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Cadets in @WestPointSOSH/@CTCWP's Homeland Security course recently participated in a crisis simulation w/members o… https://t.co/o3PtlvMJod
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11/23
2020
"Outlasting the Caliphate: The Evolution of the Islamic State Threat in Africa" by Jason Warner (@warnjason), Ryan… https://t.co/KQ1cTmf6rZ"Biosecurity in the Wake of COVID-19: The Urgent Action Needed" by Hamish de Bretton-Gordon (@HamishDBG)… https://t.co/yDXYOEO1aD"Afghanistan's Future Emirate? The Taliban and the Struggle for Afghanistan" by Seth Jones (@SethGJones)… https://t.co/w9ELjds3LGFull CTC Sentinel Nov/Dec issue is now live. Analysis on the Taliban & the struggle for Afghanistan's future; the e… https://t.co/OvFv0v9v45Early release of CTC Sentinel Nov/Dec cover article by Seth Jones (@sethgjones), "Afghanistan’s Future Emirate? The… https://t.co/KUC9oEjqek
11/20
2020
Abu Mohammed al-Masri: Al Qaeda loses one of its most experienced leaders in mysterious murder in Tehran - by ⁦… https://t.co/2iztAjfBBYAnother critical CTC Sentinel article to check out given recent news. This one by @assafmoghadam explores AQ-Iran c… https://t.co/D8aPJgwPJFThe definitive and must read profile of Abu Muhammad al-Masri by @Ali_H_Soufan for @CTCWP Sentinel https://t.co/O9znYDVvsz
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11/14
2020
Interested status and resilience of ISK? Tune in to today's @START_UMD event with @AmiraJadoon https://t.co/PdbYVKmdU5
11/12
2020
#VeteransDay is a time for us to pay our respects to those who have served. For one day, we stand united in respect… https://t.co/lIA7DI3G6S
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11/11
2020
New PBS article "American Mom Who Pleaded Guilty to Terrorism Charges Sentenced to 6.5 Years" draws on… https://t.co/yNDdNqsDytWith reports coming in of a mass beheading in Mozambique this @TimListerCNN @CTCWP Sentinel article provides import… https://t.co/eES9kUgBTm
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11/10
2020
Register now for next Thursday's virtual talk by CTC's @AmiraJadoon on “Understanding the Rise and Resilience of Is… https://t.co/eoXv2WjqMW
11/5
2020
Important thread w recent CTC research relevant to Vienna attack. https://t.co/TO2lO3oiMZ
11/3
2020
After unconfirmed reports he was killed in the Iranian capital, I’m re-upping my profile of Abu Mohammed Al-Masri.… https://t.co/7xa3FNoQvo
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11/1
2020
"Twenty Years after the USS Cole Attack: The Search for Justice" by Pete Erickson, Seth Loertscher, David C. Lane,… https://t.co/gZZXPssLcG"Jihadi Insurgency in Mozambique Grows in Sophistication and Reach" by Tim Lister (@TimListerCNN)… https://t.co/GBHlUyl9Sq"A View from the CT Foxhole: Drew Endy, Associate Chair, Bioengineering, Stanford University" by Stephen Hummel, Pa… https://t.co/eiwft4J5df"Back into the Shadows? The Future of Kata’ib Hezbollah and Iran’s Other Proxies in Iraq" by Michael Knights (… https://t.co/kDMKxTpI5zCTC Sentinel October issue is now live. Analysis on Kata’ib Hezbollah & Iran’s other proxies in Iraq; jihadi insurg… https://t.co/mkB4WmPukS
10/22
2020
Important thread about evolution of ISIS threat in Africa. https://t.co/w5wKTabJZM
10/19
2020
Access the report here for more findings. https://t.co/xrL5c8UbyZThe authors also found that like other African jihadi groups, AQIM & its affiliates deployed teams of bombers acros… https://t.co/NdCFaJuwwzThey find the North Africa campaign (2007-2012) saw greater lethality efficacy & focused on police and non-military… https://t.co/d2rWkgjwTzThe authors also identified a “desert drift,” or geographical shift, in AQIM suicide bombings focused on North Afri… https://t.co/VEAA5d1n4XIn terms of age, the authors found only one verifiable instance of an under-18 bomber deployed by AQIM and affiliat… https://t.co/GRUcMkPK3yNotably, in no instance did AQIM or its affiliates use female suicide bombers during the time period examined. In c… https://t.co/esudmyBPyvAQIM’s suicide bombing efforts have been less robust (in terms of number of attacks, attackers, and casualties) tha… https://t.co/6uFgPevsMXFrom March 2007 to September 2020, AQIM deployed 154 bombers in 101 suicide attacks that killed an estimated 730 pe… https://t.co/ceD23XIMDrThe findings are based on a unique @CTCWP dataset of all AQIM & affiliates’ suicide bombings from their first attac… https://t.co/yhUChw0DT8New CTC major report by Jason Warner (@warnjason), Ellen Chapin (@ejc5ys) & Caleb Weiss (@weissenberg7) examines th… https://t.co/tYdylM95Xa
10/15
2020
For essential context see this @CTCWP Sentinel piece from @TimListerCNN https://t.co/Eq08Vms6sc
Retweeted by CTC at West PointMeet CDT Mikayla Bergin, CTC’s Cadet of the Month for OCT 2020. Mikayla is majoring in American Politics & pursuing… https://t.co/qsdljitn6Z
10/8
2020
Important, essential new piece on the future threat posed by bioengineered pathogens by CTC Sentinel editor in chie… https://t.co/yQ7IbrmxgK
9/28
2020
How ISIS leader al-Mawla rose rapidly through the ranks in Iraqi terrorist group https://t.co/RcyWMnHlJu Featuring… https://t.co/A423foVlWS
9/26
2020
Lots of analytical details about the use of US CT sanctions in the report we released yesterday. https://t.co/1yoYDN5JNN
9/25
2020
This report, over 100 pages long, contains much more detail than can be summarized here regarding both the FTO list… https://t.co/rpa8CsK4gADo designations impact terrorist behavior? In addition to data, the report also uses internal documents and public… https://t.co/t2j62gMEj9The report also examines dynamics related to the groups and roles associated with the SDGTs. These numbers provide… https://t.co/R1zZaHEJjcThe report also shows that, since 2001, an average of 45 SDGTs have been added every year, although there has been… https://t.co/AJUtG2zLwOWhen it comes to the SDGT list, there is some variance related to the nationality/country of birth of the 718 SDGTs… https://t.co/xeq6NPLTV3Although the number of attacks carried out by designated groups does not seem to change much in the five years afte… https://t.co/hpmd5QAKFhOn the topic of the FTO list, the report provides some descriptive statistics that illustrate how the list of desig… https://t.co/WplcfDRwZKNew CTC major report exploring the FTO and Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) designation efforts from 19… https://t.co/K0EaEzwdcl
9/24
2020
@JJFForest @CruickshankPaul Thanks James! That means a lot coming from you."The Crisis Within Jihadism: The Islamic State's Puritanism vs. al-Qa`ida's Populism" by Mohammed Hafez… https://t.co/4WQD5uVFkf
Retweeted by CTC at West Point"The Future Role of the U.S. Armed Forces in Counterterrorism" by Brian Michael Jenkins https://t.co/hv2zKTGTrD https://t.co/7s2Qv3jajJ
Retweeted by CTC at West Point"The al-Mawla TIRs: An Analytical Discussion with Cole Bunzel (@colebunzel), Haroro Ingram (@haroro_ingram), Gina L… https://t.co/haxva5M9E8
Retweeted by CTC at West PointStepping Out from the Shadows: The Interrogation of the Islamic State's Future Caliph by Daniel Milton (@Dr_DMilton… https://t.co/5iRyqEV2FN
Retweeted by CTC at West PointNeed some weekend reading... If you missed it yesterday, there is lots of great and unique content in the Septemb… https://t.co/UiPdHeDet0
9/18
2020
@rcallimachi @Dr_DMilton Thanks Rukmini!If you missed our live round table event this morning, you can watch a recorded version via the Youtube link below… https://t.co/Fx1fmkWj70 @CTCWP Sentinel Article - CTC was provided three tactical interrogation summaries (TIRs) for the reputed leader of… https://t.co/Qtz3DrW6AL
Retweeted by CTC at West PointCTC’s event about IS leadership and the al-Mawla files, involving @Dr_DMilton @colebunzel @ginaligon @haroro_ingramhttps://t.co/E1CuWHnqcpCTC’s live event focused on IS leadership, including a discussion about the declassified al-Mawla Tactical Interrog… https://t.co/QrH4HAt81TThe three declassified al-Mawla tactical interrogation reports being released today are available here:… https://t.co/uAykDT0mKx"The Crisis Within Jihadism: The Islamic State's Puritanism vs. al-Qa`ida's Populism" by Mohammed Hafez… https://t.co/4WQD5uVFkf"The Future Role of the U.S. Armed Forces in Counterterrorism" by Brian Michael Jenkins https://t.co/hv2zKTGTrD https://t.co/7s2Qv3jajJ"The al-Mawla TIRs: An Analytical Discussion with Cole Bunzel (@colebunzel), Haroro Ingram (@haroro_ingram), Gina L… https://t.co/haxva5M9E8Stepping Out from the Shadows: The Interrogation of the Islamic State's Future Caliph by Daniel Milton (@Dr_DMilton… https://t.co/5iRyqEV2FNCTC Sentinel September issue is now live. In-depth analysis of three declassified interrogation reports on ISIS lea… https://t.co/XyKMEziSxUCTC’s live event focused on IS leadership starts in one hour at 9AM EDT https://t.co/Qq1r7CxH291/ Huge: Interrogation files shared with me by @CTCWP show that ISIS leader, Amir al Mawla, betrayed at least 19 of… https://t.co/z5LH03TM1G
Retweeted by CTC at West Point1/ Exclusive: Head of ISIS, Amir al Mawla, was in 2008 arrested by U.S. troops. During interrogation Al Mawla said… https://t.co/f6zTroB7Ei
Retweeted by CTC at West PointCTC will be releasing 2 articles that explore the al-Mawla files & the documents on our website & via Twitter at 08… https://t.co/Qo8mJlosVP
9/17
2020
@brianfishman Very true indeed Brian! We think you’ll dig it.A reminder about the live event tomorrow morning (17 SEPT) focused on IS leadership. Starts at 0900 EDT. Spoiler:… https://t.co/xnaKm1urMuMeet Cadet Cali Evans: the CTC’s Cadet of the Month for SEP 2020. CDT Evans is majoring in Defense & Strategic Stud… https://t.co/OHEVUGjxZC
9/16
2020
This Thursday at 0900 EDT we will be hosting a live, virtual round table discussion event that explores IS leadersh… https://t.co/nSmWJp1VKI
9/14
2020
Nineteen years ago, under clear blue skies, 102 minutes changed our lives forever. On Fri., Sept. 11, we lead the n… https://t.co/60Iyzi52Dq
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9/11
2020
This CTC Sentinel cover story by West Point scientists on the future threat from engineered pathogens is a huge wak… https://t.co/FtIh4S5dpb
Retweeted by CTC at West Point @trc6111 Thanks!The Islamic State's Strategic Trajectory in Africa: Key Takeaways from its Attack Claims by @TomaszRolbieckihttps://t.co/vUJdywXIGJInside the Foreign Fighter Pipeline to Syria: A Case Study of a Portuguese Islamic State Network by Nuno Tiago Pint… https://t.co/djXsofz4TnA View from the CT Foxhole: Gilles de Kerchove, European Union Counter-Terrorism Coordinator. Interviewed by Raffae… https://t.co/OzktaBiEZJEngineered Pathogens and Unnatural Biological Weapons: The Future Threat of Synthetic Biology by J. Kenneth Wickise… https://t.co/9yJGrZBWYYNew Sentinel is live. Articles focused on synthetic biology & future threats, a key Portuguese IS network, & IS’s s… https://t.co/c1ho52Yla0
8/31
2020
With a life sentence received by the perpetrator, here is the authoritative account of the Christchurch, NZ terrori… https://t.co/Wb23BSaPBJ
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8/27
2020
With a 55+ year sentence delivered in the Manchester bombing trial, here again is the authoritative @CTCWP Sentinel… https://t.co/h2fz2POJL6
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8/20
2020
Curious about ISK & its impact on the Afghanistan peace process? Check out the newest episode of joint… https://t.co/GqenEdhkM9
8/14
2020
We had a truly stellar group of interns working with us remotely this summer. Kevin, Stephanie, Anyssia, and Marley… https://t.co/wQ5qBOxY7r
8/13
2020
Another new publication by @Dr_DMilton "Truth and lies in the Caliphate: The use of deception in Islamic State pr… https://t.co/Es5nTEdC7L
8/4
2020
"Choosing to Fight, Choosing to Die: Examining How ISIS Foreign Fighters Select Their Operational Roles" New co-a… https://t.co/gERGlqzVtM"The QAnon Conspiracy Theory: A Security Threat in the Making?" by Amarnath Amarasingam (@AmarAmarasingam) & Marc-A… https://t.co/U4ExhDwNqL
Retweeted by CTC at West Point"The Threat from Europe's Jihadi Prisoners and Prison Leavers" by Robin Simcox (@RobinSimcox) & Hannah Stuart (… https://t.co/RHenfmvE5V
Retweeted by CTC at West Point"A View from the CT Foxhole: Chris Costa, Former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Counter… https://t.co/DCGHUxtgq4
Retweeted by CTC at West Point"The End of the Sahelian Anomaly: How the Global Conflict between the Islamic State and al-Qa`ida Finally Came to W… https://t.co/3TVSu3eC4D
Retweeted by CTC at West PointIf you missed, last Friday's release of the July issue of the CTC Sentinel... there is lots of great content. https://t.co/DSBEhfYY1B
8/3
2020
CTC's @AmiraJadoon quoted in new @starsandstripes article by @JpLawrence3 A bloodied ISIS still a threat in Afgha… https://t.co/ablj51ZxEf"The QAnon Conspiracy Theory: A Security Threat in the Making?" by Amarnath Amarasingam (@AmarAmarasingam) & Marc-A… https://t.co/U4ExhDwNqL"The Threat from Europe's Jihadi Prisoners and Prison Leavers" by Robin Simcox (@RobinSimcox) & Hannah Stuart (… https://t.co/RHenfmvE5V"A View from the CT Foxhole: Chris Costa, Former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Counter… https://t.co/DCGHUxtgq4"The End of the Sahelian Anomaly: How the Global Conflict between the Islamic State and al-Qa`ida Finally Came to W… https://t.co/3TVSu3eC4DThe must read July 2020 issue of @CTCWP Sentinel has just been published. https://t.co/3kGjIkrG0g
Retweeted by CTC at West PointCTC Sentinel July issue is out now. Articles on clashes between ISIS & AQ in West Africa; the threat from Europe's… https://t.co/9HVFeUuMpm
7/31
2020
@schellong @nakissapjahan @WestPoint_USMA She wanted to be well-armed for her defense.Big congrats to CTC's newest PhD @nakissapjahan who successfully defended her dissertation this morning. We are luc… https://t.co/sNeSQ5Sg5gNew @cnn release from CTC Sentinel’s Editor in Chief ⁦@CruickshankPaul⁩ ISIS exploiting coronavirus security gaps… https://t.co/tYfvdBfDd6
7/24
2020
@CraigAWhiteside @haroro_ingram @Dr_DMilton @terpolv @charliewinter Thanks for the nice comment Craig!
7/23
2020

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