China Overhauls Diplomacy to Consolidate Regional Leadership, Outline Strategy for Superpower Ascent

At the Central Work Conference on Foreign Relations held on November 29, China’s leaders outlined the most sweeping changes in decades to longstanding guidance on foreign policy. Chinese President Xi Jinping outlined instructions...

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Boko Haram, Islamic State and the Archipelago Strategy

December 19, 2014

This paper will explain how in northeast Nigeria, Boko Haram can be understood as currently operating between the tamkin (authority) and khilafah phases of jihadist methodology, while in northwest Nigeria, it is currently in the...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, West Africa

Libya’s Descent into Chaos: Warring Clans and Its Impact on Regional Stability

December 19, 2014

Since the outbreak of the Libyan revolution in 2011 and the collapse of Mu’ammar Qaddafi’s Jamahiriya (Republic of the Masses), Libya has fallen into a process of constant and ever deeper chaos, which has lately reached a new...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, North Africa

The Need for an Effective and Comprehensive Counter-Terrorism Strategy in Combatting Regional Jihadism: The View from Cairo

December 19, 2014

The newly found freedoms of the Arab Spring have permitted jihadists to increase their promotion of extreme ideologies and recruit new followers. This has nourished an environment of widespread chaos and a rise in extremists...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, North Africa, Egypt

Islamic State’s Threat to the Kurds in Syria and Northern Iraq

December 19, 2014

The Kurds in both Iraq and Syria have managed to attain significant degrees of autonomy in the last two decades. With the advances of the Islamic State organization, the Kurds have also become one of the West’s most prominent...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Syria, Iraq

The Political Economy of the Islamic State

December 19, 2014

The self-proclaimed Islamic State’s capture of the second-largest city in Iraq, Mosul, in June came as a surprise for many, but six months on, the group now additionally controls large swaths of both Iraq and Syria. This advance...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Syria, Iraq, Turkey

Swimming in a Turbulent Sea? Non-State Threats to the Islamic State

December 19, 2014

The focus of this analysis is Syria, specifically the territory under the control of the Islamic State organization in eastern and northern Syria. Moving from Aleppo’s eastern suburbs in northwest Syria to what was once the...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Terrorism, Syria, Iraq

The Islamic State: What Victory Means

December 19, 2014

The fall of the Ming dynasty was consummated in 1644 with the suicide of its emperor. In the continuing chaos that followed, the replacement of the old order did not come at the hands of peasant rebels or of disaffected...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Syria, Iraq

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Zapad-2013: A View From Helsinki

August 18, 2014

As a full-fledged war between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed irregulars rages on in Ukraine’s eastern region of Donbas, Western defense experts are only now beginning to thoroughly assess the military lessons of the...

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Azerbaijan and the Southern Gas Corridor to Europe: Implications for U.S. and European Energy Security – Conference Report

February 27, 2014

On Friday, September 13, 2013, The Jamestown Foundation hosted an event at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace entitled, "Azerbaijan and the Southern Gas Corridor to Europe: Implications for U.S. and European...

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The Battle for Yemen: Al-Qaeda and the Struggle for Stability

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The Battle for Yemen is a rare and comprehensive volume that tackles the facets of instability that currently plague Yemen. It offers a wealth of analysis and keen observations from the experts of...


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Eighth Annual Terrorism Conference

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Al-Qaeda and Its Heirs

 

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Media Appearances 

Middle East Eye Interviews Wladimir van Wilgenburg

December 18, 2014

Wladimir van Wilgenburg discussed Kurdish politics and the fight against the Islamic State for Middle East Eye.

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VOA Quotes Jacob Zenn

December 11, 2014

Jacob Zenn, an African affairs analyst, discussed Boko Haram's use of female suicide bombers in recent attacks in Nigeria with Voice of America.

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