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The Rupturing Regime: Syria’s Northern Collapse

Hasan Siddiqui highlights the newfound success of Syrian rebel groups in the North, what it comes with, and what it means for the current regime and potentially Syria’s future.

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Understanding ISIS Ideology: The Evolution of Political Islam (Part 4)

In part four of a four-part series on the ideological underpinnings of the jihad waged by ISIS, Alia El Didi explores the roots of ISIS in Al-Qaeda and how it differs from the former.

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Understanding ISIS Ideology: The Evolution of Political Islam (Part 3)

In part three of a four-part series on the ideological underpinnings of the jihad waged by ISIS, Alia El Didi explores the teachings of Ayman El Zawahiri.

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Understanding ISIS Ideology: The Evolution of Political Islam (Part 2)

In part two of a four-part series on the ideological underpinnings of the jihad waged by ISIS, Alia El Didi explores the teachings of Sayid Qutb.

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Canadian Embassy in Cairo Closed Until Further Notice

In her latest article, Sayde-Hope Crystal discusses the closure of the Canadian Embassy in Cairo due to threats posed by the terrorist group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, a relative newcomer among the Middle East’s seemingly endless supply of armed Islamist factions.