Post Tagged with: "islamism"

Interview – Selim Koru

Interview – Selim Koru

Analyst Selim Koru shares his views on Turkey’s relations with Russia and its Western allies, its approach to Islamic State, the Kurdish PKK and the peace process.

The Veil as a Political Act

The Veil as a Political Act

When women try to take the veil off, they learn that free choice only applies to choosing to wear the headscarf. No free choice is the other way around.

Post-9/11 Afghanistan: An Alternative Critical-Theoretical Perspective

Post-9/11 Afghanistan: An Alternative Critical-Theoretical Perspective

The article aims at unfolding the genealogy of the post 9/11 Afghan crisis, providing an understanding of the temporal and spatial dimensions of social reality.

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A “Major Terrorist Event” Case Study: Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012

The Benghazi attacks ultimately assisted in the ongoing destabilisation of post-Gaddafi Libya, and advanced multiple extremist Islamist causes.

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Hassan al-Banna: A Starting Point for Contemporary Islamic Fundamentalism

Al-Banna’s ideas of Islam’s superiority, of his conception of Islam to others, and the monopoly of the absolute truth are the first steps to judge Others as unbelievers.

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.

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Review – Jihadi Culture on the World Wide Web

Ramsay’s analysis of online jihadi culture challenges current assumptions about this phenomenon and examines its limited translation to real world violence.

What is Political Islam?

What is Political Islam?

Regardless of the success or failure of political Islam, Muslims will seek to politicize Islam in search for cultural independence and authenticity in social structures.

The Five Extraordinary Features of the Sochi Winter Olympics

The Five Extraordinary Features of the Sochi Winter Olympics

The 22nd Winter Olympics will open in Sochi, Russia. Five extraordinary features – location, cost, history, security and law – will make this event unique.

Review – Syria at Bay

Review – Syria at Bay

Carsten Wieland offers a nuanced insight into the complex make-up of Syrian society before it descended into chaos. Such insights will be of enormous value in a post Assad era.

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