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Where Are You For Al-Aqsa?

Leader of Al Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula, Qasim al Raymi says;

“Palastene and her people have a great right over us that we have not fulfilled. 63 more words


Supplanting informal institutions

Following the previous post, it may be worthwhile to examine a part of the world where institutions are not simply failing – as is the case in Iraq (although there may be an uptick in momentum following a successful completion of… 502 more words

Middle East

US strikes three radar sites in Houthi-controlled part of Yemen

Long War Journal, by Thomas Joscelyn, October 14, 2016:

The US has launched missiles against three radar sites in the Houthi-controlled part of Yemen. The strikes came in response to two attacks on the USS Mason, which operates in international waters off the Red Sea coast of Yemen. 668 more words


Why is Daesh Able to Inspire More Attacks Than Al-Qa’ida?

A late posting of a recent piece for my institutional home RUSI exploring the question of al Qaeda versus ISIS/Daesh/ISIL and the degree to which they are able to advance the lone actor strategy. 1,148 more words


The Killing of Abu Muhammed Al-Adnani and the Future of ISIS

In her New Yorker story on the purported death of ISIS spokesman and strategist Abu Muhammed al-Adnani, Robin Wright gets an interesting quote from an ISIS expert. 689 more words

National Security

AQAP vs. ISIS in Yemen: The Battle For the Soul of Jihad

Note: I’ll be out of town between the 4th and the 15th, in a wilderness repast, with little to absolutely zero connection to the internet or my phone. 1,542 more words

National Security

@StateDept Restricts Travel of USG Personnel/Family Members in Saudi Arabia, Issues New Travel Warning

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The State Department issued a new Travel Warning for Saudi Arabia on July 27. It cites continuing security threats in the country including a “high potential” for spill over violence from Yemen. 352 more words

Foreign Service