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Steven Emerson is considered one of the leading authorities on Islamic extremist networks, financing and operations. He serves as the Executive Director of The Investigative Project on Terrorism, a non-profit organization that serves one of the world's largest storehouses of archival data and intelligence on Islamic and Middle Eastern terrorist groups. Emerson and his staff frequently provide briefings to U.S. government and law enforcement agencies, members of Congress and congressional committees, and print and electronic media on terrorist financing and operational networks of Al Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, and the rest of the worldwide Islamic militant spectrum. Since 9-11, Emerson has been interviewed frequently on all the major television networks and in the national and international print media. The website of the Investigative Project on Terrorism, which was started in September 2007, is now considered one of the top counter-terrorism websites in the world and can be accessed at www.investigativeproject.org. Emerson launched The Investigative Project on Terrorism in 1995, following the November 1994 broadcast of his documentary film, "Jihad in America," on public television. The film exposed clandestine operations of militant Islamic terrorist groups on American soil. For the film, Emerson received numerous awards including the George Polk Award for best television documentary, one of the most prestigious awards in journalism. He also received the top prize from the Investigative Reporters and Editors Organization (IRE) for best investigative report in both print and television for the documentary. The award from IRE was the fourth he had received from that group. The documentary, which was featured on 60 Minutes, has become standard viewing for federal law enforcement and intelligence organizations. Emerson is recognized as one of the first terrorism experts to have testified and warned about the threat of Islamic militant networks operating in the United States and their connections worldwide. In a pioneering congressional testimony delivered in 1998, he specifically warned about the threat of Osama Bin Laden's network. Nearly every one of the terrorist suspects and groups first identified in his 1994 film have been indicted, convicted, or deported since 9-11. Emerson is the author or co-author of six books on terrorism and national security, including: "Jihad Incorporated: A Guide to Militant Islam in the U.S." (Prometheus, 2006) "American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Among Us" (The Free Press, 2002) "Terrorist: The Inside Story of the Highest-Ranking Iraqi Terrorist Ever to Defect to the West" (Villard Books /Random House, 1991) "The Fall of Pan Am 103: Inside the Lockerbie Investigation" (Putnam's Sons, 1990) "Secret Warriors: Inside the Covert Military Operations of the Reagan Era" (Putnam's Sons, 1988) "The American House of Saud: The Secret Petrodollar Connection" (Franklin Watts, 1985) Prior to starting the Investigative Project on Terrorism, Emerson worked as a correspondent for CNN and previously as a senior editor at US News and World Report. His first job in Washington DC in 1977 was as a staff researcher for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He has a BA and MA from Brown University and once ran a marathon in 2 hours, 59 minutes, a feat he was never able to repeat again.

ARTICLES BY: Steven Emerson


May 24, 2018 4:27 pm
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Hamas Leader Acknowledges Iranian Support Amid Fall-Out From Gaza Clashes

While many analysts and most of the international community refuses to acknowledge Iran's role in fueling tensions on Israel's border with Gaza, Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar this...

May 17, 2018 8:19 am
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Hamas Official: Majority of Palestinians Killed in Violent Protests Belong to Us

Hamas official Salah Bardawil may have destroyed the narrative that Israel is indiscriminately killing non-violent protesters on the Gaza border. The vast majority of Palestinians killed, Bardawil told...

May 2, 2018 8:07 am
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Palestinian President Claims Jews’ Behavior Caused the Holocaust

In yet another long and disoriented rant on Monday, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas took his antisemitic sentiment to a new level. Abbas told a Palestinian...

April 25, 2018 8:10 am
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Senior Iranian Official Boasts of Military Presence Abroad

Iran will not back down from supporting terrorist proxies in the region and spreading its Islamic ideology abroad, a senior official in Iran's Revolutionary Guard...

April 23, 2018 8:24 am
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US-Based Imam Advocates Violence Against Israel and Jews in Antisemitic Sermon

An extremist imam used a recent Friday prayer to call on Muslims and Palestinians to disavow non-violent protest against Israel. But the imam was not preaching...

April 12, 2018 9:14 am
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Iran and Hezbollah Prioritize Terrorism Funding Over Societal Development

Despite growing unrest and a weakening economy, Iran continues to funnel massive amounts of money and resources to its main terrorist proxies, especially Hezbollah, in...

April 11, 2018 8:39 am
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Israeli Airstrikes Target Iran’s Presence, Drone Program in Syria

In recent months, tensions between Israel and Iran have evolved from covert and proxy battles to direct confrontation. Early Monday, Israel targeted the Syrian regime's T-4...

March 29, 2018 3:14 pm
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Hamas Mobilizes 30,000 Terrorists for Two-Day Military Drill

Despite a growing humanitarian crisis in Gaza, Hamas carried out a two-day, large-scale military drill in Gaza earlier this week featuring 30,000 terrorist operatives. Terrorists from...

March 19, 2018 12:27 pm
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Did Palestinian Incitement Lead to Latest Terror Attack?

On Friday, a Palestinian terrorist drove his car into a group of Israeli soldiers, killing two and wounding two others in the northern West Bank. The...

March 19, 2018 9:32 am
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Palestinian Activist Plays #MeToo With Anti-Semitic Conspiracy Theorist

When he lived in America, Sami Al-Arian was something of a media darling. Despite documents and recordings placing him on the board of directors of a terrorist group --...

March 6, 2018 1:49 pm
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Hamas Continues to Steal Energy From Gaza’s Residents

Hamas was caught stealing electricity from a Gaza power line intended for civilian use -- amid reports of financial and humanitarian crises. This news comes via...

March 1, 2018 10:21 am
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Report: Iran Is Building Another Syrian Base to Target Israel

Iran has constructed another military base in Syria, with the ability to host missiles that can strike any part of Israel, according to ImageSat International satellite...

February 7, 2018 1:49 pm
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Muslim Brotherhood, Hezbollah and Palestinian Groups Unite to Praise Deadly Ariel Attack

There are many differences between Shiite, Sunni and Palestinian nationalist terrorist organizations. But they have one thing in common: a passionate hatred for Israelis and Jews. Shortly...

February 6, 2018 11:34 am
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New Study: ISIS Media Production Quality Reflects Organizational Trajectory

Since losing most of its territory in Syria and Iraq, the terrorist organization ISIS has faced other considerable setbacks. For example, it is desperately scrambling for new...

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Israeli Analyst: Trump Administration Likely Wants Regime Change in Iran

The Trump administration likely wants regime change in Iran, an Israeli analyst has stated. Writing at the news site Walla, Oren Nahari tackled the question of American policy toward Iran since...

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Israel Tells Russia It Will Expand Its ‘Red Lines’ in Syria

Israel has told Russia that it will expand its military operations in Syria to include the entire country. According to YNet, Israel has decided to expand its “red lines” in Syria...

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An overnight strike on a military airport near the central Syrian city of Homs was likely an Israeli operation targeting...

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