Media Appearances

October 15, 2016: On BBC World Service about the impending fall of Dabiq, what it means for the Islamic State’s apocalypse narrative, and practical meaning on the ground in Syria for IS and the Turkish-backed rebel offensive.

October 12, 2016: On BBC Radio Oxford speaking about the calamitous situation in Aleppo and the failure of Western efforts to respond, the need to directly exact a price from Bashar al-Assad for crimes against humanity.

September 22, 2016: On BBC Radio Wales about the disastrous U.S.-Russia “ceasefire” agreement in Syria and the even more troubling U.S. attempt to revive it amid the clear build-up of a Russian-supported Assad regime offensive in Aleppo.

August 16, 2016: On BBC World Service about the transfer of fifteen inmates from Guantanamo Bay detention facility, the dangers, and the (lack of) propaganda value of Guantanamo to jihadists.

July 27, 2016: On the wave of Islamic State terrorist attacks in Europe on BBC radio Sheffield, BBC Radio Cornwall, and BBC Radio Ulster.

June 30, 2016: On BBC Radio Scotland about the Islamic State’s attack on Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey.

June 16, 2016: Episode 3 of The Jihad Complex podcast with Isaac Cohen about Saddam Hussein’s regime: its crimes, terrorism, Islamization, and the groundwork for the Islamic State.

May 9, 2016: On Far Beyond the Beltway podcast with Katrina Jørgensen, hosted by Andrea Ruth and Grant Gambling, on Iraq, Saddam’s Islamization, the Islamic State, Russian jihadism, and the American Election.

March 22, 2016: India Today Television on the Islamic State’s terrorist attack on the airport and the metro station in Brussels.

January 18, 2016: Far Beyond the Beltway podcast on the Islamization of Saddam Hussein’s regime feeding into the Islamic State, sanctions relief and hostage-taking in Iran, sectarian war, and Syria.

January 5, 2016 (local time): Newstalk ZB (from 8.40), New Zealand’s premier news radio station, about my recent New York Times article on Saddam Hussein laying in the foundations for the Islamic State, and also what to do now in Syria.

December 30, 2015: BBC Five Live: Interview about the U.S.-led Coalition’s claim to have killed ten Islamic State “leaders,” the ostensible fall of Ramadi, and Russia’s role in Syria and Iraq.

November 25, 2015: BBC Five Live: Interview about my paper for The Henry Jackson Society, “Destroying Islamic State, Defeating Assad: A Strategy for Syria“.

October 9, 2015: “Denise Simon Experience” Radio Show: The Russian intervention in Syria, the Russian-Iranian bid for hegemony in the Middle East, the Islamic State, and regional order.

September 17, 2015: Jihadology Podcast: Saddam’s Regime: From Ba’athism to Salafism.

July 10, 2015: A debate on Levant TV with Kenneth O’Keefe about Syria and the Islamic State. I had not known this was to be a debate; I thought I was going into an interview. Mr. O’Keefe led human shields to Baghdad to defend Saddam Hussein, has said Israel carried out the 9/11 massacre, and joined an internet TV station run by David Icke. Naturally, O’Keefe is a regular on Press TV and RT.

May 19, 2015: BBC World Service: What’s next for the Syrian insurgency after the fall of al-Mastouma?

April 23, 2015: “Denise Simon Experience” Radio Show: Mediterranean refugee crisis, the ex-Saddamists’ role in the Islamic State, al-Qaeda, Iraq, Nouri al-Maliki, Iran, the Saudi-led intervention in Yemen, Shi’ite jihadists.

January 29, 2015: “Denise Simon Experience” Radio Show: Syria, sectarianism, the minorities, provocation, media war, Iran, Iraq, the Islamic State, and the Shi’ite militias.

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