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15th April 2014 - The Long War Journal

Trial of Jihadist Cleric Expected to Highlight Ex-Guantanamo Detainee’s al Qaeda Role

Thomas Joscelyn

The trial of Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, better known as Abu Hamza al Masri, began this week in New York with jury selection. Abu Hamza...

15th April 2014 - The Daily Beast

One Year On: Mystery Still Shrouds Boston Bombers

Thomas Joscelyn

One year ago today, two backpack bombs were detonated at the Boston Marathon, killing three people. More than 260 others were wounded or maimed. In the...

15th April 2014 - The Washington Times

Academic Dishonors

Clifford D. May

Remember when colleges prided themselves on the diligence and depth of their research? Frederick Lawrence, president of Brandeis University, apparently does not.

14th April 2014 - The Long War Journal

Al Nusrah Front Official Explains al Qaeda’s Strategy, Conflict with Former Branch

Thomas Joscelyn

Abu Sulayman al Muhajir, a high-ranking sharia official in the Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda's official branch in Syria, has released a video...

14th April 2014 - FDD Policy Brief

Dubai: A Hub for Illicit Transactions for Iran and Turkey?

Jonathan Schanzer

Turkey was rocked by a report last month, leaked by the Istanbul Prosecutor’s office, detailing the alleged illicit financial activities of Iranian businessman Rezza...

14th April 2014 - Foreign Policy

No Charity

Benjamin Weinthal

On April 8, German police officers raided the offices of the innocuously named Lebanon Orphan Children Project (Waisenkinderprojekt Libanon e.V.) across six...

13th April 2014 - Asharq Al Awsat

Do You Envision the Emergence of “Common Front” Led By Washington to Face the Jihadi Groups?

Tony Badran

كرة نشوء جبهة مشتركة أميركية - إيرانية - إسرائيلية، مهما كان طابعها، ضد الجماعات السنية الجهادية، لا تمثل طرحا واقعيا. هذه النظريات لا تعكس فهما دقيقا لمقاربة...

12th April 2014 - The Telegraph

Why Washington Needs to Open Its Eyes to Iran’s Intentions

Mark Dubowitz

Barack Obama does not like to back his diplomacy with military force. He believes there should be a clear sequence of engagement: diplomacy, sanctions, more diplomacy...

11th April 2014 - The Long War Journal

Jihadist Ideologues Call on Zawahiri to Detail Problems with Former al Qaeda Affiliate

Thomas Joscelyn

A group of jihadist ideologues, including a sharia official in the Al Nusrah Front, have called on Ayman al Zawahiri to address the specific...

11th April 2014 - The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda Shura Council Member Addresses Infighting in Syria

Thomas Joscelyn

Abu Khalil al Madani, a senior member of al Qaeda's shura council, has released an audio message addressing the infighting...

11th April 2014 - The Weekly Standard

Scare Tehran, Please

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Is Barack Obama’s threat of preventive military action against the Iranian regime’s nuclear program credible? Would a one-year, six-month, or even three-month...

10th April 2014 - The Long War Journal

Ansar Jerusalem Releases Video of December Bombing in Mansoura

David Barnett

The Sinai-based jihadist group Ansar Jerusalem (Ansar Bayt al Maqdis) today released a video about its Dec. 24, 2013 suicide car bombing attack outside the Daqahliya...

10th April 2014 - The Long War Journal

Taliban’s Shadow Governor for Kunar Reported Killed in US Airstrike

Bill Roggio

The National Directorate of Security, Afghanistan's domestic intelligence service, claimed that the Taliban's shadow governor for Kunar province and several senior...

10th April 2014 - PJ Media

It’s Not New at Brandeis; ‘Repressive Tolerance’ was Born There

Michael Ledeen

Shutting down a speaker, or a professor, or a book with which you strongly disagree is nothing new. Indeed, if there’s anything really new about Brandeis’ disinvitation...

10th April 2014 - The National Interest

Kuwait’s Embattled Justice Minister Part of Deeper Terror Finance Problem

David Andrew Weinberg

A contentious battle over Kuwait’s reported role in terrorism finance is currently playing out in public. Earlier this year, the Kuwaiti Amir appointed a highly questionable...

10th April 2014 - NOW Media

Containing the Security Threat

Tony Badran

In an interview this week, Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah offered a confident reading of the situation in Syria and of his party’s involvement there.

10th April 2014 - FDD Policy Brief

Iranian Economy Continues its Modest and Fragile Recovery

Mark Dubowitz

The debate of how much relief Iran received as part of the November 2012 interim nuclear agreement continues. The Obama administration...

9th April 2014 - The Long War Journal

State Department Adds Ansar Jerusalem to Terrorist Designation Lists

Thomas Joscelyn

The State Department today added Ansar Jerusalem (Ansar Bayt al Maqdis, or ABM) to the US government's lists of designated...

9th April 2014 - The Long War Journal

ISIS’ ‘Southern Division’ Praises Foreign Suicide Bombers

Bill Roggio

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham's "Southern Iraq Division" praised eight foreign fighters who conducted suicide attacks in the province...

9th April 2014 - The Canadian Jewish News

Iran’s Charter of Intolerance

Sheryl Saperia

Canadian stakeholders have approached Senator David Tkachuk, who championed the Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act (JVTA) for eight years before it became...

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