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Foreign Policy Essay

The True Story of al-Qaeda’s Demise and Resurgence in Syria

Editor’s Note: When analysts consider how strong al-Qaeda is, much of the discussion concerns the group's relationship with its affiliate organizations in Yemen, the Maghreb, and other areas. Perhaps the most important of these organizations is, or was, its affiliate in Syria.


Jihadology Podcast: Jihadi Governance 101

Will McCants comes on the show to talk about jihadi governance. The conversation is based on a chapter in his new book The ISIS Apocalypse: The History, Strategy, and Doomsday Vision of the Islamic State. Aaron and Will discussed numerous cases of jihadi groups attempts to govern, including the Islamic State of Iraq, al-Shabab, AQAP, AQIM, Jabhat al-Nusra, and the Islamic State.


Jihadology Podcast: The Khurasan Group: Myth and Reality

Thomas Joscelyn comes on the show to talk about the so-called "Khurasan group." Some of the topics covered include:

Why the group came into being and when its members arrived in Syria Who are the key players and what are their backgrounds What they’ve been up to in Syria and how they relate to Jabhat al-Nusra What this group of individuals can tell us about al-Qaeda’s strategy



Jihadology Podcast: Turkish Jihadism at Home and in Syria with North Caucasus Caucus

North Caucasus Caucus comes on the show to talk about his recent research trip to Turkey. He and Aaron discussed the evolution of Turkish governmental policy towards jihadis, Turks’ role in jihadi groups and IS in Syria and Turkey, Turkey’s arrest campaign against Jabhat al-Nusra and IS, and more.

This episode also features a #SocialMedia segment covering jihadi social media posts from August 17th to August 31st.


Statement from Jabhat al-Nusra: "About Recents Events in Rural Northern Aleppo (The Turkish Intervention)"

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In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

All Praise unto Allah, Lord of the worlds. Blessing and Peace rest on the Imâm of the messengers as well as on his family and all his companions.

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