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ISIS Affiliates

On March 26, 2019, Posted by , In Afghanistan,Egypt,Information Reports,ISIS,Libya,Pakistan,Philippines,Russia,Saudi Arabia,Yemen, With Comments Off on ISIS Affiliates

Written by Kailey Nordgran             ISIS affiliates flourish in regions plagued by weak governance, porous borders, and inept security force (Intel Brief, 2019). Affiliates are geographically dispersed and vary in capability; some are akin to terrorist groups, while others behave like insurgent groups (Intel Brief, 2019).             Since the 2011…

Implications of ISIS’ Social Media

On March 23, 2019, Posted by , In ISIS,Middle East, With Comments Off on Implications of ISIS’ Social Media

Written by Kailey Nordgran The Islamic State’s use of social media has evolved over the past few years to attract more members. ISIS quickly built a brand on social media with tens of thousands of followers (DiResta, 2018). The organization’s strategic use of social media demonstrates the resourcefulness of the…

What is Russia Really Doing in Syria?

On March 2, 2019, Posted by , In Information Reports,ISIS,Russia,Syria, With Comments Off on What is Russia Really Doing in Syria?

Written by Marren Haneberg Russia is a longtime ally of Syria, with relations dating back to the 1970s Soviet Union (Rahman-Jones). In 2015, Russia began supporting the Assad regime with weapons, air support, and ground troops. While Russian President Vladimir Putin claims the goal of Russia’s action in Syria is…

ISIS’ Use of Social Media

On February 22, 2019, Posted by , In Information Reports,Iraq,ISIS,Middle East,Syria, With Comments Off on ISIS’ Use of Social Media

Written by Kailey Nordgran In 2013, under the leadership of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, ISIS began to study the West’s media so they could understand how best to mimic its methods of persuasion (Koerner, 2017). About a year later, in 2014, ISIS’s use of social media started, when they systematically leveraged…

What’s Next for Syria: The Repercussions of U.S. Military Withdrawal

On February 19, 2019, Posted by , In Information Reports,Iraq,ISIS,Syria,United States, With Comments Off on What’s Next for Syria: The Repercussions of U.S. Military Withdrawal

Written by Katie Munk             The United States’ plan for withdrawal from Syria creates danger for U.S. Kurdish allies as well as U.S. dominance in the region. Recently U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish militia the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) pushed the remaining proto-military ISIS fighters out of their last remaining stronghold in…