Post Tagged with: "Iraq"

Violent Jihadist Magazines: Exploiting a Human Need for Significance

Violent Jihadist Magazines: Exploiting a Human Need for Significance

It is important to bring the human side of radicalisation to the fore and to tailor any attempts at counter-radicalisation to the specific needs, passions, interest, and desires, of individuals.

Independently Wealthy: ISIL’s Sinews of War

Independently Wealthy: ISIL’s Sinews of War

One of the primary indicators of a violent extremist organization’s potential longevity is its ability to self-finance. Today, ISIL is the richest such group in the world.

ISIS and the Destruction of Antiquities

ISIS and the Destruction of Antiquities

ISIS reaps political dividends from the mere fact of the obsessive concern and anxiety in the West over the destruction of antiquities in Syria and Iraq.

Transboundary Water Governance in the Euphrates Tigris River Basin

Transboundary Water Governance in the Euphrates Tigris River Basin

One of the biggest challenges now is to establish transboundary water cooperation in the midst of current state of affairs in the Euphrates-Tigris river basin.

Iranian Influence & Advancement in Iraq

Iranian Influence & Advancement in Iraq

Iran’s immense involvement in Iraq is indicative of its historical interest, as well as its wider ambition of being the regional hegemon.

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The Islamic State – One Year On

The IS can no longer be viewed as a passing phenomenon and may expand in the future – unless it is coerced into total submission or at least denied a footprint in Iraq.

‘Warm Bodies’: A ZomRomCom Discourse on Counterinsurgency

‘Warm Bodies’: A ZomRomCom Discourse on Counterinsurgency

The hit 2013 zombie movie ‘Warm Bodies’ offers a means of understanding counterinsurgency strategies, as well as a critique of such strategies.

ISIS: Sectarianism, Geopolitics and Strong/Weak Horses

There are many reasons, both endogenous and exogenous as to why people would join ISIS. Still, questions remain as to what motivates an individual to travel and fight.

Edited Collection – Caliphates and Islamic Global Politics

Edited Collection – Caliphates and Islamic Global Politics

This collection addresses common questions about Political Islam, Islamic State/ISIS, and challenges common understandings on the issue of Islam and democracy.

Review – The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton

Review – The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton

Ghattas’ book is an intriguing narrative placing Clinton’s activities between 2008 to 2012 into a wider analysis of US power, but leaves some key issues unresolved.

Political Islam and Arab Civil Society

Political Islam and Arab Civil Society

Political Islam is a term that is often used amongst circles of academics and policymakers, but its complexity is seldom acknowledged or understood – especially post 2011.

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