Analysis & Commentary


15th July 2018 - Quoted by Joby Warrick - The Washington Post

Papers stolen in an Israeli raid on Tehran archive reveal the extent of Iran’s past weapons research

Olli Heinonen

New details from a trove of Iranian nuclear documents stolen by Israeli spies early this year show that Tehran obtained explicit weapons-design information from a foreign source and was on the cusp of mastering key bombmaking technologies when the research was ordered halted 15 years ago....

15th July 2018 - Quoted by Antje Schippmann - Bild

Mullah-Sender zeigt erzwungene Geständnisse

Saeed Ghasseminejad, Richard Goldberg

Junge Frauen mussten sich im iranischen Staatsfernsehen öffentlich dafür entschuldigen, Instagram-Videos aufgenommen zu haben, in denen sie tanzen.

15th July 2018 - FDD's Long War Journal

Khorasan arm of Islamic State again strikes Afghan ministry in Kabul

Thomas Joscelyn

A suicide bomber struck the Afghan government’s Rural Rehabilitation and Development Ministry in Kabul earlier today. The Islamic State quickly claimed responsibility for the attack via its Amaq News Agency, which released a one-page report on the bombing. The so-called caliphate...

15th July 2018 - FDD's Long War Journal

Islamic State targets rival jihadists and Islamists in northern Syria

Thomas Joscelyn

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s Islamic State continues to operate throughout Syria, including in the northwestern province of Idlib. The group has claimed a series of plots targeting its jihadist and Islamist rivals in recent weeks. The attacks are centered in Idlib province, including its capital...

15th July 2018 - The Jerusalem Post

German intel report: Iran seeks to shatter states’ stability with WMD

Benjamin Weinthal

The German intelligence agency of the state of Hesse published a new document on countering the spread of weapons of mass destruction, singling out the Islamic Republic of Iran as one of two states seeking to obtain the ultimate form of powerful weapons.

14th July 2018 - Fox News

America’s News HQ

Behnam Ben Taleblu

FDD's Behnam Ben Taleblu joins Fox News to comment on the upcoming summit between President Trump and Russia's President Putin.

13th July 2018 - Fox News

Fox News

John Hannah

FDD's John Hannah joins Fox News to discuss how NATO will impact the Trump-Putin summit next week.

13th July 2018 - The Jerusalem Post

Exclusive: Paypal closes French BDS media account

Benjamin Weinthal

The giant US online payment service PayPal shut down the account of a major French boycott,sanctions, divestment (BDS) organization targeting Israel on Thursday, The Jerusalem Post has learned.

13th July 2018 - Foreign Policy

Putin Sees Trump as an Easy Mark on Syria

John Hannah

As U.S. President Donald Trump approaches his July 16 summit in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin, there’s much speculation that Syria will be near the top of the agenda.

13th July 2018 - Quoted by Patrick Goodenough - CNS News

Muslim Reformer Urges Terror Designation for Muslim Brotherhood

Jonathan Schanzer

The U.S. should designate the Muslim Brotherhood – or at least some of its factions – for terrorism, experts told a congressional panel on Wednesday, weighing in on a long running debate about the threats posed by the Islamist movement.

13th July 2018 - FDD's Long War Journal

Turkish-speaking jihadist group holds Assad loyalist captive in Latakia

Thomas Joscelyn

Shortly after Ansar al-Islam announced its responsibility for a successful raid against Bashar al-Assad’s forces in Latakia, another small jihadist group advertised its own participation.

13th July 2018 - FDD's Long War Journal

Islamic State claims suicide bombing at election rally in Pakistan

Thomas Joscelyn

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a devastating suicide bombing carried out in Mastung, Baluchistan earlier today.

12th July 2018 - Quoted by The Jerusalem Post

Northern exposure

On Wednesday afternoon, sirens sounded in a dozen communities in northern Israel. A Syrian drone had entered Israeli airspace, flying for 10 km. over the Golan Heights before being shot down by a Patriot missile. Two attack helicopters and four fighter jets were scrambled to counter the...

12th July 2018 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Tzvi Kahn

FDD's Tzvi Kahn joins the John Batchelor show to discuss the Iran sanctions strike in August and what can be done.

12th July 2018 - The Jerusalem Post

‘No Jew in Germany’: German police assault Israeli professor

Benjamin Weinthal

The police in the West German city of Bonn allegedly mistakenly beat an Israeli philosophy professor after a German of Palestinian origin attacked him because he was wearing kippah.

12th July 2018 - VOA Persian

VOA Persia

Behnam Ben Taleblu

FDD's Behnam Ben Taleblu joins VOA Persia to comment on the NATO summit in Brussels.

12th July 2018 - ARTI TV

Haber Aktuel

Aykan Erdemir

FDD's Aykan Erdemir joins Arti TV to comment on the NATO Summit and NATO-Turkey relations.

12th July 2018 - iHeart Radio

Justice & Drew

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD's Daveed Gartenstein Ross joins Justice & Drew to discuss President Trump's meeting with NATO allies in Brussels.

12th July 2018 - Radio National

RN Breakfast

Aykan Erdemir

FDD's Aykan Erdemir joins Radio National to discuss President Erdogan's sweeping new powers after being sworn in as Turkey's first executive president in almost a century.

12th July 2018 - Quoted by Michael Lipin - Voice of America

NATO Pledges More Trainers for Iraqis, Afghans Facing Iran-Backed Militias

Behnam Ben Taleblu

The NATO alliance has agreed to send more troops to Iraq and Afghanistan to help security forces of those nations to stand up to militias backed by Iran.

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