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A Tale of Two Caliphates: Al-Qaida and its Associated Movement vs. the Islamic State and its Associated Movement


A Tale of Two Caliphates: Al-Qaida and its Associated Movement vs. the Islamic State and its Associated Movement

Abstract: 

In August 2014, William Braniff briefed members of the intelligence community, and subsequently published a short piece via the START newsletter titled "A Tale of Two Caliphates." Here, he revisits that paper to see where we are, just over a year later. He also explores the contours of the competition between AQAM and ISAM, from their strategy, to their operations, to their vision for the caliphate, and discusses some implications.

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William Braniff
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