Search: Jihadism,Russia (3 materials)

The Three Phases of Jihadism

... the development of the Islamization of politics, and the impact of this development on Saudi Arabia and then later Iran, through three stages of Jihadism. This analysis is taken from an interview with Dr. Kepel. Stages of Jihadism The first stage of Jihadism, present from 1979 to 1997, was centered around both a jihad against the Soviets in Afghanistan and the possibility for Sunni groups to contain Iranian influence at the time. It was effective against Russia in Afghanistan, but this phase was not very successful elsewhere and failed in Algeria, Chechnya, and Egypt. Phase one was characterized by a “nearby” enemy, which jihadist groups in their earliest form of organization fought against hoping ...


Will There Be an Alliance against the Islamic State?

... come under attack of ISIS militants, declined the offer of the United States to participate actively in the struggle against jihadism. REUTERS/Maria Golovnina/Pixstream Maria Nebolsina: IS Poses a Threat to Post-Soviet States Some Arab countries followed ... ... allegiance of the Caucasus Emirate to ISIS substantiate the threats of al-Baghdadi’s fellow-fighters against Azerbaijan and Russia, which have so far refrained from participation in this fight. At the same time, one of the major challenges for the international ...


Lebanon in the Crosshairs of Jihadism

... Lebanon in preventing the spread of jihadist influence across the region Russian-Lebanese relations - trusting and benevolent in nature - provide ample opportunities for coordinating joint efforts in the fight against jihadism. Apart from frequent visits to Russia by leading Lebanese politicians, there are contacts between the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Government of Lebanon. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had meetings with Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam during the 69th session ...


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