Aaron Zelin

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Senior fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy; blogger at Jihadology.net

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Last week in Cairo, Japan's Prime Minister  Abe pledged about $200 million  to countries battling ISIS, the so-called "Islamic State."

ISIS Demands $200 Million for Japanese Hostages

Last week in Cairo, Japan's Prime Minister Abe pledged about $200 million to countries battling ISIS, the so-called "Islamic State."

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Last Friday, the militant group the Islamic State posted another video of a beheading. This time the victim was British aid worker Alan Henning. While U.S.

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Last Friday, the militant group the Islamic State posted another video of a beheading. This time the victim was British aid worker Alan Henning. While U.S.

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