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Post-ISIS and Future Jihadist Threats

... jihad like their colleagues who travelled to the battlefield in the Middle East. Likewise, the increase of islamophobia and growing popularity of right-wing organisations and parties in Europe will affect radicalisation of alienated Muslim converts. Islamic State Volunteers Recruitment and return The leading jihadist organisations such as Al Qaeda and ISIS have expressed their support for the idea of the Lone Jihad, and consider it an essential means to fight the enemy in Western countries. For ...


Arabs and Secularism

... religion and state. Because the separation of religion from politics very important for us . it is The truth that learned us the historical experiences and including Arab history. And what we want more of experience : Al-Qaeda and Muslims Brothers and Islamic state in the Levant ( DAASH) to make sure the correctness of this option?


Middle East Zugzwang

Despite the fact that Mosul has not been recaptured from the Islamic State, and the announced attack on Syria’s Raqqa has lost some momentum, there is little doubt that the fate of radical Islamists in Syria and Iraq is sealed. This makes the issue of the two countries’ postwar state structure particularly ...


Anti-government extremist organizations in Syria

A brief overview of the main groups and their leaders A brief overview of the main groups and their leaders. The authors described extremist organisations on multiple parameters, such as history, social base and numbers, activity region, leaders, ideology, financing, enemies and allies, stance on the Syrian ceasefire. Project page:


Russia’s Syria Campaign: Measuring Costs and Benefits

... Russia about $892 million (58 billion rubles), while UK’s IHS Jane’s think tank estimated it at the level between $2.3–$4 million daily. Russian airliner was downed over the Sinai Peninsula on October 31, 2015 killing all 224 passengers and crew. Islamic State took responsibility for the attack. Many view it as a consequence of the Russia’s air campaign in Syria, hence, adding it to the overall costs of the military involvement in the conflict. Thus, this logic implies that by going into Syria ...


New Syria Ceasefire: Same Old Story

... jihadists. It will eventually result in the ceasefire collapsing as there are always going to be groups trying to exploit this situation in their favor. As of now, there are only two organizations that everyone agrees to view as terrorists in Syria: the Islamic State of Iraq and the Greater Syria (ISIS) and Jabhat Fateh ash-Sham (former Jabhat an-Nusra). REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque Maxim Suchkov: A Subtle Approach: Lavrov and Kerry’s Agreement Besides, given recent rebranding of Jabhat an-Nusra which ...


A Journey Through Shari'a Law: Justifying Jihad and Punishment

Review: “Heaven on Earth: A Journey Through Shari’a Law” by Sadakat Kadri’ At a time when extremist groups such as the Islamic State that claim to be seeking Islamic rule in the Middle East threaten global stability, the world is becoming more and more suspicious of Islam itself. Some have gone as far as to suggest that the Shari'a law which extremists seem to have instrumentalized ...


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 ...


Russia and Iran: Historic Mistrust and Contemporary Partnership

... about U.S. and EU behavior at the time of the attempted military coup in Turkey in July 2016. As an overall rule, then, Russia retains flexibility in the region, maintaining a margin for maneuvering in both its alliances and conflicts, except for the Islamic State and al-Qaeda, against which its commitment is complete. Russia’s close relations with Iran have had a bearing on Moscow’s ties to Israel, as well as its links to a number of Arab countries, above all in the Persian Gulf. Russia’s ...


Is Russia Safe From Extremist Attacks Like Those in Europe?

To a casual observer, it may seem surprising. Russian speakers form one of the largest groups among Islamic State’s (ISIS) foreign fighters. For over 10 months, Russia has been actively involved in the conflict in Syria. The Russian North Caucasus remains a region of perennial instability. A Kiev-based Crimean Tartar group has vowed to take direct ...


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