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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