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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

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

The Blurry Lines Between Jihadi Networks and Ideology

Ideology

ISIS’ Latest Magazine Promotes New Terror Tactics

The new Rumiyah justifies attacks against Christians and encourages ISIS supporters to get hold of guns where possible and lure vi...

ISIS

Al-Qaeda’s Message to Syrian Jihadis

The jihadi group's leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, has called on Syrian Islamist militants to see the country's conflict as 'the cause ...

al-Qaeda

ISIS’ Latest Magazine Smacks of Desperation

In issue eight of its propaganda publication Rumiyah, the jihadi group tries to boost militant morale amid setbacks, dwindling fin...

Briefing

Will al-Shabaab join ISIS?

Rumours are circulating that al-Shabaab is to join ISIS, but such a move faces formidable obstacles, writes Emily Mellgard.

al-Shabaab

Loyalty and Disavowal: Al-Wala Wal-Bara

Examining jihadi interpretations of the salafi ideology of "al-wala wal-bara", loyalty to all that is Islamic and disavowal of eve...

Islamist extremism