The Al-Qaeda Media Nexus: The Virtual Network Behind the Global Message

This brief study surveys a representative sample of Arabic- language jihadist* media from July 2007 and attempts to answer two simple, yet crucial, questions: What does the structure of jihadist media tell us about the relationship between Al-Qaeda central and the movements that affiliate themselves with it? And what can the priorities of jihadist media tell us about the operational priorities of Al-Qaeda and affiliated movements?

Tags: Al-Qaeda, Content Analysis, Narratives, Violent Jihadism