Author profile: Zeray Yihdego

Zeray Yihdego is a Senior Lecturer in Public International law at the University of Aberdeen where he teaches international law, humanitarian law, international criminal law and international organisations law. He is the author of ‘The Arms Trade and International Law’ (Hart; Oxford, 2007) and many other peer-reviewed articles on peace and security, arms trade, intervention and comparative governance and development issues. He also serves as a member of the UN Group of Experts on the Global Firearms issues. For further information see here.

The Islamic ‘State’ Challenge: Defining the Actor

Zeray Yihdego • Jun 24 2015 • Articles

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.

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