Prospects for Iran’s New Direction

Authored by Keir Giles.   Added February 20, 2015 Type: Letort Papers 61 Pages Download Format: PDF Cost: Free Send this page to a colleague. Alert me when similar studies are published Brief Synopsis View the Executive Summary This monograph, completed ahead of the November 2014 deadline, examines some of the underlying factors which will…

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…

Unmasked: The smiling chief executioner who dares to bare his face in gruesome videos because he revels in the notoriety of being a Jihadist poster boy

  Shakir Wahiyib appears on camera executing prisoners without disguise The hardline terrorist also interrogates prisoners during his films Videos show him with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades  He is said to be attracting female admirers from across the Middle East Warning: Graphic content By Darren Boyle and Damien Gayle Published: 00:59 GMT, 15 June…