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July 22nd, 2013

Hegghammer provides testimony to Congress on future of jihadi terrorism

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Terrorism expert and CISAC Zukerman Fellow Thomas Hegghammer provided testimony to the House subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade. The hearing, titled "Global al-Qaeda: Affiliates, Objectives, and Future Challenges," focused on the future of al-Qaeda and related jihadi terrorist groups.




July 8th, 2013

How Syria's Civil War Became a Holy Crusade

CISAC in the news: Foreign Affairs on July 8, 2013

Syria's civil war, already a microcosm of politics and power in the Middle East, could inflame religious tensions and political differences across the region. Theologian and top Sunni cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi has called for Sunni Muslims worldwide to fight in Syria against Bashar al-Assad, Hezbollah, and Shiite influence.  Read more »


War documentary highlights military action of one CISAC fellow

CISAC, FSI Stanford News

"The Hornet's Nest," a new documentary about a particularly deadly battle in Afghanistan, gives us a rare look at the front-line work of CISAC military fellow, U.S. Army Col. J.B. Vowell, and the father-and-son team embedded with his battalion. +VIDEO+
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