Search: Islamic State,Saudi Arabia (4 materials)

Unislamic Ideology of the Islamic State

... propagate pure Islam sees any diversion from its Salafi Jihadi ideology as a deviation that needs to be eradicated. In that regard the Baghdad attack against Shia Muslims largely fell in line with their ideology. The blasts in Turkey on June 28 and Saudi Arabia on July 4 were different in that the Islamic State was targeting Sunnis, the very sect the group appeals to in its videos and statements. Reuters Map of Iraq and Syria showing the areas controlled by Islamic State Muslims around the world condemned these attacks and even some Sunni extremist ...


On the Matter of the Gulf Cooperation Council’s Regional Security Concept

... complicate the building of a regional security system in the coming years. Point No. 7. The territorial terrorist organization Islamic State (IS), which has emerged in immediate proximity to the GCC’s borders, constitutes a new threat. It’s ... ... them. The IS threat is not perceived in the paradigm of regional security but rather through the lens of national interests of Saudi Arabia, for which (as for Israel, by the way) Iran is more dangerous. Iran’s domination of the fight against IS is ...


The Syrian Conflict: Russian and GCC Perspectives

... intervention by the Russian Air Force. This comes at a time when the long-term regional role of key players such as the US, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Iran, remains up in the air. Russian and GCC commentators are well-acquainted with the Iranian and Western views ... ... confrontation in Syria between the Syrian regime and the radical opposition represents, together with the actions of the “Islamic State” (IS), the main military-political crisis in the Middle East today. It has also become one of the most acute ...


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