Another Islamic State “Caliph” Falls

By Kyle Orton (@KyleWOrton) on 3 February 2022

The compound where Islamic State leader Amir Muhammad al-Mawla killed himself, 3 February 2021 || Image taken from social media

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Intelligence and the English Civil Wars

By Kyle Orton (@KyleWOrton) on 30 January 2022

Review of ‘The King’s Spy’ (2021), by Mark Turnbull

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Islamic State Gives Its Version of the Syrian Prison Break

By Kyle Orton (@KyleWOrton) on 29 January 2022

Al-Naba 323, front page

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The Trial of an English King

By Kyle Orton (@KyleWOrton) on 27 January 2022

“Judgement of Charles I,” by Ladislaus Bakalowicz, 1650

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An Uptick of Islamic State Activity in Libya

By Kyle Orton (@KyleWOrton) on 25 January 2022

Islamic State in its desert sanctuaries in eastern Syria, 2017

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Islamic State and “Breaking the Walls”: Jihadist Prison Breaks

By Kyle Orton (@KyleWOrton) on 22 January 2022

Islamic State car bombing against Al-Sinaa prison in Syria, 20 January 2022 [image source]

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Islamic State Dismisses the West’s “False Victory” Against It

By Kyle Orton (@KyleWOrton) on 19 January 2022

Al-Naba 317, page 3

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Islamic State’s War With Christianity in Africa

By Kyle Orton (@KyleWOrton) on 17 January 2022

Al-Naba 320

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The Bolshevik Assassination Campaign Against the Russian Royal Family

By Kyle Orton (@KyleWOrton) on 15 January 2022

The Russian Imperial Family: Olga, Maria, Nicholas II, Empress Alexandra, Anastasia, Tsesarevich Alexei, and Tatiana. Taken in Crimea, 1913.

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The Last Tsar and the Duty of Monarchy

By Kyle Orton (@KyleWOrton) on 30 December 2021

Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich in exile in France, February 1929

Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich (1866-1933), the brother-in-law of Tsar Nicholas II (r. 1894-1917), gives an interesting anecdote in the second volume of his memoirs, Always a Grand Duke, published in the year he died, 1933, showing how the last Russian Emperor conceived of the duties of his office. Continue reading