This issue of Militant Leadership Monitor includes profiles of Pakistan’s Most Wanted Adnan Rasheed, Laskhar-e-Jhangvi founder Malik Muhammad Ishaq, Lashkar-e-Taiba’s Abdul Rahman Makki, and al-Shabaab’s Abu Mansoor al-Amriki.
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
The October Issue of Militant Leadership Monitor features two briefs by Nicholas A. Heras. The first focuses on Ugandan militant Salafist leader Jamil Mukuli who has been accused of complicity in the attack on Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya. The second brief concerns Shaykh... 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
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