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How ISIS survives defeat: Propaganda and decisive minorities

Despite suffering major losses of territory and personnel, Islamic State (ISIS) has continued to produce propaganda.

Obama's foreign policy legacy in three quotes

After the Bush administration, many believed that President Obama would bring stability to the global order with a fusion of eloquent rhetoric, a preference for multilateralism and a cautious approach to exercising the politico-military capabilities of the world’s sole superpower. For little more than that promise, it seems, Obama would be awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. Fast-forward to the end of the Obama era and the global security environment is more volatile than it has been in decades: Russian influence is surging in the Middle East and Europe, wars ravage civilian populations in Syria, Yemen and Iraq, waves of migrants are straining EU unity, while the jihadist threat has metastasised. It’s a legacy, fairly or otherwise, that may come to be defined by three quotes.

Jihadist Threat in 2017

In the first week of the new year, ISIS’s online magazine Rumiyah’s fifth issue again instructed Western supporters to attack at home. In the same week, ISIS claimed responsibility for terrorist attacks in Istanbul and Baghdad, and car bombers led the organisation’s ongoing defence of Mosul. Meanwhile, Al-Qaeda’s Ayman Al-Zawahiri reminded the world that while attacking America and its allies is still a “top priority”, Al-Qaeda-ISIS tensions remain high. So what can we expect from the rest of the year?

How to slaughter the disbelievers: insights into IS' instructional video

The purpose of IS’ recent video titled “You must fight them o muwahhid” seems simple: provide Arabic, French and English speaking audiences with a step-by-step instructional video for “How to Slaug

Rumiyah, Issue 2 (English): Rallying the “True Believers” as Hardship Purifies the Ranks

With the release of Rumiyah’s second issue, it is increasingly clear that so-called Islamic State (IS)’s propaganda efforts have strategically shifted, characterised by two key trends.

Deciphering the Siren Call of Militant Islamist Propaganda: Meaning, Credibility & Behavioural Change

This Research Paper explores how militant Islamists use propaganda to appeal to and radicalise supporters.

How ISIS Weaponized the Media After Orlando

In the space of minutes, Omar Mateen transformed from an “ordinary” mass shooter into a global terrorist.

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