Post Tagged with: "ISIS"

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.

The Women of Daesh: Thinking about a Decade of Research on Women, Gender, and Terrorism

The Women of Daesh: Thinking about a Decade of Research on Women, Gender, and Terrorism

So long as gender stereotypes rule our understandings of women’s participation in terrorism, those understandings will necessarily be partial.

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Interview – Nori Katagiri

Dr. Katagiri discusses his latest book on insurgencies, military strategies and cooperation and Japanese-American perceptions on security, politics and the world.

After Paris: What Should (Not) Be Done?

After Paris: What Should (Not) Be Done?

In the wake of the Paris events, thinking more carefully about the contexts of these terror attacks is a useful start to normalising responses to terrorism.

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.

The Challenges of Equitable International Burden-sharing

The Challenges of Equitable International Burden-sharing

There has to be agreement among burden-sharing actors not only that a certain goal is desirable but also regarding the ways and means of achieving said end.

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.

Interview – Max Abrahms

Interview – Max Abrahms

Max Abrahms defends his proposition that terrorism is a losing tactic, reflects on the varying motives behind terrorism, and suggests an approach for countering ISIS.

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.

Anxiety in The British Media Portrayals of Schoolgirls Heading for Syria

Anxiety in The British Media Portrayals of Schoolgirls Heading for Syria

With so little to go on, the media are left to construct their own version of events, filling in the silence left by the girls with a cacophony of possible explanations.

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.

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