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Russia and Turkey: Approaches to Regional Security in the Middle East

Pragmatic partnership between the two states is characterized by de-ideologization and independence from the global conjuncture and previous trends Transformational processes in the Arab world in the beginning of the 2010s led Russia and Turkey to an understanding of the need to form new foreign policy approaches towards the Middle East. This article seeks to identify the impact of the approaches Russia and Turkey have taken on this issue on relations between Moscow and Ankara. This topic is not...


Europe’s Attempts to Understand Online Extremism

... further “lone-wolf” theory ( Paul Gill ), and introducing historical perspectives ( Pieter Nanninga ). What technologies and methods are considered to be the most effective and are suggested for use in combating online extremism? Joseph Fitsanakis: Islamic State after ISIS. Colonies without Metropole or Cyber Activism? In terms of technology and counter-terrorism solutions, we have to continue to deeply invest in a global partnership between tech companies (independently of their size and audience ...


Revival of the Caliphate: Soon or Even Sooner?

... possible US withdrawal from Syria, previously announced by President Trump. It more likely means quite the opposite: preserving the US military bases, as well as the further reinforcement of the US-supported forces in the region. Joseph Fitsanakis: Islamic State after ISIS. Colonies without Metropole or Cyber Activism? Another issue is the fact that former ISIS militants surrender to the SDF – and Americans are very much likely to be aware of that. They are not put on trial (or the process is ...


Cyber Caliphate: What Apps Are the Islamic State Using?

... repeatedly accused of being the messaging application of terrorists, and in the context of the messaging service’s being blocked, the discussion surrounding the rights of citizens to engage in private correspondence grew more heated. The example of the Islamic State, however, only goes to show that militants shall not live by Telegram alone: they act much more competently and work to keep a step ahead of law enforcement agencies. What tools do terrorists actually use and how should we fight against ...


Phil Gurski: G8 Was a Good Forum for Sharing Information

... to officials but we have not had anything like in Barcelona, Nice or London. So, it is relatively low but something that is certainly a priority for the security services. We also have Canadians who have got outside of the country to join groups like Islamic State and have carried out attacks outside of Canada. And, of course, we are worried about the possibility that some might come home radicalized and do something in Canada. Canada generally is not a top target for terrorist groups. I mean, terrorist ...


Moscow’s Iraq strategy: Make lots of friends

... against it interfered with the Russia-Iraq weapons relationship. Then, after the US-led coalition’s overthrow of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein in 2003, Iraq got most of its weapons from the United States. Ambassador of Iraq to Russia: the War against Islamic State in Iraq is Won Under President Vladimir Putin, Russia has been trying to gradually rebuild its ties with Iraq on numerous levels. Moscow sees Iraq’s May 12 parliamentary elections as an opportunity to breathe new life into relations to ...


The Evolution of the Peshmerga vs. the Case of Islamic State in Iraq

... surrounding the interrelation of foreign policy and security and the contemporary nature of conventional and unconventional war, both in terms of conflict typology and the relevant actors [ 1 ]. This debate has been further stimulated by the rise of Islamic State (IS), as both state and non-state entities fight ‘small wars’ which have become inextricably linked to the concept of ‘hybrid war’. This increasingly common type of warfare involves both conventional military force and the employment ...


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 ...


Wars in the Name of Islam: What Comes Next?

... million Ukrainians came to Russia. However, thank God, there is no new war in Lebanon, the situation remains the same there. The conflict is not spreading. They will come to terms: a positive scenario for the Middle East Alexey Malashenko: The Lessons of Islamic State There is an absolutely opposite, positive scenario. What is happening now in the Middle East is similar to the Thirty Years' War. The Thirty Years' War will be over, the people of the Middle East will understand how bad it is to kill each ...


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,” ...


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