ISIS Governance in Syria

  Download the PDF   By Charles C. Caris & Samuel Reynolds The Islamic State’s June 2014 announcement of a “caliphate” is not empty rhetoric. In fact, the idea of the caliphate that rests within a controlled territory is a core part of ISIS’s political vision. The ISIS grand strategy to realize this vision involves…

Dabiq: What Islamic State’s New Magazine Tells Us about Their Strategic Direction, Recruitment Patterns and Guerrilla Doctrine

Publication: Volume: 0 Issue: 0 August 1, 2014 03:38 PM Age: 9 hrs By: Michael W. S. Ryan   Dabiq Magazine (Source: Twitter user @umOmar246) Executive Summary On the first day of Ramadan (June 28), the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) declared itself the new Islamic State and the new Caliphate (Khilafah). For…

ISIS Threatens Al Qaeda as Flagship Movement of Extremists

By BEN HUBBARDJUNE 30, 2014  Video Play Video|1:24 ISIS’ Goals for Iraq and Syria ISIS’ Goals for Iraq and Syria Background on ISIS, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Video Credit By Christian Roman Publish Date on June 30, 2014. Image Credit Image by Reuters AMMAN, Jordan — As Syria’s civil war raged, a…

How ISIS Games Twitter

The militant group that conquered northern Iraq is deploying a sophisticated social-media strategy. J.M. Berger Jun 16 2014, 2:00 PM ET Pete Simon/Flickr The advance of an army used to be marked by war drums. Now it’s marked by volleys of tweets. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Sunni militant group that…