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Cole Bunzel @colebunzel Palo Alto, CA

Hoover Fellow @HooverInst, fellow @gwupoe, editor @jihadica

614 Following   7,869 Followers   3,221 Tweets

Joined Twitter 1/13/10


A Recent, but Forgotten History: Syria
Retweeted by Cole BunzelTrump is right to pull back from supporting PKK-affiliated Kurds in northern Syria, writes Michael Doran and Mike R… https://t.co/6wVQBG3XAs
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10/11
2019
@Mr0rangetracker @azelin The poor Arabic and Persian-style numbers in this first statement, plus the not calling fo… https://t.co/7bQUVBwqVaMourning Morsi: The Death of an Islamist and Jihadi Divisions - Cole Bunzel (@colebunzel), @jihadica: https://t.co/Xy4k3EMrWZ
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9/30
2019
My latest for @jihadica: "Mourning Morsi: The Death of an Islamist and Jihadi Divisions" https://t.co/JthJ0bZyyL
9/27
2019
Huras al-Din: The Overlooked al-Qaeda Group in Syria - Aaron Y. Zelin (@azelin), @WashInstitute: https://t.co/96XL3cphPr
Retweeted by Cole Bunzel“The incident raises questions about a pledge by the Taliban insurgent group that it would cut ties with al-Qaeda i… https://t.co/NSfirpvdwr
9/24
2019
NEW: In our first @gwupoe blog post, @Asaadh84 and @haroro_ingram provide a summary of Baghdadi's 30-minute speech… https://t.co/fe0j9XTg02
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9/17
2019
Must read CTC Sentinel cover story by @dbyman on the jihadi terror threat to the United States 18 years on from 9/1… https://t.co/DFhQyxu2p9
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9/14
2019
Jihadis are congratulating the three on receiving this badge of honor https://t.co/0HT0798kDd https://t.co/5h5H2ifA32
9/13
2019
“The U.S. Department of State’s Rewards for Justice Program is offering a reward of up to $5 million each for infor… https://t.co/ouOd9UVn6W
9/12
2019
Is Trump Right on Saudi Arabia? Is the World Safer Without the JCPOA? Is Turkey an Asset to NATO? In two days, joi… https://t.co/flc3seQDLN
Retweeted by Cole BunzelA reminder that just two months ago, the Taliban called the 9/11 attack a "heavy slap on their dark faces" and said… https://t.co/mHbCtrpfU5
Retweeted by Cole BunzelAnd the magazine is now out--a partial translation of the first issue of the Arabic, which appeared in early April.… https://t.co/euyKvhuoQd“Airplanes,” very malevolent airplanes. https://t.co/bPKYDXf5T3
Retweeted by Cole BunzelExplosive allegations of corruption against the dominant jihadist group in northern Syria made by one its own senio… https://t.co/S09tbQu3p8
Retweeted by Cole BunzelBruce Montgomery & Michael Brill on the shameful shuttering of the Conflict Records Research Center https://t.co/YDN8hGON38NEW - U.S. @StateDept has designated NW #Syria-based Tanzim Huras al-Din as "an al-Qaeda affiliate" & as a Speciall… https://t.co/jZUpUieKas
Retweeted by Cole BunzelCongratulations to Professor Cook! https://t.co/g6pzysbhflMost interesting part, IMO, is this brief rationalization of the Taliban’s negotiations with the U.S. (no comment o… https://t.co/Lpfj6xJV86The first is out and it's classic Zawahiri: painfully boring as he harps on old themes (e.g., U.S. still waging "a… https://t.co/mIAIYC2Yha
9/11
2019
Ahead of 9/11 anniversary, al-Qaida teases two new media products: speech by Aymen al-Zawahiri & first English issu… https://t.co/aVaP3E9HzL
9/10
2019
THREAD #AlQaeda supporters say top AQ figure Abu Khallad al-Muhandis (Jordanian) has been "martyred" via an IED tha… https://t.co/bbi2bsEdkf
Retweeted by Cole Bunzel“A source familiar with the deal says there is no explicit requirement for the Taliban to renounce its ties to Al Q… https://t.co/fynjEi3KZu
8/22
2019
Behold as @jzarif, who represents a govt that's never had a free or fair election & routinely abuses its citizens'… https://t.co/QdZ4o4sRMk
Retweeted by Cole BunzelMy latest with @ICCT_TheHague. Focusing on AQ’s and IS’ future directions, the report examines various strategies o… https://t.co/CPXBSzT93J
Retweeted by Cole BunzelNew “Wilayat al-Sham” video – the latest in a series of renewed pledges of allegiance by Islamic State “provinces”… https://t.co/tvnc0i0HhW
Retweeted by Cole BunzelWhen David Petraeus issues a warning about Afghanistan, says @elilake, it's worth paying attention https://t.co/fs97KORqzT via @bopinion
Retweeted by Cole Bunzel“Afghan officials accuse [Pakistan’s] military establishment of investing in the Islamic State’s local chapter ...… https://t.co/kBURPcGSWq
8/20
2019
No, IS is anathema to them. It’s about other jihadi groups in SyriaThe call to “open the storehouses of our weaponry to all the mujahidin irrespective of party or organizational affi… https://t.co/o2i9KtgifxAl-Qaida “General Leadership” calls on Syria’s jihadis to put aside differences and join forces to destroy and wear… https://t.co/1UY0MH1km5
8/15
2019
Embarrassingly, #alQaeda does counter-narratives better than we do: #AQAP #Yemen's new #nashid/anthem “Idiot State”… https://t.co/41aZrxSbdX
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8/14
2019
@hipbonegamer It seems to be the standard Arabic rendering of the phraseI'm tremendously thrilled to see the publication of my report "Polemical and Fratricidal Jihadists: A Historical Ex… https://t.co/GwqfykCcCL
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8/13
2019
“Those who make revolution halfway only dig their own graves,” says AQ leader Sami al-Uraydi (of Hurras al-Din) in… https://t.co/mVaM1TBsaZAl-Qaida, in latest issue of magazine One Umma, recaps feud between Pelosi and the squad (“quartet”) culminating in… https://t.co/9tXxZ7slGAExcellent by ⁦@selectedwisdom⁩, with valuable run through of differences between jihadism and white supremacism https://t.co/ZUtQSjAuPO
8/12
2019
The demand for ever-greater diversity on campus is a political campaign masquerading as an educational ideal, write… https://t.co/Td1HHKRxSx
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8/10
2019
There’s a new opening for Trump to avoid disaster in Syria https://t.co/9QgRy96aLL by me @PostOpinions
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8/9
2019
It has been three years since #PrincetonU graduate student Xiyue Wang was captured in Iran, where he remains held i… https://t.co/MOpbXB567H
Retweeted by Cole BunzelFlawed conclusions: Bin Laden's era was very different and this article fails to recognize that. Today the Saudi pe… https://t.co/440n0kG8ZM
Retweeted by Cole BunzelFor @ForeignPolicy, I argue that the Saudi decision to overtly host US troops again may inadvertently throw down th… https://t.co/qqj8HQB7kI
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8/8
2019
@IbnAllan @gcaw I’d read @intelwire on these issuesLet’s not get ahead of ourselves here https://t.co/ohI42NjDyI https://t.co/fejpORPPJG
8/7
2019
“The conflict over the Kurds is a story of U.S. efforts to delay dealing with one problem—Turkey—to address what wa… https://t.co/8DiYpGbF7k
8/5
2019
1. Here is what I have learned about the death of al-Qaeda’s heir-in-waiting Hamza bin Laden, whose killing was fir… https://t.co/o2mZ0SOAyZ
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8/3
2019
@azelin @intelwire Spoke to 3 Jihadism/Extremism experts on Hamza Bin Laden 's reported death. None thought it woul… https://t.co/zmX2xkA4KK
Retweeted by Cole BunzelU.S. has intel that Osama bin Laden's son and heir, Hamza, is dead, officials say https://t.co/QtP0Io1EPb
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7/31
2019
Historians are isolated in professional cocoons, fiddling with footnotes rather than bringing the past to light for… https://t.co/WbcdISOPbO
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7/25
2019
ISIS regrouping even as it is on the run, including in Iraq’s remote western desert around al-Qaim. @leloveluck &… https://t.co/9kdnCjjwUv
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7/22
2019
I would expect this to get a lot of play in al-Qaida’s propaganda https://t.co/jetkMJM2cg
7/20
2019
Women and kids in Al-Hol refugee camp raising #IS flag, and video spread on IS channels on Telegram with message "T… https://t.co/9XptMOHTmc
Retweeted by Cole BunzelAQAP, in official statement, rejects AlJazeera’s claim that Bahrain supports AQ; complains AQ was not given the opp… https://t.co/DT6FkdUpUU
7/17
2019
“Saudi Arabia ... ranks third on the list of foreign sources of money [to American universities] ... The top spot i… https://t.co/djF4a5Ut9i
7/7
2019
My book now has a cover! https://t.co/0lB7QI41MI @CambridgeUP https://t.co/4EP82Dv28x
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7/3
2019
Listen to the latest Middle East Brief with @nadabakos : Hunting Zarqawi: Defeating Terrorist Groups and the Future… https://t.co/3RAeMWEbTg
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7/2
2019
Personal news of sorts: I've started my own professional website and academic blog, https://t.co/cqKn3YLJ2J, after… https://t.co/5xDqar29Be
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6/25
2019
Human rights experts for the @UN @davidakaye, Javaid Rehman and José Antonio Guevara Bermúdez have called for the i… https://t.co/JRdkeU7wie
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6/23
2019
“American military leadership increasingly concerned about large groups of Taliban fighters shifting to the Islamic… https://t.co/aYCjWn2cIkExcellent counsel from one of the best Iran experts around, @AOstovar : smartest US policy right now is restraint,… https://t.co/RpIUpKF9ho
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6/21
2019
Navy Capt. Bill Urban: “Iranian reports that the aircraft was over Iran are false. This was an unprovoked attack on… https://t.co/Kx8lXrxEISOnce every year, the Sultan of Brunei (once the richest man in the world, and lately in the news for his plans to s… https://t.co/iZvw08OClw
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6/20
2019
“As long as the flow of oil from the Mid­dle East is es­sen­tially un­af­fected by pin­prick at­tacks and Iran re­f… https://t.co/AB3pfyL4T0
6/19
2019
Tremendously proud to be named 9th Dean of @SAISHopkins. Many thanks to President Daniels of @Hopkins & our current… https://t.co/Em3adyipKl
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6/14
2019
My review of Samuel Helfont's "Compulsion in Religion: Saddam Hussein, Islam, and the Roots of Insurgencies in Iraq… https://t.co/sMuTJ0ipRsLet us all understand this: The IRGC does not go rogue in the strategic arena. It is a firm part of the decision ma… https://t.co/QofHFcVY3W
Retweeted by Cole Bunzel“When they began in Afghanistan they were maybe 150 Daesh, but today there are thousands and thousands” - Nangarhar… https://t.co/5WScwyYTDl
6/13
2019
If you're not watching Taliban training videos, you're definitely missing out https://t.co/fF4tn8JFrT
Retweeted by Cole BunzelMy latest piece: Ramadan Messaging and the Winds of Change https://t.co/yMblMDLD3g
Retweeted by Cole BunzelGen. Frank McKenzie: “I re­quested this ship because of on­go­ing ten­sions with Iran, and noth­ing says you’re in­… https://t.co/qKsRlKWZNu
6/10
2019
https://t.co/TRgVocyT4WCutting-edge research from Canada https://t.co/FeRdDDEsGw
6/7
2019
Congratulations to my @WashInstitute colleague @davidschenker1, confirmed overwhelmingly this morning by the… https://t.co/k9kUqtBddb
Retweeted by Cole Bunzel**New CTC report out this morning: @Asaadh84 and @charliewinter examine ISIS' propaganda in the months leading up t… https://t.co/q1jEI3ZRe4
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6/5
2019
Former ISIS supporter turned Baghdadi critic appears to see wisdom in @haroro_ingram & @CraigAWhiteside’s “Don’t Ki… https://t.co/gkaikWazMJMy book, The Targeter, is out today! You can buy it here or your favorite bookstore. https://t.co/svvaUM9sk1
Retweeted by Cole BunzelMy latest, for @WarOnTheRocks: What global threat does a "de-territorialized" Islamic State pose, post-"caliphate"?… https://t.co/08UXSdUjS5
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6/4
2019
“[Qatari PM] Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser al-Thani ... was the only leader not to get a customary kiss from the King” https://t.co/uF4LyRh1Nm
6/2
2019
@brianfishman @intelwire @HooverInst @Stanford Yes!Excited to announce I’ll be joining @HooverInst this fall as a member of the inaugural class of Hoover Fellows. Loo… https://t.co/Ec4apxuCZhHonored to have the cover article for the May/June edition of the CTC Sentinel by @CTCWP. I take a deep dive into… https://t.co/z6P8OMCLTS
Retweeted by Cole BunzelThe Guerrilla 'Caliph': Speeches that Bookend the Islamic State's 'Caliphate' Era by @haroro_ingramhttps://t.co/ZLTSZC7VXj
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5/30
2019
I am truly saddened to learn that Michael Bonner, Professor of Islamic History at Univ. of Michigan, has passed awa… https://t.co/ojDzKfcdMV
Retweeted by Cole BunzelAmericans are known for scorning history, but it wasn’t always this way. The Founders read ancient history and were… https://t.co/2qrjeET9ZU
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5/28
2019
One of the best pieces of writing about combat I've read in a long time https://t.co/6iFzqVvJmh
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5/27
2019
In latest issue of al-Naba’, ISIS attacks al-Qaida’s stance on Iran, arguing Iran has benefited from AQ’s focus on… https://t.co/faziuoUxA7
5/26
2019
Xiyue Wang, a @princeton scholar and US citizen, just marked his 1,000th day in Iran's Evin prison, away from his w… https://t.co/ku0wpD6ZuC
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5/25
2019
John Walker Lindh, “the American Taliban,” was freed today after 17 years in federal prison. Here are excerpts from… https://t.co/eGRr61RhVG
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5/23
2019
Al-Turath Media Foundation, an Islamic State opposition outlet, announces death of onetime IS judge Abu ‘Abd al-Rah… https://t.co/po8HkezNtN
5/22
2019
My newest article on @jihadica: "Kill the Caliph! The Islamic State’s evolution from an integrated to a fragmented… https://t.co/9lwB61bXSv
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5/20
2019
Al Qaeda video emphasizes unity with Taliban's Islamic emirate - https://t.co/1vFjNgBKJB https://t.co/PStb6W3W0h
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5/15
2019
Not to be upstaged, al-Qaida leader Zawahiri with yet another video ... this a continuation of his series on the ca… https://t.co/EuxpAeoUn7
5/5
2019
.@Princeton leadership should be engaging in the kind of advocacy that @washingtonpost utilized on behalf of… https://t.co/gSEr661HSb
Retweeted by Cole BunzelGreat @HooverInst Caravan series on Middle East strategy featuring Charles Hill, @HalBrands, @hbarkey,… https://t.co/7h83mnZGjd
5/4
2019
“My own friends have asked me to explain how our previously well-integrated Muslim community seems to have transfor… https://t.co/WfT74KwPSi
Retweeted by Cole BunzelMy new piece "Jihadists' Code of Conduct in the Era of ISIS" published by @MEI_CTE. It analyses strategy manuals is… https://t.co/E2LGuxA1aD
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5/3
2019
Nearly 7,000 minors from more than 30 countries are stranded in Syria following Islamic State's collapse. Among th… https://t.co/M5AI7C0pcF
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5/2
2019
Worth mentioning Baghdadi celebrated both of these attacks in his video, and the background imagery sure suggested… https://t.co/7mUzyu5mhK
4/30
2019

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