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Al Qaeda Statement Breaking with ISIS

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Monday, February 3, 2014 at 8:39 AM

Courtesy of Aaron Zelin and his indispensable Jihadology blog, here is the latest dust-up in the Al Qaeda family: “On the Relationship of Qā’idat al-Jihād and the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shām.”  

The Foreign Policy Essay: “Syria’s Other Foreign Fighters”

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Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 10:00 AM

The Syria conflict hasn’t really stayed in Syria. The trickle of Sunni jihadists traveling to Syria to fight quickly became a flood, with their numbers rapidly surpassing those in past wars, the anti-Soviet struggle in Afghanistan being just one. Because of their strong anti-Western views and tendency toward international terrorist activities, the Sunni fighters have . . .
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Yeah, But How Does the Taliban Feel About Those Hunger Strikes at Gitmo?

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 6:30 AM

The other day, Steve wrote a post noting a letter from habeas counsel at Guantanamo to the effect that “all but a few” detainees are currently on hunger strike to protest searches and confiscations and alleged abuses of the Quran. I know exactly what you thought when you read this post: I wonder what the Taliban . . .
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For Your Weekend Reading Pleasure: Inspire Magazine, Issue #10

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Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 8:26 AM

Here it is, from Aaron Zelin of Jihadology.

Readings: Aaron Zelin on Global Jihad Online

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 5:30 PM

Aaron Zelin of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy—with whom we are piloting our little analytic experiment—has an important and timely report out entitled The State of Global Jihad Online: A Qualitative, Quantitative, and Cross-Lingual Analysis. Here are the report’s introduction and findings: Introduction More than 11 years after the attacks of 9/11 and . . .
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Brookings Foreign Policy Scholars Join Lawfare’s Analytic Experiment

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 7:59 AM

The other day, I announced a little experiment that grew out of a conversation with Aaron Zelin, an expert on jihadist groups at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy: Zelin pointed out that while the analytical community of which he is a part often has a lot of information to bring to bear on questions . . .
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A Conversation, An Idea, and An Experiment

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Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 7:29 AM

For the past few months, I have been thinking about how Lawfare might do more to bring readers information from non-lawyers with expertise critical to national security law and lawyering the modern age. To be a good national security lawyer these days, you don’t just need to know about the law. You have to know about Pakistan, . . .
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More New Additions to the Lawfare News Feed

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Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 8:46 AM

Three more new additions to the Lawfare news feed: Wired‘s Threat Level blog, which covers online privacy and crime; Foreign Policy‘s Killer Apps blog, which will—unfortunately—only appear on the news feed as headlines because of the way Foreign Policy structures its RSS feeds; and Jihadology, a blog by Washington Institute for Near East Policy scholar Aaron Zelin—who . . .
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State Department Hackers?

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Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 7:08 AM

The Associated Press is reporting that, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says U.S. cyber experts hacked al-Qaeda propaganda online in Yemen, changing ads that bragged about killing Americans into ads that showed the death toll of al-Qaeda attacks against Yemenis. Clinton says the cyberattack was launched by State Department specialists who patrol the Web . . .
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Theoretician of Leaderless Jihad Reported Freed in Syria

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Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Interesting story in Foreign Policy by Aaron Zelin of the Jihadology blog reporting that Abu Musab al-Suri, the theoretician of leaderless jihad, may have been freed from prison in Syria. Al-Suri is the author of the jihadist treatise, Dawat al-Muqawamah al-Islamiyyah al-Alamiyyah (Call of Global Islamic Resistance), a 1,600-page tome that, as Zelin puts it, “articulates a . . .
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