because lots of things are unknowable, in part because we're lazy and it's so much easier to avoid the hard labor of thinking and in part because some information is very...

13th October 2014 - CTV

CTV News

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross comments on recent fighting in Kobane.

13th October 2014 - CNN

CNN Tonight

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross on the advance of the Islamic State to Kobane.

13th October 2014 - The Long War Journal

Germany’s Islamic State problem

Benjamin Weinthal

Chancellor Angela Merkel's government faces daunting challenges due to the growth of the Islamic State and other extremist groups. Many of these challenges have arisen from Germany's own problematic counterterrorism policies.

12th October 2014 - Fox News

America’s News HQ

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD Vice President for Research Jonathan Schanzer discusses Turkey's lack of a response to the Islamic State.

12th October 2014 - Quoted by Jack Kelly - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Turkey, the Pretender

Jonathan Schanzer

Muhammad Hamzah Khan, 19, planned to fly to Turkey, then cross the border into Syria to join the terrorists of the Islamic State. But the FBI arrested him at O’Hare airport in Chicago Oct. 4.

11th October 2014 - Fox News

America’s News HQ

Mark Dubowitz

FDD Executive Director Mark Dubowitz on Erdogan's response to the Islamic State.

10th October 2014 - FDD Research

Türkiye’yi NATO’dan çıkartma vakti mi?

Jonathan Schanzer, Merve Tahiroglu

A Turkish translation of Jonathan Schanzer's article in Politico, Time to Kick NATO Out of Turkey?

10th October 2014 - CTV

CTV News

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD VP for Research Jonathan Schanzer discusses the Islamic State's advance into Kobane.

10th October 2014 - Cited by Andrew Sullivan - The Dish

WTF, Turkey?

Jonathan Schanzer

Jonathan Schanzer wonders if it isn’t time to review Turkey’s NATO membership in light of its lackluster support for the coalition war against ISIS:

10th October 2014 - Quoted by Sam Jones - Financial Times

Isis Still on the Front Foot in Iraq

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The world’s attention is on the stricken city of Kobani, in northern Syria. But for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (the group known as Isis) besieging the town, it is not the Turkish borderlands but Iraq where the real thrust of its military activity currently falls.

10th October 2014 - Fox News

Happening Now

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD VP for Research Jonathan Schanzer on Turkey's role in the fight against the Islamic State.

9th October 2014 - Quoted by Selcan Hacaoglu - Bloomberg

Kurdish Ammo Runs Low in Kobani as Turkey Controls Exit

Merve Tahiroglu

Kurds defending Kobani risk running out of ammunition as Islamic State surrounds the town and Turkey controls their only outlet, according to a Kurdish lawmaker in Turkey and observers of the fighting in Syria.

9th October 2014 - Politico

Time to Kick Turkey Out of NATO?

Jonathan Schanzer

The Kurdish town of Kobane in western Syria is under siege by the Islamic State

8th October 2014 - KFI AM 640 - Los Angeles, CA

The Bill Handel Show

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross on the Islamic State's advance towards Kobane.

7th October 2014 - Cited by Ayla Albayrak - The Wall Street Journal

Turkey’s President Calls for Ground Troops to Fight Islamic State

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday the besieged Syrian city of Kobani was in imminent danger of falling to Islamic State and called on the U.S.-led coalition fighting the radical group to bolster its air raids with ground operations.

6th October 2014 - Sun News Network

The Source with Ezra Levant

Emanuele Ottolenghi

FDD Senior Fellow Emanuele Ottolenghi comments on the Islamic State's advance towards Kobani.

28th September 2014 - Quoted by Mavi Marmara - The Jerusalem Post

Turkish activist that participated in Marmara flotilla killed in US strike

Jonathan Schanzer

US-led air strikes against the Islamic State in the Syrian city of Idlib have killed a Turkish activist who participated in the Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) sponsored Mavi Marmara flotilla, Turkish media reported.

25th September 2014 - The Long War Journal

Treasury Designations Target al Qaeda’s International Fundraising and Facilitation Network

Thomas Joscelyn

The threat posed by al Qaeda remains today. The "Khorasan group" is merely al Qaeda in Syria.

25th September 2014 - New York Post

Boosting Turkey As It Backs Terror

Jonathan Schanzer

Turkey’s lax border policies have enabled ISIS to finance and arm its fighters in Syria; ISIS cells are now operating throughout Turkey.

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