FDD’s Long War Journal is dedicated to providing original and accurate reporting and analysis of the Long War (also known as the Global War on Terror). This is accomplished through its programs of embedded reporters, news and news aggregation, maps, podcasts, and other multimedia formats.

FDD’s Long War Journal is published by Public Multimedia Inc., a nonprofit media company.

FDD’s Long War Journal is a project of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. FDD is headed by President Cliff May, and CEO Mark Dubowitz.

FDD’s Long War Journal publishes four sections: Featured Articles, Threat Matrix, Today In, and News links.

Featured Articles:

The main entries at FDD’s Long War Journal are written by the staff, and focus on the major news of the day in the Long War. The entries include reports from reporters in the field, existing news and wire reports, and confidential and public sources.

Threat Matrix:

Threat Matrix is the blog of FDD’s Long War Journal. At Threat Matrix, the contributors provide pointers to interesting articles, quick analysis, or opinions on hot or overlooked topics of the day.

Today In:

The Today In section is a roundup of the important news of the day in the major theaters or related to existing terror groups. The section is updated throughout the day.


The News consists of open source reporting, analysis, opinion, and commentary from news organizations, think tanks, blogs, and other sources. These are articles of interest; the staff of FDD’s Long War Journal does not necessarily endorse the views expressed in the reporting, analysis, opinion, and commentary. The News section is updated throughout the day.

About the Foundation for Defense of Democracies:

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) is a non-profit, non-partisan 501(c)3 policy institute focusing on foreign policy and national security. Founded in 2001, FDD combines policy research, democracy and counterterrorism education, strategic communications and investigative journalism in support of its mission to promote pluralism, defend democratic values and fight the ideologies that drive terrorism.

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