Tagged: ISIS

Cash to Chaos: Dismantling ISIS’ Financial Infrastructure

During its rise to power, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) excelled at fundraising. The ability to control vast territories and generate revenue flows from diverse sources allowed it to become the most well funded terrorist organization in history. Even with recent significant losses in territory, including an...

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Summer 2016 Newsletter

Terrorism in Europe, Preparations for Mass Gatherings, Extreme Summer Weather, Capturing Content before it Disappears

Islamic State and a Pattern of Violence

A new background report from the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland provides a detailed breakdown of the history of attacks by ISIL predecessors, affiliates, and inspired persons. The Islamic State has gathered an international following, with affiliate groups popping...

Terror Gone Viral :Overview of the 75 ISIS-Linked Plots Against the West

Since 2014, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has plotted 75 attacks against the West.  Whether simply inspired by ISIS ideology and carried out by lone actors or centrally organized and directed ISIS leadership, plots have grown increasingly frequent and more violent.  In “Terror Gone Viral”, the House...

The Rise and Fall of Terrorist Organizations

In years past, the terrorist organization al-Qaeda dominated newscasts, striking fear and concern across the world as the foremost focus in the war against terror. While al-Qaeda is still a cause for alarm, the recent rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has shifted terrorism fears...

How Social Media Crackdowns are Decreasing Access to pro-ISIS Material

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (IS, ISIS, or ISIL) has been unquestionably the most adept terrorist group at utilizing mainstream social media. By promoting its “cyber caliphate” on platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, the group has been able to recruit both active and passive support and disseminate...