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Global War on Terrorism

Murder Vids Help ISIS Lure More Monsters

16th November 2014 – The Daily Beast

Murder Vids Help ISIS Lure More Monsters

Thomas Joscelyn

Brutal beheading videos attract young militants to ISIS. But the group's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has struggled to recruit established jihadists. more...

Analysis & Commentary

9th March 2015 – The Weekly Standard

Violent Extremist vs. Holy Warrior

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Is Barack Hussein Obama wrong to avoid appending “Islamic,” “Muslim,” “Islamist,” or even “jihadist” to the terrorism that has struck the West with increasing ferocity since the 1990s? This question has at least two parts: Is the president historically correct to do this? And is he politically smart to do it? more...

2nd March 2015 – Foreign Policy

Is Libya the Next Stronghold of the Islamic State?

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The chaotic civil war is giving the caliphate a foothold in North Africa, and its enemies can’t figure out whether to kill the jihadists or use them for their own purposes. more...

27th February 2015 – CSIF Launch Event

Remarks from General Michael V. Hayden

Former NSA and CIA Director, General Michael Hayden provided remarks on the transformation of economic coercions and the evolution of targeted sanctions, which he called “the precision-guided weapons of the 21st century.” more...

27th February 2015 – CSIF Launch Event

Russia, China, and the Future of Economic Warfare

Chip Poncy


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