Alexander Olesker discusses wildlife trafficking, poaching and the issues involved in combating this illicit trade.
August 19th, 2015
August 5th, 2015
Charlie Winter of the Quilliam Foundation discusses his paper The Virtual 'Caliphate': Understanding Islamic State's Propaganda Strategy
You can read more about Charlie and some of his publications here.
You can also view the #NotAnotherBrother video that Charlie refers to in our discussion, here.
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?
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:
and more on the VP's role in foreign policy:
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:
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 Gates of Nineveh