Search: Afghanistan,Islamic State (9 materials)

The Three Phases of Jihadism

... 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,... ... option, but that Iran should not be involved — at all — which is a request Russia cannot accommodate. Russia learned in Afghanistan to limit the number of foot soldiers they deploy. Therefore, the majority of the boots on the ground in Syria, working ...


Escape from Responsibility: the U.S. Is Looking for a Way Out of Afghanistan

The United States offers other forces to take responsibility for the situation in Afghanistan U.S. senators Republican Rand Paul and Democrat Tom Udall proposed to Congress the draft American Forces Going Home After Noble Service Act (AFGHAN, 2019) . In fact, this step allowed lawmakers to start the process of securing a legal base ...


Revival of the Caliphate: Soon or Even Sooner?

... institutional continuity with a certain ideologist background still can be seen. Alexander Mamaev: Cyber Caliphate: What Apps Are the Islamic State Using? Although ISIS has been seriously weakened and lost control over territories and resources, it retains the ... ... its strengthening has grown in other conflict regions of the world. ISIS cells firmly consolidated in Libya, Yemen, Sinai and Afghanistan as early as in 2014-2015. That experience now serves as the starting point for further development and implementation ...


Post-Soviet Turkmenistan: A Little-Known Present and an Uncertain Future

... that he and Vladimir Putin have regarding the situation on the border between Turkmenistan and Afghanistan . This creates serious problems for organizing international efforts to aid Turkmenistan. AP Photo/Melad Hamedi/East News Grigory Lukyanov: The Islamic State in Afghanistan: a Real Threat to the Region? On the whole, it should be noted that extremist sentiments have never been widespread in Turkmenistan. However, the situation has begun to change radically over the last year or two as a result of the destabilization ...


The Islamic State in Afghanistan: a Real Threat to the Region?

... this image too, as it describes the Shiites and the “Safavid state” (as it calls the Islamic Republic of Iran) as its main enemy within the Muslim community (ummah). “Every little bit helps:” who is fighting on the side of the Islamic State in Afghanistan and Pakistan? REUTERS/Ahmed Saad Yuri Barmin: Unislamic Ideology of the Islamic State Most of the Taliban warlords who swore allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in 2014-2015 were members of the Pakistani branch of the Taliban, namely the ...


New Spiral of Afghanistan Crisis and Russia’s Interests

... instability from Afghanistan to the north and to the Central Asian states that border Russia; — Russia’s transformation from a transit country into a market for Afghan heroin, which kills 25,000 Russians every year; — the formation of Islamic State (DAISH) Infrastructure in Afghanistan, which may start exporting its practices to the Russian North Caucasus and the Volga region. In this regard, the question being discussed in Russia is whether Moscow should once again interfere in the Afghan conflict, or whether it would make ...


Afghanistan: New Mission, Old Problems

... organizations and states, because, in the absence of real interaction, all attempts to restore peace will be doomed to failure. Afghanistan would like to swap its SCO observer status for full membership. Meanwhile, NATO’s mission Resolute Support ( ... ... attacks and maintaining order on their own. Brussels seems aware of the threats posed by Taliban and the self-declared ‘Islamic State’ (IS), as well as of the vulnerability and poor efficiency of Afghan security forces. NATO fears a repeat ...


IS Poses a Threat to Post-Soviet States

... are already doing so. The Collective Security Treaty Organization (SCTO) member-states’ foreign ministers’ meeting, Dushanbe, April 2, 2015 IS poses a threat to the countries of Central Asia, South Caucasus and the Middle East. The Islamic State militants penetrate Afghanistan and are mainly concentrated in the country’s northern regions, bordering Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. Former Taliban extremists and radicals from across Central Asia are actively recruited into the ranks of IS. A number of radical Islamic ...


All I want for Christmas is... five answers

... doctrine is not that bad. NATO is the number one threat. Anyone surprised? 2. Shall the Islamic State survive? Undoubtedly, the Islamic State is not just a 'so-called' state. It is not just another hit-and-run bunch of fanatics pretending ... ... back at best. At worst, one can fail as the U.S. did in Vietnam. You just cannot combat these guys from the sky! 3. Whither Afghanistan? Well, it's pretty simple. A president of Kabul is not a president of Afghanistan. Almost entire south-east ...


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  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
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     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
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