Syed Younus Imam


Not-so-Secret Wars: the convergence of multiple successful recruitment strategies employed by ISIS

ISIS’s recruitment strategies to attract followers have been diverse, well structured and highly effective. The myriad of approaches used signal the movement towards a leaner, meaner, smarter breed of terrorists. The brutality with which they have approached their goals has ranged from ethnic cleansing and public executions to forced conversions […]


Not-So-Secret Wars: The Convergence Of Multiple Successful Recruitment Strategies Employed By ISIS

ISIS’s recruitment strategies to attract followers have been diverse, well structured and highly effective. The myriad of approaches used signal the movement towards a leaner, meaner, smarter breed of terrorists. The brutality with which they have approached their goals has ranged from ethnic cleansing and public executions to forced conversions […]


Blackwater Mercenaries get heavy prison sentences for 2007 slaughter

  On September 16, 2007, in Nisour Square, Baghdad, Iraq, mercenaries opened fire on the populace, claiming that they were being attacked by insurgents. The incident lead to 17 deaths and 20 injuries, all of them civilian. The mercenaries, or private security contractors, were employees of what was then known […]


The Recent Upsurge of Taliban Operations

Thursday, April 9th saw another Taliban attack which killed at least 10, including a district police chief and two police officers according to Reuters, and wounded 66 others with rocket-propelled grenades and other weapons. This attack took place in a court in Mazar-e-Sharif, a northern city in Afghanistan. Acting provincial […]


A Phantom Menace No Longer: The Rising Tide of Al-Shabaab

  The East African rebel group Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen (Al-Shabaab), which translates¬†into Mujahideen Youth Movement, have become an increasingly dangerous threat in recent times. The attacks in Kenya that left 148 dead are only the latest in a short but bloody history. The Al Qaeda affiliated group has become a […]