Archive for the ‘Special Analysis’ Category

SAUDI ARABIA: BEYOND THE INSTITUTIONAL REFORM

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 Comments Off

The recent visit in the United Kingdom and the USA of Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman brought to the attention the complex recent evolution of Saudi Arabia, especially the economic and social reforms that are bound to influence not only the country itself, but also the region and the world. Mohammed bin Salman […]

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Middle east events and news

Friday, March 16, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: Pro-ISIS Telegram Channels Recommend Methods Of Lone Wolf Attacks: Arson, Poisoning Food, Derailing Trains On March 4, 2018, several pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Telegram channels published advice in Arabic and English for lone-wolf attackers. EXCLUSIVE: Iraqi Official: ISIS Commanders Hiding In Tunnels West Of Mosul The London based daily Al-Quds Al-Arabi reports, citing a member […]

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Middle east events and news

Friday, March 16, 2018 Comments Off

First Issue Of New Al-Qaeda Bulletin Dedicated To Hamas Terrorist Ahmad Jarrar On March 14, 2018, Al-Malahem, the media outlet of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), launched a new bulletin named Madad. The first issue of this bulletin is dedicated to Ahmad Nasr Jarrar, a Hamas terrorist who murdered an Israeli in January 2018 […]

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Middle east events and news

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: With The Establishment Of The ‘Front For The Liberation Of Syria’: Are Rebel Factions In Northern Syria Headed For A Clash? On February 18, 2018, the two armed rebel factions in northern Syria, Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement and Nour Al-Din Al-Zenki, announced their merger under a new umbrella organization, Jabhat Tahrir Suriyya, or the […]

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Middle east events and news

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Comments Off

ISIS Releases Video Documenting Deaths Of U.S. Special Forces Soldiers In Niger Ambush On March 4, 2018, the Islamic State (ISIS) media distributed a video with the title “The Attack of the Brave on the U.S. Army: Tongo Tongo Battle.” The nine-minute video shows footage of an ambush that occurred on October 4, 2017, in […]

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NIGERIA: THREAT ASSESSMENT 2018

Friday, March 2, 2018 Comments Off

Nearly four years after the Chibok attack, from which an estimated 112 of the abducted students are still held hostage, the February 2018 attack against the Government Girls Science and Technical Secondary School in the town of Dapchi (Yobe state) by Boko Haram brought again to the attention the situation and the security threats confronting […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, February 19, 2018 Comments Off

ISIS-Affiliated Nasher News Announces New ISIS Internet Radio Domain On February 13, 2018, the Telegram channels of the Islamic State (ISIS)-affiliated Nasher News published a link to the new domain of the ISIS Internet radio station Al-Bayan. Pro-ISIS Telegram Channel Circulates Russian ISIS ‎Android App On January 24, 2018, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Telegram channel […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, February 19, 2018 Comments Off

In Part Eight Of His Message To Egyptians, Al-Qaeda Leader Al-Zawahiri Urges Them To Use Weapons To ‘Eradicate’ Regime, End Agreements With Israel, U.S., And Establish Islamic State On February 14, 2018, Al-Sahab, the media arm of Al-Qaeda, released Part Eight of the audio series “Message Of Hope And Glad Tidings To Our People In […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, February 19, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: German Jihadi On Telegram Claims To Be Fighting In New Al-Qaeda Group In Syria – Jund Al-Shariah On February 1, 2018, a newly created Telegram channel began operating. The few posts on the channel indicate that the group behind the channel is part of Al-Qaeda, and that they wish to use this newly created […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, February 12, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: Al-Nujaba: If The U.S. Doesn’t Withdraw From Iraq, We Will Respond With Guns Abu Wareth Al-Musawi, spokesman for the Iraqi Al-Nujaba movement [Harakat Hezbollah Al-Nujaba], threatened that if the Americans don’t withdraw from Iraq, it will oppose them with arms. EXCLUSIVE: Pro-ISIS Dutch Language Media Group Encourages Terror In The West Since January 2018, […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, February 12, 2018 Comments Off

Article On Bitcoin In Pro-Al-Qaeda Magazine ‘Al-Haqiqa’: ‘We See Lots of Potential For The Use Of Cryptocurrencies For Our Purposes, But We Also See A Lot Of Obstacles’ On February 1, 2018, the third issue of Al-Haqiqa, a pro-Al-Qaeda English language magazine, was published on a new official Al-Haqiqa Telegram channel. An article titled “TechTalk: […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, February 12, 2018 Comments Off

Afghan Taliban Statement Favors Peace Talks, States: ‘Islamic Emirate Does Not Consider War As The Only Solution’ The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization which is considered by Afghan affairs experts to be working on behalf of Pakistan) has issued a statement that underlines the need for peace talks – a Pakistani dual position […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, February 12, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: Gazan Salafi Group Jaish Al-Ummah Calls on Palestinians In The West Bank and Israel To Attack Jews In Their Cities – Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem, and Everywhere Else The media arm of the Gaza-based Salafi group Jaish Al-Ummah released an audio message on January 25, 2018, with the title, “Message to Our People in […]

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THE GAZA STRIP: FROM “SINGAPORE OF THE MEDITERRANEAN” TO A PALESTINIAN STATE?

Monday, February 5, 2018 Comments Off

The recent developments that brought to the attention the Palestinian question[1] also made the analysts consider the geopolitical shifts and the new issues confronting the Gaza Strip, the small parcel of land near the Mediterranean that has increasing chances of becoming, if not the “Singapore of the Mediterranean”[2], the core of a new Palestinian State. […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, January 29, 2018 Comments Off

Campaigns Using WhatsApp Launched In Syria To Recruit Fighters And Aid For The Factions Opposing The Regime While tough battles are currently being fought between the rebel factions and the Syrian regime, mainly in northern Syria, last week several of these factions launched campaigns to recruit new fighters, as well as aid, and support for […]

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Monday, January 29, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: Article In Pro-ISIS Newspaper Gives Detailed Instructions On Use Of Ricin In Lone-Wolf Attacks On Restaurants, Shopping Malls On January 22, 2018, the Sunni Shield Foundation, a media company affiliated with the Islamic State (ISIS), published Issue 7 of its Al-Anfal newspaper featuring an article encouraging lone wolves to use the poison ricin in […]

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THE WEST BANK: STATEHOOD OR STATU QUO?

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 Comments Off

Several events that took place at the end of 2017 and the beginning of this year brought to the attention the complex situation in the West Bank and the still not solved Palestinian problem. Some of these developments indicate a significant shift in the approach of the issue by the United States of America, until […]

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018 Comments Off

Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen Claims IED Attack On Convoy Of Forces From The U.S., Kenya, And The Somali Government The official Telegram channel of the Shahada news agency of the Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen organization reported on January 17, 2018, that they “activated two roadside bombs against a military convoy of forces from the U.S., Kenya, and the Somali […]

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: Russian-Speaking ISIS Fighter Announces New ‘Battalion,’ Threatens Terrorist Attacks In Russia In New Video On January 18, 2018, supporters of the Islamic State (ISIS) distributed via Telegram a three-minute video in which an armed, masked man, speaking in Russian, announced the establishment of a new force that will operate for ISIS in Russia, especially […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, January 15, 2018 Comments Off

Official ISIS Sources: We Are Temporarily Changing Tactics, Opting For Guerilla Warfare Such As Raids And Targeted Assassinations In light of the defeats suffered by the Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria and Iraq over the past year, there has been a change in its military doctrine on the battlefield. In recent weeks, the organization has […]

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Comments Off

Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil: We Are Not Opposed To Israel’s Existence Or Right To Security Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil came under fire after a TV interview in which he said that normalization of relations with Israel was “not an ideological issue” and that “we are not opposed to the existence of Israel and […]

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Monday, January 8, 2018 Comments Off

ISIS Claims Church Attack In Cairo On December 29, 2017, the Islamic State (ISIS) published a statement claiming responsibility for the church attack the same day in Cairo, Egypt. At least eight people were killed in the attack when gunmen opened fire on the Mar Mina Coptic Church in Cairo’s southern neighborhood of Helwan. Pro-ISIS […]

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Monday, January 8, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: ISIS Claims Its German Suicide Bomber Attacked Kurdish Forces In Syria On December 31, 2017, the Islamic State (ISIS) Al-Barakah (Hasakah) Province claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on Kurdish forces in Syria, reporting that it was perpetrated by a fighter of German origin, as indicated by his name, Abu Amar Al-Almani. ISIS In […]

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Comments Off

Report: Muhammad Sa’d Al-Sai’di, Who Reportedly Authorized Al-Rawda Mosque Mega Attack, Has Been Appointed Mufti For ISIS Sinai According to reports, the Islamic State (ISIS) in Sinai has appointed Muhammad Sa’d Al-Sai’di, aka Abu Hamza Al-Qadi, as its main jurist. Al-Sai’di, who hails from the area of Ra’s Sadr in the southern Sinai, is said […]

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: Continued Threats By Popular Front For Liberation Of Palestine (PFLP) To Target U.S. Nationals In Israel Abu Jamal, the spokesman of the Martyr Ali Mustafa Brigades, the Military wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), has voiced another threat to target U.S. nationals in Israel in response to U.S. President […]

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Middle east events and news

Friday, December 29, 2017 Comments Off

Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen: Claim Of Responsibility For Attack On Joint Patrol Of U.S., Puntland Soldiers, Carries Out Attack On U.S.-Trained Somali Government Special Forces On December 20, 2017, Shahada News Agency, the news agency of Harakat Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen, posted on its Telegram channel an Al-Shabab claim of responsibility for an IED attack on a joint U.S. […]

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Friday, December 29, 2017 Comments Off

Pro-ISIS Media Operative Releases Graphic On Telegram With Hanukkah Threat To Berlin On December 15, 2017, pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media operative Almani released a graphic on Telegram featuring an armed militant in front of Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate and a large menorah that is in flames. HTS Appeals To Military, Medical Personnel To Join ‎Mujahideen, Provides […]

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Middle east events and news

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: Following Trump’s Jerusalem Announcement, Group In Al-Salt, Jordan Warns Americans Not To Enter The Town Amid protests against U.S. President Trump’s announcement that the U.S. recognizes of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a group in Al-Salt, Jordan posted, on Facebook, a message to the U.S. Embassy in Amman warning Americans not to enter the town. […]

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Middle east events and news

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: Jihadis In Syria Solicit Funds On Telegram In Bitcoin To Reinforce Military Facilities On December 4, 2017, a jihadi Telegram channel circulated a graphic soliciting funds for the mujahideen in Syria. Al-Shabab Issues Statement Following Trump Declaration On Jerusalem: ‘We Urge All Muslims To Take Up Arms’ On December 6, 2017, shortly after U.S. […]

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: After Release From Detention, Lashkar-e-Taiba Founder Hafiz Muhammad Saeed Addresses Friday Worshippers, Vows: ‘Kashmir Will Soon Become Free’ On November 22, 2017, a review board of the Lahore High Court ordered the release from detention of Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, the founder of the Pakistani jihadi organization Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and chairman of its charity arm, […]

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: Pro-ISIS Telegram Channel Calls For Assassination Of Barron Trump, Shares Name, Address Of His SchoolOn November 21, 2017, a supporter of the Islamic State (ISIS) on Telegram called for the assassination of Barron Trump, and shared the name of the school that Barron attends along with a Google map pinpointing its location. EXCLUSIVE: Militants […]

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Middle east events and news

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Comments Off

IRGC Commander Jafari: U.S. Will Have To Remove Its Bases Outside The 2,000-Kilometer Range Of Our MissilesIRGC Commander Ali Jafari said on October 8: “If America’s new sanctions law [targeting the IRGC] is actualized, America will have to move its military bases outside the 2,000-kilometer range of Iran’s missiles. EXCLUSIVE: Pro-ISIS Telegram Channel Hints At […]

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LATIN AMERICA AND THE IMF – PAST AND PROSPECTS (Case studies: Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela)

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Comments Off

The recent economic and social developments in Latin America and especially the prospect of an electoral year for nearly all of the countries in the region are closely watched by analysts who see that, while currently in all of these countries pragmatic and moderate candidates are dominating the polls, there is a high risk of […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, November 13, 2017 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: New Group Claims Deadly Ambush On Egyptian Security Forces Southwest Of Cairo On November 3, 2017, a hitherto unknown group that calls itself Ansar Al-Islam publicly claimed responsibility for the largescale ambush against Egyptian security forces which occurred on October 20, 2017, in the Al-Wahat Al-Bahriyyah area (“the Bahriyyah Oasis”) southwest of Cairo. In […]

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Monday, November 6, 2017 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: ISIS Claims Responsibility For New York Terror Attack In the November 3, 2017 issue of its weekly news bulletin Al-Naba’, the Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the October 31, 2017 truck ramming in lower Manhattan. EXCLUSIVE: Pro-ISIS Media Group Publishes Article Questioning Authenticity Of Bin Laden Abbottabad Files On November 2, 2017, a […]

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