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The ISIS Files

In 2018, The New York Times and the George Washington University announced an exclusive partnership to digitize, translate, analyze, and publish over 15,000 pages of internal ISIS files obtained by Times investigative journalist Rukmini Callimachi and her Iraqi colleagues during embeds with the Iraqi army. Extensive work has been done by the George Washington University to preserve and present the information contained in The ISIS Files in an accurate, accessible, secure, and impartial manner. The ISIS Files project will continue to publish new documents, released in thematic batches.

Learn more about The ISIS Files.

ISIS in America

Our report, ISIS in America: From Retweets to Raqqa, is part of our ongoing mission to provide balanced, empirical analysis of the threat posed to the United States by Islamic State. The first-of-its-kind, in-depth analysis of Americans who have joined and acted on behalf of IS has received extensive media coverage since its release in 2015. 


GW extremism tracker: the islamic state in america
Up to date statistics on the ISIS in America database. 166 individuals have been charged in the U.S. with offenses related to the Islamic State since the first arrests in March 2014


The average age of people in domestic ISIS charges is 28


90% of domestic ISIS charges are males


The vast majority of domestic ISIS charges are US citizens or permanent residents



Examine the ISIS in America Database

Rukmini Callimachi

Rukmini Callimachi

Foreign Correspondent
The New York Times

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EU Commissioner Julian King endorses Program on Extremism Report


Julian King, European Commissioner for the Security Union, discusses the terrorist threat posed to Europe, highlighting the poignancy of the analysis presented in the Program on Extremism's report, "Fear Thy Neighbor: Radicalization and Jihadist Attacks in the West."

"[This report is] a great help for all those involved in counterterror work, those dealing with radicalization in communities, those tracing and detecting terrorism threats on the front line, and those working on the laws and policies that can help ensure we cut the terror threat still further."