Dr. Craig Whiteside is an Associate Fellow for the Current and Emerging Threats programme. He is an associate professor of national security at the U.S. Naval War College’s resident program at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. Whiteside researches various aspects of the Islamic State and recently co-authored The ISIS Reader: Milestone Texts of the Islamic State Movement (Hurst, 2020). His ICCT publications include a history of the ISIS media department and an analysis of its propaganda campaign against the tribal Awakening. His other academic publications can be found here.
Key ICCT Publications:
Ingram, H. J., Whiteside, C. and Winter, C. The Islamic State’s Global Insurgency and its Counterstrategy Implications. Research Paper, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, 25 November 2020.
Whiteside, C.Nine Bullets for the Traitors, One for the Enemy: The Slogans and Strategy behind the Islamic State’s Campaign to Defeat the Sunni Awakening (2006 – 2017). Research Paper, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, 7 September 2018.
Whiteside, C. Winning the Blame Game: The Caliphate of Complete Disaster. Perspective, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, 17 July 2017.
Whiteside, C. Lighting the Path: the Evolution of the Islamic State Media Enterprise (2003-2016). Research Paper, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, 15 November 2016.
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