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Dear Reader,

(including all its subsidiary (and/or sister) pages on "coombs.anu.edu.au" server) has permanently ceased its publishing operations on Friday 21st January 2011.

All of the online resources reported here have been thoroughly checked at the time of their listing. However, it is possible that, with the with the passage of time, many of the originally reported materials might have been removed from the Internet, or changed their online address, or varied the scope and quality of their contents.

Fortunately, in several cases it is possible to access many of the older versions of the resources listed in the MONITOR. This can be easily done via the free services of the "The Internet Archive" http://web.archive.org/, a remarkable brainchild of Brewster Kahle, San Francisco, CA.

- with warm regards -

Editor, Dr T. Matthew Ciolek.

Canberra, 21 January 2011.

23 March 2010

Islam, Islamism, and Politics in Eurasia Report (IIPER)


23 Mar 2010

Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program (MonTREP), Monterey Institute for International Studies (MIIS), Monterey, CA, US.

"Islam, Islamism, and Politics in Eurasia Report (IIPER) is an approximately bi-monthly compendium of news and analysis on politics involving Islam in the former Soviet Union. The main focus for the present is Russia's North Caucasus. However, IIPER seeks submissions on politics and Islam in other regions of not less than 1,000 words and no more than 5,000 words in length. To be placed on the mailing list to recieve IIPER please send an email request to gordon.hahn--at--miis.edu. IIPER is posted bimonthly on the website of the Monterey Institute for International Studies (MIIS) Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program (MonTREP) at [the URL below]."

Site contents [downloadable documents in Word format - ed.]:

* IIPER #1 : Sheik Said Abu Saad Buryatskii: New Basaev of the Caucasus;
* IIPER #2 : The Caucasus Emirate's New Groove: The 2009 Summer Offensive;
* IIPER #3 : The Caucasus Emirate's Return to Suicide Bombing and Mass Terrorism;
* IIPER #4 : The Caucasus Emirate Returns to the 'Far Enemy'?: The 'Nevskii Express' Bomb;
* IIPER #5 : Buryatskii, Istishkhad, and the Riyadus-Salikhin Suicide Martyrs' Battalion;
* IIPER #6 : Abu Muhammad Asem al-Maqdisi and the Caucasus Emirate / The Dzhaniev Affairs;
* IIPER #7 : The Caucasus Emirate's 'Year of the Offensive' in Figures: Data and Analysis;
* IIPER #8 : Comparing the Level of Caucasus Emirate Terrorist Activity in 2008 and 2009;
* IIPER #9 - Who Was Mr. Seif Islam?;
* IIPER #10 - Said Abu Saad Buryatskii Killed.
* Contact;
* Monterey WMD Terrorism Database [Self-description: "[...T]he largest open source catalog of worldwide incidents involving the acquisition, possession, threat and use of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) by sub-state actors. [...T]he database includes more than 1,100 incidents -- from 1900 to the present -- that relate to the use of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) materials as possible weapons. The database is updated regularly based on data captured from hundreds of monitored sources -- including news services, academic and trade journals, government reports, books, conferences proceedings, Internet sites and unpublished sources -- in a variety of languages, such as Arabic, Chinese, English, Farsi, French, German, Korean, Russian and Spanish." Access to the database holdings is restricted to: (a) federal, state and local government employees of the United States; (b) serving members of the U.S. armed forces; (c) approved applicants from other walks of life - ed.].

URL http://www.miis.edu/academics/researchcenters/terrorism/research/Hahn/IIPER

Internet Archive (web.archive.org) [the site was not archived at the time of this abstract - ed.]

Link reported by: T. Matthew Ciolek (tmciolek--at--coombs.anu.edu.au)

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