Post Tagged with: "Islamic State"

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?

What Next for Iraq after the Battle of Mosul?

What Next for Iraq after the Battle of Mosul?

The battle for Mosul is a proxy for a complex set of interests competing for hegemony. It is not the end, rather the beginning of the next waves of conflict Iraq faces.

The Libya Political Agreement: Time for Reconsideration

The Libya Political Agreement: Time for Reconsideration

The agreement has been bedevilled with significant deficiencies from its onset. Its renegotiation is central to the ongoing peace process in Libya.

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.

Interview – Loretta Napoleoni

Interview – Loretta Napoleoni

Loretta Napoleoni discusses the finances of terror networks, the challenge of countering ISIS, and the attraction of China’s economic model for developing countries.

Saudi Arabia and Iran: The Battle for Hegemony the Kingdom Cannot Win

Saudi Arabia and Iran: The Battle for Hegemony the Kingdom Cannot Win

The complex relationship between the Al-Sauds and Wahhabism creates policy dilemmas for the Saudi government on multiple levels.

Gender and Countering Islamic State Radicalisation

Gender and Countering Islamic State Radicalisation

The women targeted by counter-terrorism polices are denied politics, their agency is reduced to a lack of knowledge, and they are assumed to be rational but ‘misguided’.

Interview – Salim al-Jabouri

Interview – Salim al-Jabouri

The Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament, Dr. Salim al-Jabouri, answers questions about Daesh/ISIS and the challenges associated with the rebuilding of Iraq and its military.

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