Yemen: Clashes Between Islamic State and AQAP Emblematic of Broader Competition

Clashes Between Islamic State and AQAP Emblematic of Broader Competition   Publication: Terrorism Monitor Volume: 16 Issue: 18 By: Brian M. Perkins The Jamestown Foundation The Islamic State’s (IS) global network is far from defeated, but the core group’s loss of significant territory in Iraq and Syria is emblematic of a longer trend and stands…

Jaish al-Adl’s Reemergence Threatens Iran-Pakistan Relations

Jaish al-Adl’s Reemergence Threatens Iran-Pakistan Relations Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: Farhan Zahid The Jamestown Foundation Pakistan’s tense relations with its neighbor Iran were further impacted on April 27 when militants from Jaish al-Adl (JuA, Army of Justice), a Sunni group that allegedly operates from across the border in Pakistan, killed 10 Iranian border guards in…

Capitalizing on Chaos: AQAP Advances in Yemen

Capitalizing on Chaos: AQAP Advances in Yemen Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: Michael Horton The Jamestown Foundation Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has more men, is better equipped and funded, and holds more territory than at any time in its history. The only point at which the organization has enjoyed comparable strength was in the…

Conflict at a Crossroads: Can Nigeria Sustain Its Military Campaign Against Boko Haram?

Conflict at a Crossroads: Can Nigeria Sustain Its Military Campaign Against Boko Haram? Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: Andrew McGregor The Jamestown Foundation Expectations that the election of new Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari would lead to effective military measures against northeast Nigeria’s Boko Haram militants have been dashed in recent weeks as the terrorist group carried…