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Brief: New Islamic State Caliph Inherits Renewed Syrian Insurgency

On August 6, Islamic State (IS) announced its new caliph, Abu Hafs al-Hashimi al-Quraishi. He is now the organization’s fourth caliph since Abubakar al-Baghdadi declared the caliphate in 2014 (, August 6). The announcement also dispelled the notion that the previous caliph was killed by... MORE

Propaganda and Repression Turn Against Their Creators in Russia

Conflicts continue to mount among the various “Kremlin towers,” and lately a curious trend has become discernible: Those methods previously used by the Russian authorities against dissidents have begun to turn against their creators. Thus, in mid-July 2023, former Federal Security Service (FSB) colonel and... MORE