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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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Are Chechen Special Forces Fighting in Syria?

February 12, 2016

After the Kremlin denied having ground troops in Syria, the Russian leadership was surprised by Ramzan Kadyrov’s statement that Chechen special forces were fighting in the Middle East against the Islamic State (IS). A trailer for...

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

Russia Raises the Stakes in Aleppo

February 9, 2016

Russia’s air campaign in Syria initially provoked critical remarks and skepticism from Western governments and commentators. However, the intervention, which involves targeted air strikes and close air support (CAS) for Syrian...

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

Uyghur Militants in Syria: The Turkish Connection

February 4, 2016

The Chinese authorities have claimed that since 2013, “hundreds” of Uyghurs have travelled to Syria and Iraq to join the Islamic State and other jihadist organizations; such claims have been used as justification for new...

Category: Home Page, Featured, Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Turkey, China, Middle East

BRIEFS

February 4, 2016

CAN TUNISIA'S JIHADISTS CAPITALIZE ON COUNTRY'S ECONOMIC CRISIS?

Two militants were killed and at least one member of the Tunisian security forces was injured on February 1 during clashes in Gabes province (al-Bawaba, February...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Brief, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Terrorism, Middle East, North Africa

Russian-Led forces Advance to Secure Syrian Borders With Turkey and Jordan

February 4, 2016

The Syria peace talks in Geneva, which are sponsored by the United Nations, have been postponed for three weeks by UN envoy Staffan de Mistura. The talks between the Damascus government of President Bashar al-Assad and the Syrian...

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January 2016 Briefs (Free)

January 31, 2016

POWERFUL TURKMEN IRAQI LEADER, ARSHAD AL-SALEHI

Nicholas A. Heras

Predominately ethnic Kurdish Peshmerga fighters are reportedly preparing to stage a major offensive against Islamic State forces in areas south of the...

Category: Militant Leadership Monitor, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Terrorism, Middle East, Iraq, Turkey, North Africa, Brief, Featured

China and the United Arab Emirates: Sustainable Silk Road Partnership?

January 25, 2016

Among Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is emerging as an important player through its relationship with China. Despite Saudi Arabia and Egypt’s perceived dominance given their size and...

Category: China Brief, Foreign Policy, Energy, China, Middle East, Home Page

New Law Reshapes Chinese Counterterrorism Policy and Operations

January 25, 2016

On December 27, the National People’s Congress approved China’s new Counterterrorism Law, establishing a legal basis for counterterrorism operations and the authorities delegated to the security services for that mission (Xinhua,...

Category: China Brief, Featured, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Terrorism, Domestic/Social, China, China and the Asia-Pacific, Xinjiang

Unwanted Ally: Hezbollah’s War Against the Islamic State

January 22, 2016

“There is no future for ISIS. Not in war and not in peace.” These words were spoken not by Barack Obama or Vladimir Putin, but rather by Hezbollah leader Sayyid Hassan Nasrallah, whose Lebanese Shia supporters are engaged in a...

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

Azerbaijan: Trapped Between Two Fault Lines

January 19, 2016

The deterioration of Turkey-Russia ties on the one hand and Iran–Saudi Arabia relations on the other have been a major source of worry for the Azerbaijani authorities over the past year. The leadership officially acknowledged...

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

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Unwanted Ally: Hezbollah’s War Against the Islamic State

January 22, 2016 11:24 AM

“There is no future for ISIS. Not in war and not in peace.” These words were spoken not by Barack Obama or Vladimir Putin, but rather by Hezbollah leader Sayyid Hassan Nasrallah, whose Lebanese Shia...


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

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January 2016 Briefs (Free)

January 31, 2016 06:32 PM

POWERFUL TURKMEN IRAQI LEADER, ARSHAD AL-SALEHI

Nicholas A. Heras

Predominately ethnic Kurdish Peshmerga fighters are reportedly preparing to stage a major offensive against Islamic State forces...


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Syria

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Are Chechen Special Forces Fighting in Syria?

February 12, 2016 05:16 PM

After the Kremlin denied having ground troops in Syria, the Russian leadership was surprised by Ramzan Kadyrov’s statement that Chechen special forces were fighting in the Middle East against the...


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Yemen

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December 2015 Briefs

December 31, 2015 10:43 AM

SHAYKH MANSOUR: NORTH YEMEN’S INFLUENTIAL POWERBROKER

Nicholas A. Heras

Yemeni militias mobilized along tribal lines and supported by the Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates-led coalition claim...


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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...


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