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Ninth Annual Terrorism Conference The War in Syria, Islamic State and the Changing Landscape of Asymmetric Threats

December 8, 2015 08:30 AM

Ninth Annual Terrorism Conference: The War in Syria, Islamic State and the Changing Landscape of Asymmetric Threats


Tuesday, December 8, 2015 8:30 A.M.–4:15 P.M.

The University Club of...

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DPP-Dominated Taiwanese Legislature Begins Session

January 29, 2016 05:10 PM

On January 16, Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan’s opposition party, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), swept the presidency with 56 percent of the vote. The election also marked a major win in the concurrent legislative election, where DPP for the first time secured a majority, winning 68 of a total 113 seats. While media attention has focused on the presidential contest, control of the Legislative Yuan (LY) is likely to have a greater impact.

An examination of the circumstances under which these...

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Hot Issue: The Islamic State’s Attack in Jakarta: Progeny, Profiles and Prospects for a Southeast Asia Province

January 27, 2016

Executive Summary

This Hot Issue discusses the attack that the Islamic State commanded and claimed in Jakarta on January 14, 2016. It looks at the “progeny” of the attack, namely the mastermind, Barhun Naim, and the Katibah...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Hot Issue, Featured, Southeast Asia, Home Page, Global Terrorism Analysis

Hot Issue: How DAESH’s Lone Wolf Guidance Increases the Group’s Threat to the United States

November 24, 2015

Executive Summary

On October 18, 2015, a DAESH promoter posted a 63-page English-language manual entitled Safety and Security Guidelines for Lone Wolf Mujahideen on Twitter. [1] Reportedly, three former members of Saddam...

Category: Home Page, Featured, Hot Issue, Global Terrorism Analysis, Military/Security, Terrorism, North America, Syria, Iraq

PLA Transformation: Difficult Military Reforms Begin

September 9, 2015

President Xi announced a 300,000-personnel reduction at the 70th anniversary military parade (China Military Online, September 3). The reduction represents the most significant element of the current military reforms so far made...

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Hot Issue: Beyond Sinai: Can the Islamic State Establish a Foothold in Mainland Egypt?

August 19, 2015

Executive Summary

The Islamic State, via its Sinai-based branch, Wilayat Sinai, continues to attack the Egyptian military and security services despite a surge in the number of army and security personnel. Northern Sinai is an...

Category: Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Hot Issue, Featured, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Terrorism, North Africa

Hot Issue: The Battle for Southern Yemen

May 27, 2015

Executive Summary

On March 25, Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners launched air strikes and implemented a naval blockade against Yemen to weaken Yemen’s Zaydi Shi’a Houthis and to reinstall the exiled government of Yemeni...

Category: Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Featured, Hot Issue, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, Foreign Policy, Terrorism, Yemen

Hot Issue: War in Yemen: Sectarian Strife or Family Feuds?

April 1, 2015

Executive Summary

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on March 24 began launching airstrikes against Yemen’s Zaydi Shi’a Houthi movement (who refer to themselves as Ansar Allah—the supporters of God) and its allies, who are led...

Category: Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Featured, Hot Issue, Yemen

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

September 11, 2014

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...

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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...

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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...

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

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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

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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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