Terrorist Networks’ Productivity and Durability: A Comparative Multi-level Analysis

Vol 8, No 4 (2014) > Perliger by Arie Perliger  Full Text: PDF HTML Abstract Terrorist networks, similar to the more traditional terrorist organizations, employ violence in order to promote political and social changes. By utilizing a unique dataset of 18 terrorist networks the current study contributes to the growing body of literature on terrorist…

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…

Foley’s Executioner Likely British National

BY David Francis  AUGUST 20, 2014 – 07:18 PM Evidence is mounting that the man who executed American journalist James Foley is a British national fighting under the banner of the Islamic State. According to BBC Radio, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said that the masked man in the video was likely a British citizen.…

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 in Iraq: Sectarian Tsunami or Regional Rivalry?

Rajeev Agarwal While the US, EU, and Russia were squabbling over the future of Ukraine over the past few months, the West Asia region was in stalemated position with the Syrian crisis nowhere near resolution and a sense of fatigue and frustration setting in throughout the region. Meanwhile, almost unnoticed, Iraq underwent its parliamentary elections…

Fragile States Index

Iran is up, America is down. North Korea isn’t as bad as you think. But what do numbers rating the stability of a country really mean? Index by the Fund for Peace — Illustrations by Luke Shuman » Part 1: Rankings and Map » Part 2: Notable Changes and Scores » Part 3: Postcards from…

Boko Haram and US interests in Nigeria

    The US, the UK, France and some NATO countries are strengthening their grip in Africa as they watch the ongoing violence. It would not be misleading to say that in twenty years time, these forces will hold great influence over Africa’s defence.   Ibrahim Tigli / Cape Town There seems to be no…

Dual Mission in Store for Bosnia Stabilization Force

Jun 3, 2014 0 4 By Linda D. Kozaryn American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 1996 – When IFOR’s year-long Bosnia mission ends, SFOR’s mission begins. The turnover Dec. 20 will mark the change from a peace implementation force of about 60,000 to a smaller stabilization force of about 31,000. NATO’s new stabilization force,…