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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.

Interview – Kathleen Hicks

Interview – Kathleen Hicks

Dr. Kathleen Hicks, Henry A. Kissinger Chair and director of CSIS talks about US defense planning, the campaign against ISIL, NATO and Ukraine, and the role of gender in national security circles.

Assisting Afghanistan: Will Aid Progress, Adapt, or Wither?

Assisting Afghanistan: Will Aid Progress, Adapt, or Wither?

The handover of the Camp Bastion-Leatherneck complex is symbolic of a new phase in assisting Afghanistan. Yet, events within the Middle East risk diverting attentions.

Shock and Awe: Performativity, Machismo and ISIS

Shock and Awe: Performativity, Machismo and ISIS

The use of beheadings by ISIS can be interpreted as a way of performing Iraqi ideals of masculinity to undermine Western ideals of tough but polite masculinity.

Remembering the ‘Forgotten’ Kurds in Syria

Remembering the ‘Forgotten’ Kurds in Syria

Under Assad, Syrian communities were often segmented based ethnicity, religion and politics. Autonomy appears to be achieving reconciliation, in spite of the ongoing war.

Psychology Not Theology: Overcoming ISIS’ Secret Appeal

Psychology Not Theology: Overcoming ISIS’ Secret Appeal

At the end of the day, ISIS’ unique blitzkrieg has been both psychological and military. Its cruelty, severity and domination project a “larger than life” sense of power.

In Celebration of Senseless Acts of Kindness

In Celebration of Senseless Acts of Kindness

There are many blogs on humanitarianism & development. They tend to be overly-technical, narrowly prescriptive, and circulate within the international aid industry. The Flesh and Blood blog will offer something different.

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