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The Egyptian Sinai and Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis

February 26th, 2015

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Zack Gold discuss Sinai jihadism and Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis's (ABM) pledge (bayat) to the Islamic State.

You can read more of Daveed's work on the subject here:

Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis's Oath Of Allegiance to the Islamic State

ISIL's International Expansion: What Does Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis's Oath Of Allegiance Mean?

You can read more of Zack's work on the topic here:

Islamic State Allegiance Could Cost Egypt's Sinai Jihadis Popular Support

The Egypt-Gaza Buffer Zone: More Harm than Good for Sinai Security

Egypt and Israel: Sinai Heat Thaws the Cold Peace

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War in the Ukraine?

February 5th, 2015

Dr. Andrew Michta discusses the latest developments in the Ukraine.

You can read his most recent work on the issue, here:

"Why Ukraine Is our Business"

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Nigeria and Boko Haram

February 1st, 2015

Hilary Matfess discusses Boko Haram and the situation in Nigeria.

Listed below are some of Hilary's works on Boko Haram:

"The Boko Haram Insurgency, by the numbers"

"Boko Haram is not al-Qaeda"

Interactive map detailing Boko Haram attacks

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Turkish Foreign Fighters in Ogaden

January 26th, 2015

North Caucasus Caucus and OSMahmood discuss Turkish foreign fighters in Ogaden.

"The Clear Banner: Turkish Foreign Fighters and the Ogaden"

"Azerbaijani Foreign Fighters in Syria"

"Turkish Fighters in Syria, Online and Off"

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The Role of Women and Children in the Islamic State

January 10th, 2015

Dr. Mia Bloom discusses the role of women and children in the Islamic State. Read more of her work here:

New Terror Weapon: Little Girls?

How the Islamic State is Recruiting Western Teen Girls

Female Suicide Bombers are not a New Phenomenon

Even al-Qaeda Denounced Beheading Videos. Why the Islamic State Brought them Back

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The Islamic State’s Irregulars

January 5th, 2015

J.M. Berger discusses his new article "The Islamic State's Irregulars" and much more.

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Terrorist Financing and the Islamic State

December 19th, 2014

Dr. Matthew Levitt discusses Terrorist Financing and the Islamic State.

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Nuclear Weapons and Coercive Escalation in Regional Conflicts

December 15th, 2014

CNA Corporation's Jerry Meyerle discusses his new report "Nuclear Weapons and Coercive Escalation in Regional Conflicts: Lessons from North Korea and Pakistan."

You can find a copy of the report here.

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China’s Foreign Policy in Afghanistan

November 12th, 2014

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Rafaello Pantucci discuss China's foreign policy in Afghanistan. For more you can read Daveed's monograph "China's Post 2014 Role in Afghanistan" and check out Raffaello's articles here.

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Terrorist Behavior and Deradicalization

October 22nd, 2014

Dr. John Horgan discusses terrorism behavior and deradicalization. You can find Dr. Horgan's work here, and his latest article is on Vice.

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