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Imprisoned ISIS Wives and Children Have Nowhere to Run To, Nowhere to Hide

As the Turks and Syrians close in from opposite directions, these women and their children…

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“Fake News” and the Trump Betrayal of our Kurdish Allies

by Anne Speckhard Athens: On October 9th, 2019, with a “nod” from President Trump—given via…

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Who Are the ISIS Fighters in Custody, and How Can They Be Repatriated?

As published in Homeland Security Today: by Anne Speckhard & Ardian Shajkovci BERLIN: Turkey is…

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SDF Needs Our Help Now as Another Woman in Camp Hol Killed by ISIS Enforcers

As published in Homeland Security Today: by Anne Speckhard & Ardian Shajkovci One woman was…

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Waiting for the Return of the Islamic State Caliphate among ISIS Enforcers in al Hol, Ain Issa and Roj Camps in Syria

As published in Homeland Security Today: By Anne Speckhard & Ardian Shajkovci ROJAVA, Syria - “When…

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Perspective: Trump’s Warning to Europe Accentuates Need for Countries to Repatriate ISIS Detainees

As published in Homeland Security Today: by Anne Speckhard & Ardian Shajkovci “We have thousands…

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With International Help, SDF Can Lead in Prepping ISIS Fighters for Prosecution, Rehabilitation

As published in Homeland Security Today: by Anne Speckhard and Ardian Shajkovci ICSVE were invited experts speaking…

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Enacting Western Justice in Regard to Western ISIS Cadres, their Spouses and Children

As published by Homeland Security Today: by Anne Speckhard & Ardian Shajkovci The problem of…

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ISIS Fighter Claims Attack Plot Via Mexico, Underscoring Border Vulnerability

As published in Homeland Security Today By Anne Speckhard & Ardian Shajkovci The vulnerability of…

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Is Iran Testing Trump With Little Attacks in Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and the Persian Gulf?

As published in The Daily Beast by Dr. Anne Speckhard and Dr. Ardian Shajkovci BAGHDAD—The sound…

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Real Voices from the Caliphate Talk Back to Abu Bakr al Baghdadi

As published in Homeland Security Today by Anne Speckhard & Ardian Shajkovci “You hear rumors,…

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ISIS Claims the Easter Sunday Bombings in Sri Lanka. Here’s Why We Should Have Seen Them Coming.

As published at Daily Beast. by Anne Speckhard and Ardian Shajkovci The Islamic State terror…

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ICSVE Intervention on the Issue of ISIS Children Returning Home at the OSCE Wide Counter Terrorism Conference

The OSCE wide Counter Terrorism Conference - Taking Stock of Efforts to Prevent and Counter Terrorism…

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The ISIS Spy Who Saved Baghdad from 30 Bombing Missions and Fortune Teller who Helped Trap an ISIS Leader

As published in Homeland Security Today: By Anne Speckhard & Ardian Shajkovci BAGHDAD:  In both…

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Children of ISIS Mothers Are Dying in Front of their Eyes in Detention Camps

As published in Homeland Security Today Four children, one the newborn of ISIS joiner Shamima…

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ICSVE Concerns for the Welfare of a Newborn Child of a Detained Former ISIS Member

This is a letter sent to the government in response to a request of Dr.…

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Terrorists’ Use of Drones Promises to Extend Beyond Caliphate Battles

As published in Homeland Security Today By Anne Speckhard & Ardian Shajkovci Unmanned and remote…

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Is ISIS still Alive and Well on the Internet?

As published in Homeland Security Today Anne Speckhard & Ardian Shajkovci With the collapse of the so-called “Islamic State” in…

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The roles of women in supporting, joining, intervening in and preventing violent extremism in Sandjak

Analysis of the Drivers of Violent Extremism in the Sandjaregionwith a Focus on Women’s Roles,…

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The Breaking the ISIS Brand Counter Narrative Project

Anne Speckhard, Ph.D. & Ardian Shajkovci, Ph.D. PDF here This paper was originally presented at…

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Will ISIS Live on in Iraq?

by Anne Speckhard & Ardian Shajkovci as published in The Hill After announcing the defeat…

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Summer of Terror Approaches: What to Do to Counter Martyrdom Attacks?

  By Ahmet S Yayla   A series of Salafist, jihadi terrorist attacks erupting at…

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The ISIS Istanbul Reina Night Club Attack: A Lesson in What Happens when One Invites Cannibals to Dinner

By Ahmet S Yayla, Ph.D. & Anne Speckhard, Ph.D.   ISIS attacked again in Turkey,…

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ISIS’s New Threat: Possible Use of WMDs

By Ahmet S Yayla, Ph.D. & Anne Speckhard, Ph.D. Days before the coalition forces began…

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Portrait of Turkey’s ISIS Leader Halis Bayancuk: Alias Abu Hanzala

By Ahmet S. Yayla, Ph.D.   Halis Bayancuk is the leader of ISIS in Turkey.…

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Great Reviews Appearing for ISIS Defectors: Inside Stories of the Terrorist Caliphate adapted for the stage in Zwang des Materials

Paderborn, Germany—artistic director, Katharina Kreuzhage, adapts the book ISIS Defectors: Inside Stories of the Terrorist…

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Theater meets Real Life with the ISIS Defectors Interviews Project

Theater meets Real Life with the ISIS Defectors Interviews Project   Anne Speckhard, Ph.D. &…

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ISIS’s No. 2 is dead: What it means to the West

By Anne Speckhard, Ph.D. and Ahmet S. Yayla, Ph.D., contributors Featured in http://thehill.com/ http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/homeland-security/294523-isis-number-two-is-dead-what-it-means-to-the-west   Abu…

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Homegrown ISIS Inspired and Directed Terror Attacks—the New Normal?

Homegrown ISIS Inspired and Directed Terror Attacks—the New Normal?   Anne Speckhard, Ph.D. and Ahmet…

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No Coincidences in Terrorist Attacks

No Coincidences in Terrorist Attacks By Dr. Ahmet S. Yayla and Dr. Anne Speckhard ISIS…

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ISIS Defectors: Inside Stories of the Terrorist Caliphate Book Launch

ISIS Defectors: Inside Stories of the Terrorist Caliphate Book Launch   Please see our  ISIS Defectors:…

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Hold On, America; The War Is Not Over and You Have Yet to Win

  “Hold On, America; The War Is Not Over and You Have Yet to Win”…

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ISIS’s Revenues include Sales of Oil to the al-Assad Regime

For months now disaffected Syrian, ISIS defectors we have been interviewing in our ISIS Defectors…

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Former German Soldiers Now Fighting for ISIS

A report written by the German Military Counterintelligence Service (MAD) indicated that twenty-nine former German…

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Indian Guru offers ISIS an Olive Branch and Receives a Photograph of a Beheaded Man in Return

In Spring of 2007 I was seated on a flight into Baghdad International Airport, on…

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The Hypnotic Power of ISIS Imagery in Recruiting Western Youth

A picture is worth a thousand words.  It’s a commonly accepted piece of wisdom—one that…

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ISIS Sex Slave Trade

ISIS Sex Slave Trade Brokered in Gaziantep, Turkey ISIS has been generating millions of dollars…

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ISIS Once Again Silences its Enemies in Turkey

Once again ISIS cadres have penetrated from Syria into Turkey and carried out an assault…

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Khalid Zerkani

Khalid Zerkani: Terrorist Instigator “He is a sorcerer… He is Satan.” Hawa Keita, an immigrant…

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Mohamed Abrini Arrested in Brussels

Mohamed Abrini Arrested in Brussels: How to Stop the Flow of Europeans into the ISIS Cult…

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ISIS Continues to Agitate for European Attacks

ISIS Continues to Agitate for European Attacks: Is Germany Next? ISIS has issued a statement…

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Why? Pourquoi? Warum?

Do the Terrorists Who Blow Themselves Up Even Know Why they are Doing it? When…

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Brussels Terrorist Attacks

Brussels Terrorist Attacks at Airport and European Parliament Brussels attacks. I was headed out to…

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ISIS Recruitment of Western Women

In the past two decades I have interviewed almost five hundred terrorists, extremists, and in…

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ISIS Operative Salah Abdeslam

ISIS Operative Salah Abdeslam: A Not so True-Believer Terrorist A key member of the ISIS…

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American ISIS Defector

Mohamad Jamal Khweis  & the Threat Posed by “Clean Skin” Terrorists: Unanswered Questions and Confirmations…

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Alleged ISIS Operative and Paris Attacker

Salah Abdelslam, Found Hiding out in Molenbeek, Belgium Salah Abdelslam—believed to be one of the…

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Deepening Wounds and REcent Gains in the Fight with ISIS in Syria

The Syrian army in recent weeks backed by Iranians, Hezbollah and Russian support, has gained…

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Tunisian Foreign Fighter Uprising Inside ISIS Occurs Today in Raqqa

A huge internal fight inside ISIS occurred today in Raqqa in which two hundred members…

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ISIS Defectors Interviews Project

ISIS Defectors Interviews Project  U.S. State Department Foreign Press Briefing I’ve been interviewing terrorists for…

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ISIS Defector Reports on Sale of organs Harvested from ISIS held “Slaves”

In February of 2015 Iraqi Ambassador, Mohamed Alhakim requested the UN Security Council to investigate…

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The Lethal Cocktail of Terrorism

I recently returned from an interview trip in Belgium, the European country with the highest…

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Brides of ISIS

The Internet Seduction of Western Females into ISIS Shoot the Women First is the title…

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Discrediting ISIS from the Inside

Using Stories from Recent ISIS Defectors - Why they Joined, What they Saw, Why they…

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Terror: Whom to Fear

I have interviewed hundreds of terrorists and their close associates in places as far-flung as…

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Mothers as Terrorists

When Mothers Kill And Die to Attain so-Called "Martyrdom" status Twenty-seven-year old Tashfeen Malik, the…

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Eyewitness Accounts from Recent Defectors from Islamic State

Eyewitness Accounts from Recent Defectors from Islamic State: Why They Joined, What They Saw, Why…

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The Lure of Becoming an ISIS Bride

Samra Kesinovic, 17, and her friend Sabina Selimovic–two beautiful, young Bosnian immigrant girls who left…

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THE LONG ARM OF ISIS

Two Syrian activist journalists, twenty-year-old Ibrahim Abd al-Qader and Fares Hammadi, who were living as refugees in Sanliurfa, Turkey were brutally murdered by ISIS today (October 30, 2015). Abd al-Qader, had formed along with twenty-six others, in April 2014 the online information network, Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) to document atrocities carried out by ISIS in Raqqa, a city in northern Syria. The jihadi group has controlled Raqqa since the start of 2014. Some of the group report from inside ISIS held territory. while others like Abd al-Qader who had fled to Turkey, wrote up and distributed reports on social media and in the press to provide an inside look at ISIS held territory—areas from where few journalists dare report. ISIS followers are today claiming responsibility for the double murders and are celebrating on social media. For instance, an ISIS Twitter account shows a selfie that Ibrahim and Fares had posted of themselves, now reposted with the caption, “A selfie before being slaughtered silently.” Abd al-Qader is not the first RBSS journalist to be killed. Moataz Billah, one of the group’s founders was also beheaded inside Raqqa last year by ISIS, and the father of another activist was also murdered by the terrorists.
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ISIS READYING TO ACTIVATE AN “ALL FEMALE” SUICIDE BRIGADE?

This week, in october 2015, it was reported that Arab women under ISIS control are being approached to form an all female suicide brigade. This report coming via the Daily Mail from the human rights activist group Syria is being Slaughtered Silently. [i] Up to now ISIS has relied on young teenage boys they indoctrinate for so-called “martyrdom” missions and foreign fighters to carry out their suicide attacks, but have refrained from using women.
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