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Hot Issue: Iran's Two-Pronged Problem with the Islamic State: At Home and Abroad

September 11, 2014 03:47 PM

Executive Summary

The authorities in Iran consider the Islamic State to pose two different kinds of threats to Iranian regional interests and domestic stability. On the one hand, the rise of the Islamic State in Syria and in Iraq threaten Tehran’s geopolitical interests as two of its closest Arab allies – the governments in Damascus and Baghdad – fight to contain the rise of the extremist Sunni and anti-Iran jihadist movement. Accordingly, Tehran’s first priority is to contain the threat of...

Cat: Hot Issue, Home Page, Featured, Iran, Global Terrorism Analysis
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Hot Issue – Lies, Damned Lies and Russian Disinformation

August 13, 2014

Executive Summary

The Russian Federation uses extensive propaganda, outright lies, and—most importantly—disinformation as part of the hybrid warfare it is waging against Ukraine and the West. Disinformation combines truth, what...

Category: Home Page, Featured, Hot Issue, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Russia, Info Warfare/Media

Hot Issue – Konstantin Malofeev: Fringe Christian Orthodox Financier of the Donbas Separatists

August 8, 2014

Executive Summary

The Russia-supported separatists operating in eastern Ukraine as well as some of their backers in Russia are increasingly espousing a radical ideology based on a meld of Christian Orthodoxy, expansionist...

Category: Home Page, Featured, Hot Issue, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, Foreign Policy, Europe, Ukraine, Russia

Hot Issue: Dabiq: What Islamic State’s New Magazine Tells Us about Their Strategic Direction, Recruitment Patterns and Guerrilla Doctrine

August 1, 2014

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 the occasion, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, calling himself...

Category: Global Terrorism Analysis, Hot Issue, Home Page, Featured, Iraq, Syria

Hot Issue: Iraqi Kurdistan’s New Security Challenges

June 26, 2014

Executive Summary The recent advance of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and collapse of a quarter the Iraqi Army has created both opportunities and threats for the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG). With Baghdad...

Category: Hot Issue, Home Page, Iraq, Featured

Hot Issue: After Crimea: The Future of the Black Sea Fleet

May 22, 2014

Executive Summary

Russia’s March 17 annexation of Crimea capped nearly two decades of increasingly fractious Russian-Ukrainian relations, punctuated by rising tensions over Russia’s lease of Sevastopol and natural gas transit...

Category: Home Page, Featured, Hot Issue, Ukraine, Russia

Hot Issue: Boko Haram’s Mass-Kidnapping in Chibok: Shekau’s Gains and Objectives

May 12, 2014

Executive Summary

On May 12, 2013, Boko Haram’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, demanded in a video that all Boko Haram prisoners, which number in the hundreds in Nigeria, Cameroon and Niger, be released before he orders the return of...

Category: Hot Issue, Home Page, Featured, West Africa

Hot Issue: Iran and the Looming U.S.-Russian Cold War

March 21, 2014

Executive Summary

As the Western world is drawn in by the recent events in the Crimea, nations on the periphery are seeing a chance to use the widening gulf between Russia and the United States/EU to further their own aims. A...

Category: Home Page, Featured, Hot Issue, Russia, Iran

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Hot Issue: Niger: New Battleground for North Africa’s Islamist Militants?

May 28, 2013 02:47 PM

When a pair of suicide bombings occurred almost simultaneously at important economic and military targets in Niger last week, it raised the specter of broadening Salafi-Jihadist activities paralyzing...

Cat: Hot Issue, Hot Secondary List, Featured, North Africa

Hot Issue: New Arab-Kurdish Front Could Strengthen Assad

December 10, 2012 11:16 AM

Summary Clashes between Kurdish militias and armed Syrian opposition groups in Aleppo starting at the end of October in Ras al-Ayn near the Turkish border have raised the specter of a possible...

Cat: Hot Issue, Hot Secondary List, Terrorism, Military/Security, Domestic/Social, Syria

Hot Issue – The Face of Egypt's Next Revolution: The Madinat Nasr Cell

November 20, 2012 01:11 PM

A raid by Egyptian security forces in a suburb of Cairo on October 24 revealed an unexpected intersection of several important threads in the evolving security situation in the Middle East, including...

Cat: Hot Issue, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Terrorism, Featured, Hot Secondary List

Special Commentary from Inside Western Libya-- The Nalut Offensive: A View from the Battlefield

August 3, 2011 05:05 PM

Executive Summary:In response to weeks-long GRAD artillery fire aimed at their key supply hub of Nalut, Libya’s western rebels finally launched a large scale, logistically sophisticated offensive...

Cat: Africa, Military/Security, Domestic/Social, Hot Secondary List

Mumbai Outraged Once Again: India Blinks, Blames Homegrown Terror

August 3, 2011 09:45 AM

Executive Summary:In the weeks following the July 13 bomb explosions in Mumbai, responsibility for the attacks has yet to be determined. Investigative agencies have not yet pinpointed a suspect nor...

Cat: Terrorism, Foreign Policy, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Hot Secondary List

Pakistan’s Jamaat-ud-Dawa Steps Up Campaign of Anti-American Rhetoric

July 14, 2011 05:04 PM

Despite the Pakistan government’s proscription, the Islamic charity Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) has stepped up its overt anti-Indian and anti-Western rhetoric, holding mass protest rallies across Pakistan...

Cat: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Terrorism, South Asia, Hot Secondary List
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