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Basileus Zeno

ISIS in the News: Extensive Media Roundup (January-February 2016)

[Editorial Note: This is not a "best of," only a roundup of significant pieces. See here for an introduction to this roundup series]   English Articles How to Defeat ISIS (4 January, 2016) James F. Jeffrey argues that “Once Washington treats “defeating ISIS” and “the aftermath” as two separate, albeit linked, operations, then the cost and benefits of using U.S. ground troops to defeat ISIS can be soberly assessed.” What did we achieve in the fight against ...

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ISIS in the News: Extensive Media Roundup (October-December 2015)

[Editorial Note: This is not a "best of," only a roundup of significant pieces. See here for an introduction to this roundup series] English Articles  The men saving Syria’s treasures from Isis (22 September 2015) Jeremy Bowen reports a ”remarkable group of archaeologists are battling to save the country’s ancient artefacts”. 3 AK-47-wielding women reportedly decimate ISIS militants (23 September 2015) A trio of women has formed an all-female ...

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ISIS in the News: Extensive Media Roundup (August-September 2015)

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ISIS in the News: Extensive Media Roundup (May-July 2015)

[Editorial Note: This is not a "Best of," only a roundup of significant pieces. Seehere for an introduction to this roundup series]   English Articles          Abductions in Syria cause widespread fear (27 April 2015) Massoud Hamed reports that "The Islamic State and the Kurdish People's Protection Units have been carrying out kidnappings in Syria, both seemingly working toward the same goal: ...

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ISIS in the News: Extensive Media Roundup (March-April 2015)

[Editorial Note: This is not a "Best of," only a roundup of significant pieces. See here for an introduction to this roundup series]  English Articles        ISIS Threatens Twitter Founder And Employees Over Blocked Accounts (1 March 2015) David Mack reports that ISIS supporters called on jihadis around the world "to kill Twitter employees because of the company’s frequent blocking of their social media ...

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ISIS in the News: Extensive Media Roundup (January-February 2015)

[Editorial Note: This is not a "Best of," only a roundup of significant pieces. See here for an introduction to this roundup series]    English Articles        2014: The Year ISIS Won the Propaganda Battle (31 December 2014) Markham Nolan writes about the ways in which ISIS has been documenting its progress throughout 2014 in a constant stream of propaganda.  Vanguard of Syria’s uprising, now on the run from ...

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ISIS in the News: Extensive Media Roundup (November-December 2014)

[Editorial Note: This is not a "Best of," only a roundup of significant pieces. See here for an introduction to this roundup series] English Articles        ISIS threatens the Islmaili capital of Syria (30 October 2014) The fear of ISIS continues to haunt the local residents, especially in Silmiya. Citizens believe the Syrian regime will shelter them from harm Syria: ISIS Tortured Kobani Child Hostages (4 November ...

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ISIS in the News: Extensive Media Roundup (September-October 2014)

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[Editorial Note: This is not a "Best of," only a roundup of significant pieces. See here for an introduction to this roundup series]   English Articles ISIS: Saudi-Qatari-Funded Wahhabi Terrorists Worldwide (29 August, 2014) Ramtanu Maitra provides a comprehensive reports about the context of ISIS emergence.  This Is How People In The Middle East Are Making Fun Of ISIS (29 August, 2014) Charlotte Alfred writes about the virtual war against ISIS ...

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Bio

Basileus Zeno

Basileus Zeno is a Syrian archaeologist pursuing a doctorate in Political Science at University of Massachusetts/Amherst. He holds a BA (2006) and MA (2011) in archaeology from the University of Damascus (Syria), where his studies focused on Hellenistic Antiquity and Islamic civilization. He was a graduate fellow at the Institut français du Proche-Orient (IFPO) from 2007 to 2012. Until summer 2012, Basileus was doing his Ph.D. in classical archaeology, researching the production of coins under the Seleucids in Northern Syria, but he couldn’t complete his research because of the outbreak of the war. 

In 2013, he started his M.A. in Political Science at Ohio University, which he completed in 2015. Basileus is broadly interested in the areas of Comparative Politics, Contemporary Political Theory and Identity Politics. His scholarly interests primarily focus on nationalism, civil wars, sectarian transnationalism, refugees, and social movements in the Middle East.