This issue of Militant Leadership Monitor includes in-depth portraits of Tripoli’s Hussam Abdullah Sabbagh, Hamas Political Bureau Chief Khalid Meshaal, Egypt’s Muhammad al-Zawahiri and the Toulouse gunman Muhammad Merah.
The May 2015 issue of Militant Leadership Monitor begins with a brief on trans-Saharan jihadist Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi, who recently switched allegiance from al-Qaeda to the Islamic State, by Nicholas Heras. He follows with another on Abu Humam, who leads one of the local jihadist groups to... MORE
In this Special Report on the Libya Elections we examine the entrance of militant leaders into the political scene as the country recovers from several decades of Gaddafi's rule. This 2012 Quarterly Special Report features five articles and a timeline commissioned by The Jamestown Foundation.... MORE
In this “Special Report on Boko Haram: Nigeria’s Islamist Movement” we examine the rise of Boko Haram’s elusive leader Abu Shekau, and the policies of the group’s charismatic leader – Mohammed Yusuf – the former leader whose death in 2009 led to Abu Shekau’s rise... MORE
In this Special Report “Pakistan’s Tribal Militants: Profiles from the Pashtun and Baloch Insurgencies,” we examine some of Pakistan’s tribal militant leaders in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) as well as the tribal insurgency in Pakistan’s south,... MORE