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What Is Jaysh Khalid bin-Walid?

Although it has never officially declared its allegiance, Jaysh Khalid bin-Walid is widely seen as an affiliate of ISIS in souther...

Explainer

Underdogs, Divine Favour, and the Islamic State

How will ISIS media make sense of the death of its ‘caliphate?’ Milo Comerford argues that this eventuality has been built into th...

ISIS

Terror in Barcelona

Spain has not suffered a jihadi attack since the Madrid train bombings in 2004, but authorities have been dealing with a growing t...

Briefing

‘Joint’ ISIS, Taliban Attack Shows Fluidity of Afghan Jihadism

A recent attack on a Shia village suggests the Taliban is becoming increasingly sectarian, or is working more closely with ISIS....

Afghanistan
‘Joint’ ISIS, Taliban Attack Shows Fluidity of Afghan Jihadism

ISIS’ Changing Threat to France

How is ISIS' loss of territory in Iraq and Syria affecting France's battle against extremism?

Counter-extremism

Boko Haram: How Perpetrators Impersonate Victims

Boko Haram is shifting its insurgency tactics, impersonating refugees to carry out attacks across the Lake Chad basin, writes Bula...

Boko Haram
Boko Haram: How Perpetrators Impersonate Victims

Female Suicide Bombers May Be New For ISIS, But They’re No Stranger to Iraq

After previously prohibiting the use of female attackers, why the change in ISIS' tactics? 

ISIS
Female Suicide Bombers May Be New For ISIS, But They’re No Stranger to Iraq

ISIS Female Attackers: It's Not Long Before They're Deployed

ISIS attackers in Iran dressed as women reveal a recognition by the group that using female attackers has its benefits.

Women

Al-Nuri Mosque: The Turning of the ISIS Tide?

For Muslims around the world, observing the holy month of Ramadan is about prayer and finding peace, but for ISIS it is a period o...

ISIS

A Battle for Influence in the Caucasus

Russia, Turkey, and Iran compete for control of the region's ethnic and religious landscape.

Global security
A Battle for Influence in the Caucasus

ISIS Claims First Attack in Israel

Hamas and Israeli officials have disputed the jihadi group's claim of responsibility, but this could still influence the nature of...

ISIS

The Rukban Refugee Camp: Implications for Jordan's Security

Concerns over the presence of militants in the camp on the Jordanian-Syrian border, home to tens of thousands of Syrian refugees, ...

Jordan

In ISIS' Latest Magazine, a Focus on Iran, the Philippines, and Ramadan

While much recent international focus has been on ISIS' attacks in the UK, the latest issue of the group's magazine Rumiyah sugges...

Briefing

What Does an ISIS Claim Actually Mean?

The jihadi group claimed responsibility for the three recent attacks in the UK, but its direct involvement remains uncertain.

ISIS
What Does an ISIS Claim Actually Mean?

For First Time, ISIS Claims Iran Attack

Striking at the heart of the Iranian establishment, ISIS brings its sectarian violence to Tehran.

ISIS