Author Archives: Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

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Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, who directs the Center for the Study of Terrorist Radicalization (CSTR) at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, focuses his research on the challenges posed by violent non-state actors. He is the author or volume editor of eleven books and monographs, including Bin Laden’s Legacy (Wiley, 2011), and has published widely in the popular and academic press. Gartenstein-Ross also consults for clients who need to be at the forefront of understanding twenty-first century conflict, including working on live hostage negotiations in the Middle East, border security work in Europe, expert witness work for asylum seekers from Africa, and story and series development for major media companies. Gartenstein-Ross is a Ph.D. candidate in world politics at the Catholic University of America, and earned a J.D., magna cum laude, from the New York University School of Law.

Ansar al-Sharia’s Long Game: Dawa, Hisba and Jihad

My new report focuses on Ansar al-Sharia Tunisia (AST), which is Tunisia’s largest salafi jihadist group. AST has featured prominently in the country’s news recently, following clashes between the group and the government. These clashes followed clashes at the Algerian border between Tunisian security forces and a jihadist group known as Katibat Uqbah Ibn Nafi, […]

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The Challenges of Gun Control: Denying Firearms to Terrorists

Following several tragic mass shootings, the U.S. is embroiled in a debate about gun control. The central question for many involved in this debate is, since the right to bear arms is enshrined in the Second Amendment, how do you craft legislation to address the outbreaks of violence without eroding constitutional rights? Last year we […]

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