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

Syria's Fragmented Extremists

With the failure of peace talks, western fears of powerful Islamist groups in Syria left many unsure of a solution, but the import...

Religion & Geopolitics. Syria's Fragmented Extremists.