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Eighth Annual Terrorism Conference

October 20, 2014 02:59 PM

Al-Qaeda and Its Heirs

 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

8:30 A.M.–4:00 P.M.

The University Club of Washington, D.C.

Grand Ballroom (2nd Floor)

1135 Sixteenth Street, N.W.

Washington, D.C....


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Kazakhstan Reacts to Video of Children With Islamic State

December 16, 2014

On November 22, the Islamic State organization (formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria—ISIS) released the fifth edition of its online magazine, Dabiq 5, which on the back cover featured a full-page photo of a boy...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Terrorism, Military/Security, Central Asia, Kazakhstan , Middle East, Syria

Syrian Civil War Fighter from Kabardino-Balkaria Sentenced

December 8, 2014

On November 26, the city court in Nalchik, Kabardino-Balkaria, sentenced a man accused of fighting in the Syrian civil war to four years in prison. This is the first time in Kabardino-Balkaria that a person was convicted and...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, Terrorism, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Russia, Middle East

Georgian Chechens Increasingly Play Key Roles in Both Islamic State and Its Rivals

December 5, 2014

After the followers of Sheikh Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi proclaimed their allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) organization (sedmitza.ru, June 30), some of the rebel forces opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad became polarized....

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, North Caucasus Analysis, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, Terrorism, The Caucasus, Georgia, North Caucasus , South Caucasus

Azerbaijan Seeks Warmer Ties With Iran

December 4, 2014

Ongoing tensions between Azerbaijan and Iran have filled the press in both countries for the past five years. However, these bilateral frictions have begun to deescalate since Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s visit to Iran on...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, The Caucasus, South Caucasus , Azerbaijan , Iran, Middle East, Turkey

After Fatal Attack on Shi’as, Saudi Arabia Gets Tough on Terrorism

November 21, 2014

On November 3, five people were shot dead and nine others wounded when three masked gunmen attacked a group of Shi’as who were leaving a mosque at the village of al-Dalwa in Ahsa governorate in Saudi Arabia’s eastern region. The...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Terrorism, Middle East

‘Our People in an Alien War’: Kazakhstanis Fighting for the Islamic State

November 18, 2014

In late September 2014, Erlan Karin, the newly appointed director of the Astana-based Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies, presented a report on Central Asians fighting for the Islamic State (IS—formerly known as the...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Military/Security, Terrorism, Domestic/Social, Central Asia, Kazakhstan , Middle East, Syria

Iranian-Turkish Relations Vis-à-Vis Turkey’s Energy Transit Policy

November 14, 2014

Despite Western economic sanctions, Iranian-Turkish relations have been developing in many different directions in recent years. Illustratively, on October 24–25, the Eastern Anatolia Development Agency (DAKA), Iran’s Foreign...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Economics, Energy, Transit, The Caucasus, Azerbaijan , South Caucasus , Middle East, Iran

As Tajikistan Reports Foiling a Terrorist Plot, the Severity of Threat It Faces Appears Exaggerated

November 7, 2014

On October 18, police in Tajikistan announced that they had arrested 13 members of a terrorist group who had allegedly plotted to attack a military unit, seize weapons, and blow up two major tunnels linking the country’s north...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Military/Security, Terrorism, Domestic/Social, Central Asia, Tajikistan , Middle East, Syria

Moscow Suddenly Shows Concern About the Growing Influence in Russia of Islamic State

October 31, 2014

The recent meeting between US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Paris, on October 15, concluded on a positive note, according to the participants themselves. Secretary Kerry announced...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, Terrorism, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Middle East, Syria

Number of Disillusioned North Caucasian Militants Returning From Syria Increases

October 24, 2014

International observers have paid much attention to the fact that many foreigners are fighting against the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad. Tunisia holds first place among the countries of Asia and Africa, supplying volunteer...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, Terrorism, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Middle East, Syria

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Iran

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Azerbaijan Seeks Warmer Ties With Iran

December 4, 2014 05:30 PM

Ongoing tensions between Azerbaijan and Iran have filled the press in both countries for the past five years. However, these bilateral frictions have begun to deescalate since Azerbaijani President...


Cat: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, The Caucasus, South Caucasus , Azerbaijan , Iran, Middle East, Turkey
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Iraq

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

December 19, 2014 04:10 PM

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...


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

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

December 19, 2014 04:10 PM

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...


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Yemen

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From Obscurity to Dominance: The Continuing Rise of Yemen’s al-Houthi Movement

December 5, 2014 12:26 PM

During the last three years, the Houthi movement has accomplished a remarkable transformation, evolving from an obscure family-led Zaydi Shi’a guerrilla movement in Sa’ada governorate, one of Yemen’s...


Cat: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Featured, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Yemen
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Egypt

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

December 19, 2014 04:12 PM

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...


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