Shimon Ben Moshe

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The Isis leader's vision of the state is a profoundly contemporary one

Just under a decade ago, a battered militant group then known as al-Qaida in Iraq decided it needed rebranding. A new structure and name were introduced to a sceptical public. The formation of the Islamic State of Iraq, complete with designated ministers, was announced.<p>The ISI's leaders lacked …

Depends on the Meaning of ISIS

As is common with the garbled uncoordinated messaging of the administration, Rhodes' characterization just makes it worse that Obama very publicly …

ISIS Fights for Control of Syrian Regime's Last Stronghold in Raqqa

<i>For weeks, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has launched offensives against the Taqba Air Base in Raqqa, the Syrian regime's last remaining</i> …

The world's failure to address the root causes of al-Qaida led to Isis

The Islamic State released a video earlier this month showing a group of Arab jihadists on a slaughtering frenzy in eastern Syria. On the floor were several tied-up Syrian rebels, prepared for the knife. "The best thing about what you did is that you started with the Military Council, no question …

ISIS' Gruesome Gamble

The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), which is also called the Islamic State, is on the march. Two months after first sweeping through …