Post Tagged with: "Iraq"

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.

Photo by Jayel Aheram

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.

Edited Collection – Caliphates and Islamic Global Politics

Edited Collection – Caliphates and Islamic Global Politics

This collection addresses common questions about Political Islam and provides an assessment of ISIS/ISIL in order to challenge common understandings of Islam and democracy.

Turkey, the Islamic State, and the Kurdistan Liberation Movement

Turkey, the Islamic State, and the Kurdistan Liberation Movement

The congruence IS seeks to create between culture and geography resembles the development of a modern nation-state more than many might be willing to admit.

The Predictable and Permanent Nature of the Islamic State

The Predictable and Permanent Nature of the Islamic State

History is providing examples of the evolution and transformation of regimes away from their radical and extremist stances to participation in the international system.

ISIS, Obama, and Jimmy Carter: When God Was On Their Side

ISIS, Obama, and Jimmy Carter: When God Was On Their Side

It is a little too cheap for Carter to criticise Obama over how he deals with ISIS due to the direct linkage with his own actions in the region over three decades ago.

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