The Separability of Jihad

Stephen Chan • Nov 26 2017 • Articles

It may be in the social origins of the psychology of jihad, rather than in foreign policy, that we might best begin some meaningful work on exploring this phenomenon.

Open Access Book – Meditations on Diplomacy: Comparative Cases in Diplomatic Practice and Foreign Policy

Stephen Chan • Oct 15 2017 • Features

This book, by Stephen Chan, explores via a range of examples, the challenges diplomacy faces today as actors seek to change history and undermine interests.

Interview – Omar Ashour

E-International Relations • Feb 27 2017 • Features

Dr. Ashour explains de-radicalisation and how Western powers approach the problem, and he talks about Islamism in Egypt’s military government.

Using Civil War to Build an Authoritarian Regime: Turkey’s Policy towards Syria

Burak Bilgehan Özpek • Jun 30 2016 • Articles

The AKP government’s policy towards Syria has produced repercussions affecting Turkey’s global relations and given rise to authoritarian tendencies in domestic realm.

Review – Jihadi Culture on the World Wide Web

Anne Stenersen • Jun 1 2014 • Features

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?

Muqtedar Khan • Mar 10 2014 • Articles

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.

Is the War on Terror Over?

Mark Juergensmeyer • Mar 7 2012 • Articles

Young Muslim activists have received a new standard for challenging the old order, and a new form of protest, one that discredits terrorism as the easy and ineffective path.

Ten Years of the War on Terror

Alia Brahimi • Sep 29 2011 • Articles

On both ‘sides’ of the war on terror, unrealistic assessments of the possible combined with controversially broad and value-laden conceptions of ‘self-defence’ look a lot like ideological warfare.

The growth of Salafi-Jihadism in Gaza and consequences for the peace process

David Maggs • Jul 1 2011 • Articles

Hamas is currently treading a very risky line. For the Salafi-Jihadists, Hamas has de-legitimised itself as an Islamic group and as a leader of the resistance against Israel. Rather ironically, Hamas will be better off in the short term continuing to simultaneously straddle positions of moderation and extremism – basically maintaining the status quo.

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