Post Tagged with: "ISIL"

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.

‘Ungoverned Spaces?’ The Islamic State’s Challenge to (Post-)Westphalian ‘Order’

‘Ungoverned Spaces?’ The Islamic State’s Challenge to (Post-)Westphalian ‘Order’

To what extent can we maintain that the Westphalian ‘order’ is stable and lasting given the recurring evidence of the existence of ‘rogue,’ ‘weak,’ or ‘failed’ states?

Bureaucracy, Organisational Learning and Resilience: ISI 2008-12

Bureaucracy, Organisational Learning and Resilience: ISI 2008-12

IS’s predecessor, the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI), has previously proved resilient and capable of learning from and adapting to setbacks.

Islam and the Politics of Temporality: The Case of ISIS

Islam and the Politics of Temporality: The Case of ISIS

ISIS is not unique when it comes to the significance of temporality as issues pertaining to the past have been a constant factor in Islamic thought.

Hillary Clinton’s Response to the Pulse Orlando Shootings

Hillary Clinton’s Response to the Pulse Orlando Shootings

Queer scholars must deconstruct discourses and affective structures that attempt to put queer subjects in binaries and offer citizenship in exchange of being a part of global warfare.

Hillary Clinton, Israel and the Middle East

Hillary Clinton, Israel and the Middle East

No one in Israel or the US is under any illusion that Obama’s departure will end the underlining tensions that have rocked the US-Israel ‘special relationship’ over recent years.

ISIS Threat Laps the Caribbean

ISIS Threat Laps the Caribbean

With the region’s porous borders and often weak state capacity to deal with security threats, regional governments must gear up to the challenges that face them.

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.

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.

The Islamic ‘State’ Challenge: Defining the Actor

The Islamic ‘State’ Challenge: Defining the Actor

IS is not a terrorist group. It has acquired the ability to mobilise thousands and impose its will on millions, which is comparable to the abilities of sovereign states.

Religious Identities and the Escalation of Conflict between ISIS and the West

Religious Identities and the Escalation of Conflict between ISIS and the West

The impact achieved by ISIS through the use of new media serves to escalate the conflicts with the West and shape the religious identities of their target audience.

Ending the Islamic State’s Siren Song

Ending the Islamic State’s Siren Song

Terminating IS requires shutting down their message streams while decisively communicating to prospective acolytes that the caliphate does not offer the rewards it promises.

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