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  • Why Aren’t Americans Celebrating Islamic State's Fall?
    It doesn’t matter that *Muslims* mobilized to defeat the phony “caliphate.” Trump claimed credit for the victory all by himself. So Daesh is defeated. It doesn’t register. Bogeymen are eternal. Trump ...
    12/10/2017 - 3:40 am | View Link
  • Why few are celebrating the end of the Islamic State’s caliphate, and 6 other global stories
    In this occasional series, The Washington Post brings you up to speed on some of the biggest stories of the week. This week: Islamic State’s ‘caliphate’ has been toppled in Iraq and Syria. Why isn’t ...
    12/6/2017 - 10:07 pm | View Link
  • Celebrating Milestone: Russia Completes Destruction Of Chemical Weapons Stockpile
    Other states (such as Germany) and civil society (such as Green Cross Russia and Global Green USA) have played important roles in such efforts, including by supporting risk assessment and public ...
    09/29/2017 - 7:35 am | View Link
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  • War on Terror
    War on Terror; Clockwise from top left: Aftermath of the September 11 attacks; American infantry in Afghanistan; an American soldier and Afghan interpreter in Zabul Province, Afghanistan; explosion of an Iraqi car bomb in Baghdad.
    05/20/2019 - 7:30 pm | View Website
  • Wahhabism
    Definitions and etymology Definitions. Some definitions or uses of the term Wahhabi Islam include: "a corpus of doctrines", and "a set of attitudes and behavior, derived from the teachings of a particularly severe religious reformist who lived in central Arabia in the mid-eighteenth century" (Gilles Kepel)"pure Islam" (David Commins, paraphrasing supporters' definition), that does not deviate ...
    05/19/2019 - 12:57 pm | View Website
  • jihadica
    Since it began losing territory in Iraq and Syria in 2016, the Islamic State’s official line for explaining its losses has been that God is subjecting the believers to a test or trial (tamhis, ibtila’).The theme was introduced in May 2016 by Abu Muhammad al-‘Adnani, the Islamic State’s official spokesman until his death later that year, in an audio address recalling the struggles of ...
    05/19/2019 - 12:22 pm | View Website
  • PSYOP Against the Islamic State
    PSYOP AGAINST THE ISLAMIC STATE. SGM Herbert A. Friedman (Ret.) Note: Text and/or images from this article have been used with permission by a Military Information Operations unit in Northern Iraq for a report on what the Peshmerga are doing in the IO/MISO sphere.
    05/17/2019 - 1:50 pm | View Website
  • Mapping Today's Jihadi Landscape and Threat
    The global jihad is a social movement in that it is a “conscious, concerted and sustained” effort “by ordinary people to change some aspect of their society by using extra-institutional means.” 1 The most striking and consequential extra-institutional means it has deployed is violence, and it is the quantity, quality, nature, and reach of that violence that has made the global jihad ...
    05/16/2019 - 6:52 pm | View Website
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