Search: Islamic State,ISIS (7 materials)

On the Trail of the Terrorist Attacks in Sri Lanka: How, Why and Who Organized the Attacks?

... of top FBI Instructors to Iraq to train the Iraqi police and military in counter-terrorism investigations. In late 2005, he returned to Los Angeles from Iraq and was assigned to the FBI Los Angeles Counterterrorism Division as the FBI Los Angeles Crisis Management Coordinator. Mr. Chacon has also established the FBI’s Forensic Dive Team Program. He retired in 2014 and now is a media consultant and TV commentator. RIAC expert Tatiana Kanunnikova discussed with Bobby Chacon the situation around ...


The Three Phases of Jihadism

... to an increase in foreign boots on the ground: the 2015 JCPOA agreement allowed Russia to increase presence in Syria and send forces to Khmeimim, and Western presence increased in the campaign to terminate ISIS. How to prevent the next phase Today, ISIS is gone. They have lost all of their territorial strongholds, and the ability to call themselves an “Islamic State.” According to Dr. Kepel, this is the end of Phase Three, the “aufhebung” phase. They have lost their territory, but that does not mean they have lost the hearts and minds of many of their followers. Based on the many jihadists in ...


Islamic State after ISIS. Colonies without Metropole or Cyber Activism?

... administrative structure the so-called vilayets, namely semi-autonomous overseas provinces or possessions. These included parts of Libya, Afghanistan, Somalia, the Philippines, Nigeria, and of course Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. By the first week of 2018, the Islamic State had all but eclipsed from its traditional base of the Levant. How has the loss of its administrative centers affected the organization’s strategy? There are two competing answers to this question. The first possible answer is that ISIS’ plan is similar to that of the Great Britain in 1940, when the government of Winston Churchill was facing the prospect of invasion by the forces of the German Reich. London’s plan at the time was to use its overseas colonies as bases from which ...


IS: New Old Enemy

Review of the book ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror (Authors: Michael Weiss and Hassan Hassan) Review of the book ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror The emergence in the Middle East of a powerful terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) which managed to seize vast swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria within a little over a year, came as a surprise for the world public opinion and the media. It prompted a spate of books whose authors try to sort ...


Turkey: The Missing Link?

The events that took place on the border between Turkey and Syria in late July 2015 prompted Ankara to join the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS). What is the significance of the decision? On July 20, 2015, a suicide bomber attacked the Kurdish Amara Culture Centre in the city of Suruc, killing 32 people and injuring another 100. Two days later, in Ceylanpinar, Kurdistan Workers’ Party ...


North Caucasus — a Wall Against or a Bridge for IS?

... non-combatants than any other group in 2014. There are many ways to explain the IS phenomenon. One approach, suggested here, is that IS/ISIS strikes right at the interface of what may be the two main trends in the evolution of transnational violent jihadism today ... ... regionalization process (with the Near Eastern region and IS phenomenon in Iraq-Syria as its main focal points). Infographics. Islamic State It is gradually becoming a transnational migration or settler project, with IS-controlled lands being positioned ...


All I want for Christmas is... five answers

... recent events in Ukraine could merely remain a favorable opportunity for NATO bureaucrats to pretend the alliance still matters, whereby the renewed Russian military doctrine is not that bad. NATO is the number one threat. Anyone surprised? 2. Shall the Islamic State survive? Undoubtedly, the Islamic State is not just a 'so-called' state. It is not just another hit-and-run bunch of fanatics pretending to be 'biggest and baddest dudes on the block'. Recruitment of new jihadi ...


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