Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi
Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi
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An Account of the Jisr al-Shughur Massacre in 2011 Substack May 16, 2024
Defining Jihadism Gatestone Institute April 11, 2024
Syria on the Verge of Collapse? Gatestone Institute September 15, 2023
The Islamic State's Pillage Economy: The Policy of Confiscations The Center for Justice and Accountability September 2023
The Islamic State and Its Treatment of 'Out-Groups': A Comparative Analysis The Center for Justice and Accountability September 2023
Tunisia's Economic Decline Continues Castlereagh Associates August 29, 2023
Caliphs of the Shadows: The Islamic State's Leaders Post-Mawla CTC Sentinel August 2023
Egypt: Infrastructure and Building Projects Mask Economic Woes Castlereagh Associates July 8, 2023
The Islamic State in Sub-Saharan Africa: The New "Remaining and Expanding" Hoover Institution June 6, 2023
Syria and Captagon: An Assessment Middle East Forum May 25, 2023
Morocco's Automobile Industry and Decarbonisation Castlereagh Associates May 24, 2023
Sudan: Protracted Conflict and Continued Economic Downturn Likely Castlereagh Associates May 5, 2023
The Islamic State in Dera'a: History and Present Situation Current Trends in Islamist Ideology April 24, 2023
The Syria-Turkey Earthquake: New Prospects for 'Normalisation'? Castlereagh Associates February 20, 2023
The A'isha Umm al-Mu'mineen Battle of Latakia in 2013: Archive of 'Martyrs' and New Details Substack October 29, 2022
Libya: Political Stalemate Hinders Further Oil and Gas Development Castlereagh Associates October 7, 2022
Iraq's Political Crisis: Escalation and De-Escalation Without Resolution Castlereagh Associates September 21, 2022
The Terror Times: The Depth and Breadth of the Islamic State Alternative News Outlet Ecosystem Online Institute for Strategic Dialogue September 7, 2022
The Forged Chronicle of Bishop Maximus of Zaragoza: Translation and Overview Substack June 14, 2022
The Chronicle of John of Biclaro: Translation and Commentary Substack June 12, 2022
Arab History Through Medieval Spanish Eyes Newlines Magazine June 10, 2022
A 13th-Century Text Teaches Us About Arabs and Europeans Newlines Magazine May 13, 2022
"Concerning the Sect of Machomet": An Outstanding Medieval Latin Refutation of Islam? Substack March 15, 2022
Pamphlet on Projects in Diyala in the Abd al-Karim Qasim Era (1960-1961) Substack January 23, 2022
De Statu Sarracenorum: A Curious Medieval Christian Depiction of Islam and Arab History Substack December 14, 2021
Arians vs. Catholics: 'The History of the Persecution of the African Province' (Book One) Substack December 12, 2021
Christian Anti-Semitism in the Carolingian Era: 'De Judaicis Superstitionibus' Substack October 7, 2021
The Cycle of Escalation and De-Escalation in Deraa: Analysis Substack September 6, 2021
Iraqi Intelligence Study on Ethnic Minorities in Baghdad (1984) Substack August 30, 2021
Medieval Christian Depictions of Islam: Adelphus' Life of Muhammad aymennjawad.org August 21, 2021
Medieval Christian Depictions of Islam: Embrico of Mainz's Life of Muhammad aymennjawad.org August 10, 2021
The System of Zakat and Charities Under the Islamic State George Washington University Program on Extremism July 12, 2021
Mozarabic Writings: Letter of the Bishops of Spain Supporting Adoptionism aymennjawad.org June 23, 2021
The Administrative System of Zakat (Documents and Translation) Islamic State Archives June 14, 2021
Mozarabic Writings: Bishop Elipandus of Toledo's Letter to Migetius aymennjawad.org June 6, 2021
Mozarabic Writings: The Indiculus Luminosus by Álvaro of Córdoba aymennjawad.org May 30, 2021
The Prophetic Chronicle: Translation and Commentary aymennjawad.org April 11, 2021
Jihadist Opposition to the United Nations and Human Rights: Study by 'Khayal al-Manhaj' aymennjawad.org March 16, 2021
'Air Control Over the Tribes': Secret Iraqi Ministry of Defence Book (1935) aymennjawad.org February 19, 2021
Understanding Salafi‑Jihadist Attitudes Towards Innovation ICSR January 19, 2021
Saint Isidore of Seville's History of the Kings of the Goths, Vandals and Suevi aymennjawad.org January 3, 2021
Mozarabic Writings: Álvaro of Córdoba's Exchange of Letters with Eleazar the Jew aymennjawad.org December 25, 2020
Mozarabic Writings: The Letters of Eulogius of Córdoba aymennjawad.org December 8, 2020
Mozarabic Writings: Eulogius of Córdoba's Documentum Martyriale aymennjawad.org December 6, 2020
Mozarabic Writings: Eulogius of Córdoba's Memoriale Sanctorum (Book Three) aymennjawad.org November 28, 2020
Mozarabic Writings: Liber De Habitu Clericorum by Leovigildus aymennjawad.org November 18, 2020
Mozarabic Writings: Eulogius of Córdoba's Memoriale Sanctorum (Book Two) aymennjawad.org November 6, 2020
Islamic State Study and Position Paper on Internal Structure and Functioning of the Judiciary Islamic State Archives October 23, 2020
The Apostasy of Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham: Study by 'Khayal al-Manhaj' aymennjawad.org October 16, 2020
Mozarabic Writings: Eulogius of Córdoba's Memoriale Sanctorum (Preface and Book One) aymennjawad.org September 24, 2020
Iraqi Arabs vs. Iraqi Turkmen in the Islamic State: The Testimony of a Former Amni aymennjawad.org September 10, 2020
The Chronicle of Alfonso III: The Kingdom of Asturias and the Beginnings of the Reconquista aymennjawad.org August 20, 2020
Mark of Toledo's Latin Translation of the Qur'an in the Thirteenth Century aymennjawad.org August 14, 2020
Mozarabic Writings: The Life of Eulogius by Álvaro of Córdoba aymennjawad.org August 5, 2020
The Tultusceptru from the Book of Lord Metobius: Early Latin Biography of the Prophet Muhammad aymennjawad.org July 26, 2020
Mozarabic Writings: Eulogius' Defence of the Martyrs of Córdoba aymennjawad.org July 22, 2020
Assessing the Abdul Nasser Qardash Interview Center for Global Policy June 30, 2020
The Islamic State's Real Estate Department: Documents and Analysis George Washington University Program on Extremism June 29, 2020
Jihadist Reactions to the U.S. Protests GNET June 19, 2020
ISIS and al Qaeda: Partnership is Not in the Cards Center for Global Policy June 2, 2020
The FSA War Criminal and the CIA Asset Inside Islamic State aymennjawad.org May 29, 2020
The Archivist: A Tribute to Jihadology- The Islamic State Police in Wilayat Halab Jihadology May 21, 2020
The Kitab al-Majmu' and Some Early Western Scholarship on Alawite Religion aymennjawad.org May 17, 2020
Archive of Written Records of Western Neo-Aramaic aymennjawad.org April 21, 2020
Coronavirus and Official Islamic State Output: An Analysis GNET April 15, 2020
'The Second Danger': Austrofascism vs. National Socialism aymennjawad.org April 4, 2020
Res Gestae Divi Augusti: Arabic Translation and Commentary aymennjawad.org April 1, 2020
Honored, Not Contained: The Future of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces Washington Institute for Near East Policy March 23, 2020
Idlib and Its Environs: Narrowing Prospects for a Rebel Holdout Washington Institute for Near East Policy February 5, 2020
Opposition to the Islamic State: Testimony on the Erroneous Killing of a Former Member aymennjawad.org January 29, 2020
The Islamic State's 'Revenge' Expedition for Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and Abu al-Hassan al-Muhajir: Data and Analysis aymennjawad.org December 31, 2019
The Structure of the Islamic State's Real Estate Offices The Islamic State Archives November 28, 2019
The Confession of Abu Tahrir al-Urduni: Context and Analysis The Islamic State Archives November 25, 2019
The Confessions of Nidhal al-Baridi: Context and Analysis The Islamic State Archives November 24, 2019
How Deep Is Anti-Iranian Sentiment in Iraq? Carnegie Endowment November 14, 2019
Jihadism 101: 'The Neglected Duty' aymennjawad.org November 3, 2019
Opposition to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: Testimony on 'Repentance' Cases in Wilayat al-Furat aymennjawad.org October 26, 2019
Trump and Syria: The Myth of Betrayal American Spectator October 23, 2019
Opposition to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: Abu Eisa al-Masri's Response to Baghdadi's Latest Speech aymennjawad.org October 6, 2019
The Gallic Chronicle of 511: Translation and Commentary aymennjawad.org October 4, 2019
The Gallic Chronicle of 452: Translation and Commentary aymennjawad.org October 3, 2019
Opposition to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: The Testimony of a Former Amni (II) aymennjawad.org September 29, 2019
The Anonymus Valesianus II: Full Translation & Analysis aymennjawad.org September 25, 2019
The Mozarabic Chronicle: Full Translation and Analysis aymennjawad.org September 22, 2019
A Special Islamic State Fatwa on Mosques Built Over Tombs aymennjawad.org September 13, 2019
Dissent in the Islamic State: Secret Advice Sent to Islamic State Leaders aymennjawad.org September 12, 2019
The Byzantine-Arabic Chronicle: Full Translation and Analysis aymennjawad.org August 29, 2019
The Decrees on the Hashd by Iraq's Prime Minister: Analysis Fanack July 22, 2019
An Internal Report on Islamic State 'Repentance' Policies in Iraq aymennjawad.org July 9, 2019
Opposition to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: 'The Hollow Organization' aymennjawad.org June 21, 2019
The Idlib Escalation Fanack May 31, 2019
Opposition to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: Sheikh Abu Eisa al-Masri's Critique of Islamic State Media aymennjawad.org May 27, 2019
Opposition to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: The Testimony of a Former Amni aymennjawad.org May 21, 2019
In Syria, Tensions Persist between Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and al-Qaeda Loyalists Fanack April 30, 2019
The Sri Lanka Bombings Were a Preview of ISIS's Future The Atlantic April 27, 2019
The Internal Structure of Jaysh Khalid bin al-Waleed: Analysis The Islamic State Archives April 25, 2019
The Arrest of Aws al-Khafaji: Looking at the Abu al-Fadl al-Abbas Forces Middle East Center for Reporting and Analysis April 2, 2019
The Internal Debate on the Islamic State's Defeat in Iraq and Syria Fanack March 29, 2019
A Critique of the Islamic State's Amn Khariji Apparatus and Strategy aymennjawad.org March 15, 2019
Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and al-Qaeda: Affiliates or Foes? Fanack February 14, 2019
Hamas and Salafi Jihadi Groups Quilliam Perspective January 28, 2019
Abu Ya'qub al-Maqdisi's Reform Plan: Translation and Analysis aymennjawad.org January 22, 2019
Advice to the Deputy of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: Translation and Analysis aymennjawad.org January 22, 2019
Dissent in the Islamic State: The Testimony of Abu Abd al-Malek al-Shami aymennjawad.org January 14, 2019
Trump Is Right About Iran in Syria American Spectator January 8, 2019
Dissent in the Islamic State: 'Hashimi Advice' to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi aymennjawad.org January 4, 2019
Complaints Against the Islamic State's Media Department Head aymennjawad.org December 25, 2018
Internal Conflicts in the Islamic State's Media Department: A Letter of Complaint aymennjawad.org December 21, 2018
The U.S. Withdrawal From Syria: Who's to Blame? American Spectator December 21, 2018
The Biography of Abu Ali al-Anbari: Full Translation and Analysis aymennjawad.org December 17, 2018
The Hamas-Islamic State Sinai Relationship: Translation and Analysis aymennjawad.org December 5, 2018
The Islamic State Research Office's Self-History aymennjawad.org December 4, 2018
Islamic State Divided: Competing Theological and Ideological Trends Fanack November 23, 2018
Qatar: Ally of Iran? American Spectator November 20, 2018
Hezbollah Recruitment in Eastern Deraa? Middle East Center for Reporting and Analysis November 13, 2018
Juhayman al-Otaibi and the Millatu Ibrahim aymennjawad.org November 5, 2018
An Internal Report on Extremism in the Islamic State aymennjawad.org November 1, 2018
Middle East's Druze may solidify Damascus relationship Oxford Analytica October 24, 2018
Proto-Jihadism? A Pamphlet of Juhayman al-Otaibi aymennjawad.org October 24, 2018
Interview with the Armed Islamic Group's Amir aymennjawad.org October 12, 2018
The Middle East Studies Association and Islamic State Documents- Complaining About What? History News Network October 8, 2018
The Armed Islamic Group's Manifesto aymennjawad.org October 8, 2018
Osama Bin Laden and the Algerian Jihad aymennjawad.org September 30, 2018
Dissent in the Islamic State: The Controversy Over Abu Ya'qub al-Maqdisi aymennjawad.org September 27, 2018
Islamic State Shifts From Provinces and Governance to Global Insurgency Global Observatory September 26, 2018
Dissent in the Islamic State: The News Postings of Mu'assasat al-Turath al-'Ilmi aymennjawad.org September 21, 2018
Nigerian Questions by Sheikh Abu Malek al-Tamimi aymennjawad.org September 20, 2018
Abu Bakr Shekau in His Own Words: Translation and Analysis aymennjawad.org September 17, 2018
AQIM Advice to 'Boko Haram' Dissidents: Full Translation and Analysis aymennjawad.org September 15, 2018
Middle East Jihadist Splits Will Widen Despite Defeats Oxford Analytica August 31, 2018
In Syria, It's Either Reconciliation or Annexation American Spectator August 23, 2018
'Islamic State' in south Syria: An inside look at its internal security apparatus Middle East Center for Reporting and Analysis August 20, 2018
The 'Boko Haram' Allegiance Pledge to Islamic State: An Ansar al-Shari'a Tunisia Connection aymennjawad.org August 8, 2018
The Islamic State West Africa Province vs. Abu Bakr Shekau: Full Text, Translation and Analysis aymennjawad.org August 5, 2018
The Think-Tanks Bark and the IRGC Moves On Syria Comment July 13, 2018
From Jabhat al-Nusra to Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham: Evolution, Approach and Future Konrad Adenaur Stiftung/Al-Nahrain Center For Strategic Studies June 29, 2018
Thoughts On Southern Syria Syria Comment June 24, 2018
The Internal Structure of the Islamic State's Hisba Apparatus Middle East Center for Reporting and Analysis June 1, 2018
Reconciliation in Syria: The case of Beit Jann Middle East Center for Reporting and Analysis May 22, 2018
Iran in Syria: "Cognitive Empathy" and Interests Syria Comment May 13, 2018
A Visit To The Jazeera Canton: Report And Assessment Middle East Center for Reporting and Analysis February 22, 2018
Beit Jann: Myths and Reality Syria Comment January 2, 2018
Success for al-Qaeda in Syria? Perspectives on Terrorism December 18, 2017
After Islamic State, Middle East fissures will deepen Oxford Analytica December 12, 2017
After Islamic State: Staying in Syria? The Jerusalem Post November 26, 2017
Yemen and U.S. Policy: Serious Rethinking Is Imperative American Spectator November 24, 2017
Iraqi Kurdistan's Crisis: A Failure of Strategy American Spectator October 22, 2017
Iran in Syria The Economist October 5, 2017
The Archivist: Media Fitna in the Islamic State Jihadology September 28, 2017
ISIS' Female Suicide Bombers Are No Myth Foreign Affairs September 22, 2017
The Islamic State and the Kurds: The Documentary Evidence CTC Sentinel September 21, 2017
The Iranian Land Route to the Mediterranean: Myth or Reality? American Spectator August 22, 2017
Jihad Wins in Idlib Foreign Affairs August 10, 2017
Syria: Assessing the CIA Program American Spectator August 7, 2017
The Archivist: The Islamic State's Security Apparatus Structure in the Provinces Jihadology August 2, 2017
The Myth of ISIS's Strategic Brilliance The Atlantic July 20, 2017
Islamic State Treatise: Ruling of Shari'a on the Shi'a Sects aymennjawad.org July 18, 2017
Israel's Relations with the Syrian Rebels: An Assessment Middle East Review of International Affairs July 3, 2017
Journeys to Mosul Middle East Review of International Affairs June 15, 2017
The Islamic State: Baqiya? Bicom May 16, 2017
Reconciliations: The Case of al-Sanamayn in North Deraa Syria Comment April 27, 2017
Katibat Dir' al-Watan: New Sub-Unit of the Fifth Legion Syria Comment April 13, 2017
Myths, militias, and the future of Syria Aswaat (King's College London) April 12, 2017
US strikes in Syria: This isn't regime change (but it might be) Middle East Eye April 7, 2017
Quwat Muqatili al-Asha'ir: Tribal Auxiliary Forces of the Military Intelligence aymennjawad.org April 2, 2017
The Syrian Civil War & Demographic Change Syria Deeply March 15, 2017
Liwa al-Mukhtar al-Thiqfi: Syrian IRGC Militia Syria Comment March 8, 2017
Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham and Civil Society in Jabal al-Summaq Syria Comment March 4, 2017
The Formation of Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham and Wider Tensions in Syria's Insurgency CTC Sentinel February 22, 2017
Further Response to Roy Gutman: Balancing the Picture Syria Comment February 13, 2017
A Response to Roy Gutman's "Have the Syrian Kurds Committed War Crimes?" Syria Comment February 11, 2017
The Archivist: Unseen Islamic State Training Camp Contract Jihadology February 4, 2017
Liwa Al-Jabal: A New Loyalist Militia Unity Initiative In Suwayda' Syria Comment January 19, 2017
Quwat Dir' Al-Qalamoun: Shifting Militia Links Syria Comment January 17, 2017
Local Loyalist Militias of Suwayda': Katibat Jalamid Urman (Dir' al-Jabal) Syria Comment January 3, 2017
The Archivist: Unseen Islamic State Regulations for the Mosul Operations Jihadology December 31, 2016
The Fifth Legion: A New Auxiliary Force Syria Comment December 24, 2016
It's time for realism in Syria, President-elect Donald Trump The Hill December 23, 2016
The Situation in al-Fu'a and Kafariya Syria Comment December 18, 2016
Usud Al-Cherubim: A Pro-Assad Christian Militia Syria Comment December 14, 2016
The Meaning of an Israeli Clash with an Islamic State Affiliate War on the Rocks December 13, 2016
Saraya al-Areen: An Alawite Militia in Latakia Syria Comment December 11, 2016
Saraya Al-Tawheed: A Pro-Assad Druze Militia in Lebanon and Syria Syria Comment December 5, 2016
Kata'ib Humat al-Diyar: A Prominent Loyalist Militia in Suwayda' Syria Comment November 26, 2016
Governance in Islamic State Provinces Beyond Iraq and Syria Washington Institute for Near East Policy November 2016
Dissent in the Islamic State: Abu al-Faruq al-Masri's 'Message on the Manhaj' Combating Terrorism Center (West Point) October 31, 2016
Islamism in Syria World Almanac of Islamism (American Foreign Policy Council) October 28, 2016
The Archivist: Stories of the Mujahideen: Women of the Islamic State Jihadology October 17, 2016
Labawat al-Jabal: A Druze Female Militia in Suwayda' Province Syria Comment October 14, 2016
Liwa al-Imam Zain al-Abidain: Building a 'Resistance' in Eastern Syria Syria Comment September 18, 2016
Liwa Sayf al-Haq Assad Allah al-Ghalib: A Republican Guard Militia in Sayyida Zainab Syria Comment September 16, 2016
Quwat Dir' Al-Amn Al-Askari: A Latakia Military Intelligence Militia Syria Comment September 3, 2016
Fawj Maghawir al-Badiya: A Military Intelligence Branch Militia Syria Comment August 30, 2016
The Archivist: Stories of the Mujahideen: Unseen Islamic State Biographies of Outstanding Members Jihadology August 24, 2016
Al-Qa'ida Uncoupling: Jabhat al-Nusra's Rebranding as Jabhat Fateh al-Sham CTC Sentinel August 22, 2016
Syrian Hezbollah Militias of Nubl and Zahara' Syria Comment August 15, 2016
Liwa Sayf al-Mahdi: A Syrian Army Shi'i Militia Syria Comment August 6, 2016
Liwa al-Imam al-Mahdi: A Syrian Hezbollah Formation Syria Comment July 23, 2016
Kata'ib al-Jabalawi: A Pro-Assad Militia from Homs Syria Comment July 19, 2016
Quwat al-Ghadab: A Pro-Assad Christian Militia in Suqaylabiyah Syria Comment July 3, 2016
The 'Martyrs' of Liwa al-Sayyida Ruqayya (The Ja'afari Force) Syria Comment May 29, 2016
The Local Defence Forces: Regime Auxiliary Forces in Aleppo Syria Comment May 23, 2016
The Leopards of Homs: A Pro-Assad Militia Syria Comment May 15, 2016
The Jihadi Threat on Israel's Northern Border Middle East Review of International Affairs May 15, 2016
Liwa al-Jalil: A New Pro-Assad Palestinian Militia Syria Comment May 6, 2016
A Caliphate under Strain: The Documentary Evidence CTC Sentinel April 22, 2016
The Archivist: Unseen Islamic State Military Commanders Manual: Qualities and Manners of the Mujahid Commander Jihadology April 11, 2016
Analysis: The Retaking of Palmyra from the Islamic State The Daily Beast March 28, 2016
The Fitna in Deraa and the Islamic State Angle Jihadology March 26, 2016
Islamic State Treatise on the Syrian Education System aymennjawad.org March 12, 2016
Harakat al-Hawiya al-Arabiya al-Druziya: Defending Druze Identity in Suwayda' Syria Comment March 6, 2016
The Dir' al-Watan Brand: Liwa Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi Syria Comment February 26, 2016
Liwa Dir' al-Watan: A New Pro-Assad Militia in Damascus Syria Comment February 24, 2016
Liwa Usud al-Hussein: A New Pro-Assad Militia in Latakia Syria Comment February 19, 2016
The Life of al-Khal: First Leader of Liwa Shuhada' al-Yarmouk Syria Comment February 14, 2016
Is ISIS good at governing? Brookings February 3, 2016
The Syrian National Resistance: Liwa Khaybar Syria Comment January 3, 2016
Quwat al-Jalil: A Pro-Assad Palestinian Syrian Militia Syria Comment December 23, 2015
The Archivist: "Until Our Hearts Submit To The Shari'a"- Da'wa Pamphlet From Jabhat al-Nusra Jihadology December 21, 2015
The Factions of North Latakia Syria Comment December 10, 2015
'Principles in the Administration of the Islamic State'- Full text and translation The Guardian December 7, 2015
The Paris Attacks Reflect Intelligence Failure -- Not a Change in ISIS Strategy Huffington Post November 20, 2015
Has Assad's New Offensive Changed Syria's Front Lines? Syria Deeply November 11, 2015
The Archivist: 'Go Forth, Lightly and Heavily Armed': New Mobilization Calls By the Islamic State in Aleppo Province Jihadology October 30, 2015
Rijal al-Karama after Sheikh Abu Fahad Waheed al-Bal'ous' Assassination Syria Comment October 26, 2015
Talking to the Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade Syria Deeply October 13, 2015
Condemning Russian Intervention: Rebel Unity? Syria Deeply October 12, 2015
The Archivist: Unseen Documents from the Islamic State's Diwan al-Rikaz Jihadology October 12, 2015
Druze Clues Foreign Affairs October 5, 2015
The Archivist: Unseen Islamic State Financial Accounts for Deir az-Zor Province Jihadology October 5, 2015
The Archivist: Unseen Islamic State Fatwas on Jihad and Sabaya Jihadology September 25, 2015
Liwa Shuhada' al-Yarmouk: History and Analysis Syria Comment September 18, 2015
Liwa Thuwar al-Raqqa: History, Analysis & Interview Syria Comment September 14, 2015
The Assassination of Sheikh Abu Fahad al-Bal'ous: Context and Analysis Syria Comment September 5, 2015
Overview of some pro-Assad Militias Syria Comment September 1, 2015
The Archivist: Critical Analysis of the Islamic State's Health Department Jihadology August 27, 2015
The Archivist: 26 Unseen Islamic State Administrative Documents: Overview, Translation & Analysis Jihadology August 24, 2015
Liwa al-Sayyida Ruqayya: Recruiting the Shi'a of Damascus Syria Comment August 12, 2015
Assessing U.S. and Coalition Strategy for Syria and the Islamic State Huffington Post August 12, 2015
The New Druze Militia Factions of Suwayda Province Syria Comment August 8, 2015
The Evolution in Islamic State Administration: The Documentary Evidence Perspectives on Terrorism August 5, 2015
Quwat al-Ridha: Syrian Hezbollah Syria Comment July 31, 2015
Islamic State Training Camp Textbook: "Course in Monotheism"- Complete Text, Translation and Analysis aymennjawad.org July 26, 2015
The Coastal Shield Brigade: A New Pro-Assad Militia Syria Comment July 23, 2015
Hizballah, the Jihad in Syria, and Commemorations in Lebanon Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA Journal) July 13, 2015
The Islamic State One Year After The Caliphate Declaration Huffington Post July 1, 2015
The Massacre of Druze Villagers in Qalb Lawza, Idlib Province Syria Comment June 15, 2015
Enemy of my enemy: Re-evaluating the Islamic State's Relationship with the Ba'athist JRTN IHS Jane's Terrorism and Insurgency Monitor June 2015
Is ISIS Islamic, and Other "Foolish" Debates Jihadology April 3, 2015
The Islamic State and its "Sinai Province" Tel Aviv Notes: Moshe Dayan Center March 26, 2015
The Administration of the Local Council in Azaz Syria Comment March 21, 2015
The Return of Iraqi Shi'i Militias to Syria Middle East Institute March 16, 2015
The U.S. Anti-ISIS Strategy's True Cost The Daily Beast March 2, 2015
ISIS and Syria's Southern Front Middle East Institute February 6, 2015
Jabhat al-Nusra and the Druze of Idlib Province Syria Comment January 24, 2015
Aspects of Islamic State (IS) Administration in Ninawa Province: Part III Iraq Insurgent Profiles (aymennjawad.org) January 23, 2015
Aspects of Islamic State (IS) Administration in Ninawa Province: Part II Iraq Insurgent Profiles (aymennjawad.org) January 20, 2015
Aspects of Islamic State (IS) Administration in Ninawa Province: Part I Iraq Insurgent Profiles (aymennjawad.org) January 17, 2015
'Guerra' por la yihad globalizada El Mundo January 9, 2015
Jamaat Ansar al-Islam in Syria Joins The Islamic State? Syria Comment January 8, 2015
The Impasse in Iraq (Part 2: The Sunni Side) Foreign Policy January 8, 2015
The Impasse in Iraq (Part 1: The Shi'a Side) Foreign Policy January 7, 2015
Special Report: Northern Storm and the Situation in Azaz (Syria) Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA Journal) January 7, 2015
Sample Concepts of a Christian-Shi'a Alliance in Iraq Syria Comment December 31, 2014
The Story of Shami Witness Syria Comment December 12, 2014
Iraq's Shi'a Militias and Iran The Tower December 2014
The Islamic State (IS) and Pledges of Allegiance: The Case of Jamaat Ansar al-Islam Syria Comment November 28, 2014
Jamaat Jund al-Qawqaz: A Caucasus Emirate Group in Latakia Syria Comment November 23, 2014
The Factions of Kobani (Ayn al-Arab) Syria Comment November 21, 2014
The Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra: A Looming Grand Jihadi Alliance? Syria Comment November 14, 2014
Can Islamic State survive without Baghdadi? BBC November 10, 2014
Dwekh Nawsha- An Assyrian Fighting Force in Iraq Assyrian International News Agency November 6, 2014
State of war: The Iraqi Sunni actors taking on the Islamic State IHS Jane's Terrorism & Insurgency Monitor November 2, 2014
Kata'ib al-Ghadab: An Armed Wing of the Islamic Da'wah Party (Tanẓim al-Dakhil) Iraq Insurgent Profiles (aymennjawad.org) November 1, 2014
Jabhat Ansar al-Din: Analysis and Interview Syria Comment October 23, 2014
The White Shroud: A Syrian Resistance Movement to the Islamic State Syria Comment October 22, 2014
Jamaat Ansar al-Sunna Iraq Insurgent Profiles (aymennjawad.org) October 22, 2014
The Men of the al-Qadisiya Army: A Made-Up Social Media Insurgent Group Iraq Insurgent Profiles (aymennjawad.org) October 21, 2014
Interview with Sayyid Hashim Muhammad Ali: Commander of the National Ideological Resistance in Syria Syria Comment October 15, 2014
The National Ideological Resistance in Syria: A 'Syrian Hezbollah' Brand Syria Comment October 11, 2014
Majlis Shura al-Mujahideen: Support for the Islamic State Syria Comment October 10, 2014
The Dawn of Freedom Brigades: Analysis and Interview Syria Comment October 2, 2014
The Islamic State's Regional Strategy European Council on Foreign Relations September 29, 2014
Sunni Opposition to the Islamic State Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA Journal) Fall 2014
Bay'ah to Baghdadi: Foreign Support for Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and the Islamic State (Part 2) Syria Comment September 27, 2014
The Abu Ja'afar al-Mansur Brigades Iraq Insurgent Profiles (aymennjawad.org) September 23, 2014
The Suwayda village of Dama and Druze Militias: A Case Study Syria Comment September 18, 2014
Al-Qa'ida in Islamic Maghreb and Arabian Peninsula Statement on the U.S.-led coalition against IS Syria Comment September 16, 2014
Extremist Groups in Syria Middle East Institute September 8, 2014
Muhajireen Battalions in Syria (Part IV) Syria Comment August 19, 2014
Naqshbandi Army (JRTN) Activist Front Groups Iraq Insurgent Profiles (aymennjawad.org) August 18, 2014
Jaysh Thuwar Baghdad Iraq Insurgent Profiles (aymennjawad.org) August 15, 2014
Minority Dynamics in Syria Syria Comment July 29, 2014
The Factions of Raqqa Province Syria Comment July 29, 2014
Iran And ISIS – Convenience Is The Enemy Of Research Iraq Insurgent Profiles (aymennjawad.org) July 14, 2014
The 1920s Revolution Brigades Iraq Insurgent Profiles (aymennjawad.org) July 14, 2014
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's Message as Caliph Gatestone Institute July 2, 2014
Iraq crisis: Key Players in Iraq's Sunni Rebellion BBC July 1, 2014
Iraq Needs Unity, Not Partition The Daily Beast June 27, 2014
Muhajireen Battalions in Syria (Part Three) Syria Comment June 23, 2014
Redeploy U.S. Troops to Iraq USA Today June 13, 2014
Saraya al-Madina al-Munawara: A Revived Iraqi Insurgent Brand Brown Moses June 11, 2014
ISIS' use of hudud punishments PJ Media May 29, 2014
Key Updates on Iraq's Sunni Insurgent Groups Brown Moses May 11, 2014
Key Updates on Albukamal (Abu Kamal) Brown Moses April 29, 2014
The Latakia Front Brown Moses April 26, 2014
Muhajireen Battalions in Syria (Part Two) Syria Comment April 25, 2014
Abdullah ibn Zubayr Battalions of Deir az-Zor Reject Fighting ISIS Syria Comment April 25, 2014
The Fighting in Abu Kamal (Albukamal): Background and Analysis Brown Moses April 12, 2014
The Desert Falcons: An Elite Pro-Assad Force Syria Comment April 8, 2014
The Latakia Front: An Interview on the Rebel Side Syria Comment April 6, 2014
Assad Regime Lacks the Total Support of Syria's Christians The National March 24, 2014
Interview with the leader of Iraq's Jaysh al-Mujahideen: Abd al-Hakim al-Nuaimi Jihadology March 17, 2014
Iraq: Who are Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq Islamists? Islamist Gate March 6, 2014
The Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham's dhimmi pact for the Christians of Raqqa province Syria Comment February 26, 2014
Christian Militia and Political Dynamics in Syria Syria Comment February 23, 2014
Anatomy of militant groups reveals Iraq's different challenges The National February 12, 2014
ISIS and al-Qaeda compete for supremacy in global jihad Al-Monitor February 11, 2014
The Assad Regime and Jihadis: Collaborators and Allies? Syria Comment February 11, 2014
Mapping Iraq's Sunni Militant Groups Islamist Gate February 5, 2014
آرائي الخصوصية بمقالة قصيرة February 1, 2014
"They have closed ranks and pledged bay'ah to Baghdadi": Nasheed for the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham Jihadology January 29, 2014
The Dawn of the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham Current Trends in Islamist Ideology (Hudson Institute) January 27, 2014
Comprehensive Reference Guide to Sunni Militant Groups in Iraq Jihadology January 23, 2014
The Fortunes of the Muslim Brotherhood in Iraq Islamist Gate January 18, 2014
The Arab Nationalist Guard: A Pro-Assad Militia Brown Moses January 1, 2014
The Syrian rebel groups pulling in foreign fighters BBC December 24, 2013
EXCLUSIVE: Moroccan ex-Guantánamo Detainee Mohammed Mizouz Identified In Syria Syria Comment December 22, 2013
The Factions of Abu Kamal Brown Moses December 18, 2013
The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA Journal) Fall 2013
Muhajireen Battalions in Syria Jihadology December 13, 2013
The Qamishli Front Brown Moses December 10, 2013
More On The Druze Militias in Southern Syria Syria Comment November 15, 2013
The Druze Militias of Southern Syria Syria Comment November 13, 2013
The Fall of Yaroubiya to the YPG In Context Brown Moses November 5, 2013
The Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham Billboards in Raqqa Jihadology October 22, 2013
Reza Aslan: Authority on Islam and the Middle East? FrontPageMagazine.com October 11, 2013
Analyzing Events in Azaz Brown Moses October 10, 2013
Syrian Christian Converts to Islam At Hands of al-Qaeda Assyrian International News Agency September 24, 2013
A Case Study of "The Syrian Resistance," a Pro-Assad Militia Force Syria Comment September 22, 2013
Moroccan Ex-Guantánamo Detainees Fighting in Syria's Civil War Jihadology September 18, 2013
The Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham's Messages and Self-Presentation in Syria and Iraq Jihadology September 9, 2013
Bay'ah to Baghdadi: Foreign Support for Sheikh Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham Jihadology August 22, 2013
Pessimism clouds any survey of Islamist protests in Iraq The National (UAE) August 19, 2013
Iraq offers little historical precedent in the Syrian crisis The National (UAE) August 13, 2013
The Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham Expands Into Rural Northern Syria Syria Comment July 18, 2013
Where Does Jabhat al-Nusra End, and the Islamic State of Iraq & ash-Sham Begin? Syria Comment July 13, 2013
The ISIS Cavalcade Jihadology July 1, 2013
Jabhat al-Nusra and the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham: Deir ez-Zor and the wider east of Syria Jihadology June 27, 2013
Jabhat al-Nusra and the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham in Raqqah: Demonstrations and Counter-Demonstrations Jihadology June 24, 2013
HAMAS and Syria Jihadology June 21, 2013
Jabhat al-Nusra and the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham: Deraa Governorate Jihadology June 21, 2013
Jabhat al-Nusra and the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham: Aleppo Area Jihadology June 13, 2013
Jabhat al-Nusra and the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham: Raqqah Governorate Jihadology June 4, 2013
Jabhat al-Nusra and the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham Brown Moses Blog May 17, 2013
Jabhat al-Nusra's Relations With Other Rebels After the Bay'ah to Zawahiri Jihadology May 14, 2013
Majlis Shura al-Mujahidin: Between Israel and Hamas Jihadology May 6, 2013
Behind the Iraq Protests The American Spectator April 18, 2013
Turkey, Iraq, and Oil The American Spectator April 5, 2013
Jihad in Syria, Part II Syria Comment March 25, 2013
Jihad in Syria Syria Comment March 20, 2013
Ten years on The Economist March 16, 2013
Egypt's Economic Outreach to Iran and Iraq The American Spectator March 7, 2013
Famous Anasheed: 'Madin Kas-Sayf' by Abu Ali Jihadology March 3, 2013
Politics undermine Iraq's judiciary The Daily Star (Beirut) February 26, 2013
'Was the Iraq war worth it?' is a question unworthy of debate The Independent February 11, 2013
The U.S. versus the 'Shi'ite Crescent'? The Jerusalem Post February 5, 2013
Anti-Islamism in an Islamic Civil War The American Spectator January 24, 2013
Is an Alawite state Assad's Plan B? The Independent January 7, 2013
Iraq: Playing the Sectarian Crisis Card The American Spectator January 2, 2013
What Happened in Aqrab, Syria? The Jerusalem Post December 27, 2012
Iraq: One Year After Withdrawal The American Spectator December 18, 2012
Analyzing Egypt The American Spectator December 13, 2012
Syria's Assyrians, caught in the middle The Daily Star (Beirut) December 7, 2012
Egypt's Islamist Autocrat The American Spectator November 26, 2012
A Hamas Divided The American Spectator November 19, 2012
Syria: Spillover into Iraq? The Jerusalem Post November 18, 2012
Violence in Iraq Middle East Review of International Affairs Fall 2012
Kurdish Rivalries in Syria The American Spectator November 8, 2012
Looking at Alawites The Levantine Review Fall 2012
Christians in Syria The Henry Jackson Society November 2012
Civil War in Lebanon? The American Spectator October 30, 2012
Looking at Tunisia The American Spectator October 18, 2012
Analyzing Aleppo The American Spectator October 8, 2012
Libya in the Aftermath The American Spectator September 28, 2012
The Syrian Civil War National Review Online September 17, 2012
Libyan Islamists and the security forces: Iraq 2.0? The Jerusalem Post September 5, 2012
Looking at violence in Iraq The Jerusalem Post August 21, 2012
Baghdad on the Nile Ha'aretz August 17, 2012
Don't Overestimate Iran's Influence in Iraq inFOCUS Quarterly Summer 2012
An Intifada in Fatah's Future The American Spectator August 2, 2012
The pro-Islamist West versus anti-Islamist Russia, China? The Jerusalem Post August 1, 2012
Syria's Kurds stand alone after rejecting rebels and regime The National (Abu Dhabi) July 23, 2012
Understanding the Situation in Syria The American Spectator July 19, 2012
Rethinking Libya The American Spectator July 12, 2012
Assessing the Maldives Gatestone Institute July 2, 2012
Assessing Iraq's Oil Industry Middle East Review of International Affairs July 1, 2012
What to expect from Egypt's Morsi Ha'aretz June 29, 2012
Assad's Houla Propaganda - Part II Al-Ayyam June 25, 2012
No Confidence in Maliki? The American Spectator June 19, 2012
Assad's Houla Propaganda National Review Online June 12, 2012
Moderate Indonesia? The American Spectator June 6, 2012
Iraq: A satellite state of Iran? The Jerusalem Post May 30, 2012
Watching the new state of South Sudan fall into chaos Ha'aretz May 18, 2012
Racism across the globe The Independent May 10, 2012
A cardinal, an atheist and phony media outrage The Jerusalem Post May 10, 2012
Libya: Assessing Berber Prospects PJ Media April 28, 2012
Nizar Nayouf, al-Haqiqa, and Syrian Christians The American Spectator April 23, 2012
Rethinking Early Roman Anti-Semitism Israel National News April 15, 2012
Syrian disinformation about Christian persecution Ha'aretz April 6, 2012
Bashar's Iron Fist Goes Airborne and Thermobaric The American Spectator April 2, 2012
Can my enemy's enemy be my friend? Ha'aretz March 30, 2012
On Massacres and Motivations The American Spectator March 28, 2012
Iraqi Kurdistan Without Blinders The American Spectator March 22, 2012
Look at the big picture on Iraqi deaths The Daily Star (Beirut) February 27, 2012
Bashar's 'Iron Fist' The American Spectator February 21, 2012
Chaos: The new 'status quo' Ha'aretz February 17, 2012
Demography Is Destiny in Syria The American Spectator February 6, 2012
The Dead Man and His Long Shadow The American Spectator January 16, 2012
Identity Among Middle East Christians The American Spectator January 5, 2012
Rethinking U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan Middle East Quarterly Winter 2012
The Effect of Kim Jong-Il's Death on North Korea Hudson New York December 29, 2011
Iraq in Political Crisis Following U.S. Withdrawal PJ Media December 28, 2011
The Coming Collapse of Yemen The American Spectator December 27, 2011
AFP falls for Assad propaganda Hurry Up Harry December 25, 2011
Assessing the Surge in Iraq MERIA December 22, 2011
The Failure of Secular and Liberal Egyptians The American Spectator December 16, 2011
Iraq's violence is for Iraqis to tackle The Daily Star (Beirut) December 16, 2011
Sunni Realignments The American Spectator December 9, 2011
Overviewing Shi'a-Sunni Conflicts Israel National News December 2, 2011
Avoiding the Islamist Stigma The American Spectator November 29, 2011
Iraqi petroleum and the damage done The Daily Star (Beirut) November 21, 2011
Syria, Turkey and the Kurds Israel National News November 18, 2011
What Does "Moderate" Islamist Mean? The Jerusalem Post November 17, 2011
Military Intervention in the Arab Spring Israel National News November 10, 2011
Libya Heading Towards Islamism The American Spectator November 9, 2011
Charlie Hebdo, Free Speech, and Islam The American Spectator November 7, 2011
With U.S. Troops Leaving, Is Iraq a Democratic Country Now? PJ Media November 2, 2011
Sudan in Crisis The American Spectator November 1, 2011
Setting the Record Straight on the U.S. Troop Withdrawal from Iraq Pajamas Media October 27, 2011
Qatar's Sunni Side The American Spectator October 25, 2011
Explaining Iran's Approach Towards the Middle East The Jerusalem Post October 25, 2011
Preserving Iraq's Assyrians: Federalism Assyrian International News Agency October 24, 2011
Will Nouri al-Maliki Survive His Second Term In Office? The Kurdish Globe October 22, 2011
Assessing Bahrain The American Spectator October 19, 2011
No, Syria won't plunge Iraq into war The Daily Star (Beirut) October 7, 2011
The Arab Spring and the Jews Israel National News October 6, 2011
Pakistan and China: Strengthening Ties The American Spectator October 4, 2011
Security threat from Yemen? The Jerusalem Post October 3, 2011
Kurdish-Christian rivalries The Kurdistan Tribune September 25, 2011
Iraq's politicians hover above the law The Daily Star (Beirut) September 20, 2011
Instability Spreading The American Spectator September 19, 2011
Leon Panetta Is Right The American Spectator September 13, 2011
Libya Burning The American Spectator September 8, 2011
A Sectarian Issue The American Spectator September 7, 2011
Iraq in Crisis Middle East Review of International Affairs August 29, 2011
Iraq goes the way of its Gulf neighbors The Daily Star August 26, 2011
Will U.S. Forces in Iraq Pull Out as Civil Conflict Heats Up? Pajamas Media August 24, 2011
Smearing Perry on Jihad American Thinker August 20, 2011
A Guide to the Galaxy of Islamic Anti-Semitism Israel National News August 15, 2011
Spring comes, but not for Iraq's Kurds The Daily Star August 12, 2011
The root causes of the British riots The Jerusalem Post August 11, 2011
Middle Eastern Christians and anti-Semitism The Jerusalem Post August 2, 2011
The Norway Attacks and the Paranoid Mindset History News Network July 31, 2011
China makes a bid for favor in Baghdad The Daily Star July 26, 2011
Could Turkey Abandon The Resistance Bloc? American Thinker July 20, 2011
Two Bloggers Discuss Iraq Harry's Place July 18, 2011
Iraqi Kurdistan: the mythical 'Other Iraq' The Kurdistan Tribune July 17, 2011
North Sudan: What next? The Jerusalem Post July 11, 2011
The Iraqi Government: Iranian Satrap or American Puppet? Hudson New York July 7, 2011
Is OPEC Headed for Collapse? Pajamas Media July 3, 2011
Johann Hari: Modern-Day Democritus or Aristotelian Mythologos? Harry's Place June 29, 2011
Bahrain: Can The U.S. Do Anything? American Thinker June 19, 2011
Ratko Mladić and Myths of the Bosnian War Hudson New York June 1, 2011
Bin Laden: It Won't Achieve Much Israel National News May 4, 2011
Should Washington Embrace the MEK? Hudson New York April 19, 2011
Is the English Defense League a Genuine Anti-Islamist Force? Hudson New York April 11, 2011
Rethinking North Korea Hudson New York March 7, 2011
Anti-Jihadism and Unholy Alliances American Thinker March 5, 2011
Death and Destruction in Virgil's Aeneid New English Review March 2011
The Aftermath of the Iraq War Revisited Hudson New York February 28, 2011
Poverty and Defeating Militant Islam Hudson New York December 6, 2010
What Does It Mean To Say That The Iliad Is An Oral Poem? New English Review November 2010
Iraq's Oil Industry Hudson New York October 11, 2010
Juan Cole's Distortions Hudson New York October 4, 2010
Focus on Yemen, Not Israel-Palestine Hudson New York September 3, 2010
Iraq and the Middle Eastern Cold War American Thinker August 21, 2010
Oppose the Ground Zero Mosque? American Thinker August 3, 2010
Support Balochi Separatists American Thinker July 25, 2010
Iraq's Future Hudson New York July 19, 2010
What to Do about Somalia? American Thinker July 17, 2010
Assessing Afghanistan Hudson New York July 9, 2010

Book Reviews

Book Title Publication Date
Mosul Under ISIS: Eyewitness Accounts of Life in the Caliphate
by Mathilde Becker Aarseth
Middle East Journal Summer 2023
Hired: Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain
by James Bloodworth
aymennjawad.org April 21, 2018
Black Banners of ISIS: The Roots of the New Caliphate
by David J. Wasserstein
Middle East Quarterly December 1, 2017
Jihadism Transformed: Al-Qaeda and Islamic State's Global Battle of Ideas
by Simon Staffell and Akil Awan, eds.
Middle East Quarterly Fall 2017
ISIS Defectors: Inside Stories of the Terrorist Caliphate
by Anne Speckhard and Ahmet Yayla
Center for the Study of Narrative & Conflict Resolution (George Mason University) January 26, 2017
The Syrian Jihad: Al-Qaeda, the Islamic State and the Evolution of an Insurgency
by Charles Lister
Middle East Review of International Affairs December 25, 2016
The Internationalization of ISIS: The Muslim State in Iraq and Syria
by Raphael Israeli
Middle East Quarterly Winter 2017
Islamic State: The Digital Caliphate
by Abdel Bari Atwan
Middle East Quarterly Fall 2016
ISIS: The State of Terror
by JM Berger and Jessica Stern
Syria Comment March 27, 2015
ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror
by Michael Weiss and Hassan Hassan
Syria Comment February 3, 2015
The Plain of Saints and Prophets: The Nusayri-Alawi Community of Cilicia (Southern Turkey) and Its Sacred Places
by Gisela Procházka-Eisl and Stephan Procházka
Middle East Quarterly Summer 2013
Nuclear Iran: The Birth of an Atomic State
by David Patrikarakos
Middle East Quarterly Summer 2013
Did Muhammad Exist?: An Inquiry into Islam's Obscure Origins
by Robert Spencer
The American Spectator May 25, 2012

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