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The Three Phases of Jihadism

... an obstacle to Iranian success lost faith. It became detrimental to early supporters because it led to an increase in foreign boots on the ground: the 2015 JCPOA agreement allowed Russia to increase presence in Syria and send forces to Khmeimim, and Western presence increased in the campaign to terminate ISIS. How to prevent the next phase Today, ISIS is gone. They have lost all of their territorial strongholds, and the ability to call themselves an “Islamic State.” According to Dr. Kepel, this is the end of Phase Three, the “aufhebung” phase. They have lost their territory, but that does not mean they have lost the hearts and minds of many of their followers. Based on the many jihadists in ...


Russia and the West: How to Deal with the Threat of Extremism

... terrorists. The extremist underground is expanding in Russia too. In short, OSCE member countries — the most powerful military nations — are hard put to keep the growing terrorist pressure in check. Why is that happening? Ivan Timofeev: Russia and the West: the New Normal First, the antiterrorism efforts of Russia and Western countries are largely divided. The parties regard each other as a priority security threat. A significant share of their resources is aimed at mutual containment, not at fighting ...


Imperatives of Neomodernism for the Middle East

... that push young people to radical ideologies. Accordingly, the question arises: What do young men and women that travel to the Islamic State seek? The answer is not a riddle wrapped up in an enigma. If the request for change in the Arab countries maintains ... ... maxim, known to every Soviet TV viewer that one cannot make people happy against their will, is the lesson to be learned by the Western world from the colonialism of the past and interventionism of recent years. If the request for change in the Arab countries ...


Premodernism revisited

... technology era with numerous ways for self-expression and the dissemination of the narrative. Hence, the pre-modern substance of the Islamic State is spreading though totally postmodern channels, allowing public executions to be displayed via the Internet rather ... ... alternative project for social integration. And the most spectacular proof appears to lie in the decades-long inability of the West to handle the migration problem. The civilized world cannot offer a new religion, which would provide society with the degree ...


The War against Islamic State: Reconstruction of the Geopolitical Balance

... political tensions between countries. Will the unification of forces between US led coalition and Russia result in more effective fight against Islamic State? The other important question, which arises, is whether the cooperation between Russian and the West will lead to efficient results in fighting the Islamic State. United States, France, United Kingdom and Russia are main actors fighting against ISIS in Northern Iraq and Syria for more than a year. Russia was not a part of the US let coalition against ISIS. However, military attacks that took place ...


A War for Status

According to official statements, Russia deployed its Aerospace Defence Forces to support Bashar al-Assad in order to combat the ISIS terrorist group. Western leaders have subtly hinted that Moscow’s goal is to save al-Assad and protect its interests in Syria. The Ukrainian elite and its supporters in the US and Europe are convinced that Putin has started a war in Syria to distract international ...


Arabian Gulf & Cultural Dimension: As an Influential Force in Determining Interests

... countries before the signing of the Treaty of Westphalia in 1684. And bet on time will not last long in the light of the strategic environment dangerous afflicting the region. And controlled by each of the extremist terrorist movements: the base and Islamic State ( Daash ) and Syrian Free Army (the armed wing of the Muslim Brothers). backed by some countries of the Gulf, Turkey, Israel and Western countries in order to encircle both: Iran and Iraq and Syria and the resistance movements in the region. Thus weakening the Russian and Chinese influence on the global level. This reality is manipulated and exploited the contradictions by Western ...


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