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Brexit, Trump and the Rise of Jihadism as Rejection of the Political Status Quo

The solutions to extremism and terrorism lie in a rejection of the status quo. It is the power of the elites and political shortsightedness which make progress difficult.

Education and Extremism: “Fundamental British Values” in the Classroom

Education and Extremism: “Fundamental British Values” in the Classroom

That a government-endorsed set of values is undemocratic may come as no surprise. The fact that it has gone unchallenged should come as a grave concern.

How to Create British Values

How to Create British Values

There is nothing wrong with endorsing freedom, tolerance and respect for the law as values. But claiming that they emerge from a particular national identity is divisive.

Should International Relations Scholars Care About Religious Freedom?

Should International Relations Scholars Care About Religious Freedom?

Since religious repression can contribute to extremist ideology and violence then religious freedom can be vital in addressing religiously inspired civil wars and terrorism.

Extremist Islam and Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan and Iraq

Extremist Islam and Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan and Iraq

Recent conflicts have highlighted how religion and identity are central to security issues. The question remains as to what extent individual conflict zones are facets of a wider, transnational war which pits the ‘West’ against al Qaeda?

Radical Islamist Activity in Central Asia is Going Nowhere Soon

Radical Islamist Activity in Central Asia is Going Nowhere Soon

Current events suggest that the trajectory of religious extremism in Central Asia is likely to persist. Policies of repression and the exclusion of Islamic groups from legitimate governmental procedures will continue to cause them to seek out different ways to express their grievances.

Today, we are all Norwegians

Today, we are all Norwegians

The Norwegian massacre has a potential to be a game-changer in European security. The phrase may be overused, it may be a cliché, and it may ultimately not be of any practical use beyond a symbolic show of empathy, but as Norway mourns, we can only intone: Today, we are all Norwegians.

Transnational Religious Actors and International Order

Transnational Religious Actors and International Order

In recent years, there have been a number of challenges to international order emanating from various entities, including ‘Islamic extremists’ and, more generally, those ‘excluded’ from the benefits of globalisation; sometimes they are the same people.

Religion and War in the Past and Future

Religion and War in the Past and Future

The recent attacks in India suggest that the specter of religiously-motivated violence is not just back on the global agenda, but will be part of international affairs for years to come. Given what appears to be a jump in religiously-motivated violence over the last several years, what can we learn from past instances of religiously-motivated warfare to help us understand the present and future?

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