Writings by Topic: War on terror

Articles by MEF Staff and Fellows
Title Publication Date
Post 10/7 Looks a Lot Like Post 9/11, Only Worse Investigative Project on TerrorismMarch 15, 2024
Playing Politics with Terrorist Designations Defeats Their Purpose Washington ExaminerFebruary 14, 2024
Do Iraqis Really Want the Americans to Withdraw? Middle East Forum ObserverFebruary 12, 2024
A Brief Biography of Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi: The Islamic State's Second Caliph SubstackSeptember 11, 2023
Iraqi Christians' Never-Ending 'Black Day' The StreamSeptember 8, 2023
The Treasonous Story of a U.S. Soldier Turned Jihadist The FederalistJuly 11, 2023
U.S. Raid Targets Continued ISIS Presence in Syria The Jerusalem PostOctober 7, 2022
Muqtada al-Sadr, Iraq's Dangerous Actor, Part I: Beginnings GISSeptember 28, 2022
Muqtada al-Sadr Retires: What Next in Iraq? The Jerusalem PostAugust 30, 2022
Erdoğan's Personal Lawyer Vouched for al-Qaeda Leader Killed by the U.S. Nordic MonitorAugust 11, 2022
Western Islamists Denounce Killing of Zawahiri Focus on Western IslamismAugust 3, 2022
Does Killing Jihadist Leaders Matter? PJ MediaAugust 3, 2022
The Killing of Zawahiri: Twenty Years Too Late The Jerusalem PostAugust 2, 2022
Fareed Zakaria's Bad Middle East Advice, 20 Years Later National ReviewOctober 14, 2021
Selective Memory: The Carefully Excised "WHY" of the 9/11 Attacks The Investigative Project on TerrorismSeptember 15, 2021
Dead Silence on Islamism, 20 Years after USS Cole Bombing The Toronto SunOctober 14, 2020
As Trump Gives Up on 'Endless Wars,' Russia, China, and Iran Move In The Daily BeastFebruary 17, 2020
Hold Off: Designating Mexican Cartels as Terrorists Could Dilute War on Jihadists The Center for Immigration StudiesNovember 27, 2019
Coalition Focuses on 'Enduring Defeat' of ISIS in Syria, Iraq The Jerusalem PostApril 2, 2019
The Failures of the War on ISIS The Jerusalem PostFebruary 24, 2019
Iraqi Refugees in North Aleppo Countryside aymennjawad.orgFebruary 17, 2019
Turkey, Russia, Iran Increasingly Challenge U.S. During Syria Discussions The Jerusalem PostFebruary 16, 2019
Iranian-Backed Militias Threaten U.S. Forces in Iraq The Jerusalem PostFebruary 3, 2019
Qatar Brokers U.S. - Taliban Talks as Washington Seeks Way Out of Afghan War The Jerusalem PostJanuary 27, 2019
Israeli Strikes in Syria Reveal New Battlefield for Post-Civil War Era The Jerusalem PostJanuary 21, 2019
Hashd Formations of Iraq: Interview with Harakat Ahrar al-Iraq aymennjawad.orgJanuary 18, 2019
How Afrin Overshadows Eastern Syria The Jerusalem PostJanuary 3, 2019
Why Eastern Syria Matters to Everyone in the Middle East The Jerusalem PostDecember 31, 2018
Betrayal on the Euphrates jonathanspyer.comDecember 22, 2018
ISIS Counterattacks in Syria Threaten Iraq and US Partners Jerusalem PostOctober 30, 2018
Rift Between Police, Feds, Allowed New Mexico Terror Compound To Fester The FederalistSeptember 14, 2018
After ISIS: How They Won Even Though They Were Defeated Jerusalem PostAugust 15, 2018
Terrorists not defaming Islam, but attempting to observe it The AustralianMay 16, 2018
Islamist Groups Protest Counter-Extremism Programs — No Surprise March 14, 2018
How America reached a 'What do you expect us to do' foreign policy The HillMarch 9, 2018
Why No Mention of Radical Islam in the State of the Union SpectatorFebruary 19, 2018
Trump Administration Strategy Document Improves on Predecessors The HillDecember 27, 2017
Canada Rewards Terrorists; Israel Punishes Them The Toronto SunJuly 4, 2017
Trump Told the Truth in Saudi Arabia (If Not the Whole Truth) Fox NewsMay 24, 2017
Trump's Saudi Speech: Pretty Good National Review OnlineMay 21, 2017
NATO Must Confront Islamic Terror or Become Obsolete The TelegraphFebruary 13, 2017
It's Time for Realism in Syria, President-elect Donald Trump The HillDecember 23, 2016
Peru Summit Provides Opportunity to Ramp Up Fight against ISIS The HillNovember 17, 2016
Impervious Hubris: How U.S. Intelligence Failures Led to ISIS PJ MediaSeptember 15, 2016
Massoud Day, September 9 The Gatestone InstituteSeptember 6, 2016
Fighting Islamist Terror after Orlando The HillJune 15, 2016
Turkey's Fake War on Jihadis The Gatestone InstituteApril 28, 2016
Academia on San Bernardino Attack: No Jihad Here The American ThinkerDecember 11, 2015
Tackling Islamism, Post-Chattanooga The Toronto SunJuly 21, 2015
Research on the Islamic State various publicationsApril 1-May 15, 2015
In Kosovo, U.S.-Funded Study Gets Response to ISIS Wrong The Weekly StandardApril 20, 2015
Decoding the Obama Doctrine The Washington TimesApril 6, 2015
How India Should Fight Pakistan-Sponsored Terrorism The New Delhi TimesMarch 28, 2015
Will Obama Support Egypt's War on Radical Islam? Fox NewsMarch 19, 2015
The CIA Doesn't Know Why Muslims Join ISIS PJ MediaMarch 18, 2015
Stanford's 'Terror, Freedom, Blasphemy' Panel: Blithering Academic Incoherence Jihad WatchFebruary 25, 2015
Research on the Islamic State various publicationsFebruary 1-15, 2015
One Standard, Not Two, for Christianity and Islam The American InterestFebruary 23, 2015
White House Delusions, Islamist Realities The Jerusalem PostFebruary 17, 2015
Research on the Islamic State various publicationsJanuary 15-31, 2015
Can French Troops Protect 'Sensitive Sites' from Next Terror Attack? Israel HayomFebruary 4, 2015
Reframing the Enemy after France's 9/11 The Times of IsraelJanuary 17, 2015
Terrorism Defies Definition The Washington TimesOctober 24, 2014
Don't Put Terrorists on Trial National Review OnlineJuly 14, 2014
An 'Islamic State' Is Born The Jerusalem PostJune 12, 2014
Winning the Battle Against Al-Qaeda, Losing the War Against Jihad Pajamas MediaSeptember 10, 2011
Osama Bin Laden: Chicken or Egg? Pajamas MediaMay 12, 2011
Bin Laden and the Eternal Hydra of War Hudson New YorkMay 3, 2011
Job Opening: New Global Jihad Leader Wanted NRO: The CornerMay 2, 2011
Radical Muslims in America Hudson New YorkJanuary 12, 2011
Counterterrorism in Obama's Washington FrontPageMagazine.comAugust 18, 2009
Words Matter in the War on Terror Pajamas MediaMay 4, 2009
The Enemy Has a Name Jerusalem PostJune 19, 2008
Would a Jihadi by Any Other Name Smell as Foul? American ThinkerJune 4, 2008
[Brandon Mayfield and] Preempt Terrorists, Or Not? Jerusalem PostOctober 8, 2007
America's Crash Course on Islam New York SunSeptember 11, 2007
Shoeless George Bush[ Discusses Islam] New York SunJuly 3, 2007
"At War with Islamic Fascists" FrontPageMagazine.comAugust 14, 2006
My Gloom: Back to September 10 New York SunDecember 20, 2005
The Same War New York SunNovember 2, 2005
Bush Declares War on Radical Islam New York SunOctober 11, 2005
Convicting [Ali al-Timimi,] the "Paintball Sheikh" FrontPageMagazine.comMay 2, 2005
American Border Secrets New York SunApril 26, 2005
[Alastair Crooke's Conflict Forum and] Sharing Jokes with Hamas Jerusalem PostApril 20, 2005
[The Abu Ali Case and] Balancing Liberties, Security New York SunMarch 1, 2005
The Churchill Doctrine FrontPageMagazine.comJanuary 26, 2005
Why the Japanese Internment Still Matters New York SunDecember 28, 2004
Has America Learned from 9/11? New York SunNovember 2, 2004
9/10 vs. 9/12 on 11/2 New York SunOctober 26, 2004
Coddling a Terrorist [Sami Al-Arian] Costs Votes New York SunOctober 19, 2004
[Michael Smerconish and I Debate:] What Kind of Airport Profiling? New York SunOctober 5, 2004
To Profile or Not to Profile? [The Abdullah al-Kidd Case] New York SunSeptember 21, 2004
[President Bush and] Naming the Enemy New York SunAugust 17, 2004
The PKK Factor National Review OnlineAugust 5, 2004
The Triumph Of the 9/11 Commission New York SunJuly 27, 2004
George Soros Teaches the FBI Tolerance FrontPageMagazine.comJuly 22, 2004
The FBI Loses Its Way [with Marwan Kreidie] New York SunJuly 6, 2004
Reagan's Early Victory in the War on Terror New York SunJune 15, 2004
Capturing Osama New York SunMarch 9, 2004
Democrats Unlearn 9/11 New York SunJanuary 7, 2004
Is terror winning the war? Jerusalem PostAugust 29, 2003
[Lee Harris on Why the U.S. is] Discarding War's Rules New York PostJuly 22, 2003
[Mosque Mischief and] Counting Mosques New York PostFebruary 4, 2003
[The Need to Name and] Know Thy Terrorists New York PostNovember 19, 2002
[Pakistani Christians and] A War Against What? New York PostOctober 1, 2002
"Death to America" New York PostSeptember 8, 2002
At War With Whom? DoublethinkSpring 2002
Are We Safer? New York PostApril 30, 2002
Make the Saudis Pay for Terror New York PostApril 15, 2002
Is America Winning? New York PostApril 8, 2002
Letters to the editor: Radical Islam CommentaryApril 2002
[The United States Makes] A Majority of One New York PostMarch 18, 2002
[Not Profiling at Airports:] A Deadly Error New York PostJanuary 21, 2002
Aim the War on Terror at Militant Islam Los Angeles TimesJanuary 6, 2002
Who Is the Enemy? CommentaryJanuary 2002
Surprise! It really is a world war on terror New York PostDecember 31, 2001
Victory Shifts the Muslim World New York PostNovember 19, 2001
Containment: The U.S. War Aim? New York PostOctober 15, 2001
Two declarations of war Jerusalem PostOctober 10, 2001
Why this American feels safer Jerusalem PostOctober 3, 2001
War, not "Crimes" National ReviewOctober 1, 2001
What Bush got right - and wrong [in his speech] Jerusalem PostSeptember 26, 2001
Articles in Middle East Quarterly
Title Publication Date
How to Write a Jihadist's Biography, or Not Middle East QuarterlySpring 2023
Problems in the U.S. Military Middle East QuarterlySpring 2013
What 9/11 Has Wrought Middle East QuarterlyFall 2011
How to Beat the Global Islamist Insurgency Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2005
Does Human Rights Law Apply to Terrorists? Middle East QuarterlyFall 2004
Postmortem on a Phony War Middle East QuarterlyFall 2002
War on Terrorism Scorecard Middle East QuarterlySummer 2002
Title Publication Date
The New Crusades—Islamophobia and the Global War on Muslims Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2024
A Good Country: My Life in Twelve Towns and the Devastating Battle for a White America Middle East QuarterlyFall 2022
The Longest War: The Enduring Conflict between America and al-Qaeda Middle East QuarterlyFall 2012
Bin Laden's Legacy: Why We're Still Losing the War on Terror Middle East QuarterlySummer 2012
The Price of Fear: The Truth behind the Financial War on Terror Middle East QuarterlyFall 2008
Understanding Islamic Charities Middle East QuarterlyFall 2008
Unconquerable Nation: Knowing Our Enemy, Strengthening Ourselves Middle East QuarterlySummer 2008
World War IV: The Long Struggle against Islamofascism Middle East QuarterlySpring 2008
Syria, the United States, and the War on Terror in the Middle East Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2007
The CIA at War: Inside the Secret Campaign against Terror Middle East QuarterlySpring 2005
Exiting Iraq: Why the U.S. Must End the Military Occupation and Renew the War against Al Qaeda Middle East QuarterlyFall 2004
Funding Evil: How Terrorism Is Financed and How to Stop It Middle East QuarterlySummer 2004
Targeting Terror: U.S. Policy toward Middle Eastern State Sponsors and Terrorist Organizations, Post-September 11 Middle East QuarterlySummer 2003
War on Terror: The Middle East Dimension Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2003
See No Evil: The True Story of a Ground Soldier in the CIA's War on Terrorism Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2003
Audio, Video and Transcripts
Title Publication Date
The Islamist Terror Attacks in France MEF WireJanuary 27, 2015
Jihad on Trial MEF WireOctober 6, 2008
Energy Alternatives and the War on Terror MEF WireOctober 30, 2006
Internment: A Tool in the War on Terror? MEF WireDecember 2, 2004
The Islamist Challenge to American Security MEF WireSeptember 22, 2004
How to Regain Momentum in the War on Terror MEF WireFebruary 17, 2004
Shutting Down Terrorist Financing MEF WireDecember 11, 2003
Turning Off the Tap of Terrorist Funding MEF WireSeptember 19, 2003
Turkey, A Partner In The War On Terror MEF WireMay 31, 2002
Turkey's Place in the War against Militant Islam MEF WireOctober 17, 2001
MEF in the Media
Title Publication Date
Daniel Pipes | Gen Z TikTokers Idolize Osama Bin Laden One America News NetworkNovember 17, 2023
Middle East Forum Blog
Title Publication Date
The Orlando Attacks: Islamic State Responsible Jihad IntelJune 12, 2016
Title Publication Date
Ambassador L. Paul Bremer III on Iraq: Twenty Years After the Fall of Saddam Hussein Middle East Forum WebinarFebruary 24, 2023
Hussain Abdul-Hussain on Iran's Push to Control Iraq Middle East Forum WebinarJanuary 20, 2023
Clifford May: How Think Tanks Influence Policy in Washington, D.C. Middle East Forum WebinarJuly 25, 2022
Michael Mandelbaum on How the Past Foreshadows the Future in U.S. Middle East Policy Middle East Forum WebinarJune 17, 2022
The Coming Caliphate? Bill Roggio on Why Al-Qaeda and ISIS Still Matter Middle East Forum WebinarJune 3, 2022
Paul Miller: What Does Just War Theory Say about the Middle East? Middle East Forum WebinarMarch 25, 2022
Ilan Berman: The U.S. Must Fight Islamism, not Just Jihadis Middle East Forum WebinarJuly 7, 2021