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XXXI. Nashids: History and Cultural Meaning with Behnam Said

2/29/2016
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Behnam Said comes on the show to talk about nasheeds. Some of the topics covered include: Links: Behnam Said – Extremis ProjectAmazon.com author page for Behnam Said Hymns (Nasheeds): A Contribution to the Study of the Jihadist Culture – Studies in Conflict & TerrorismBehnam Said (@BenSai) | Twitter Thanks to Haakon Jahr, TankThoughts, and Raihan Kadir for supporting the show. If you’d like to support the podcast please check out the show’s Patreon page! The podcast is produced by...

Duration:00:36:26

XXX. al-Qaeda’s Franchising Strategy with Barak Mendelsohn

2/2/2016
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Barak Mendelsohn comes on the show to discuss his new book, The al-Qaeda Franchise: The Expansion of al-Qaeda and Its Consequences. Some of the topics covered include: Links The al-Qaeda Franchise: The Expansion of al-Qaeda and Its Consequences: Barak Mendelsohn Amazon.comBarak Mendelsohn (@BarakMendelsohn) | TwitterBarak Mendelsohn | Haverford CollegeBarak Mendelsohn | Foreign Policy Research Institute Thanks to Haakon Jahr, TankThoughts, and Raihan Kadir for supporting the show! If...

Duration:01:14:41

XXIX. Islamic State Networks In Turkey with Aaron Stein

1/20/2016
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Aaron Stein comes on the show to talk about IS networks in Turkey. Some of the topics covered include: Links: The Islamic State’s Network in Turkey | Turkey Wonk Turkish Jihadism at Home and in Syria with North Caucasus Caucus | JihadologyTurkey Wonk: Nuclear and Political Musings in Turkey and Beyond Turkey’s New Foreign Policy: Davutoglu, the AKP and the Pursuit of Regional OrderAaron Stein (@aaronstein1) | Twitter Thanks to Haakon Jahr, Raihan Kadir, TankThoughts, and Fredrik...

Duration:00:32:37

XXVIII. The Malian Jihadi Landscape with Andrew Lebovich

1/12/2016
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Andrew Lebovich comes on the show to discuss the various jihadi groups that have been active in Mali over the past few years. Some of the topics covered include: Links Andrew Lebovich | European Council on Foreign RelationsAndrew Lebovich (@tweetsintheME) | Twitter Deciphering Algeria: the stirrings of reform? | European Council on Foreign Relations How we talk about Islam in Mali and Beyond | The Wasat Thanks to Haakon Jahr, TankThoughts, and Raihan Kadir for supporting the show. You...

Duration:00:39:11

XXVII. A History of Lebanese Sunni Jihadism with Bernard Rougier

12/21/2015
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Bernard Rougier comes on the show to discuss Lebanese Sunni jihadism. Some of the topics covered include: Links The Sunni Tragedy in the Middle East: Northern Lebanon from al-Qaeda to ISIS (Princeton Studies in Muslim Politics): Bernard Rougier Everyday Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam among Palestinians in Lebanon: Bernard Rougier, Pascale Ghazaleh Sponsor: WinterFest – Till January 1st get great deals on some of the best software for writers, researchers, and students! Save 25%...

Duration:00:36:42

XXVI. Reality of The Islamic State’s Finances and Economy with Aymenn al-Tamimi

12/15/2015
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Aymenn al-Tamimi comes on the show for an in-depth discussion of the Islamic State’s finances and economic situation. Some of the topics covered include: Links: The Archivist | JIHADOLOGY Musings of an Iraqi Brasenostril on Jihad | JIHADOLOGY Archive of Islamic State Administrative Documents :: Aymenn Jawad Al-TamimiJihad Intel The Isis papers: a masterplan for consolidating power | World news | The GuardianAymenn J Al-Tamimi (@ajaltamimi) | Twitter After the interview we have an updated...

Duration:00:30:16

XXV. Americans in the Islamic State with Lorenzo Vidino and Seamus Hughes

12/7/2015
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Lorenzo Vidino and Seamus Hughes come on the show to talk about their new report ISIS in America: From Retweets to Raqqa. Some of the topics covered include: Links: ISIS in America | Center for Cyber & Homeland Security | The George Washington UniversitySeamus Hughes (@SeamusHughes) | TwitterSelected Writings « Lorenzo Vidino Thanks to Haakon Jahr, Praecast, Raihan Kadir, and Kaspars Gasuns for supporting the show. You can support the podcast, and get some great rewards, by checking out...

Duration:00:28:00

XXIV. The History, Legacy, and Relevance of Algerian Jihadism Today with Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck

12/1/2015
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Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck comes on the show to talk about jihadism in Algeria. Some of the topics covered include: The interview starts at the 34:00 minute mark. Prior to the interview we have a Primary Sources segment covering postings from October 15 – November 23. After the interview we have an updated #Social Media segment covering postings from November 21-29. Links: Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck (@DaliaGhanemYazb) | TwitterDalia Ghanem-Yazbeck-Carnegie Middle East Center – Carnegie...

Duration:01:25:38

XXIII. The Syrian Jihad: A History with Charles Lister

11/23/2015
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Charles Lister comes back on the show for an in-depth discussion on jihadism in Syria. Some of the topics covered include: Links: The Syrian Jihad | Hurst PublishersBrookings Doha Center | Brookings InstitutionCharles Lister (@Charles_Lister) | Twitter This episode also features an updated #SocialMedia segment, covering postings from November 11-20. Thanks to Haakon Jahr and Raihan Kadir for supporting the podcast. You can support the show, and get some cool rewards, by checking out...

Duration:01:03:30

XXII. Emergency Pod: Background on The Paris Attacks with Timothy Holman

11/16/2015
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In light of the recent attacks in Paris, Timothy Holman comes on the show to discuss the history of French and Belgian jihadi networks. Some of the topics covered include: Links: Belgian and French Foreign Fighters in Iraq 2003–2005: A Comparative Case Study The French Jihadist ‘Foreign Legion’ in Syria and Iraq The Swarm: Terrorist Incidents in France Les Français jihadistes eBook: David Thomson: Amazon.fr: LivresTerrorismes, guérillas, stratégie et autres activités humainesTimothy...

Duration:00:25:47

XXI. Islamist Militancy in Bangladesh: Then & Now with C. Christine Fair

11/11/2015
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C. Christine Fair comes on the show to talk about Islamism in Bangladesh. Some of the topics covered include: Links: Fighting to the End: The Pakistan Army’s Way of War Think Again: Islamism and Militancy in Bangladesh by C. Christine Fair and Seth Oldmixon | The National InterestC. Christine Fair, Author at War on the Rocks Christine Fair (@CChristineFair) | TwitterChristine Fair This episode also features an updated #SocialMedia segment, covering postings from November 2-10. Thanks to...

Duration:00:33:37

XX. The State of Jihadism in Somalia: al-Shabab and The Islamic State with Harun Maruf

11/2/2015
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Harun Maruf comes on the show to discuss jihadism in Somalia. Some of the topics covered include: Links: Harun Maruf (@HarunMaruf) | TwitterHarun Maruf – Reporter bio – VOA News This episode also has a new #SocialMedia segment covering postings from October 24-November 1. Thanks to Haakon Jahr, Kaspars Gasuns, and Raihan Kadir for supporting the podcast! If you’d like to support the show, and get some bonus content, check out the show’s Patreon page. The podcast is produced by Karl...

Duration:00:41:23

XIX. Jihadism in the Land of the Pharaohs with Mokhtar Awad

10/26/2015
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Mokhtar Awad comes on the show to discuss jihadism in Egypt. Some of the topics covered include: This episode also features a Primary Sources segment covering releases from September 20th to October 14th, and a #SocialMedia segment covering postings from October 14th to 23rd. Links: Bay’a Remorse? Wilayat Sinai and The Nile Valley by Mokhtar Awad and Samuel Tadros | CTC Sentinel Egypt’s Escalating Islamist Insurgency by Mokhtar Awad and Mostafa Hashem | Carnegie Endowment for...

Duration:01:23:14

XVIII. Jihadi Governance 101 with Will McCants

10/14/2015
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Will McCants comes on the show to talk about jihadi governance. The conversation is based on a chapter in his new book The ISIS Apocalypse: The History, Strategy, and Doomsday Vision of the Islamic State. Aaron and Will discussed numerous cases of jihadi groups attempts to govern, including the Islamic State of Iraq, al-Shabab, AQAP, AQIM, Jabhat al-Nusra, and the Islamic State. This episode also features a Primary Sources segment covering releases from August 14-September 19 and a...

Duration:00:55:35

XVII. The Khurasan Group: Myth and Reality with Thomas Joscelyn

10/7/2015
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Thomas Joscelyn comes on the show to talk about the so-called “Khurasan group.” Some of the topics covered include: Links: Thomas Joscelyn (@thomasjoscelyn) | TwitterThe Long War Journal | A Project of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies Thomas Joscelyn | Foundation for Defense of Democracies If you’re a fan of the show please consider supporting it on Patreon!! Your support helps cover the costs associated with producing the show. The podcast is produced by Karl Morand. If you...

Duration:00:28:02

XVI. Don’t Call It a Comeback, AQAP’s Been Here for Years with Katherine Zimmerman

9/28/2015
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Katherine Zimmerman comes on the show to talk AQAP. Some of the topics covered include: Links: Katherine Zimmerman » AEI ScholarCritical Threats | Katherine Zimmerman A New Model for Defeating al Qaeda in Yemen – Katherine Zimmerman | AEIAQAP: A Resurgent Threat – Katherine Zimmerman | CTC Sentinel Katherine Zimmerman (@KatieZimmerman) | Twitter The podcast is produced by Karl Morand. If you have feedback you can email podcast@jihadology.net, or find us on Twitter: @JihadPod.

Duration:00:42:23

XV. Saddam’s Regime: From Ba’athism to Salafism with Kyle Orton

9/17/2015
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Kyle Orton comes on the show to discuss Islam in Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. Some of the topics covered include: This episode also features a #SocialMedia segment covering jihadi social media postings from September 1st-16th. Recent articles by Kyle that are relevant to the discussion: Saddam and the Islamists, Part 2 | The Syrian Intifada A Response to Criticism: Why the Ex-Saddamists in the Islamic State Matter | The Syrian IntifadaIzzat ad Douri and ISIS Saddam Loyalists Running ISIS Are...

Duration:00:36:12

XIV. Turkish Jihadism at Home and in Syria with North Caucasus Caucus

8/31/2015
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North Caucasus Caucus comes on the show to talk about his recent research trip to Turkey. He and Aaron discussed the evolution of Turkish governmental policy towards jihadis, Turks’ role in jihadi groups and IS in Syria and Turkey, Turkey’s arrest campaign against Jabhat al-Nusra and IS, and more. This episode also features a #SocialMedia segment covering jihadi social media posts from August 17th to August 31st. We’re working on a special series on the state of Jihadi Studies, and we...

Duration:00:39:46

XIII. Palestinians and Global Jihad with Samar Batrawi

8/17/2015
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This episode features an interview with Samar Batrawi on Palestinians and the global jihadi movement. Some of the topics Aaron and Samar discussed include: This episode also features a discussion of jihadi primary sources, covering releases from July 28th to August 13th, and a #SocialMedia segment on jihadi social media from August 9th to August 15th. Links: The Palestine Effect: The Role of Palestinians in the Transnational Jihad Movement“Radical Islam in Gaza”CTC SentinelSamar Batrawi...

Duration:00:47:01

XII. The Islamic State and Attacks in the West with Thomas Hegghammer

8/10/2015
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Thomas Hegghammer talks to Aaron about his new paper, “Assessing the Islamic State’s Commitment to Attacking the West,” in Perspectives on Terrorism, co-authored with Petter Nesser. This episode also features our #SocialMedia segment, covering posts from August 3rd to August 9th. Links: Perspectives on Terrorism Vol 9, No 4 (2015)Thomas Hegghammer (@Hegghammer) | TwitterFrontpage | Thomas HegghammerThomas Hegghammer | Norwegian Defence Research Establishment – Academia.edu The podcast is...

Duration:00:51:27

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