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While the Islamic State dominates headlines through its brutal tactics and pervasive propaganda, there is little awareness of the unique ideology …

The Jihad Next Door

The Syrian roots of Iraq's newest civil war.<p>The eight men, beards trimmed, explosive belts fastened, pistols and grenades concealed in their clothing, waited until nightfall before stealing across the flat, porous Iraqi border. They navigated the berms and trenches along the frontier, traversing …

How Youtube changed the world

Ten years ago, on February 14, 2005, three young American men registered a website name with the idea of sharing videos online. Little did they know their creation YouTube would go on to be worth billions of dollars and become one of the most profitable and influential sites on the web.<p>Chad Hurley, …

Jesús Gracia se entrevista con la ministra palestina de Turismo

25 ago @MAECgob Estás preparando tus vacaciones y te asaltan las dudas... ❗¿Hay algún riesgo en mi país de destino? 📝¿Qué documenta… …

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Deep in a Hole - The American Interest

<b>Daniel Kurtzer</b> is the S. Daniel Abraham Professor of Middle East Policy Studies at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and …

Two States in One Space (English)

Translation

Hamas calls for 'genuine partnership' with rival Fatah

<b>World Bulletin/News Desk</b><p>A leading member of the Palestinian Hamas movement has called for a "genuine partnership" with the Palestinian Fatah group – …

Gaza

Al-Qaradawi and the Egyptian military

It is now official. The International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) has placed Dr Yusuf Al-Qaradawi on its “wanted” list. The decision to …

Middle East

The Islamic State: From al-Qaeda Affiliate to Caliphate | Middle East Policy Council

The dramatic victories in summer 2014 of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) over rival groups fighting the regime of Bashar al-Assad — and …

Middle East

U.S.-led strikes pressure al Qaeda's Syria group to join with Islamic State

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, the Nusra Front, is facing mounting pressure from its own members to reconcile with its rival Islamic State and confront a common enemy after U.S.-led air strikes hit both groups this week.<p>But that move would require pledging loyalty to Islamic …

ISIS at Egypt’s Door

August 20, 2014<p>By Khaled Dawoud<p>In the many Egyptian talk shows, known for their anti-Muslim Brotherhood rhetoric, shocking videos of Islamic State in …

Islam

British extremists among 'most vicious' in Isis, expert says

British extremists are among the "most vicious and vociferous fighters" in Islamic State (Isis) ranks in Syria and Iraq, a jihadism expert has said.<p>Sunni Muslims from the UK are taking part in the conflicts "in every way", according to Shiraz Maher from King's College London's International Centre …

INTELWIRE: Zawahiri Falls Off The Map, Is Rebuked By Top Al Nusra Figure via @intelwire

Zawahiri Falls Off The Map, Is Rebuked By Top Al Nusra Figure<p><i>UPDATED: 11:17 a.m., see note below</i><p>Al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri has stopped …

Isis: a portrait of the menace that is sweeping my homeland

Abu al-Mutasim, 18, from a Syrian border town in the province of Deir Ezzor, joined the rebellion against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad in early 2012. He left his family home in Bahrain, where his parents worked, and fought for the Free Syrian Army for a few months before joining the …

Martin Chulov on the power and fanaticism of Islamic State

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria – the group otherwise known as ISIS – is no more. It hasn’t been defeated; if anything it’s stronger and more …

Zawahiri's Revenge

The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham — which has now rebranded itself "the Islamic State" (IS) — is trying to position itself as the new leader of …

The ISIS Chronicles: A History

On June 10, 2014, Mosul, the second largest city in Iraq and the capital of Ninawa province, fell to the Salafi-Jihadi organization, the Islamic …

Islam

The ISIS Paradox: A Mirage or Mortal Threat?

It is no simple feat to leap almost overnight from being a relatively unknown organization to capturing headlines around the world. From Washington’s …

Middle East

The Foreign Policy Essay: Calculated Caliphate

<i>Editor’s Note: The conquest of Mosul and other cities in Iraq by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has alarmed the United States and its</i> …

Foreign Fighters in Syria and the Threat of Domestic Terrorism in Europe

Westerners who have joined the ranks of radical groups fighting in Syria have been likened to time bombs—and in May one of them exploded in Brussels. …

Terrorism

Baghdadi's misconstrued caliphate project

The notion of Muslim political unity is well-established in Islam, but is it what the Islamic State stands for?<p>The group too extreme even for al-Qaeda continues to make headlines. But this time, it is not the usual slaughter and terror they bring along wherever they advance. The extremist group …

ISIL’s rapid rise illustrates how far jihadism has evolved

As the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant has declared its leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi a caliph, I am reminded of a conversation I had with a couple of …

Al-Qaeda

Islamic State, Al-Qaeda rivalry could spark dangerous contest

1 / 3<p>Image taken from a video released on June 29, 2014 by the jihadist terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), allegedly shows …

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: The jihadist 'caliph'

Baghdad (AFP) - Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the shadowy jihadist fighting in Iraq and Syria, and newly declared leader of a "caliphate" encompassing all …

Collateral Damage in Iraq

On its lightning-fast advance through Iraq, the radical jihadi group the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) has captured Mosul, Iraq’s …

After success in Iraq and Syria, ISIL will find it tougher to crack Jordan

Lost in the flurry of rambling threats to Iraq’s Shiite community during its surprise military blitz last week, the Islamic State in Iraq and the …

Bibliography on the History and Evolution of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham

For those that need a refresher or are new to the subject. Let me know if I missed anything important.<p>—<p><b>Articles:</b><p>Aaron Y. Zelin, “A Closer Look at …