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Nagorno-Karabakh: Transformation From an Ethnic-Territorial to Ethnic-Religious Conflict

... extremist groups in the 21 st century. Michael Lambert: Who’s Who in Nagorno-Karabakh The crises in Syria and Iraq and the presence of Salafi, Takfiri and Wahhabi forces in the past decade has brought extremist groups such as the Al-Nosra Front and ISIS in Syria and Iraq to the Caucasus region. The belief system and apparatus of these extremist groups are closely connected to the religious beliefs in North Caucasus (Chechnya, Ingush and Dagestan), especially in the Islamic Emirate of Caucasus. Because ...


Andrea Dessì: the EU and Russia Share Much Potential for Cooperation in the Middle East

... predictable foreign policy towards the region. On October 26, 2019, the Iraqi-born leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was killed during a U.S. raid. What do you make of his death and what consequences could that have for ISIS and international terrorism as a whole? Andrey Kortunov, Michel Duclos: Helping Iran to Make the Right Choice The killing of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is definitely a further blow to ISIS as it eliminated its operational leader. However, the reality ...


Undestanding the Gulf States: The European Perspective

... then, we have hosted an assortment of activities: assisted with delegations, we have done events in Brussels, London, Paris, Prague, and of course, Rome. We have helped the European Parliament in terms of understanding different militia groups, from ISIS to Hezbollah. We have done work together with key leaders in Europe and the Middle East to try to establish contact points between them. This week we are moving to a different area a little bit — women's empowerment in Europe. Which Gulf states ...


On the Trail of the Terrorist Attacks in Sri Lanka: How, Why and Who Organized the Attacks?

... of top FBI Instructors to Iraq to train the Iraqi police and military in counter-terrorism investigations. In late 2005, he returned to Los Angeles from Iraq and was assigned to the FBI Los Angeles Counterterrorism Division as the FBI Los Angeles Crisis Management Coordinator. Mr. Chacon has also established the FBI’s Forensic Dive Team Program. He retired in 2014 and now is a media consultant and TV commentator. RIAC expert Tatiana Kanunnikova discussed with Bobby Chacon the situation around ...


The Three Phases of Jihadism

... contemporary issues of the Middle East and Muslims in the West. He is a professor and director of the Middle East and Mediterranean chair at Université Paris Sciences et Lettres. He is an author of 20 books. His latest book , “Beyond Chaos: The Crisis in the Mediterranean and the Middle East,” is an analysis of the present situation in the Middle East and the Mediterranean in a historical perspective from the October war of 1973 to the present. Dr. Kepel maps the development of the Islamization ...


Russia: the Power Broker in the Middle East?

... current position of a critical power broker in Syria as well as in a broader Middle East context, the Kremlin has to figure out how to cope with three recent developments that call for significant adjustments in the Russian strategy. First, the defeat of ISIS, which is definitely a positive development for everybody engaged in Syria and in neighboring countries, has an important downside. Old regional rivalries, animosities, fears and conflicts that were put aside in order to fight the common enemy, are ...


The United States, Russia, and Europe in 2018

... phasing, location, role in governance, size, and participating countries), the framework exists and the negotiating space in principle allows room for compromise. The group’s discussion of European security echoed that regarding Ukraine. The Ukraine crisis is, of course, a crucial component of European security. Moving beyond it, however, or assuming its resolution, still leaves many other challenges on the continent. Moreover, when it comes to Ukraine, conversations about possible solutions are ongoing,...


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

... the Islamic State had all but eclipsed from its traditional base of the Levant. How has the loss of its administrative centers affected the organization’s strategy? There are two competing answers to this question. The first possible answer is that ISIS’ plan is similar to that of the Great Britain in 1940, when the government of Winston Churchill was facing the prospect of invasion by the forces of the German Reich. London’s plan at the time was to use its overseas colonies as bases from which ...


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