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    New report on Al-Shabab media

    A new report from Hate Speech International examines the history and evolution of the media operations of Al-Shabab, key to ...

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Thomas Mair and Anglo-American Neo-Nazism

The trial of Thomas Mair, and his conviction for the murder of Jo Cox, highlights many of the risks posed by British extreme right activism. Paul Jackson It can produce a milieu that […]

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Divided We Stand, United We Fall

OP-ED: Trump finds supporters on the European populist right. by Péter Krekó “We Hungarians and Europeans have an interest in an American foreign policy which does not seek to export democracy, does not destabilize […]

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A well of hatred

Thomas Mair, the suspected assassin of British MP Jo Cox, might very well be a loner. That doesn’t mean he’s alone. Øyvind Strømmen 16 June 2016. Jo Cox, a British MP representing Labour, […]

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Hezbollah at a crossroads

ANALYSIS ­– With the Middle East in turmoil, the “Party of God” is transforming from an anti-Israel militia to a regional actor heavily invested in the Syrian civil war and resembling a conventional […]

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Who pays for ISIS in Libya?

ANALYSIS – During its rapid rise in 2014 and 2015, the Islamic State in Libya had money to burn. Where did the cash come from, and can the militant group survive its present […]

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Screenshot from a recent video released by Jabhat Fateh al-Sham.

Jabhat Fateh al-Sham’s income and resources

ANALYSIS / OPEN-SOURCE INVESTIGATION – The jihadist fighters of Jabhat Fateh al-Sham in Syria get their money and arms from taxation, tariffs, spoils of war, ransom, donations, oil trading, looting, asset seizure, sieges and […]

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Tribes of Syria: Pieces on a chessboard?

ANALYSIS: Since the beginning of the Syrian uprising in March 2011, debates have been going on about the role of urban people versus the role of rural people in igniting and leading the […]

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Iraqi Army and Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces of Iraq) fighting against the Islamic State in Saladin Governorate. Photo: Ahmad Shamloo Fard - http://www.tasnimnews.com/fa/media/1394/01/17/702728/. CC BY-SA 4.0.

Sectarianism in Iraq: The Shia militias fighting IS

NEWS ANALYSIS – A wide array of armed Shia groups fought side by side in the recent recapture of Fallujah and its suburbs from the Islamic State (IS). Who are they and how […]

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