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ISIS has ambitious plans for continuing to stage attacks around the world. As part of this, we must consider the danger of ISIS organizing a terrorist underground in the West.  

An unsolicited letter to the Prime Minister of Iraq, Haider Al-Abadi.

Journal Article | September 2, 2017 01:42 PM | Comments(1)

A merger between ISIS and AQC looks unlikely at this point. Al Qaeda may well just be positioning itself to pick up as many ISIS assets as possible when convenient.

Journal Article | September 2, 2017 11:52 AM | Comments(1)

ISIS will fade significantly in the next year. But once ISIS is gone, there are countless groups waiting in the wings to take over.

Journal Article | August 12, 2017 07:31 AM | Comments(1)

Adversaries of the United States have recognized the susceptibility of its military to irregular warfare threats and will certainly exploit it in future conflicts.

Despite targeting AQ for the past sixteen years and killing bin Laden, the U.S. and its allies have been unable to destroy what was once considered the most dangerous terrorist group in the world.

Journal Article | July 19, 2017 11:37 AM | Comments(2)

It comes as a paradox of sorts that both Daesh, with its nihilistic worldview, and Salafyo Costa, with its conciliatory approach, can manage to find a place under the umbrella of Salafism.

ISIS’s cyber efforts have paid off; the FBI told Congress in July 2016 that “the message of radicalization spreads faster than we imagined just a few years ago.

Journal Article | April 22, 2017 07:26 PM | Comments(2)

This paper attempts to provide insight into a topic most have not yet thoroughly considered - what happens after ISIL is gone?

Detailed study of foreign fighters and of their return to home countries has only emerged in the last 10 – 15 years, with even less written about it in relation to the Caribbean region.

Journal Article | April 7, 2017 02:32 AM | Comments(2)

Where will ISIS be after Donald J. Trump? The President has forcefully asserted that he will destroy not only ISIS, but also vowed to “exterminate” all of Islamic extremism.

The Desert Hawks are a hybrid entity, both SyAA strike force and Jaber brothers PMC. The latter role has allowed them to emerge as successful loyalist intermediaries.

Journal Article | March 18, 2017 01:48 AM | Comments(23)

The United States is losing the information war against Daesh. Communication professionals must better understand the Daesh narrative, how it is constructed and promulgated.

Journal Article | March 14, 2017 03:43 AM | Comments(1)

Islamic State emphasis for hijrah in the immediate future bring support to previous observations regarding the theme of Urgency.

Journal Article | February 25, 2017 03:37 PM | Comments(7)

There are some good reasons to increase the U.S. military force level in Syria; but if we do, it should be a short and decisive intervention with a clear goal.

A partial solution is not expensive, created from exotic materials, or overly glamorous, but rather, an approach that requires only the slightest redirection of priorities.

Islamic State recruiters and leaders residing in Syria and Iraq are now directing attacks in the West, India, and East Asia via “homegrown” extremists.

Journal Article | December 22, 2016 01:10 AM | Comments(1)

As the Mosul operation grinds forward, it is vitally important for the US and its allies to double down on their commitment to supporting the Iraqi Army and the Counter Terrorism Service.

Interview with Professor Stathis Kalyvas conducted during the Nafplio Olympia Summer Academy, Summer 2016, Greece.

Journal Article | October 29, 2016 08:56 AM | Comments(2)

Even as coalition forces mass on the suburbs of Mosul and prepare their assault on the last major ISIS stronghold in Iraq, strategic planners are far from declaring victory.