Assessing the ISIS - al-Qaeda Split: Introduction

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Over the past five months, critical events have occurred in the on-going dispute between al-Qaeda’s leadership and the Syrian-Iraqi jihadist group, the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS). 

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Brazilian Hackers Persist with Operation World Cup

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Brazilian cyber activists have combined efforts under various divisions of the Anonymous hacking collective in protest of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Tournament. The hacking campaign, “Operation World Cup,” also referred to as “Operation Hacking Cup” or “OpMundial2014,” addresses various issues surrounding the effects of the tournament on Brazilians in a grass-roots, decentralized operation.

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Las Vegas Shooters’ Facebook Profiles Offer Insight into Motive

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The Facebook pages of Jared Miller and Amanda Woodruff Miller, who conducted a shooting spree that killed two police officers and an innocent civilian in Las Vegas, Nevada, provide significant insight into the reasons the led the couple to carry out the violent act.

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Al-Nusra Front: Breaking al-Qaeda’s Forum Monopoly

A recent move by al-Qaeda's wing in Syria, the al-Nusra Front, illustrates again the importance of social media for the global jihadi movement and its effect on the evolution in jihadi online platforms.

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Militia Forum Concerned about Violence Following Bundy Ranch Showdown

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In response to the actions taken in in Nevada by the US government’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM), members of a militia forum have generated multiple threads that called for the support of the Bundy Ranch and action from the Nevada militia.

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