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10th Anniversary Interview – HA Hellyer

10th Anniversary Interview – HA Hellyer

To celebrate E-IR’s 10th anniversary we asked some of our existing interviewees two further questions reflecting on the last decade in International Relations.

The Separability of Jihad

The Separability of Jihad

It may be in the social origins of the psychology of jihad, rather than in foreign policy, that we might best begin some meaningful work on exploring this phenomenon.

Revenge of Zarqawi: The Islamic State Attacks in Iran

Revenge of Zarqawi: The Islamic State Attacks in Iran

From its inception, the Islamic State has focused on the Shi’a as the main enemy. The attack in Iran may serve to increase tensions in the already volatile Middle East.

Disrupting the ‘Conditional Selfhood’ of Threat Construction

Disrupting the ‘Conditional Selfhood’ of Threat Construction

It is essential to interrogate how representations of the homegrown threat in security practice may instead be influencing insecurity.

Ansarullah Bangla Team: A Major Threat for Bangladesh’s Democracy

Ansarullah Bangla Team: A Major Threat for Bangladesh’s Democracy

Islamic fundamentalism in Bangladesh poses the most dangerous challenge to the idea of a tolerant, secular democracy in a Muslim majority country.

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Hassan al-Banna: A Starting Point for Contemporary Islamic Fundamentalism

Al-Banna’s ideas of Islam’s superiority, of his conception of Islam to others, and the monopoly of the absolute truth are the first steps to judge Others as unbelievers.

Comparing Goals and Aspirations of National 
vs Transnational Islamist Movements

Comparing Goals and Aspirations of National 
vs Transnational Islamist Movements

National-based Islamist movements and transnational-based Islamist movements have different approaches to diverse political attitudes and religious value systems.

Pledging Allegiance to ISIS:  Who Benefits Most?

Pledging Allegiance to ISIS:  Who Benefits Most?

Rivalries among jihadist movements will not bring about their downfall, but they will prevent the unified, worldwide jihadist movement that ISIS has sought to build.

The Fifteen-Sided War

The Fifteen-Sided War

US strategy for dealing with ISIL is widely criticised. However, it seems to be right for a war in which US enemies are its allies and allies are allies of its enemies.

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Review – Jihadi Culture on the World Wide Web

Ramsay’s analysis of online jihadi culture challenges current assumptions about this phenomenon and examines its limited translation to real world violence.

Review – Terrorism and the Politics of Social Change

Review – Terrorism and the Politics of Social Change

Dingley’s analysis of the origins of terrorism is somewhat undermined by his Durkheimian sociological approach, and his use of qualitative methodologies in place of sophisticated statistical research.

The Duality of Syria: Civil War and The War on Terror

The Duality of Syria: Civil War and The War on Terror

Finding a conclusion to the civil war and the ‘War on Terror’ is reliant upon fulfilling the will of the Syrian people without letting them fracture to the point of continuing civil unrest.

An Open Rebuttal to Gian Gentile’s Article on Counterinsurgency

An Open Rebuttal to Gian Gentile’s Article on Counterinsurgency

Gian Gentile’s article on COIN ignores literature that weigh stability and combat operations equally. The key failure of COIN has been not understanding how to integrate the multiple levels required.

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