ISIS

Al-Qaeda’s Hostage Business

Al-Qaeda cells and affiliated groups are increasingly reliant on the money they collect through kidnap-and-ransom operations. Although each group develops its own financial strategy, hostage-taking is a...

ISIS Incorporated

From the Sinai Peninsula to Libya, jihadist groups have pledged allegiance to ISIS. The self-proclaimed “Islamic State” is exploiting its brand name to build loyalty and lure recruits....

Two Sides to the Islamic State Coin

ISIS has declared its intention to issue its own currency, an ‘Islamic State’ dinar coin minted in gold, silver and copper.

ISIS’s ideology will be greatly served if it can implement its own system of coinage. First and foremost, the issuance of currency will further ISIS...

Women and ISIS: Important Considerations

The mistreatment and abuse of women by Islamic extremist groups such as ISIS has been widely reported in Western media.

In this blog, we’ll explore four important considerations when it comes to women and their...