June 8th, 2015
Justin Seitz discusses the art of open source intelligence (OSINT). With thoughts on: social media platforms, ISIS, law enforcement, and much, much more.
(He shares some thoughts on Python too!)
You can read more of Justin's thoughts on his blog.
To learn more about automating OSINT collection go to his website.
May 11th, 2015
Scot Terban discusses Online Jihad from 2001-2015: A History of Jihobbyism.
Read more of Scot's work on his blog.
April 20th, 2015
Abubakr Al-Shamahi discusses the current situation in Yemen by looking at both the past and the present.
April 6th, 2015
J.M. Berger discusses: Is ISIS's Messaging More on Point Than al-Qaeda's for Potential Recruits?
Don't forget to check out J.M's new book co-authored with Jessica Stern:
ISIS: The State of Terror
March 31st, 2015
Dr. Aaron Mannes discusses the Vice Presidency (VP) and the evolving role of the VP in National Security and Foreign Policy.
For more on this topic, check out Aaron's blog: Veep Critique
Aaron provides a big picture look on this topic in:
The VP and the Whole Equation
and more on the VP's role in foreign policy:
VP & Foreign Policy: A Brief Literature Review
For fun check out:
March 26th, 2015
March 19th, 2015
Phillip Smyth discusses Shiite foreign fighters and the Shiite jihad.
You can read his in-depth paper on this topic via the link below:
The Shiite Jihad in Syria and Its Regional Effects
Further reading and research can be found at:
March 16th, 2015
Christopher Jones discusses the destruction of ancient Iraqi sites and artifacts by ISIS/IS.
You can read more of Christopher's work here:
The Future of War in the Middle East and the Future of Archaeology
The Gates of Nineveh
March 9th, 2015
Suki Kim, author of Without You, There Is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea's Elite discusses her book, experiences, and thoughts on North Korea.
You can also learn more about Suki at her website.
March 5th, 2015
We spoke with Rachel Briggs, Christianne Boudreau, and Daniel Gallant of Extreme Dialogue, about their campaign to reduce the appeal of extremism among young people and offer a
positive alternative to the increasing amounts of extremist material and
propaganda available on the Internet and social media platforms.
Please visit Extreme Dialogue's website to learn more, watch Christianne and Daniel's videos, or participate: http://extremedialogue.org/
You can learn more about Rachel and her work at: the Institute for Strategic Dialogue
Christianne is involved in:
Hayat Canada, a family counseling and outreach program for relatives and friends of
persons involved in radical Islamic groups or on the path of a violent
Islamic radicalization, including those traveling to Syria and other
civil war battlefields.
Mothers for Life, a unique global network of mothers who have experienced violent jihadist radicalization in their own families.
Learn more about Daniel and his work at his website. You can also read his blog here: scholarsfromtheunderground