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Iran’s Iraqi Shiite Proxies Increase Their Deployment to Syria

Phillip Smyth October 2, 2015 Recent online activities show that various Iranian-backed Iraqi Shiite militias have greatly expanded their recruitment efforts in support of the Assad regime, including numerous reports of significant battlefield action. On September 21, the Wall Street … Continue reading

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#IslamicState (#ISIS) So-Called “Islamic Cyber Army” Release Statement

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TERRORISM HAS DIFFERENT SHAPES: Jihad and Terrorism: What is the Difference?

MSUBAIRQAMAR Jihad in Classical Sunni Islam – an Overview Muslims define jihad in Arabic as “holy struggle.” An often neglected matter is the plurality of meanings of jihad in early Islam, which includes both combative and non-combative jihad. Jihad takes many forms, including controlling one’s anger, studying at school, supporting … Continue reading

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why iraq’s shiites are taking jihad to syria and supporting al-assad

NIQASH meets the young Iraqis about to go and fight for Bashar al-Assad in Syria and asks them why. Many say there’s an Iranian connection. But if so, then why aren’t Iraqi authorities, both religious and political, doing anything about … Continue reading

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Al-Qaeda in Iraq (a.k.a. Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria)

Author: Jonathan Masters, Deputy Editor (CFR) Introduction Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), a jihadist group of predominantly Sunni fighters, rose to prominence in the ashes of the U.S.-led invasion to oust Saddam Hussein. The insurgency that followed provided the group with … Continue reading

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Transformation in Afghanistan: “We” and “they” or “we” and “us”?

World Security Network reporting from Kabul and Mazar-e-Sharif in Afghanistan, July 29, 2013 Following the current transition in Afghanistan (2011-2014), the international community has declared the next decade (2015-2024) an era of transformation. The path is too long to foresee … Continue reading

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Russian Foreign Policy 2020- Analysis

Russian Council Russia and Global Humanitarian Challenges Vladislav InozemtsevScientific Director of the Center for Post-Industrial Studies, Editor-in-Chief of Svobodnaya Mysl magazine, RIAC member Photo:http://www.art-wallpaper.net Regrettably, in the 21st century, the world has become neither less contradictory nor more just. Although … Continue reading

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Hezbollah, Boko Haram and the lies of Nigerian Army

A few months ago, the Nigerian Army announced that it had uncovered several caches of sophisticated weapons in the Nigerian city of Kano. It stated that these arms were found in houses owned by Lebanese nationals. These include anti tank … Continue reading

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Turkish and Arab political Islam ‘differ in secularism’

Turkey’s secular system is the main factor that differentiates Turkey from the Arab countries in terms of political Islam, according to a former Turkish foreign minister. ‘Had Egyptians endorsed a secular Constitution, they would have been somewhere else,’ says Yaşar … Continue reading

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Letter from Nasr City cell member posted by Ansar al Sharia Egypt

  LWJ   A letter from Tariq Abu-al-Azm, an imprisoned member of the so-called Nasr City terrorist cell, was posted online by Ansar al Sharia Egypt on June 18. Egyptian authorities have accused the al Qaeda-linked terrorist cell of plotting … Continue reading

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