Center for Strategic Communication

What We Are Reading … September 5, 2014

International News Coverage   NATO, Russia, and Ukraine   NATO Approves New Force Aimed at Deterring Russia John-Thor Dahlburg and Julie Pace / Associated Press Seeking to counter Russian aggression, NATO leaders approved plans Friday to create a rapid response force...

What We Are Reading … August 28, 2014

47 UN Peacekeepers ‘Abducted by al-Qaeda Linked Syrian Rebels’ Colin Freeman / The Telegraph Syrian militants have reportedly captured more than 40 United Nations peacekeepers during skirmishes on the Israeli border.    Egypt Queries Mursi Over Documents ‘Leaked’ to...

Delegitimizing a Vicious Terrorist Group

Recently, Sarah El Deeb of the Associated Press wrote an article that illustrated the role that Dar el-Ifta is playing in seeking to prevent the acceptance of “an extremist group in Syria and Iraq” as the “Islamic State.” The Dar el-Ifta is “the top authority that...

What We Are Reading … August 26, 2014

Defeating the ISIL Threat – For Good Fadi Elsalameen / Huffington Post ISIL is barbaric and violent. The brutal murder of journalist James Foley last week showed the true realities of ISIL to an American audience, but throughout the region under their control, their...

What We Are Reading … August 25, 2014

Boko Haram Leader Says Ruling Nigerian Town by Islamic Law Reuters The leader of Nigeria’s Islamist group Boko Haram said his fighters were now ruling the captured northeastern town of Gwoza “by Islamic law”, in the first video to state a territorial claim in more...