ISIS

Why did ISIS and al-Nusra Front Strike a Deal?

The recent agreement between leaders of ISIS and Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham came as a surprising step.

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Widening Controversy over Western Media Coverage on Terror Attacks

The debate on the role of media in countering terrorism is widening, as some argue that ISIS has benefited from media coverage.

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Where would ISIS new capital be located?

Several questions have been raised about where would the new ISIS' capital be, in case Raqqa and Mosul were fully liberated from ISIS.

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The Rise of “Terrorists on the move” Phenomenon: Causes & Consequences

Marcel De Souza, Chairman of the ECOWAS cited fears of "exodus of terrorist" from the Iraqi city of Mosul to the city of Kidal in Mali.

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Critical Timing for Al-Shabaab’s Bid to Restore Influence in Somalia

The Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen has recently escalated their attacks, after the election of Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed.

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Why the US is escalating against ISIS in Afghanistan?

On April 13, 2017, the US military dropped a non-nuclear bomb MOAB on a system of tunnels and caves used by ISIS-K, or ISIS Khursanan.

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Why has Iraqi Kurdistan Region's Push for Secession Resurfaced?

The Iraqi Kurdistan Region's independence has sparked fresh debate after moves made by various Kurdish groups recently.

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Is Taliban Expanding its Influence in Afghanistan?

The Afghan Taliban movement has resorted once again to carrying out high-profile terrorist attacks.

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How Does ISIS Perceive Post-Raqqa Consequences?

ISIS’ recent movements on the ground in both Syria and Iraq indicate a significant transitory development in the organization’s path.

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Fragmentation of Fronts and Gradual Annexation in Syria and Iraq

Regular armies, parallel militias and hybrid groups are pursuing a new strategy in conflict zones in the Arab region.

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Living with Terrorism

How the British Policies towards Islamists Backfired?

The Manchester attack reflects escalating terrorist threats, despite that UK has been sympathetic towards radical Islamic Groups.

Dr. Shady Abdelwhab

Motives and Consequences of ISIS’ ‘Cubs of the Caliphate’ Schools

ISIS other priorities now include efforts to sustain its ideology that may recede due to ongoing military operations.

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Returnees

FARAS discusses Terrorism Trends in Europe

The Security Studies Program at FARAS held a workshop discussing foreign fighter returnees and the future of terrorism in Europe.

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Limits of Changes in the roles of Anti-ISIS Coalition's Actors in Syria

Actors in the US-led Global Coalition to Counter ISIS are now playing new roles in the theatre of operations in Raqqa.

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Why is Politicization of Money Spreading in War-Torn States?

The deteriorating political and economic situation in war-ton countries in the Middle East have led to an increased use of banknotes.

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