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The present research focuses on the study of the Web jihadi magazines developed by the Islamic State from 2014 until 2017. This study analyses the content of the Islamic State’s magazines Dabiq and Rumiyah in relation to the events occurred on the ground both within the core Caliphate and in the global arena. The goal of this research through the parallel analysis of the history of the Islamic State and the magazines’ content is to assert whether the narrative of these two products is just propaganda or provides also information on the strategic thinking of the Islamic State’s leadership.
Francesco Dotti is currently a staff officer at NATO Headquarters, Brussels. He holds a MA in Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security from the Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) of Herzliya, a MA and BA in International Relations and Political Science from Universita’ degli Studi Roma3, Rome.
Eitan Azani currently serves as Director of Research of the Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) and the Head of the BA and MA Specialization in Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya. Eitan Azani obtained his B.A. in Economy, Political Science and Geography at Bar Ilan University, Israel and his M.A. (with honors) in the Security and Strategy Studies Program of Tel-Aviv University. Dr. Azani's Ph.D. dissertation for the Hebrew University, Jerusalem was on “The Development of Revolutionary Islamic Movements a case study of Hezbollah.
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