Writings by Topic: ISIS

Articles by MEF Staff and Fellows
Title Publication Date
IS Turns to Artificial Intelligence for Advanced Propaganda Amid Territorial Defeats VOA NewsMay 23, 2024
The Security Situation in the Syrian Badiya SubstackMay 20, 2024
U.S. Urges Other Countries to Repatriate Citizens Held in Syria VOA NewsMay 8, 2024
European Union Funds Jihadists, Anti-EU Islamist Entities in Turkey Nordic MonitorApril 29, 2024
Reporter's Notebook: Walking along a Syrian Street Ruled by Two Governments VOA NewsApril 11, 2024
Defining Jihadism Gatestone InstituteApril 11, 2024
While World Focuses on Gaza, Related Syria Conflict May Explode The AustralianApril 6, 2024
ISIS Has Implemented Their Rule of Terror: A Report from the Al-Hawl Camp in Syria The Jerusalem PostApril 5, 2024
Hamas Treats Captive Israeli Women as Animals American ThinkerApril 4, 2024
Turkey Tries to Persecute Dissidents Via Interpol Nordic MonitorApril 4, 2024
Syrian Kurds Say U.S. Presence Important to Regional Stability VOA NewsApril 2, 2024
Islamic State Claims Moscow Attack on "Christians" SubstackMarch 22, 2024
Turkey Must Be Isolated and Condemned Israel HayomFebruary 26, 2024
Pentagon Report Says ISIS Taps Turkey for Cash Transfers to Support Global Ops Nordic MonitorFebruary 26, 2024
ISIS Renews Calls for Terror American ThinkerFebruary 23, 2024
UK Islamist 'Human Rights' Group CAGE Exploits Oct. 7 Focus on Western IslamismFebruary 18, 2024
ISIS Plot to Assassinate George Bush Reminds Us the Border Crisis Security Threat Is Real The New York PostFebruary 12, 2024
ISIS-K Exploits Turkey for Logistics, Fighter Transfers and Terror Attacks Nordic MonitorFebruary 12, 2024
Interview with Shaykh Muhammad al-Tamimi of Faylaq al-Wa'ad al-Sadiq SubstackFebruary 9, 2024
The Islamic State's Attack on a Church in Istanbul SubstackJanuary 29, 2024
While Iran's Recent Strikes Show Weakness, Its Threat of Escalation Is Working The Times of IsraelJanuary 22, 2024
Results of the Islamic State's "And Kill Them Wherever You Find Them" Expedition SubstackJanuary 12, 2024
The Islamic State Claims Suicide Bombings in Iran SubstackJanuary 4, 2024
The Pious Figures of al-Jazira SubstackJanuary 3, 2024
We Need a Two State Solution (in Turkey) Middle East Forum ObserverDecember 16, 2023
Turkey Continues to Pursue a Revolving Door Policy for Release of ISIS Suspects Nordic MonitorNovember 16, 2023
A Brief Biography of Abu al-Hasan al-Hashimi al-Qurashi: The Islamic State's Third Caliph SubstackOctober 3, 2023
Muslims Break the Cross American ThinkerSeptember 22, 2023
The Release of ISIS Suspects Gaining Momentum in Turkey, New Figures Reveal Nordic MonitorSeptember 21, 2023
Syria on the Verge of Collapse? Gatestone InstituteSeptember 15, 2023
The Islamic State and Its Treatment of 'Out-Groups': A Comparative Analysis The Center for Jutice & AccountabilityAugust 2023
The Islamic State's Pillage Economy: The Policy of Confiscations The Center for Jutice & AccountabilityAugust 2023
A Brief Biography of Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi: The Islamic State's Second Caliph SubstackSeptember 11, 2023
The Perennial Power of the Nakba MosaicSeptember 11, 2023
Iraqi Christians' Never-Ending 'Black Day' The StreamSeptember 8, 2023
The Tribal Uprising Against the Syrian Democratic Forces in Dayr al-Zur: Interview SubstackSeptember 4, 2023
Caliphs of the Shadows: The Islamic State's Leaders Post-Mawla CTC SentinelAugust 2023
H-1B Doctor's Jihadist Plot: How Well Do We Vet Visa Applicants? The New York PostAugust 28, 2023
ISIS Leader in Sudan Finances Operations through Turkey, UN Says Nordic MonitorAugust 17, 2023
New Speech by Islamic State Spokesman on Death of Caliph Abu al-Husayn al-Husayni al-Qurashi and Appointment of Abu Hafs al-Hashimi al-Qurashi SubstackAugust 4, 2023
Tsurkov Kidnapping Shows Who Really Runs Iraq The Jerusalem PostJuly 29, 2023
The Treasonous Story of a U.S. Soldier Turned Jihadist The FederalistJuly 11, 2023
UK Gov: Islamism to Blame for 2017 Manchester Attack Focus on Western IslamismJune 8, 2023
The Islamic State is Alive and Well... In Africa Hoover InstitutionJune 6, 2023
Syria and Captagon: An Assessment Middle East ForumMay 25, 2023
UN Taps Erdoğan Crony as Special Coordinator for Afghanistan Nordic MonitorMay 11, 2023
Turkey's MIT Uses 'Reporters' to Spy in Foreign Countries Nordic MonitorMay 1, 2023
Assad Has Won: Dealing with the Devil We Know EMETApril 27, 2023
'Nothing to See Here' -- The Establishment Whitewashes Jihadist Murder The StreamMarch 6, 2023
Facebook: Where Jihadist Hate Thrives American ThinkerFebruary 24, 2023
Western Establishment Conceals Muslim Persecution of Christians The StreamFebruary 15, 2023
Turkey Released Two-Thirds of ISIS Detainees, Sent over 1,000 ISIS Jihadists to Europe Nordic MonitorFebruary 6, 2023
Turkish Intel Agency MIT Responsible for 2015 Murder of Downed Russian Pilot in Syria Nordic MonitorJanuary 19, 2023
Yet Again: Turkish Courts Continue Freeing ISIS Jihadists Nordic MonitorJanuary 2, 2023
Turkey's Latest Genocidal Campaign: 2,500 Attacks on Christians, Kurds & Yazidis The StreamDecember 29, 2022
Erdoğan Sold Out Turkey's Mosul Consulate in 2014 to Get ISIS Oil Nordic MonitorDecember 15, 2022
Another Case of Turkish Courts Going Easy on ISIS Nordic MonitorDecember 14, 2022
U.S. Keeps Pressure on ISIS in Syria as Turkey Interferes The Jerusalem PostDecember 13, 2022
Suwayda: The Complex Plight of Druze in Syria The Jerusalem PostDecember 12, 2022
Erdoğan's Secretive Paramilitary Group Discusses Deployment to 'Palestine' and Kashmir Nordic MonitorNovember 24, 2022
An Eyewitness Account of Turkey's Attacks in Syria The Jerusalem PostNovember 23, 2022
Can the U.S. Stop Turkey's Next Invasion of Syria? The Jerusalem PostNovember 21, 2022
Turkey and Iran Attack Kurdish Areas in Syria and Iraq The Jerusalem PostNovember 21, 2022
Erdoğan Government Hiding ISIS Activity in Turkey -- A Revolving Door Policy Nordic MonitorNovember 18, 2022
Iran's Regime Worried Protests Entering an 'Armed Phase.'" The Jerusalem PostNovember 17, 2022
Will Turkey Exploit Istanbul Attack to Bash U.S., Kurdish Groups? The Jerusalem PostNovember 14, 2022
Record Number of Suspected Terrorists Crossed the U.S.–Mexico Border NewsweekOctober 28, 2022
Biden Called Turkish PM to Warn of False Accusations Against the U.S., but Turkey Remained Unmoved Nordic MonitorOctober 27, 2022
Euro Agency Hires Jihad-Linked Turkish Spymaster to Combat 'Islamophobia Nordic MonitorOctober 13, 2022
A Dangerous New Generation of Militants Is Rising in the West Bank NewsweekOctober 12, 2022
U.S. Raid Targets Continued ISIS Presence in Syria The Jerusalem PostOctober 7, 2022
Erdoğan's Judiciary Goes Easy on Jihadists in Turkey Nordic MonitorOctober 6, 2022
In-Depth: The Significance of Revived Contacts between Damascus and Ankara Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and SecuritySeptember 11, 2022
ISIS Operated Freely in Turkey over the Past Decade Nordic MonitorSeptember 8, 2022
Erdoğan's 'Terrorists' Gatestone InstituteSeptember 5, 2022
Erdoğan Protects ISIS Network in Turkey Nordic MonitorSeptember 5, 2022
U.S.-Israel Wack-A-Mole Strategy Fails to Deter Iran in Syria The Jerusalem PostSeptember 1, 2022
Muqtada al-Sadr Retires: What Next in Iraq? The Jerusalem PostAugust 30, 2022
Why the U.S. Airstrike on Iranian Forces in Syria Matters The Jerusalem PostAugust 24, 2022
Ankara Continues Killing U.S.-Backed Kurds in Syria; Girls Playing Volleyball Are Latest Victims The Jerusalem PostAugust 21, 2022
Why the Muslim Brotherhood Is Still Dangerous The Jerusalem PostAugust 19, 2022
The Iranian Hand Behind the Knife That Stabbed Salman Rushdie The Jerusalem PostAugust 19, 2022
Salman Rushdie Was Never Safe The SpectatorAugust 19, 2022
Does Killing Jihadist Leaders Matter? PJ MediaAugust 3, 2022
The Killing of Zawahiri: Twenty Years Too Late The Jerusalem PostAugust 2, 2022
Erdoğan Murders Renowned U.S. Kurdish Ally in Syria The Jerusalem PostJuly 28, 2022
Erdoğan's Courts Free ISIS Terrorists Nordic MonitorJuly 21, 2022
Islamists Find Pretexts to Terrorize Religious Minorities in their Midst American ThinkerJuly 19, 2022
Turkey Uses Iran to Back New Syrian Invasion, Blackmailing NATO at Same Time The Jerusalem PostJune 28, 2022
Two Judges Handpicked by Erdoğan Rule Rights of ISIS Executioner Were Violated Nordic MonitorJune 27, 2022
Turkish Courts Continue to Let ISIS Suspects Go after Brief Detentions as Part of Revolving Door Policy Nordic MonitorJune 22, 2022
Iraq's Miracle: A Country that No Longer Needs a Leader or Government The Jerusalem PostJune 21, 2022
U.S., Israel, and Russia Focus on Syria The Jerusalem PostJune 20, 2022
More Muslims Need to Stand Up to Islamists The Toronto SunJune 8, 2022
Hamas Operatives Granted Turkish Citizenship, Assumed Turkish Names to Avoid Global Scrutiny Nordic MonitorJune 6, 2022
About the Iraqi Asylum Seeker Who Allegedly Wanted to Import an ISIS Terrorist Hit Squad TownhallMay 27, 2022
Turkey Threatens New Ethnic-Cleansing Invasion of Syria The Jerusalem PostMay 24, 2022
U.S. Designation Reveals Turkey Functions as a Hub for ISIS Financial Lifeline Nordic MonitorMay 11, 2022
How Concerned Should We Be about the Iranian Drone Threat? The Jerusalem PostMay 5, 2022
Yazidis in Iraq Displaced Again; International Community Ignores Fighting The Jerusalem PostMay 4, 2022
Evidence Suggests ISIS Link to Texas Synagogue Hostage Crisis PJ MediaFebruary 8, 2022
The Outrageous Censorship of Nadia Murad The Toronto SunNovember 24, 2021
A Mobster Reveals Turkey's Arms Shipments to Jihadis The Gatestone InstituteJuly 3, 2021
Islamic State Executes Another Coptic Christian in New Video PJ MediaApril 20, 2021
The Challenge of Repatriating American ISIS Fighters The FederalistSeptember 10, 2020
Should ISIS Brides Be Welcomed Back? The Toronto SunJuly 22, 2020
Lessons from the Islamist Migrant Terror Plot against U.S. Air Force in Germany TownhallMay 5, 2020
As Trump Gives Up on 'Endless Wars,' Russia, China, and Iran Move In The Daily BeastFebruary 17, 2020
'They Came to Kill Him': The Persecution of Christians - November 2019 Gatestone InstituteFebruary 16, 2020
Islamic Reform? Top Muslim University Says 'No' American ThinkerFebruary 16, 2020
Too Little, too Late in Syria, Where Turkey Undermined the Rebellion The HillFebruary 13, 2020
Explaining Washington's New Pro-Ankara Policy The Jerusalem PostFebruary 12, 2020
Western Governments Play a Key Role in Successful Honor Killing Escapes The Investigative Project on TerrorismFebruary 11, 2020
Fire Weaver: Israel's Super High-Tech Secret Weapon to Win the Next Big War? The National InterestFebruary 8, 2020
Does Muslim-on-Muslim Violence Prove Jihad Is Politically Driven? FrontPage MagazineFebruary 3, 2020
Did The U.S. Kill An American Citizen After Taking Out ISIS Leader Al-Baghdadi? The FederalistDecember 16, 2019
Turkey: Jihadist Highway Revisited BESA Center PerspectivesDecember 6, 2019
How Could the Turks Not Know Where Baghdadi Was Hiding? The Jerusalem PostNovember 3, 2019
Dead Caliph, Eternal Jihad FrontPage MagazineOctober 29, 2019
Overnight Attack that Killed Al-Baghdadi Raises Many Questions The Jerusalem PostOctober 27, 2019
Appellate Court Throws Out Terrorist's Lenient Sentence TownhallOctober 2, 2019
How ISIS Operates in Iraq Today The Jerusalem PostSeptember 27, 2019
Global Irresponsibility: The Lack of ISIS War Crimes Trials The Jerusalem PostAugust 26, 2019
Book Review: The Next Jihadist Danger The Jerusalem PostAugust 8, 2019
ISIS is Using a Syrian Detention Camp to Rebuild The Jerusalem PostAugust 7, 2019
When and Why Muslim Friends Betray FrontPage MagazineAugust 4, 2019
Middle Eastern Terrorism Coming to the US through Its Mexican Border The Gatestone InstituteAugust 1, 2019
Iraq Launches Another Offensive against ISIS. Why? The Jerusalem PostJuly 8, 2019
Jewish Experience of Genocide Helps Heal Victims of ISIS The Jerusalem PostJuly 1, 2019
Suspected ISIS Operatives Disguised as Migrants Caught in Nicaragua The Center for Immigration StudiesJune 26, 2019
Memories of Yazidis and Lalish on World Refugee Day The Jerusalem PostJune 21, 2019
Report: ISIS Planned to Enter US, Create Economic Chaos The Center for Immigration StudiesJune 19, 2019
Iraqis Remember ISIS Massacres Five Years Later The Jerusalem PostJune 12, 2019
Baghdadi Is Back, but Can He Salvage ISIS? The Jerusalem PostApril 30, 2019
A Bizarre View of Justice for American ISIS Terrorist TownhallApril 22, 2019
9,000 ISIS Fighters and 60,000 Family Members Held in Syria The Jerusalem PostApril 18, 2019
All In The Family: ISIS Edition TownhallApril 4, 2019
Coalition Focuses on 'Enduring Defeat' of ISIS in Syria, Iraq The Jerusalem PostApril 2, 2019
ISIS Commander Arrested in Hungary Held Refugee Passport Enabling Unrestricted Air Travel PJ MediaMarch 25, 2019
A Critique of the Islamic State's Amn Khariji Apparatus and Strategy aymennjawad.orgMarch 15, 2019
The Medics Who Treated 4,000 People on the Last ISIS Stronghold The Jerusalem PostMarch 12, 2019
Colonial Origins of Sympathy for 'ISIS Brides' The Jerusalem PostMarch 12, 2019
Iraq's Difficult Road Ahead on Display at Suli Forum in Kurdish Region The Jerusalem PostMarch 9, 2019
The Fall of the Caliphate The Jerusalem PostMarch 7, 2019
Yazidi and Shi'ite Children Celebrate Freedom from ISIS The Jerusalem PostMarch 7, 2019
Yazidis Rescued From ISIS Face Bleak Future Upon Return to Iraq The Jerusalem PostMarch 4, 2019
Iran and Turkey Media Push Conspiracy Theories About U.S., ISIS The Jerusalem PostMarch 4, 2019
'ISIS Bride' Hoda Muthana Was an ISIS Propagandist, Not Some Brainwashed Child The Washington ExaminerFebruary 26, 2019
The Failures of the War on ISIS The Jerusalem PostFebruary 24, 2019
Survivors of ISIS Genocide Have Nothing, Four Years Later The Jerusalem PostFebruary 20, 2019
Outrage in Syria, Iraq as ISIS Members Treated as Celebrities in West The Jerusalem PostFebruary 19, 2019
Trump Demands Europe Take Back Its ISIS Members The Jerusalem PostFebruary 17, 2019
Turkey, Russia, Iran Increasingly Challenge U.S. During Syria Discussions The Jerusalem PostFebruary 16, 2019
Will European Countries Take Back Hundreds of Their ISIS-Member Citizens The Jerusalem PostFebruary 14, 2019
Kurds in Northern Iraq Want U.S. to Stay in Region The Jerusalem PostFebruary 14, 2019
Advice to the Deputy of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: Translation and Analysis aymennjawad.orgJanuary 22, 2019
How 'Defeated' ISIS Attacked American Soldiers Again The Jerusalem PostJanuary 21, 2019
What Happened to the Texan Who Became the Goebbels of ISIS? PJ MediaJanuary 21, 2019
From Nairobi to Manbij: Terror Attacks Loom Large The Jerusalem PostJanuary 17, 2019
The Breakdown of U.S. Syria Policy The National InterestJanuary 6, 2019
A Lesson from Syria: US Military, Political Goals Must Align The HillJanuary 4, 2019
Dissent in the Islamic State: 'Hashimi Advice' to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi aymennjawad.orgJanuary 4, 2019
U.S. Syria Withdrawal 'betrays' legacy of volunteers who died fighting The Jerusalem PostDecember 23, 2018
The Return of ISIS Jonathanspyer.comNovember 2, 2018
Internal Report on Extremism in the Islamic State AymennJawad.orgNovember 1, 2018
ISIS Counterattacks in Syria Threaten Iraq and US Partners Jerusalem PostOctober 30, 2018
Why Do Middle East Studies Academics Want to Hide ISIS Documents? History News NetworkOctober 8, 2018
Nobel Peace Prize Shines Light on Foible amid Plaudits Jerusalem PostOctober 7, 2018
Islamic State Shifts from Provinces and Governance to Global Insurgency International Peace Institute: Global ObservatorySeptember 26, 2018
Yazidi Genocide Survivors Say ISIS Supporters Returning to Northern Iraq Jerusalem PostAugust 30, 2018
Tehran's Servants: Iraq's Shia Militias Emerge as the Key Armed Force Facing Islamic State in Iraq The Henry Jackson SocietyOctober 2015
Articles in Middle East Quarterly
Title Publication Date
No 'One Size Fits All': Iranian Influence Building in Syria Middle East QuarterlySummer 2024
Reviews
Title Publication Date
Soldiers of End-Times: Assessing the Military Effectiveness of the Islamic State Middle East QuarterlySummer 2023
They Will Have to Die Now: Mosul and the Fall of the Caliphate Middle East QuarterlySpring 2020
Road Warriors: Foreign Fighters in the Armies of Jihad Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2020
Words Are Weapons: Inside ISIS's Rhetoric of Terror Middle East QuarterlyFall 2018
Audio, Video and Transcripts
Title Publication Date
War Against ISIS and the Future of Syria: A Conversation with Sinam Mohamad Transformations 2023May 16, 2023
MEF in the Media
Title Publication Date
ISIS Attacks Iran: Is the Terror Group Exploiting Gaza War Chaos? The NationJanuary 9, 2024
MEF Fellow's Life at Risk after Turkish Doxxing Nordic MonitorOctober 17, 2022
Webinars
Title Publication Date
Diliman Abdulkader on Finding Peace and Stability for the Kurds Middle East Forum WebinarDecember 16, 2022
Mindy Belz: Are the Kurds on Their Own? Middle East Forum WebinarOctober 14, 2022
Producer of Banned Film on Islamic History Speaks Out Middle East Forum WebinarJune 20, 2022
The Coming Caliphate? Bill Roggio on Why Al-Qaeda and ISIS Still Matter Middle East Forum WebinarJune 3, 2022
Jacques Neriah on Lebanon in Crisis: No End In Sight Middle East Forum WebinarApril 1, 2022
Paul Miller: What Does Just War Theory Say about the Middle East? Middle East Forum WebinarMarch 25, 2022
Raymond Ibrahim on Academic Myths About Islam Middle East Forum WebinarFebruary 11, 2022
Qatar's Eid Charity: An Investigation Middle East Forum WebinarJanuary 21, 2022
Sultan Shahin on Making Islam Modern Middle East Forum WebinarJanuary 10, 2022
Ilan Berman: The U.S. Must Fight Islamism, not Just Jihadis Middle East Forum WebinarJuly 7, 2021
Todd Bensman on Jihadi Infiltration into Europe Middle East Forum WebinarSeptember 25, 2020