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Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (81)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> The sorry tale of Russia’s descent continues, four especially interesting digests by Prof Goble, and a fascinating report on Chinese immigration to the Lake Baikal region. Has Ukraine also destabilized its friend Kazakhstan? Two most interesting reports on Iran – the reported defection of a senior IRGC… Continue reading Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (81)

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Event: The Making (and Unmaking) of the Jihadist Mind  


Westminster Institute Wednesday, December 12 – Tawfik Hamid The Making (and Unmaking) of the Jihadist Mind When Reception at 7:00 pm Wednesday, December 12, 2018 from 7:30 PM to 8:45 PM EST Add to Calendar Where Westminster Institute 6729 Curran Street McLean, VA 22101 Driving Directions Tawfik Hamid Author, Inside Jihad: How Radical Islam Works Dr.… Continue reading Event: The Making (and Unmaking) of the Jihadist Mind  

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Critical Threats.org: ISIS and IRGC cycle of violence likely to escalate


IRAN FILE ISIS and IRGC cycle of violence likely to escalate Co-Authors: Mike Saidi, Nicholas Carl Contributors: Jonatan Sameyach, Ulysses Kamrani,Austin Bodetti, Michael Letkewicz Forecast: The Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham (ISIS) and anti-regime insurgencies will try to capitalize on heightened levels of anti-regime sentiments among socially- and economically-marginalized minority communities in Iran to conduct future attacks on regime… Continue reading Critical Threats.org: ISIS and IRGC cycle of violence likely to escalate

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Event: How Some Muslim Activists Are Using Speech Codes to Subjugate the West and How to Respond   


Westminster Institute July 25 – Daniel Brubaker How Some Muslim Activists Are Using Speech Codes to Subjugate the West and How to Respond When Reception at 7:00 pm Wednesday, July 25, 2018 from 7:30 PM to 8:45 PM EDT Add to Calendar Where Westminster Institute 6729 Curran Street McLean, VA 22101 Driving Directions Daniel Brubaker  President, Co-Lead Researcher… Continue reading Event: How Some Muslim Activists Are Using Speech Codes to Subjugate the West and How to Respond   

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Law Enforcement Hits IS Propaganda Outlets


April 28, 2018 8:03 PM Rikar Hussein Law enforcement authorities in the United States, European Union and Canada this week began a joint cybercampaign against Islamic State online communication channels that will “severely disrupt” the group’s propaganda machine, the EU’s law enforcement agency Europol said. The multinational action, led by Belgian federal prosecutors, was launched… Continue reading Law Enforcement Hits IS Propaganda Outlets

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How ISIS And Russia Won Friends And Manufactured Crowds


The Islamic State built a global brand using the power of social media. Now, Russia is following a similar playbook—and it’s all too easy. AUTHOR: RENEE DIRESTA BY RENEE DIRESTA SINCE NOVEMBER 2016, a national battle has raged about the role of social media in politics. People bemoaned the viciousness of trolls, the impact of incendiary fake news, the frog… Continue reading How ISIS And Russia Won Friends And Manufactured Crowds

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Islamic State turns to Instagram to push propaganda


by Sean Langille | Sep 20, 2017, 3:09 PM The Islamic State is now using Instagram to push out its propaganda, analysts say. Researchers say the terror group has turned to Instagram and its “stories” feature to share its message. The stories feature lets users to make posts that are deleted within 24 hours, thus making it more… Continue reading Islamic State turns to Instagram to push propaganda