Tahrir al-Sham Attack Highlights Increasing Sectarianism in Syria

The jihadi coalition says twin blasts that killed more than 70 mostly Shia pilgrims in Damascus were a way to hit Assad and his Ir...

Tahrir al-Sham Attack Highlights Increasing Sectarianism in Syria

How religious extremism changed the face of terrorism

The aims and behaviours of extremist groups depend on whether their religious ideologies are more important to them than their pra...

Rockets fired from Gaza into Israel in August 2014.

Jabhat al-Nusra's Split from al-Qaeda: Pragmatism or Ideology?

The move indicates significant change for a group originally set up by ISIS, at the time al-Qaeda's Iraq affiliate, but it does no...

Jabhat al-Nusra

If the Castle Falls

If the Castle Falls: Ideology and Objectives of the Syrian Rebellion


Al-Risalah: A Letter from al-Qaeda to ISIS

The latest issue of Al-Risalah, the magazine of al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, aims to present al-Qaeda as the true representat...

Jabhat al-Nusra

Inside the Jihadi Mind

New research from the Centre on Religion & Geopolitics finds a common ideology communicated through the propaganda of three le...

CRG report

What is Jabhat al-Nusra?

Jabhat al-Nusra is the al-Qaeda franchise in Syria and one of the country's most powerful jihadi groups, but little is known about...

Jabhat Fatah al-Sham

Propaganda Wars: 'State of Baghdadi' and 'Jolani Front'

Jihadi propaganda is increasingly focused on undermining the claims of rivals, whilst demonstrating its own legitimacy....


Jabhat al-Nusra: Moves Towards the Mainstream?

Syria's al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra seems to be attempting to convey a more moderate and conciliatory image....

Jabhat al-Nusra