Chris Heffelfinger

Chris Heffelfinger is an independent researcher affiliated with the Combating Terrorism Center at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point. He is also the editor of Unmasking Terror: A Global Review of Terrorist Activities (Vol I and II, The Jamestown Foundation).

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    Articles by Chris Heffelfinger

    Dissident Saudi Cleric Brought Further into the Fold

    On September 17, the Saudi-run, London-based Arabic daily al-Sharq al-Awsat published an opinion piece from Tariq al-Humayd titled "Why after Six Years, Shaykh Salman?" referring to the well-known Saudi dissident

    The Ideological Voices of the Jihadi Movement

    It is news to few observers that thousands, even millions, of young Muslims are influenced—to some extent—by jihadi literature circulating on various Islamist websites and discussion forums. The mujahideen's use

    Al-Qaeda Oil Attack Thwarted in Yemen

    On September 15, Yemen's Interior Ministry announced that during a shootout it had blown up four cars laden with explosives, killing the four suicide bombers in the process before they

    Jailed Extremists Pardoned in Tunisia

    On Monday, February 27, Tunisian President Zine Abidine Ben Ali released over 1,600 prisoners by official pardon—some 70 of them considered to be Islamists from the outlawed al-Nahda (awakening) movement—many