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Cole Bunzel @colebunzel Palo Alto, CA

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

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Joined Twitter 1/13/10


For anyone wondering, Twitter hiatus while I finish the book, based on research described here https://t.co/5X3yjeQhYe
4/13
2020
@azelin Dream on https://t.co/yuwxHTii0w https://t.co/TXGp0YOeKd
3/16
2020
As I stated earlier, the United States will not tolerate Iran-backed attacks against our people, our interests, and… https://t.co/f9I0K3L0IO
Retweeted by Cole BunzelThe state of our news cycle today: this story, which would have been urgent front-page news two months ago, instead… https://t.co/4JLN2dGt6w
Retweeted by Cole BunzelWhy #Saudi Crown Prince MBS flexed his muscles at home and abroad this weekend, tanking global markets.… https://t.co/SkhaZN8boM
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3/12
2020
“Saudi of­fi­cials charted out a plan for [Trump and King Salman to] put their hands on the Orb of the Earth to of­… https://t.co/gg8Mrm6j0A
3/6
2020
My book “The Caravan” is out today! I’ve worked on it for over a decade, so it’s a big day for me. But it might not… https://t.co/b66g4ZjLBq
Retweeted by Cole BunzelWe’re live with @HooverInst and @ForeignAffairs in 15 minutes. Stream the debate: https://t.co/b7G1kYuTjU
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3/5
2020
How instability in the Middle East could affect Trump’s reelection bid https://t.co/9T01E6zbrp
Retweeted by Cole BunzelIn last week’s issue of al-Naba’, ISIS trolls Iran for Coronavirus, suggesting Iranians deserve it for practicing p… https://t.co/MLIbVycfHL
3/4
2020
Trump’s Bad Deal with the Taliban - scathing and detailed critique laying out the Taliban’s ongoing links w AQ by ⁦… https://t.co/f1vVrKYXrE
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3/1
2020
@SecKermani The predecessor of the current Taliban leader accepted it https://t.co/b6AGBpKCtOMy piece on the death of Qassim al-Raymi and what it means for AQAP going forward. https://t.co/xhhdduhXxM
Retweeted by Cole BunzelThe tangible concessions fall on the US. Even negotiated engagement and allusions to violence appear related to st… https://t.co/LjNAxDskJI
Retweeted by Cole BunzelMy thoughts for the New York Times concerning the long odds against the Taliban honoring our terms and the Trump Ad… https://t.co/mtksGo2kKf
Retweeted by Cole BunzelGood to see the agreement state the Taliban will not allow al-Qaida to use Afghan soil “to threaten the security of… https://t.co/HEurxqmM9HHere’s the 4 page text of the US/Taliban deal signed in Doha. Trump has described it as “a powerful path forward to… https://t.co/QYQozFapYF
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2/29
2020
1/12 Some quick thoughts about today’s NYT story on the rising terrorist threat in W. Africa and potential for US t… https://t.co/Rv3FX6eibB
Retweeted by Cole Bunzel“The Saudi gov­ern­ment has said lit­tle about the Amer­i­can deploy­ment be­yond short of­fi­cial state­ments an­n… https://t.co/HN2gsTm5sT
2/27
2020
Interesting to see Jolani claim his allegiance to AQ was really just a matter of expediency. He’s obviously trying… https://t.co/KFWfNNy8loEXCLUSIVE: @SecPompeo Reveals Trump Admin’s Wide-Ranging Plan to Combat Iran, Deal Death Blow to Nuclear Deal -- I… https://t.co/iKUl6qieEk
Retweeted by Cole BunzelThe selection of Khalid Batarfi as the new head of AQAP raises, for me, two important questions.
Retweeted by Cole BunzelNew emir of AQAP Khalid Batarfi featured heavily in propaganda not just directed inside Yemen, but global messaging… https://t.co/6hRzXPvMlc
Retweeted by Cole Bunzel#AQAP confirms the death Qassem al-Rimi and his succession by Khaled Battrafi a Saudi #KSA national https://t.co/WfXrSy2GAI
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2/23
2020
Instead of repudiating al-Qaeda, Sirajuddin Haqqani gives us this: “We are also aware of concerns about the potenti… https://t.co/Ut8YMhPmt0
2/20
2020
Check out @azelin's new post for @jihadica, "Ultra Extremism Among Tunisian Jihadis Within The Islamic State," exce… https://t.co/JsEjeVpQiE
2/18
2020
Crawling, jumping, pull-uping, and ankle grabbing (?) with ISIS Somalia. These jihadi training pics and vids never… https://t.co/E1ERaTWJgd
2/16
2020
My new piece for @WashInstitute explains how #alQaeda in the Arabian Peninsula may be changing. Please read it. All… https://t.co/3CGtb4enhA
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2/14
2020
8. It's actually a great strategy to drive traffic to the site, by calling it something innocuous like "Muslim News… https://t.co/5na30iKkwd
Retweeted by Cole Bunzel1. The #ISIS Arabic website "Muslim News" has been stable for quite some time now, likely a result of their top-lev… https://t.co/ql2VhcrAC0
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2/13
2020
The rapid territorial losses of the rebels in Idlib & a purposeful policy of depopulating towns is driving a massiv… https://t.co/eXGg7KQM1F
Retweeted by Cole BunzelToday is the day! I’ve been waiting for this day for sooo long. My book is finally out! 🎉 Buy it here:… https://t.co/y7oZ1Owbji
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2/11
2020
Jihadi scholar Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi appears to have suffered a stroke that incapacitated him for several hours.… https://t.co/nkvaMRNpdzA top Al Qaeda leader in Yemen is dead. How big a blow is that to one of Al Qaeda's most dangerous affiliates? https://t.co/Dunr2LLcro
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2/10
2020
At the direction of President Trump, the U.S. conducted a counterterrorism operation in Yemen that successfully eli… https://t.co/IT0kNSlsvC
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2/6
2020
My first ever paper for @WashInstitute! Overview of the situation & prospects in Idlib. Topics covered incl: Hay'at… https://t.co/PCIJJbMe5F
Retweeted by Cole BunzelThree quick points and some light pushback against the common narrative of AQAP and Qasim al-Raymi that has been sh… https://t.co/PeZxB1Qzhw
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2/5
2020
"Berkeley rejected 76 percent of qualified applicants without even considering their teaching skills, their publica… https://t.co/1H29aTTPv0
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2/4
2020
SOAS students must have a lot of free time if the library's most heavily used book is a work of fiction https://t.co/LDvccqxqHU
Retweeted by Cole BunzelThe Streatham terrorist, Sudesh Amman, was released early from prison where he was serving a sentence for terrorism… https://t.co/BdXPZoxc2t
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2/3
2020
@gregorydjohnsen @MaherFarrukh In the video al-Rimi mentions the Shabab attack at Manda Bay Jan. 5, so that would be the terminus post quem @gregorydjohnsen Perhaps. Who knows. But it would be a little strange for them to do thatThis obviously calls into question reports al-Rimi was killed in a US drone strike January 25 https://t.co/g2zLUHYVzmAs evidence for its involvement, al-Rimi quotes (alleged) correspondence between al-Shamrani and the group. Video a… https://t.co/WePBnN3JTJAQAP has indeed claimed the December attack in Pensacola, FL, in an audio statement by group leader Qasim al-Rimi:… https://t.co/hcgHzDbroW
2/2
2020
Looks like AQAP is about to take credit for the December attack in Pensacola, FL https://t.co/7axhv2egBt
2/1
2020
Good write up on important new UN report on the current state of ISIS, with particular attention to group’s presume… https://t.co/rd10QgmLmpI’m excited to announce that my book launch @WashInstitute will be on Feb 11 & honored to do it w/@rcallimachi! Y… https://t.co/R38hAfKgoZ
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1/31
2020
🎧 On the new episode of The President's Inbox, @CarnegieEndow's @YasFarouk and @Princeton's Bernard Haykel assess t… https://t.co/Ajazu7nrZD
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1/30
2020
Invoking Bernard Lewis, Josef Joffe reviews ⁦@KimGhattas⁩’s “Black Wave”: “a superbly researched and sub­tly told s… https://t.co/fqzPyrBhvmState TV asserts that senior CIA officer Michael D’Andrea – whom it says had a key role in killing Iranian general… https://t.co/3aML50Qy8S
Retweeted by Cole BunzelNews | @CondoleezzaRice named @HooverInst's next director: https://t.co/en5uTlbU0F
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1/28
2020
«Generally speaking, it is no longer widely acceptable for terrorism experts to be openly racist» These days we’re… https://t.co/6veMYBRgrn
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1/22
2020
@jihadica @Jihadology_Net @ajaltamimi @azelin @colebunzel @haroro_ingram @CraigAWhiteside "Officials from two intel… https://t.co/F64lBlmhkv
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1/21
2020
My time in Iran taught me to be wary of the premonitions of imminent regime collapse. Plus, what it was like to get… https://t.co/9SfVM1rxIF
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1/19
2020
Iraqi PM Adel Abdul Mahdi: “ISIS has begun to reorganize and plan invasions and attacks” https://t.co/XBgzGyMvhuOpinion: Specter of war in the Middle East rises as America retreats, writes Bernard Haykel, Professor of Near East… https://t.co/RkjcTGmM42
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1/16
2020
1/3 My book is now out in the USA: https://t.co/gvKwxEw7hZ
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1/15
2020
So far Biden is the only major Dem candidate to tweet out a statement supporting protests against the Iranian regim… https://t.co/IZ4F1p1y3e
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1/13
2020
Translated from Farsi: “To the brave and suffering Iranian people: I have stood with you since the beginning of my… https://t.co/Nb4RnZoOsR
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1/12
2020
1. In my new piece for @TheAtlantic, I try to take a step back and discuss what the Soleimani killing tells us abou… https://t.co/ykRcaMc915
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1/10
2020
Revolutionary Guard commander gave a press conference today flanked by the flags of Iran's proxies. Interesting to… https://t.co/sBugqsIOmY
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1/9
2020
The media office of Qais al-Khazali, who runs the Iran-backed Asaeb Ahl al-Haqq militia, says it's now time for Ira… https://t.co/RzdB1g6dvt
Retweeted by Cole BunzelIran is violating Iraqi sovereignty by launching air strikes tonight. After Iraq complained about breach of its sov… https://t.co/cujLvvhIpX
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1/8
2020
In case anyone was wondering, a statement attributed to the Taliban condemning the killing of Soleimani (picked up… https://t.co/J7K5lNQQvY.@Asaadh84 outlines the challenges inherited by new ISIS leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi by his predecesso… https://t.co/EUnUGSVpUL
Retweeted by Cole BunzelMy new piece in @politico on a new framework for Iraq-coaltion relations after Soleimani and parliament’s motion, l… https://t.co/JbKFAPaqwC
Retweeted by Cole BunzelThoughts on the crisis in Iraq, with some historical analogies. No, Soleimani wasn't the Archduke Franz Ferdinand.… https://t.co/vKR7UMBNyE
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1/6
2020
Today's vote in the Iraqi parliament won't immediately impact the US presence. As @Mustafa_salimb explains -The vot… https://t.co/8bTagiPvk6
Retweeted by Cole BunzelIf you only heard of #Soleimani three days ago,you’d be forgiven for thinking this strike was merely a US “escalati… https://t.co/9pauMWHPcw
Retweeted by Cole Bunzel1- Nasrallah speaking on #QasemSoleimani killing: The date of his death is the beginning of a new era, not only f… https://t.co/jHKHnoBTMK
Retweeted by Cole BunzelI know everyone is having fun being outraged, but there would not be "cultural" targets on any US target list. Such… https://t.co/c2CRNObwYm
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1/5
2020
@RashaAlAqeedi It sure doesn’t fit with the rest of the article, as if they went out of their way to cite sources a… https://t.co/cBn2RZ6Iud1. No man in the world was directly involved in more conflicts, in more countries, over a longer period than Qassem… https://t.co/VWLH0jwG9q
Retweeted by Cole Bunzel“The targeting was appropriate given Suleimani’s very public role in orchestrating Iranian attacks on the U.S. and… https://t.co/eFSWeRKIj4As one would expect, Sunni jihadis ecstatic at death of Soleimani. “By God it is a joy the likes of which we have n… https://t.co/6I4dfjqX78Iran killed “at least” 603 American soldiers in Iraq, according to the Pentagon. Soleimani ran that proxy war from… https://t.co/uY6la65oUs
Retweeted by Cole BunzelPentagon: "At the direction of the President, the U.S. military has taken decisive defensive action to protect U.… https://t.co/oQMfIPCJbF
Retweeted by Cole BunzelBREAKING: US Officials tell Reuters they Carried Out Strikes in Baghdad Iraq tonight against 2 Targets linked to… https://t.co/ZL4khmOxue
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1/3
2020
@Occidentaljihad @richard_landes No and I haven't seen much of it, though @gcaw has. Ibn Hazm is generally popular… https://t.co/YvkBW04RR6 @Occidentaljihad @richard_landes Thanks. Interesting @Occidentaljihad @richard_landes One could split hairs, but I'm not sure you could say one is more fundamentalist than the other. @Occidentaljihad @richard_landes Zahirism overlaps with Salafism in emphasizing the Quran & sunna as sources of law… https://t.co/256Ziacl2f
1/2
2020
My latest article, in today's Wall Street Journal, profiles Ktaib Hizballah and its leader, referencing the time I… https://t.co/SUspC3hvOJ
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1/1
2019
Imagine the insanity that these pro-Iranian units have already killed and injured Iraqi soldiers several times whil… https://t.co/VSxH7eOjJV
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12/30
2019
Jihadists are reporting the death of high profile al-Qaeda loyalist in Syria, Jordanian Bilal Khuraysat (aka Abu Kh… https://t.co/IHgegxZEy8
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12/23
2019
Pleased to announce that my new book, "Salafism in the Maghreb," co-authored with @CarnegieEndow colleague… https://t.co/NdDilRWbiT
Retweeted by Cole Bunzel“Adherence to an intolerant view of Islam, along with dislike or distrust of the United States, remain widespread a… https://t.co/upw2n2baTNHad the incredible opportunity to travel into Taliban territory in Afghanistan w @LorenzoTug for this story: https://t.co/54jbFNUzM5
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12/20
2019
For those wondering about my apparent silence recently, the UK CT police have taken both my laptop and my mobile ph… https://t.co/4aoOn0ei8m
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12/19
2019
@tariqtimimi @Hegghammer @jihadica I got the wrong letter for the khabith comment. It's in the letter to the Delega… https://t.co/Zwk7bdSpam
12/18
2019
.@azelin on how #ISIS has coped with losses and is rebuilding https://t.co/gvKgbVOSSN @TheWilsonCenter
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12/17
2019
My new paper is a deep-dive into the evolution of #AlQaeda's campaign in #Syria & its struggles with managing a loc… https://t.co/IgkOKZrJ5f
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12/13
2019
The latest installment in Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi and Abu Qatada al-Filastini trade insults, this time over al-Maqd… https://t.co/tsGMthy3W2“Rehabilitating the Bin‘aliyya: al-Maqdisi and the Scholarly Remnant of the Islamic State” - new by me for @jihadica https://t.co/B0yR7XHfF3
12/12
2019
On 21 Nov, @Europol strongly assisted by @telegram initiated a campaign to ban and delete Jihadis and their materia… https://t.co/Zh2Zndaqb4
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12/11
2019
Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi (@AttawhedF) complains Yusuf al-Qaradawi (@alqaradawy) has blocked him on Twitter, wouldn’t… https://t.co/QClmgEycyl
12/10
2019
Three years ago today, the Islamic State in Libya lost control of Sirte, it’s last territorial foothold. In my new… https://t.co/FLQToVsND0
Retweeted by Cole Bunzel"Qatar is like a newborn baby kicked out of a house as punishment,” said one Arab diplomat. “You thought it would c… https://t.co/1vIyY4gr5o
Retweeted by Cole BunzelThe Afghanistan war in metaphors: “It was a dog’s breakfast with no chance of working” “...akin to pumping kerosene… https://t.co/12GqavNI4G
12/9
2019

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