Post Tagged with: "Terrorism"

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.

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.

India’s Complex Security Environment & the Need for International Partnerships

India’s Complex Security Environment & the Need for International Partnerships

India needs to develop and implement effective strategies and tactics that address its diverse security environment in a multi-pronged and multi-layered manner.

Image by U.S. Army (Jeremy D. Crisp)

Kunduz – Beyond the Battleground

The latest military operations by the Taliban in the North of Afghanistan make obvious that the group seems not to be weakened at all, but even stronger than before.

Interview – H.A. Hellyer

Interview – H.A. Hellyer

Dr H.A. Hellyer answers questions on contemporary Islamist politics, relations between European states and their Muslim populations, and the Egyptian revolution of 2011.

Counter-terrorism: The Liberal Biopolitics of Securing Life

Counter-terrorism: The Liberal Biopolitics of Securing Life

The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 does not undermine liberal values and principles, because is in line with classical liberal thought on securing life.

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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.

Neither Desperate Nor Stronger: The Adaptation of Al Shabaab

Neither Desperate Nor Stronger: The Adaptation of Al Shabaab

Despite international pressure, Al Shabaab has done a good job of avoiding defeat and adapting to new challenges throughout East Africa.

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.

Interview – Jessica Stern

Interview – Jessica Stern

Jessica Stern discusses the strategy of ISIS, reflects on her background in Chemistry, and considers the methodological implications of researching terrorist groups.

Review – Putting Terrorism in Context

Review – Putting Terrorism in Context

Dispelling many ideas that have been accepted uncritically by politicians and publics, the authors provide excellent analysis informed by the Global Terrorism Database.

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