By Aaron Y. Zelin
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The show is hosted by Aaron Zelin, founder of Jihadology.net and will feature interviews with experts in the field of jihadi studies and analysis of jihadi primary source material.
||CleanXXXI. Nashids: History and Cultural Meaning with Behnam Said||Behnam Said comes on the show to talk about nasheeds. Some of the topics covered include: The role of music in Islam and how it relates to nasheeds A modern history of the use of nasheeds Differences between Sufi, mainstream Islamist, and jihadi...||2/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanXXX. al-Qaeda’s Franchising Strategy with Barak Mendelsohn||Barak Mendelsohn comes on the show to discuss his new book, The al-Qaeda Franchise: The Expansion of al-Qaeda and Its Consequences. Some of the topics covered include: How organizations expand Why AQ decided to branch out and the strategy...||2/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanXXIX. Islamic State Networks In Turkey with Aaron Stein||Aaron Stein comes on the show to talk about IS networks in Turkey. Some of the topics covered include: How IS developed its network inside Turkey Recent attacks in Ankara and Istanbul and the networks behind them How these attacks have affected...||1/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanXXVIII. The Malian Jihadi Landscape with Andrew Lebovich||Andrew Lebovich comes on the show to discuss the various jihadi groups that have been active in Mali over the past few years. Some of the topics covered include: The political process in Mali after the French intervention Why there has been a rise in..||1/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanXXVII. A History of Lebanese Sunni Jihadism with Bernard Rougier||Bernard Rougier comes on the show to discuss Lebanese Sunni jihadism. Some of the topics covered include: How Lebanese first got involved in jihadism in Afghanistan in the 1980s How the Lebanese scene became connected to the European and Australian...||12/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanXXVI. Reality of The Islamic State’s Finances and Economy with Aymenn al-Tamimi||Aymenn al-Tamimi comes on the show for an in-depth discussion of the Islamic State’s finances and economic situation. Some of the topics covered include: IS funding prior to 2013 How IS funding compares to AQ Current funding streams, particularly...||12/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanXXV. Americans in the Islamic State with Lorenzo Vidino and Seamus Hughes||Lorenzo Vidino and Seamus Hughes come on the show to talk about their new report ISIS in America: From Retweets to Raqqa. Some of the topics covered include: Background on the American jihadi scene The demographics of Americans who’ve...||12/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanXXIV. The History, Legacy, and Relevance of Algerian Jihadism Today with Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck||Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck comes on the show to talk about jihadism in Algeria. Some of the topics covered include: Background and history of jihadism in Algeria The growth of GIA networks in Europe and its legacy Why there haven’t been many Algerian...||12/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanXXIII. The Syrian Jihad: A History with Charles Lister||Charles Lister comes back on the show for an in-depth discussion on jihadism in Syria. Some of the topics covered include: Islamism and jihadism in Syria prior to the 2011 uprising The entrance and evolution of Jabhat al-Nusra, Ahrar al-Sham, and...||11/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanXXII. Emergency Pod: Background on The Paris Attacks with Timothy Holman||In light of the recent attacks in Paris, Timothy Holman comes on the show to discuss the history of French and Belgian jihadi networks. Some of the topics covered include: How those networks have been repurposed over time depending on changing...||11/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanXXI. Islamist Militancy in Bangladesh: Then & Now with C. Christine Fair||C. Christine Fair comes on the show to talk about Islamism in Bangladesh. Some of the topics covered include: History of Islamism in Bangladesh and its intersection with mainstream politics The role of Bangladeshi Islamists with Rohingya refugees...||11/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanXX. The State of Jihadism in Somalia: al-Shabab and The Islamic State with Harun Maruf||Harun Maruf comes on the show to discuss jihadism in Somalia. Some of the topics covered include: What al-Shabab has been up to since the Westgate Mall attack in Kenya Background on al-Shabab’s leader Ahmad Umar and how he compares with its former...||11/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanXIX. Jihadism in the Land of the Pharaohs with Mokhtar Awad||Mokhtar Awad comes on the show to discuss jihadism in Egypt. Some of the topics covered include: The development of jihadism in the Sinai prior to the Egyptian uprising in January 2011 What jihadi individuals and movements were doing between the 2011..||10/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanXVIII. Jihadi Governance 101 with Will McCants||Will McCants comes on the show to talk about jihadi governance. The conversation is based on a chapter in his new book The ISIS Apocalypse: The History, Strategy, and Doomsday Vision of the Islamic State. Aaron and Will discussed numerous cases...||10/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanXVII. The Khurasan Group: Myth and Reality with Thomas Joscelyn||Thomas Joscelyn comes on the show to talk about the so-called “Khurasan group.” Some of the topics covered include: Why the group came into being and when its members arrived in Syria Who are the key players and what are their backgrounds What...||10/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanXVI. Don’t Call It a Comeback, AQAP’s Been Here for Years with Katherine Zimmerman||Katherine Zimmerman comes on the show to talk AQAP. Some of the topics covered include: AQAP since the death of Awlaqi and their withdrawal from territory in southern Yemen in 2012 The effect of the rise of the Huthis and how the Saudi/Emirati war in..||9/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanXV. Saddam’s Regime: From Ba’athism to Salafism with Kyle Orton||Kyle Orton comes on the show to discuss Islam in Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. Some of the topics covered include: Saddam’s Islamist foreign policy reorientation in the 1980’s The Faith Campaign after the Gulf War Salafism in Iraq in the 1990’s and...||9/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanXIV. Turkish Jihadism at Home and in Syria with North Caucasus Caucus||North Caucasus Caucus comes on the show to talk about his recent research trip to Turkey. He and Aaron discussed the evolution of Turkish governmental policy towards jihadis, Turks’ role in jihadi groups and IS in Syria and Turkey, Turkey’s arrest..||8/31/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanXIII. Palestinians and Global Jihad with Samar Batrawi||This episode features an interview with Samar Batrawi on Palestinians and the global jihadi movement. Some of the topics Aaron and Samar discussed include: Tensions, or lack thereof, between Palestinian nationalism and global jihadi ideology...||8/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanXII. The Islamic State and Attacks in the West with Thomas Hegghammer||Thomas Hegghammer talks to Aaron about his new paper, “Assessing the Islamic State’s Commitment to Attacking the West,” in Perspectives on Terrorism, co-authored with Petter Nesser. This episode also features our #SocialMedia segment,...||8/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanXI. ‘Boko Haram’ Transitions to The Islamic State in West Africa with Jacob Zenn||In this episode Aaron talks to Jacob Zenn about the group commonly referred to as Boko Haram. They covered a variety of topics including: Background on Wilayat Gharb Ifriqiyya Misuse of the term Boko Haram to describe what is now called Wilayat Gharb..||8/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanX. Emergency Pod: The Death of Mullah Omar and It's Implications with J.M. Berger||In this emergency podcast Aaron talks to J.M. Berger about the confirmed death of Mullah Omar. They covered a variety of topics related to his death and what it could mean for the broader Islamic State – Al Qaeda war. We also have a new #SocialMedia..||7/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIX. The Emergence of the Islamic State in AfPak with Don Rassler (Part 2)||This episode features part 2 of Aaron’s conversation with Don Rassler. If you haven’t heard part 1 you can find it here. This two part series is based on Don’s article, “Situating the Emergence of the Islamic State of...||7/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVIII. The Emergence of the Islamic State in AfPak with Don Rassler (Part 1)||This episode features part one of an interview with Don Rassler based on his article “Situating the Emergence of the Islamic State of Khorasan,” for the CTC Sentinel. This part of the conversation covers the development of the Islamic State’s...||7/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVII. The Western Women of ISIS with Erin Saltman||This episode of the Jihadology Podcast features an interview with Erin Saltman on the report she co-authored with Melanie Smith, “‘Till Martyrdom Do Us Part’: Gender and the ISIS Phenomenon” (PDF). The conversation covered a variety...||7/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVI. Jihadi Ideology and History with Nelly Lahoud||This episode features a discussion of jihadi primary sources from June, an interview with Nelly Lahoud, and a new segment: #SocialMedia. This episode covers jihadi primary source releases related to: Anti-Islamic State messages IS state-building...||7/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanV. Syria Status Update with Charles Lister||Charles Lister comes on the show to discuss a wide range of topics related to the current situation in Syria: The background and evolution of Jaysh al-Fatah What Jaysh al-Fatah has meant to rebel and Jabhat al-Nusra victories in Syria The recent...||6/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIV. Emergency Pod: Caucasus Jihadis in Disarray with Joanna Paraszczuk||Welcome to an emergency Jihadology Podcast about the fluid situation amongst Caucasus jihadis in Syria and back at home. On this episode Aaron interviewed Joanna Paraszczuk, a journalist for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s...||6/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIII. Islamic State Strategy in Iraq and Syria with Jessica Lewis McFate||Welcome to the first episode of the Jihadolgy podcast! The first part of this episode covers primary sources released between May 10th – June 1st: Pledges of baya to the Islamic State (ISIS) Anti-IS messages from al-Qaeda Jihadis vs. Hamas in Gaza...||6/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanII. JihadPod 2.0 Preview||The Jihadology Podcast is almost here! The show will feature analysis of recent jihadi primary source material and interviews with experts in the jihadi studies field. The show is hosted by Aaron Zelin, founder of Jihadology.net, and will be released...||6/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanI. History of American Jihadism with J.M. Berger||Earlier this morning, I had the opportunity to talk with J.M. Berger the author of the recently released book Jihad Joe: Americans Who Go to War in the Name of Islam. We discussed a variety of topics: The evolution of Americans involved in...||5/16/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
Very good show..
Hoping for new shows..
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