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The Battle For Europe

6th May 2016 – Hoover Institution

The Battle For Europe

Reuel Marc Gerecht

In 2004 Gilles Kepel, the noted French scholar of the modern Middle East and Muslims in Europe, wrote: more...

Analysis & Commentary

21st August 2016 – The Long War Journal

Zawahiri calls on Muslims to support Taliban, reject Islamic State

Thomas Joscelyn

As Sahab, al Qaeda’s propaganda arm, has released the second episode in Ayman al Zawahiri’s “Brief Messages to a Victorious Ummah [worldwide community of Muslims]” series. In the first episode, which was posted online on Aug. 13, Zawahiri criticized the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood and compared its members to chickens. more...

17th August 2016 – The Long War Journal

An alleged ‘agent’ of Iran transferred from Guantanamo to the UAE

Thomas Joscelyn

On Aug. 15, the Pentagon announced the transfer of 15 Guantanamo detainees to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Twelve of the men are Yemenis and the remaining three are citizens of Afghanistan. more...

15th August 2016 – The Long War Journal

Powerful jihadist faction reconciles with the Taliban

Bill Roggio

A powerful Taliban faction that broke away from the main group has reconciled and swore allegiance to the Taliban’s new emir, Mullah Haibatullah. The reunion of the faction, known as the Mullah Dadullah Mahaz or Mullah Dadullah Front, is the latest success in the Taliban’s effort to bring wayward groups and commanders back into the fold after divisions over the death of its founder and first emir, Mullah Omar. more...

13th August 2016 – The Long War Journal

US military confirms air strike killed Islamic State’s emir for Khorasan province

Bill Roggio

The US military announced yesterday that it killed Hafiz Saeed Khan, the Islamic State’s emir for Khorasan province, in an airstrike in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar three weeks ago. more...