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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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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 most remote and underdeveloped, to become the country’s dominant military and political force. During the last six months in particular, the Houthi movement’s military wing, Ansar Allah, has seized control of the capital Sana’a and expanded into most of the country’s cultivated, upland region,...


Cat: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Featured, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Yemen
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Boko Haram, Islamic State and the Archipelago Strategy

December 19, 2014

This paper will explain how in northeast Nigeria, Boko Haram can be understood as currently operating between the tamkin (authority) and khilafah phases of jihadist methodology, while in northwest Nigeria, it is currently in the...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, West Africa

Libya’s Descent into Chaos: Warring Clans and Its Impact on Regional Stability

December 19, 2014

Since the outbreak of the Libyan revolution in 2011 and the collapse of Mu’ammar Qaddafi’s Jamahiriya (Republic of the Masses), Libya has fallen into a process of constant and ever deeper chaos, which has lately reached a new...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, North Africa

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

December 19, 2014

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 and a rise in extremists...

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

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

December 19, 2014

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 the West’s most prominent...

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

The Political Economy of the Islamic State

December 19, 2014

The self-proclaimed Islamic State’s capture of the second-largest city in Iraq, Mosul, in June came as a surprise for many, but six months on, the group now additionally controls large swaths of both Iraq and Syria. This advance...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Syria, Iraq, Turkey

Swimming in a Turbulent Sea? Non-State Threats to the Islamic State

December 19, 2014

The focus of this analysis is Syria, specifically the territory under the control of the Islamic State organization in eastern and northern Syria. Moving from Aleppo’s eastern suburbs in northwest Syria to what was once the...

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

The Islamic State: What Victory Means

December 19, 2014

The fall of the Ming dynasty was consummated in 1644 with the suicide of its emperor. In the continuing chaos that followed, the replacement of the old order did not come at the hands of peasant rebels or of disaffected...

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

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BRIEFS

December 5, 2014 12:19 PM

AIRSTRIKES, GROUND OFFENSIVES PUT ISLAMIC STATE ON THE BACK FOOT

James Brandon

During the last two weeks, a series of mainly military developments have inflicted significant damage on the Islamic...


Cat: Terrorism Monitor, Brief, Global Terrorism Analysis, Military/Security, Terrorism, North Africa, Iraq, Syria
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Latest Interviews

The Father of the Taliban: An Interview with Maulana Sami ul-Haq

May 23, 2007

Maulana Sami ul-Haq is the director and chancellor of Pakistan's famous madrassa, Darul uloom Haqqania, Akora Khattak. He has served in this post since the death of his father, Maulana Abdul ul-Haq, the founder of the madrassa,...

Category: Spotlight on Terror, Interview, South Asia, Global Terrorism Analysis

Afghanistan's Veteran Jihadi Leader: An Interview with Qazi Mohammad Amin Waqad

May 3, 2007

Qazi Mohammad Amin Waqad is a former member of the Hizb-e-Islami leadership council, a party led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar. Waqad was one of three key anti-Soviet leaders of the mujahideen and served as Hekmatyar's lieutenant. He is...

Category: Spotlight on Terror, Interview, South Asia, Global Terrorism Analysis

Violence and Iraq’s Constitutional Referendum: An Interview with Fareed Sabri

January 27, 2006

Fareed Sabri is the spokesman of the Iraqi Islamic Party in the United Kingdom. He also served on the party's leadership council in the late 1990s. This interview was conducted by Terrorism Monitor Editor Mahan Abedin on October...

Category: Spotlight on Terror, Interview, Global Terrorism Analysis

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