July 7, 2014

Big Threat to al-Qaeda Not What You Think

Kurt Eichenwald, Newsweek

The Associated Press

If ISIS continues to gain credibility through future military successes, Al-Qaeda will be driven toward launching a new attack against the West to establish its continued relevance to younger jihadists.

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June 30, 2014
ISIS Risks Everything to Declare Caliphate
J.M. Berger, The Daily Beast
On Sunday morning, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS, or ISIL, if you must) pronounced the reformation of the caliphate—the historical Islamic state that once stretched over much of the modern-day Muslim world—with... more ››
June 24, 2014
The 7 Mistakes ISIS Is Making
William Saletan, Slate
The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is scaring the hell out of everyone. It has infested Syria, overrun Iraq, alarmed Iran, and convinced U.S. politicians it’s the most dangerous terrorist organization ever. But frightening... more ››
July 2, 2014
An Ancient Caliphate Rises
Ian Morris, London Evening Standard
The Isis leader Abu Bakral-Baghdadi is working from a 1,400-year-old playbook and has learned its lessons well more ››
July 2, 2014
The ISIS Caliphate Cannot Be Ignored
The Independent
Whether the caliphate declared by Isis marks a genuine watershed or not, it cannot be ignored more ››
July 1, 2014
ISIS 'Caliph' Must Be Desperate
Fred Kaplan, Slate
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, the militia that has overrun much of northern and western Iraq in recent days, may be on the brink of sputtering out. Exhibit A: This past Sunday, the first day of Ramadan, the... more ››