May 2, 2016


Black Banner at the gates of Europe

The Islamic State Comes to Libya Jerusalem Post, 29/4 At a meeting… [more]

Black Banner at the gates of Europe Black Banner at the gates of Europe

THE BREAKING UP OF TURKEY’S ISLAMIC ALLIANCE: THE AKP-GULEN CONFLICT AND IMPLICATIONS FOR MIDDLE EAST STUDIES

Turkey’s Islamic movement increased its power dramatically… [more]

THE BREAKING UP OF TURKEY’S ISLAMIC ALLIANCE: THE AKP-GULEN CONFLICT AND IMPLICATIONS FOR MIDDLE EAST STUDIES THE BREAKING UP OF TURKEY’S ISLAMIC ALLIANCE: THE AKP-GULEN CONFLICT AND IMPLICATIONS FOR MIDDLE EAST STUDIES

The Changing ISIS Threat

The Australian, 23/4 Islamic State loses ground in Iraq and Syria,… [more]

The Changing ISIS Threat The Changing ISIS Threat

IRAN AND RUSSIA: SIMILARITIES AND IMPLICATIONS FOR DECISIONMAKING

Click here for PDF In light of the July 2015 nuclear agreement… [more]

IRAN AND RUSSIA: SIMILARITIES AND IMPLICATIONS FOR DECISIONMAKING IRAN AND RUSSIA: SIMILARITIES AND IMPLICATIONS FOR DECISIONMAKING

Ready for the Storm: Israel and the Syrian War

War in Syria – and Israeli efforts to ensure it does not spread… [more]

Ready for the Storm: Israel and the Syrian War Ready for the Storm: Israel and the Syrian War

CHINA’S MIDDLE EAST FOREIGN POLICY AND THE YEMEN CRISIS: CHALLENGES AND IMPLICATIONS

  Click here for PDF This article examines the broad… [more]

CHINA’S MIDDLE EAST FOREIGN POLICY AND THE YEMEN CRISIS: CHALLENGES AND IMPLICATIONS CHINA’S MIDDLE EAST FOREIGN POLICY AND THE YEMEN CRISIS: CHALLENGES AND IMPLICATIONS

Towards a Coherent Western Policy on Syria

The following article was published by the Centre for the New… [more]

Towards a Coherent Western Policy on Syria Towards a Coherent Western Policy on Syria

ISRAEL IN FACE OF EVOLVING SECURITY CHALLENGES

Click here for PDF Since its establishment in 1948, Israel has… [more]

ISRAEL IN FACE OF EVOLVING SECURITY CHALLENGES ISRAEL IN FACE OF EVOLVING SECURITY CHALLENGES

THE IRANIAN NUCLEAR PROGRAM AND REGIONAL INSTABLITY

Click here for PDF The following transcript addresses the Iranian… [more]

THE IRANIAN NUCLEAR PROGRAM AND REGIONAL INSTABLITY THE IRANIAN NUCLEAR PROGRAM AND REGIONAL INSTABLITY

Black Banner at the gates of Europe

The Islamic State Comes to Libya Jerusalem Post, 29/4 At a meeting of G5 world leaders in Hanover, Germany this week, a proposal was raised for US warships to join vessels of EU navies off the coast of Libya.  Their mission would be to help slow the … [Read more...]

The Changing ISIS Threat

The Australian, 23/4 Islamic State loses ground in Iraq and Syria, advances in Libya The reconquest by the forces of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad of the town of Qaryatayn from Islamic State this month is the latest indication of the declining … [Read more...]

Ready for the Storm: Israel and the Syrian War

War in Syria – and Israeli efforts to ensure it does not spread to the Golan, West Bank – set to continue The fragile cease-fire declared in Syria on February 27 between regime and rebel forces is in the process of crumbling. Assad’s forces … [Read more...]

Towards a Coherent Western Policy on Syria

The following article was published by the Centre for the New Middle East at the Henry Jackson Society Towards a Coherent Western Policy on the Syrian War Key points: Syria today is divided into areas of control.  The Russian intervention … [Read more...]

The Archivist: Unseen Islamic State Military Commanders Manual: Qualities and Manners of the Mujahid Commander

In keeping with its statehood image, the Islamic State (IS) seeks to present its fighting forces as akin to an organized military, with a bureaucratic department known as the Diwan al-Jund (Soldiers Department) as part of the system of Diwans to … [Read more...]

Interview with Eve Harow: Reporting on the Syrian War and the Current Situation in the Middle East

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War and Madness: A Retrospective of Five Years of Reporting on the War in Syria

The cold numbers are the first thing that hit you. Figures telling of a human catastrophe on a scale hard to compute. Suffering on a level to which any rational response seems inadequate – 470,000 people killed, according to the latest estimates; … [Read more...]

Defections from Harakat al-Muthanna in Deraa: Translation & Analysis

In my analysis on the infighting in Deraa province for Jihadology, I noted that although Harakat al-Muthanna al-Islamiya (the Islamic Muthanna Movement- HMI) is actively at war with rebel factions in the western Deraa countryside and is cooperating … [Read more...]

Analysis: The Retaking of Palmyra from the Islamic State

The retaking of the ancient city of Palmyra from the Islamic State (ISIS) by the Syrian regime backed with intense Russian airpower is predictably being hailed as a victory over terrorism. Symbolically, of course, the recapture of Palmyra allows … [Read more...]

The Fitna in Deraa and the Islamic State Angle

International attention has justifiably focused on the recent Islamic State [IS] attacks in Brussels, but at the same time within Syria the most intense round of infighting among rebel factions in the southern province of Deraa has broken out. This … [Read more...]

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