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May 2017
May 25, 2017 Institute expert quoted by CNN on ISIS’s presence in Libya in the wake of the Manchester bombing.
Dec 2016
December 7, 2016 Institute expert quoted by ABC News on the shifting, downtrodden media tone of ISIS as it loses Mosul.
Mar 2016
March 19, 2016 Institute expert quoted by Buzzfeed on the ISIS documents leak.
Jan 2016
January 12, 2016 Institute expert interviewed by Washington Post on the Islamic State's growing influence in Southeast Asia.
Dec 2015
December 12, 2015 Institute expert quoted by The Economist on the Islamic State's propaganda output.
Nov 2015
November 16, 2015 Washington Post quoted Institute expert on ISIS's view of Syrian refugees.
Aug 2015
August 15, 2015 The Economist cites Institute expert on ISIS's media output.
August 5, 2015 CNN interviews Institute expert on AQAP's media operations.
Jul 2015
July 6, 2015 CNN quotes Institute expert on jihadi groups in North Africa.
Jun 2015
June 22, 2015 BBC article quotes Institute expert on jihadist groups on ISIS recruiting tactics.
June 11, 2015 PBS Frontline article on the rise of ISIS quotes Institute counterterrorism expert.
Apr 2015
April 29, 2015 Daily Beast article on ISIS expansion into Tunisia quotes Institute counterterrorism expert.
April 24, 2015 New York Times article examining impact US drone strikes have had on al Qaeda leadership quotes Institute expert.
Feb 2015
February 20, 2015 New York Times article on potential ties between Boko Haram and ISIS quotes Institute counterterrorism expert.
February 19, 2015 Institute counterterrorism expert cited in Washington Post analysis of ISIS interest in Libya.
February 16, 2015 New York Times article on Egypt's strike against ISIS in Libya quotes Institute counterterrorism expert.
Jan 2015
January 27, 2015 Washington Post article on Obama administration efforts to combat foreign fighters quotes Institute counterterrorism expert.
January 23, 2015 Intercept article on recent innovations in al Qaeda's communications strategy quotes Institute expert.
January 22, 2015 Washington Post article on looming deadline for ISIS-held Japanese hostages quotes Institute counterterrorism expert.
January 14, 2015 Institute counterterrorism expert discusses ISIS-AQAP rivalry on CBS This Morning.
January 9, 2015 New York Times update on manhunt for suspects of Charlie Hebdo terror attack cites Institute counterterrorism expert.
Sep 2014
September 24, 2014 Washington Post article examining the origins of the Khorasan group’s name quotes Institute counterterrorism expert.
September 20, 2014 Associated Press story on US foreign fighters quotes Institute counterterrorism expert.
Aug 2014
August 14, 2014 Washington Post article examining strategy behind ISIS' brutality cites Institute counterterrorism expert.
August 10, 2014 Time magazine article examining potential repercussions from US air strikes in Iraq quotes Institute expert.
Jul 2014
July 18, 2014 Washington Post article examining jihadist state-building quotes Institute counterterrorism expert.
Jun 2014
June 29, 2014 Wall Street Journal article on ISIS declaration of an Islamist caliphate quotes Institute counterterrorism expert.
June 23, 2014 Institute counterterrorism expert discusses ISIS' business strategy on The Takeaway.
June 20, 2014 New York Times article on ISIS recruitment tactics quotes Institute counterterrorism expert.
June 4, 2014 Institute counterterrorism expert discusses the threat of foreign fighters on CBC's "The Current."
May 2014
May 30, 2014 Institute counterterrorism expert comments in Bloomberg on the number of foreign fighters in Syria.
May 20, 2014 Daily Beast article on troubling trend of US foreign fighters returning home quotes Institute counterterrorism expert.
Apr 2014
April 15, 2014 Bloomberg article examining democracy's growing pains in Tunisia quotes Institute counterterrorism expert.
Mar 2014
March 28, 2014 Wall Street Journal article on jihadist threat in Turkey quotes Institute counterterrorism expert.
March 19, 2014 Guardian article on awol Australian soldier killed in Syria quotes Institute counterterrorism expert.
March 12, 2014 Wall Street Journal article on the KSA's escalating security crackdown quotes Institute counterterrorism expert.
Feb 2014
February 28, 2014 Buzzfeed article on the exodus of some foreign fighters from Syria quotes Institute counterterrorism expert.
February 24, 2014 Wall Street Journal article on violent power struggle between Syrian radical groups quotes Institute expert.
February 18, 2014 Foreign Policy article on UN talks with Syrian terrorist group quotes Institute counterterrorism expert.
February 6, 2014 New York Times article on uptick in jihadist activity in Egypt quotes Institute counterterrorism expert.
February 3, 2014 Washington Post article on split ties between al Qaeda and radical Islamist group ISIS quotes Institute counterterrorism expert.
Jan 2014
January 24, 2014 Global Post article on al Qaeds's use of social media as a recruitment tool quotes Institute counterterrorism expert.
January 15, 2014 Institute counterterrorism expert discusses Turkey's crackdown on jihadists on Voice of America.
January 10, 2014 ABC News article on al Qaeda's threat to U.S. national security quotes Institute counterterrorism expert.
Dec 2013
December 17, 2013 Australian Broadcast Company story on radicalization of Australian muslims quotes Institute counterterrorism expert.
December 6, 2013 Institute counterterrorism expert's analysis of Ansar al-Sharia is cited on CNN's Security Clearance blog.
Nov 2013
November 27, 2013 Washington Post article on number of foreign fighters in Syria quotes Institute counterterrorism expert.
November 22, 2013 Now article profiling Abdullah Azzam Brigades quotes Institute counterterrorism expert.
November 6, 2013 McClatchy article on controversial 60 minutes' Benghazi story quotes Institute counterterrorism expert.
November 5, 2013 Institute counterterrorism expert quoted in NPR story examining obstacles facing Syria's moderate opposition.
Oct 2013
October 23, 2013 Institute counterterrorism expert weighs in on U.S.-Saudi split over Syria on NPR.
Sep 2013
September 11, 2013 Daily Beast article on Americans fighting with jihadist groups in Syria quotes Institute counterterrorism expert.
September 3, 2013 Study by Institute counterterrorism experts on Hezbollah's military activites in Syria is profiled in UPI.
Aug 2013
August 16, 2013 Washington Post article on jihadists' use of social media quotes Institute counterterrorism expert.
August 14, 2013 Reuters article on fight against al Qaeda in Iraqi Kurdistan quotes Institute counterterrorism expert.
August 9, 2013 Agence France-Presse article examining a resurgent al-Qaeda quotes Institute counterterrorism expert.
August 5, 2013 Guardian article detailing the current organizational state of al Qaeda quotes Institute counterterrorism expert.
Jul 2013
July 25, 2013 National Journal article on how the Sinai Peninsula became a haven for terrorists quotes Institute counterterrorism expert.
July 16, 2013 CNN article cites report on foreign fighters in Syria by Institute counterterrorism expert.
July 15, 2013 Washington Post article on nasheeds, music produced by Islamic fundamentalists, quotes Institute counterterrorism expert.
Jun 2013
June 19, 2013 Reuters article detailing growing control of opposition forces by Syria's Islamists quotes Institute counterterrorism expert.
June 5, 2013 Institute counterterrorism expert discusses foreign fighters in Syrian conflict on Fox News.
June 3, 2013 NBC article examines new study co-authored by Institute counterterrorism expert on foriegn fighters in Syria.
May 2013
May 23, 2013 Time magazine article on teen Belgian foriegn fighter in Syria quotes Institute counterterrorism expert.
May 16, 2013 Foreign Policy article on confronting Tunisia's jihadists quotes Institute counterterrorism expert.
May 16, 2013 Voice of America article on Tunesia's battle to rein in Islamic hardliners quotes Institute counterterrorism expert.
May 3, 2013 Wall Street Journal article on Saudi jihadis migration to Syria quotes Institute counterterrorism expert.
May 3, 2013 Wall Street Journal article on Saudi jihadis migration to Syria quotes Institute counterterrorism expert.
Apr 2013
April 28, 2013 The Week article examining Boston bombers' Chechnya connection quotes Institute counterterrorism expert.
April 21, 2013 Foreign Policy article on Caucasus jihadist group's denial of involvement in Boston bombings quotes counterterrorism expert.
April 10, 2013 Agence France-Presse story on al Qaeda in Iraq's new role in Syria quotes Institute counterterrorism expert.
April 9, 2013 Reuters article on merger between Iraqi al Qaeda and its Syrian counterpart quotes Institute counterterrorism expert.
April 3, 2013 Agence France-Presse article on European jihadists fighting in Syria quotes Institute counterterrorism expert.
April 2, 2013 Study by Institute counterterrorism expert is cited in a Foreign Policy article on foreign fighters in Syria.
Mar 2013
March 13, 2013 Institute counterterrorism expert discusses the influx of Sunni fighters into Syria on NPR's Morning Edition.
March 7, 2013 Atlantic sits down with Institute counterterrorism expert to discuss al Qaeda's social networks.
March 7, 2013 Atlantic sits down with Institute counterterrorism expert to discuss al Qaeda's social networks.
Feb 2013
February 20, 2013 Atlantic article on terrorist groups' use of social-networking sites quotes Institute counterterrorism expert.
February 14, 2013 Economist article on the growing multi-lingualism of Jihad in the digital age quotes Institute counterterrorism expert.
February 13, 2013 Reuters article on how Mauritanian media is shedding light on Saharan jihadists quotes Institute counterrorism expert.
Jan 2013
January 25, 2013 CNN article examining the jihadist group "Sons of Sahara" quotes Institute counterterrorism expert.
January 25, 2013 CNN article examining the jihadist group "Sons of Sahara" quotes Institute counterterrorism expert.
January 18, 2013 Institute counterterrorism expert discusses Mokhtar Belmokhtar, mastermind behind Algeria hostage crisis, on CNN.
January 15, 2013 Washington Post article on U.S. counterinsurgency in Mali quotes Institute counterterrorism expert.
Dec 2012
December 12, 2012 Institute counterterrorism expert discusses newly designated terrorist group Jabhat al Nusra for Syria Deeply.
December 6, 2012 Institute counterterrorism expert discusses al-Qaeda strongholds and influence on Huffington Post live.
December 6, 2012 WSJ article on U.S. sanction against al Qaeda-linked Syrian opposition group quotes Institute counterterrorism expert.
December 4, 2012 USA Today article on the influx of jihadists into Syria quotes Institute counterterrorism expert.
Nov 2012
November 26, 2012 Institute counterterrorism expert comments on Jabhat al-Nasra's role in Syrian conflict in the Financial Times.
November 24, 2012 Institute counterterrorism expert examines jihadist threat to Gaza ceasefire in an article for the Atlantic.
November 14, 2012 Counterterrorism expert's article examining the social service activities of Ansar al-Sharia appears in Foreign Policy.
November 5, 2012 Atlantic article on culprits behind death of Amb. Chris Stevens quotes Institute counterterrorism expert.
November 5, 2012 Daily Beast article on Ansar al-Sharia’s role in Benghazi attacks quotes Institute counterterrorism expert.
Oct 2012
October 25, 2012 FP article on the legitimacy of State Department emails sent the night of Benghazi attack quotes Institute Borow fellow.
October 16, 2012 Washington Post article on the rise of militant jihadism in Arab world quotes Borow fellow.
October 12, 2012 Atlantic article co-authored by counterterrorism expert examines relationship between prisoner releases and jihadist movement.
October 9, 2012 New York Times article on western fighters in Syria quotes Institute counterterrorism expert.
October 4, 2012 Institute counterterrorism expert is quoted in a CNN article on the uptick in suicide bombings in Syria.
Sep 2012
September 27, 2012 Financial Times article quotes Institute counterterrorism expert on the rise of Anwar al Sharia.
September 14, 2012 Financial Times article on foreign policy growing role in presidential race quotes Institute counterterrorism expert.
September 13, 2012 Institute terrorism expert discusses who might be responsible for the U.S. consulate attack in Libya on CNNi.
September 12, 2012 Huffington Post quotes jihadism expert in an article about the growing influence of al Qaeda in Libya.
Aug 2012
August 30, 2012 Institute counterterrorism expert is quoted in a McClatchy article on Twitter's rise as the preferred medium for terrorists.
August 19, 2012 Washington Post quotes Institute jihadism expert in an article on the rise of an al Qaeda-linked group in Syria.
Jul 2012
July 26, 2012 Institute terrorism expert is interviewed by CNN about U.S. counterterrorism tactics against al Qaeda.
July 20, 2012 Institute counterterrorism expert examines hardline Saudi cleric's new pro-democracy stance in an op-ed for Foreign Policy.
Jun 2012
June 29, 2012 Institute counterterrorism expert discusses next generation of terrorism scholarship in Wired.
June 20, 2012 The Atlantic cites Policy Alert by Institute counterterrorism expert which examines al Qaeda's presence in Sinai.
June 19, 2012 Interview featuring Institute counterterrorism expert is mentioned in Politico's "Morning Defense" daily briefing.
June 18, 2012 On CNN, Institute counterterrorism expert comments on the "whack-a-mole" nature of policing terrorist videos online.
June 14, 2012 Institute counterterrorism expert comments on the potential media pitfalls for the Syrian opposition in the New York Times.
May 2012
May 31, 2012 Institute counterterrorism expert is quoted in a PBS Frontline article about the Yemeni al-Qaeda's growing media savvy.
May 22, 2012 Institute counterterrorism expert examines jihadist group Jabhat al-Nusrah's inovlment in the Syrian conflict.