September, 2016 Terrorism

ISIS Turkey collusion


By Patrick Cockburn

Patrick Cockburn interviews an Isis militant who claims the movement will rise again in North Africa, that Turkey turned a blind eye to shipments of weapons across the border and that Isis fighters are still present in Jarabulus

 9/11 then and now


Rami G Khouri
Terrorism is a terrible thing, but it is made even more terrible and tragic when people and governments fail to react to it intelligently and allow it to perpetuate itself and expand - which is precisely what is happening today, 15 years after the 9/11 attacks by al-Qaeda against the United States.

 Research on Islamic State, Syria, Iraq


by Aymenn Jawad al-Tamimi
Aymenn Jawad al-Tamimi, a research fellow at the Middle East Forum's Jihad Intel project, writes extensively about the Islamic State (also known as ISIS) and other armed groups in Syria and Iraq. As his writings and translations tend to be too detailed for a general readership, we periodically compile links and summaries for those wishing to learn about the groundbreaking work of this prolific researcher. For all writings by Jawad al-Tamimi, click here.