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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.

More than a Family Business: US Military Interventions in Iraq in Perspective

More than a Family Business: US Military Interventions in Iraq in Perspective

As it begins new military efforts to improve stability in the Middle East, the US must expand efforts to encourage cooperation among the region’s most influential actors.

War on Terror Redux? No Thanks

War on Terror Redux? No Thanks

War on terror will never be won. America and its allies must intervene militarily against Islamic militant groups and support a vision of politics they want to prevail.

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.

The Islamic State’s Challenge to the International System

The Islamic State’s Challenge to the International System

IS is not the adversary of 2006-2008 Iraq, this is a more fanatical, more entrenched, better equipped force with a radical commitment to the territory it has captured.

Interview – Tariq Ali

Interview – Tariq Ali

Writer, journalist, and filmmaker Tariq Ali discusses the recent Israel-Palestine conflict, the BDS movment, the rise of ISIS, and Obama’s US involvement in Iraq.

The Iraq Crisis and Its Geopolitical Implications

The Iraq Crisis and Its Geopolitical Implications

An inclusive and participatory democracy that would accommodate Iraq’s pluralistic society is the only way to counter ISIS and ensure Iraq’a stability and prosperity.

The Islamic State and the International Politics of Statehood in the Middle East

The Islamic State and the International Politics of Statehood in the Middle East

The legacy left by the Islamic State may indeed be the creation of a new state in the region – but it is more likely to be a Kurdish state than one of its own.

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