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Your Sons Are at Your Service: Tunisia’s Missionaries of Jihad

Aaron Y. Zelin

How did Tunisia, a democratic bright spot of the Arab uprisings with very little history of terrorist violence within its borders before 2011, become one of the largest sources of foreign fighters for the Islamic State? This groundbreaking book presents the first history of the Tunisian jihadi movement and challenges simplified views of jihadism's appeal and success.

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In Focus: Preparing for Sudden Succession


Policy Notes 62

Sudan: The End Comes for Bashir Sudden Succession Essay Series

Alberto Fernandez

The Washington Institute has recently been sponsoring a series of discussions about sudden succession in the Middle East. Each session focuses on scenarios that might unfold if a specific ruler or leader departed the scene tomorrow. Questions include these: Would the sudden change lead to different policies? Would it affect...