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Rethinking the U.S. Approach to Boko Haram: The Case for a Regional Strategy

March 26th, 2015 ·

Julia Mcquaid discusses CNA Corporation's Rethinking the U.S. Approach to Boko Haram: The Case for a Regional Strategy

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Tags: radicalization · Salafi Jihadis · Islamic extremism · counter terrorism · insurgency · The Loopcast · Nigeria · Boko Haram · jihad in Africa · regional conflicts · counter terrorism in Africa

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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Tags: jihad · Arab Spring · AQIM · Egypt · SCAF · Salafi Jihadis · ISIS · CT · counter terrorism · insurgency · the Sinai · Egyptian military · daveed gartenstein-ross · Al Qaeda · regional conflicts · Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis

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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Tags: natsec · social media · jihad · Syria · Jabhat al Nursa · CVE · al nursa · radicalization · Iraq · Salafi Jihadis · Islamic State of Iraq ash-Sham · ISIS · Islamic extremism · Online Jihad · CT · foreign fighters in Syria · Syrian Civil War · Al Qaeda · regional conflicts

Sunni politics and the current situation in Iraq

June 19th, 2014 ·

Uticensis Risk's Kirk Sowell discusses Sunni politics and the June crisis in Iraq.

You can find Uticensis Risk's biweekly publication covering the latest developments in Iraq at Inside Iraqi Politics. They've provided our listeners with a complimentary copy of April's publication which can be accessed here

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Tags: jihad · Politics post Arab Spring · Iran · Iraq · Iraqi militias · Iran foreign policy · Sunni Politics in Iraq · Iraqi politics · Iranian Involvement in Iraq · Shia Politics in Iraq · Salafi Jihadis · Islamic State of Iraq ash-Sham · ISIS · sectarianism · Islamic extremism · Iranian foreign policy · Ayatollah · CT · insurgency · Al Qaeda

ISIS and Iraq

June 18th, 2014 ·

Aaron Zelin discusses ISIS and Iraq including, its history and role in the June crisis.

Make sure to check out Aaron's work at the following links: "Return of Sunni Fighters in Iraq", "ISIS Has a Consumer Protection Office", and "The Massacre Strategy"

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Tags: natsec · jihad · Syria · Jabhat al Nursa · Salafism · Arab Spring · Hizballah · al nursa · Hizballah Cavalcade · Iraq · Iraqi militias · Sunni Politics in Iraq · Iraqi politics · Salafis · Salafi Jihadis · Islamic State of Iraq ash-Sham · ISIS · Islamic extremism · Online Jihad · Ayatollah · CT · counter terrorism · Sunni groups in Syria · foreign fighters in Syria · Salafi · Syrian Civil War · Al Qaeda

Al Qaeda’s Evolution: A Debate between JM Berger and Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

May 30th, 2014 ·

The Loopcast hosts a debate between JM Berger (@intelwire) and Daveed Gartenstein-Ross (@daveedGR).

For more on this topic check out JM and Daveed's article in the Global Mail

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Tags: jihad · Syria · Jabhat al Nursa · Muslim Brotherhood · Mali · defense issues · intelligence issues · Pakistan · Tunisia · Salafism · Arab Spring · Politics post Arab Spring · CVE · al nursa · AQIM · Afghanistan · Sunni Politics in Iraq · Egypt · Salafis · Salafi Jihadis · Online Jihad · Afghanistan and Pakistan · Horn of Africa · CT · counter terrorism · insurgency · al Shabaab · The Horn of Africa · counter terrorism in Somalia · Kenya · Uganda · Ethopia · Sunni groups in Syria · Somalia and Kenya · Kenya's Muslim Youth Center · daveed gartenstein-ross · foreign fighters in Syria · Salafi · The Loopcast · jihadi forums · counter intelligence · intelligence · EU Defense Policy · Nigeria · Al Qaeda · jihad in Africa

Ansar al-Sharia in Tunisia’s Shift to Jihad

February 27th, 2014 ·

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross (@daveedGR) discusses Ansar al-Sharia in Tunisia and broader issues within the Arab Spring regarding changes in political order and violence.

Make sure to check out Daveed's two papers on Ansar al-Sharia in Tunisia: "Ansar al-Sharia in Tunisia's Shift to Jihad" and "Ansar al-Sharia's Long Game: Dawa, Hisba, and Jihad"


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Tags: jihad · Tunisia · Arab Spring · Salafi Jihadis · daveed gartenstein-ross · Salafi · Ansar al-Sharia Tunisia

Sectarianism and the War in Syria

February 19th, 2014 ·

The Loopcast talks to Phillip Smyth (@phillipsmyth) and Aaron Zelin (@azelin) about the use of sectarian discourse within the Syrian war.

Please make sure to check out "The Vocabulary of Sectarianism" written by Phillip and Aaron, and make sure to check out Jihadology and Hizballah Cavalcade.

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Tags: jihad · Syria · Jabhat al Nursa · Arab Spring · Iran · Iran policy · radicalization · Hizballah Cavalcade · Shia Groups in Syria · Shiism · Badr Organization · Iran foreign policy · Iranian Involvement in Syria · Sunni Politics in Iraq · Shia Politics in Iraq · Salafi Jihadis · Islamic State of Iraq ash-Sham · Saudi Arabia · Shia Militias in Syria · Iran and Syria · Iranian foreign policy · Iran's policy in the Levant · Ayatollah · Qum · Najaf · Isfahan · Shiism and the modern world · velayat e faqih · wilayat el faqih · insurgency · Sunni groups in Syria · foreign fighters in Syria · Shia · Salafi · shiism in the modern world

Episode 89 - (Lack of) Law and Order in the Sinai

October 11th, 2013 ·

Mara Revkin (@mararevkin) discusses the problem of law and order in the Sinai with the Loopcast.

Make sure to check out Mara's article:  "Sharia Courts of the Sinai"


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Tags: Muslim Brotherhood · Salafism · Politics post Arab Spring · Egypt · Egyptian Protests · Salafis · Egyptian Salafis · Salafi Jihadis

Episode 87- Update on the insurgency in Syria and a profile of the shabiha

September 29th, 2013 ·

Aymenn Jawad al-Tamimi (@ajaltamimi) and Phillip Smyth (@phillipsmyth) discuss the ongoing conflict in Syria and profile the shabiha, pro Assad militias. 

Check out the two updates from Syria Comment which formed the basis of this conversation: "Islamist Groups Declare Opposition to National Coalition and US Strategy" and "A Case Study of "The Syrian Resistance," a Pro-Assad Militia Force"    

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Tags: Syria · Jabhat al Nursa · Salafism · Shia Groups in Syria · Salafis · Salafi Jihadis · Islamic State of Iraq ash-Sham · ISIS · Shia Militias in Syria · sectarianism · shabiha · Sunni groups in Syria