This issue of Militant Leadership Monitor includes in-depth analyses of Ansaru’s Khalid al-Barnawi, the Niger Delta’s al-Haji Mujahid Dokubu-Asari, succession scenarios after Talabani, and the second part of a who’s who in the Jordanian Opposition.
This issue of Militant Leadership Monitor begins with a profile by Guy Fricano of Mexico's Miguel Trevino of Los Zetas who is being targeted for character assassination. Arif Jamal provides a portrait of the top LeT ideologue Amir Hamza. In in-depth look at Mallam Muhammadu, the ideological... MORE
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
The November Issue of Militant Leadership Monitor features two briefs by Nicholas A. Heras. The first focuses on the recent announcement of the formation of al-Jabhat al-Islamiya (Islamic Front), a coalition of seven powerful opposition groups in Syria, with a look at one of its... MORE
In this Quarterly Special Report (QSR) on the rise of al-Shabaab, we focus on the various militants who are guiding al-Shabaab, an al-Qaeda-aligned militant organization that aims to impose Shari’a in Somalia. The group began as a radical youth wing of Somalia’s Islamic Courts Union... MORE