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…

The new frontiers of Islamist extremism: understanding the threat that al-Qaeda affiliates pose to African security

Link to Resource: The new frontiers of Islamist extremism: understanding the threat that al-Qaeda affiliates pose to African security External Links icon The new frontiers of Islamist extremism: understanding the threat that al-Qaeda affiliates pose to African security External Links icon   Tobias Feakin Australian Strategic Policy Institute 23 September 2014 This paper examines three…

OSINT Summary: Australian police foil planned terrorist attack in New South Wales

Terrorism & Insurgency Christopher Hawkins – IHS Jane’s Terrorism & Insurgency Monitor 19 September 2014 The Australian police have reportedly foiled a plot by the Islamic State to commit a terrorist act. Credit: PA Photos Fifteen men were arrested by Australian police during several counter-terrorism raids across the city of Sydney in New South Wales…

An Analysis of ISIS Quarterly Reports: Kill and Conquer

James Foley‘s beheading illustrates ISIS’ ruthlessness; the growing organization’s reports reveal its calculating nature Authors: Adi Kochavi and Matan Gilat Posted: 08/20/14 08:28 EDT Deep Web Reporting By: Amit Weiss and Gilad Shiloach Any doubts about how ruthless and single-minded the Islamic State (commonly referred to as ISIS) had become were dispelled on Tuesday. A…

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…

Anonymous Says it Will Attack Countries Supporting ISIS and ‘Assault [American] Virtual Government Infrastructure’

EXCLUSIVE: By: Anthony Kimery, Editor-in-Chief  07/04/2014 (11:59am) This week, the hacktivist collective known as Anonymous announced in a video on YouTube that it will soon launch “Operation NO2ISIS,” an attack on official websites of countries the group considers to be financially supporting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). According to the Middle East…

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…