Media & Communication

“I say to you: that we are in a battle, and that more than half of this battle is taking place in the battlefield of the media.” –Ayman al-Zawahiri, the current leader of al-Qa`ida

Modern terrorists want a lot of people dead, and a lot of people watching. Media and communication tools are key to achieving that goal. Our research on the topic unpacks the role media and evolving communication tools, techniques, and technology plays for various terrorist organizations.

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The Islamic State’s Strategic Trajectory in Africa: Key Takeaways from its Attack Claims
Iran’s COVID-19 Disinformation Campaign
Pandemic Narratives: Pro-Islamic State Media and the Coronavirus
The Nexus Between Far-Right Extremists in the United States and Ukraine


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Burying the Lede: The Islamic State Downsizes?
Militant Rivalries Extend to Female Recruitment in Pakistan
The Islamic State’s Internal Rifts and Social Media Ban
Welcome to the Hotel Caliphate: You Can Check-Out Any Time You Like, But You Can Never Leave

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