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The Islamic State vs. Russia in Afghanistan
September 09, 2022

The Islamic State vs. Russia in Afghanistan

By Lucas Webber
The Islamic State movement -- including its Afghanistan iteration -- is vehemently anti-Russia in orientation, criticizing its foreign and domestic policies.

Islamic State’s Expansion in Africa and its Implications for Southeast Asia
July 25, 2022

Islamic State’s Expansion in Africa and its Implications for Southeast Asia

By Jasminder Singh and Rueben Dass
Will the group's call for hijrah (migration) to Africa prompt Southeast Asian Muslims to join the struggle?
Islamic State in Afghanistan Looks to Recruit Regional Tajiks, Inflict Violence Against Tajikistan
April 29, 2022

Islamic State in Afghanistan Looks to Recruit Regional Tajiks, Inflict Violence Against Tajikistan

By Lucas Webber and Riccardo Valle
ISKP’s expanded media campaign seeks to recruit ethnic Tajik and nationals as well as incite militant violence against Tajikistan.

The Rise of Muslim Millenarianism in Malaysia
March 02, 2022

The Rise of Muslim Millenarianism in Malaysia

By Muhammad Haziq Bin Jani
Eschatological or “end-times” narratives have become increasingly popular among Malaysian Muslims.

The Challenges of Repatriating Malaysian IS Fighters from Syria
February 24, 2022

The Challenges of Repatriating Malaysian IS Fighters from Syria

By Rueben Dass and Jasminder Singh
At least 122 Malaysians traveled to Syria and Iraq to take up arms for the Islamic State.

What the Taliban Takeover in Afghanistan Means for IS Supporters in Indonesia
September 15, 2021

What the Taliban Takeover in Afghanistan Means for IS Supporters in Indonesia

By V. Arianti and Unaesah Rahmah
In line with the official stance of IS and its affiliates, Indonesian IS supporters view the Taliban as polytheistic and even apostate.

The Rise of Saifullah: Islamic State’s New Point Man for Southeast Asia?
August 16, 2021

The Rise of Saifullah: Islamic State’s New Point Man for Southeast Asia?

By Jasminder Singh and Rueben Ananthan Santhana Dass
Despite the killing or apprehension of many of its senior leaders, the Islamic State remains a clear and present danger in Southeast Asia.
Abu Bakar Bashir and the Renewed Jihadi Threat in Indonesia
January 08, 2021

Abu Bakar Bashir and the Renewed Jihadi Threat in Indonesia

By Bilveer Singh
Could the cleric's release from prison reinvigorate Indonesia's fragmented jihadi movement?

The Islamic State Remains Alive in Afghanistan
April 27, 2020

The Islamic State Remains Alive in Afghanistan

By Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska
In early April, Afghan forces captured the latest head of ISKP -- but will it matter?

Pakistan Seeks Extradition of IS Leader From Afghanistan
April 11, 2020

Pakistan Seeks Extradition of IS Leader From Afghanistan

By Associated Press
Aslam Farooqi is a Pakistani national wanted in connection with attacks claimed by IS in Pakistan.

Afghan Officials Say 25 Killed in Kabul Attack on Sikhs
March 25, 2020

Afghan Officials Say 25 Killed in Kabul Attack on Sikhs

By Associated Press
The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack.
‘Divine Retribution’: The Islamic State’s COVID-19 Propaganda
March 24, 2020

‘Divine Retribution’: The Islamic State’s COVID-19 Propaganda

By Nur Aziemah Azman
The Islamic State’s narrative on the coronavirus pandemic reinforces anti-China and anti-Shiite sentiments.

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