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Islamic State Escalates Anti-Russian Militant Campaign

Islamic State Escalates Anti-Russian Militant Campaign

By Peter Smith, Lucas Webber, and Colin P. Clarke
The Islamic State organization and its violent progeny, ISKP, have viewed Moscow as their enemy since the group’s inception. 

Crocus City Hall Attack: Deciphering Central Asian Jihadism and Russian Counterterrorism

Crocus City Hall Attack: Deciphering Central Asian Jihadism and Russian Counterterrorism

By Uran Botobekov
The Kremlin has made a concerted effort to implicate Ukraine, despite the absence of evidence linking Kyiv to the attack. Meanwhile, ISKP poses a clear threat to Russia.
Alleged ISKP Plot Foiled in Russia, 2 Kazakh Citizens Killed

Alleged ISKP Plot Foiled in Russia, 2 Kazakh Citizens Killed

By Catherine Putz
Kazakh authorities have confirmed the citizenship of two men killed in an FSB raid in Russia last week, allegedly forestalling an ISKP attack. 

Fratricidal Jihad: Assessing the Central Asian ISKP Attacks on Turkey

Fratricidal Jihad: Assessing the Central Asian ISKP Attacks on Turkey

By Uran Botobekov
Due to linguistic, religious, and cultural commonalities, members of the Islamic State and al-Qaida from Central Asia can often bypass security filters in the wider Turkic world.

Unveiling the Motivations: Tajik ISKP’s Calculated Strikes on Iran

Unveiling the Motivations: Tajik ISKP’s Calculated Strikes on Iran

By Uran Botobekov
The Gaza war has opened an unprecedented chapter in the bitter Shia-Sunni sectarian struggle. 

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

How Will Southeast Asian Terror Groups Capitalize on the Israel-Hamas War?

How Will Southeast Asian Terror Groups Capitalize on the Israel-Hamas War?

By Zam Yusa
From recruitment to possible ideological shifts to opportunistic cyberattacks, a prolonged conflict in the Middle East may have serious consequences for the region.

Dozens Dead in Bomb Attack in Pakistan’s Balochistan Province

Dozens Dead in Bomb Attack in Pakistan’s Balochistan Province

By Abdul Sattar
The bomb ripped through a crowd of 500 people who had gathered at a mosque for a procession to celebrate the Prophet’s birthday.
A New Filipino Leader for Southeast Asia’s Islamic State

A New Filipino Leader for Southeast Asia’s Islamic State

By Zam Yusa
It’s not clear if Abu Turaife can garner support from IS adherents in the region and galvanize local militants or whether pro-IS groups in the Philippines are on the decline. 

IS Claims Responsibility for Bombing at an Election Rally in Pakistan

IS Claims Responsibility for Bombing at an Election Rally in Pakistan

By Anwarullah Khan and Riaz Khan
The attack targeted a Pakistani party that has close ties with the Afghan and Pakistani Taliban.

Islamic State Khorasan Province Is a Growing Threat in Afghanistan and Beyond

Islamic State Khorasan Province Is a Growing Threat in Afghanistan and Beyond

By Colin P. Clarke
Within Afghanistan’s borders, a witch's brew of terrorist and insurgent groups is metastasizing, and the situation is beginning to feel eerily similar to the pre-9/11 era.

The Link Between Gaming and Violent Extremism

The Link Between Gaming and Violent Extremism

By Rueben Dass
For years, militant groups have used video games as a means of linking supporters, spreading propaganda, and attracting youth to their cause.
Islamic State Khorasan: Global Jihad in a Multipolar World

Islamic State Khorasan: Global Jihad in a Multipolar World

By Lucas Webber
The Islamic State sees great opportunity in the churn of great power competition, with ISKP at the forefront of its vision of international jihad.

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