Days before the opening of the a long-anticipated public inquiry into the circumstances of the murder of former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko, in London, the Telegraph UK reported that "American spies" of the NSA had intercepted communications between … [Read more...] about The Litvinenko Inquiry
Contributor: J. Millard Burr*
Is The Taliban–Pakistani Alliance on the Rocks?
The bloody attack on an army–run school in December 14, 2014, is considered the most vicious attack ever carried out by the Taliban Movement in Pakistan. Seven Taliban suicide bombers attacked an army-run school auditorium in Peshawar, where children … [Read more...] about Is The Taliban–Pakistani Alliance on the Rocks?
The Muslim Brotherhood in Russia
Left: Lenin calling for hard work – Kazakh, Tashkent, 1933 (the Mardjani Foundation) "Russia appears to be taking serious moves to combat the 'radicalization' of Muslims within its border. Recent pro-Islamic reports are complaining that Russia … [Read more...] about The Muslim Brotherhood in Russia
Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood: A Short History
The Jordanian arrest last week of MusZaki Bani Rsheid, deputy leader of the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood, came after he criticized the United Arab Emirates for designating “The Muslim Brotherhood (MB) organization and 79 affiliated groups” as … [Read more...] about Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood: A Short History
The Muslim Brotherhood and the U.K. (Part I)
Left: Kamal el-Helbawy: Egypt should have “a good government, like the Iranian government, and a good president like Mr. Ahmadinejad, who is very brave,” which also means that women should wear head cover in public and Egypt should develop a nuclear … [Read more...] about The Muslim Brotherhood and the U.K. (Part I)
The ISIS Bootlegged Oil Revenue Myth
Southern Iraq is rich in oil and is moving it to market. The North, however, is hard hit and is living hand to mouth. Detailing ISIS financial sources earlier this week, Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David Cohen estimated … [Read more...] about The ISIS Bootlegged Oil Revenue Myth
The Muslim Brotherhood: Is Wagdi Ghoneim, the New Qaradawi Waiting in the Wings?
Yusuf Qaradawi, the octogenarian and putative senior cleric of the international Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan al-Muslimun), has reached an age where he is not now expected to play a significant role in what has become a cloudy Ikhwan future. Among … [Read more...] about The Muslim Brotherhood: Is Wagdi Ghoneim, the New Qaradawi Waiting in the Wings?
The Islamic States’ Oil Revenue
The European Union Ambassador to Iraq, Jana Hybášková, repeated last week her claim that European countries are “inadvertently aiding the Islamic State.” She claimed the Europeans are purchasing $3 million worth of oil a day, from areas controlled by … [Read more...] about The Islamic States’ Oil Revenue
Israel-Jordan: Natural Gas Agreement
On September 4, 2014, Israel signed a letter of intent to sell natural gas to Jordan. In January 25th, 2012, we published J. Millard Burr's report on ”Egypt: Natural Gas, Pipelines, and the Gas Exporting Countries Forum." The report said: “In … [Read more...] about Israel-Jordan: Natural Gas Agreement
Iran’s Strategic Role in the Global Jihadist Movement
When the last of the Soviet military departed Afghanistan in 1988-1989, thousands of well-trained "Afghan-Arab" mujahedeen already indoctrinated in Salafist concepts began to return home. Soon, from Algiers to Jakarta and from Cairo to Khartoum … [Read more...] about Iran’s Strategic Role in the Global Jihadist Movement