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Islamic State after ISIS. Colonies without Metropole or Cyber Activism?

Interview with Dr. Joseph Fitsanakis With the world constantly following the events in the Middle East, much now depends on the shape, form and ‘policy’ Islamic State is going to take. What form will the IS take? What role will cryptocurrencies play in funding terrorists? How can Russia and the US cooperate in fighting mutual security threats? RIAC expert Tatyana Kanunnikova discusses these issues with ...


The Lessons of Islamic State

Attempts to Formulate the Islamic Alternative Will be Repeated Rituraj Mate: AQIS & ISIS approaches in India Jama’at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad, a group that emerged in Iraq in 1999 and joined al-Qaeda in 2004, may be considered the precursor of Islamic State (IS). The new organization assumed the name “Al-Qaeda in Iraq.” In 2006, it merged with several Islamist groups and assumed the name “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.” It is also called “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant,” ...


The Islamic State in Afghanistan: a Real Threat to the Region?

At the turn of 2014-2015, the information networks of the terrorist organization the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant were replete with reports of representatives of various Islamist militant groups and movements in Asia and Africa pledging allegiance to its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and proclaiming the formation of new provinces ...


Unislamic Ideology of the Islamic State

On June 29, 2014, Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi, the head of what was then known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant, proclaimed the establishment of the Caliphate. Two years on, in summer 2016, the Islamic State celebrated its “birthday” with a spate of terror strikes. The Islamic State spokesman Abu Mohammed Al Adnani released ...


RIAC Hosts Presentation of Valdai Club Paper “Islamic State: Alternative Statehood?”

On November 24, 2015, RIAC and International Discussion Club Valdai presented analytical brief “ Islamic State: Alternative Statehood? ” described to the invited members of academia and media by its author Vasily Kuznetsov, PhD in History, Head of Center for Arabic and Islamic Research at RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, who analyzed the ...


ASEAN Сonsumed by Islamic State?

The war against IS has turned into a global affair, not only because the international community is concerned about increasing political and military tensions in the Middle East, but also, and primarily, because the terrorist organization poses a very real threat to the national security of countries all over the world. It is these considerations that prompted Southeast Asian countries to hold a special ministerial meeting under the aegis of the ASEAN on the growth of radicalism and violent extremism...


Report on Islamic State Presented in RIAC

... Orientalist scholars, representatives of academic circles and journalists. The event was opened by RIAC Program Director Ivan Timofeev and Valdai Scientific Director Fyodor Lukyanov. During the presentation, Georgy Mirsky noted the terroristic nature of the Islamic State. At the same time, he said that the IS would not likely survive, but that jihadism would remain a global phenomenon, a kind of “plague of the 21st century.” The presentation continued with a series of questions for the author ...


Will There Be an Alliance against the Islamic State?

... Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani held on April 20, 2015, during which they agreed to share intelligence information, testifies to the enhanced efforts of the international community in the fight against the Islamic State (IS). Iran has been actively involved in this struggle since mid-2014: the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is fighting against militants of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Syria and Iraq. Thanks to the IRGC’s assistance, Iraqi Shiites ...


Islamic State: Steady Progress in the Middle East?

Interview with Vitaly Naumkin The frantic activity of the Islamic State and the growing number supporters of extremist actions are causing alarm and anxiety in the West. The unabated conflict in Syria and fragile internal situation in Iraq are creating fertile ground for a strengthening in the position of the ...


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