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Updated - Sixth Annual China Defense and Security Conference

May 12, 2016 09:00 AM

The Jamestown Foundation is proud to announce that the Sixth Annual China Defense and Security Conference will be held at the University Club (1135 16th St NW)on May 12th. The conference will feature...


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Young North Caucasus Muslims Oppose Russia’s Air Strikes in Syria

June 27, 2016

A recent poll among North Caucasian youth by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM) found that many young people in the region disapprove of the Russian air strikes in Syria. The finding is even more surprising...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Middle East, Syria, Russia

BRIEFS

June 24, 2016

JORDAN: SUICIDE ATTACK RAISES FEARS IN SYRIA’S NEIGHBOR

A suicide car bomber killed six members of Jordan’s security forces and injured 14 others at a military post on the border with Syria, close to the al-Rukban refugee camp...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Home Page, Terrorism, East Africa, Africa, Middle East, Syria

Russian Strategic Goals in Syria Contradict US Policies

June 23, 2016

Last week, Russia’s defense minister, Army-General Sergei Shoigu inspected Russian troops fighting in Syria "under orders of President Vladimir Putin." On June 18, Shoigu visited the Russian operational command center...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Military/Security, Foreign Policy, Russia, Middle East, Syria

Putin-Netanyahu Meeting Strengthens Russia-Israel Ties

June 20, 2016

Moscow’s intervention in Syria’s civil war has propelled Russia into the center of Middle Eastern politics and substantially enhanced its ties with virtually every Middle Eastern state. Israel is no exception. Israeli Prime...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Middle East, Syria, Russia

U.S. Backing Gives Kurds Cover for United Federal Region in Northern Syria

June 13, 2016

After months of negotiation, the United States finally gave the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) - which is dominated by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and includes the Syrian Arab Coalition (SAC) – the...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Home Page, Global Terrorism Analysis, Military/Security, Terrorism, Middle East, Syria, Turkey, Featured

The Zainabiyoun Brigade: A Pakistani Shiite Militia Amid the Syrian Conflict

May 27, 2016

Since the outbreak of Syrian Civil War in 2011, a plethora of violent Islamist groups have surfaced in various parts of the country, some fighting for the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad, and many fighting against it. According...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Home Page, Terrorism, Africa, North Africa, Middle East, South Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran

Oman as a Counter-Terrorism Model for the GCC States

May 27, 2016

Omani youth, according to one recent poll, see the ideology of Islamic State (IS) as the largest obstacle facing their Gulf nation (Times of Oman, April 16). The survey, conducted by international polling firm Penn Schoen...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Home Page, Terrorism, Middle East

BRIEFS

May 27, 2016

Afghanistan: Taliban Moves Quickly to Name New Leader

Taliban leader Akhtar Mohammad Mansour was killed in a US drone strike early on May 21, a move that might have initiated the Taliban’s second leadership crisis in less than a...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Home Page, Terrorism, Africa, North Africa, Middle East, Afghanistan, Pakistan

Moscow Heightens Pressure on Circassian Activists on Their Remembrance Day

May 23, 2016

In 1990, Circassian activists designated May 21 as the Day of Mourning and Remembrance to commemorate the final destruction of their nation in 1864 by the Russian Empire. Since then, Circassians in the North Caucasus and outside...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Russia, Middle East

In New Video, Georgian-Born Muslim al-Shishani Discusses Russian Presence in Syria

May 20, 2016

Muslim al-Shishani is the nom de guerre of Murad Margoshvili, commander of the Junud al-Sham (“Soldiers of Syria”) insurgent group operating in Syria. Margoshivili is a Georgian national, but he is also an ethnic Kist, a member...

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

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The Zainabiyoun Brigade: A Pakistani Shiite Militia Amid the Syrian Conflict

May 27, 2016 05:48 PM

Since the outbreak of Syrian Civil War in 2011, a plethora of violent Islamist groups have surfaced in various parts of the country, some fighting for the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad, and many...


Cat: Terrorism Monitor, Home Page, Terrorism, Africa, North Africa, Middle East, South Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran
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Iraq

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How Islamic State Gained Ground in India Using Indigenous Militant Networks

April 29, 2016 05:31 PM

A series of arrests this year in India has highlighted how India has been unable to escape its overtures as Islamic State (IS) continues its attempts to expand its geographical and online reach...


Cat: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Featured, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Terrorism, Iraq, Syria, India
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Syria

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Young North Caucasus Muslims Oppose Russia’s Air Strikes in Syria

June 27, 2016 04:40 PM

A recent poll among North Caucasian youth by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM) found that many young people in the region disapprove of the Russian air strikes in Syria. The finding...


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Yemen

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Saudi Arabia’s Intervention in Yemen Suggests a Troubled Future for the Kingdom’s Anti-Terror Coalition

April 15, 2016 02:46 PM

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud appears intent on shaking off the perceived lethargy of the Saudi royals in international efforts to combat terrorism, forming a 35-nation...


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

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The Islamic State's Targeting Strategy in Egypt

February 4, 2016 05:05 PM

The Egyptian government’s state of alert, under which dozens of activists were arrested ahead of the fifth anniversary of the Egyptian revolution, did not prevent militants from the Islamic State...


Cat: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Military/Security, Foreign Policy, Terrorism, North Africa, Egypt
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