Religious Extremism

  • Afghanistan's Jihadist Geopolitics Offer Foreboding

    August 25, 2021

    The Guardian reports that the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan is creating a geospace for jihadist competition among a range of Islamist extremist groups including al-Qaida, IS, and a diversity of sub-groups, whose short-term political-military jockeying for turf will be outweighed by the global destabilization caused by their ideological consensus and operational collaboration.

  • Afghanistan Offers New Homeland for Worldwide Jihadism

    August 24, 2021

    The New Yorker reports that the Taliban victory in Afghanistan will make the country a homeland for worldwide jihadist groups already celebrating the victory of militant Islamism against $1 trillion US investment and a 20-year military presence by Western coalition forces, and international security experts concur that Al Qaeda (AQ) will use Afghanistan for recruitment and terrorist operations against US assets in the homeland and abroad.

  • Taliban Victory Emboldens Islamo-Nationalists in Turkey & Pakistan

    August 24, 2021

    The Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan has evoked commentary from Islamo-nationalist political elites in Turkey and Pakistan, and the Taliban's declaration of an Islamic emirate regime has been met by anti-Western triumphalism in Ankara and Islamabad, suggesting a further turn by those Islamist regimes to Eurasianist powers such as China and Russia.

  • Renewal of UN Monitoring Mission in Lebanon Reveals Control of Hezbollah

    August 23, 2021

    Hezbollah's political strength and institutional power in Lebanon is evident in the discussions related to the UN Security Council's annual decision on extension of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), as the Islamist militant group is imposing conditionality on the UNIFIL's renewal by opposing the UN Secretary General's suggestions regarding upgrades to the electronic surveillance technologies intended to facilitate UN peacekeeping monitors at the Lebanese-Israeli border.  

  • Taliban Establishment of Islamic Emirate Creates Permissible Environment for Jihadis

    August 23, 2021

    According to BESA, The Taliban's establishment of an Islamic Emirate in Afghanistan is creating a permissible environment for jihadist actors in South and Central Asia, and the short-term prospects for respect for human rights and rule of law in Afghanistan remain unclear based on contradictory discourse and actions by the Islamist extremist group. 

  • Somaliland Is Microcosm of Global Geopolitics of Islamist Extremism

    August 18, 2021

    Somaliland remains an internationally unrecognized state by the international community 30 years since its breakaway from Somalia, but political economic engagement by African regional powers and global powers signals the geopolitical significance of the statelet, as does the plethora of jihadist groups operating within in and near Somaliland’s borders.

  • NATO: Turkey Announces their Ideology Complementarity with Taliban

    August 18, 2021

    According to The Nordic Monitor, the president of Turkey announced that the NATO member “has nothing against the Taliban’s ideology and beliefs,” in a statement indicative of the jihadist problem inside the Transatlantic Alliance.

  • Islamist Regimes Win from Taliban Takeover of Afghanistan

    August 17, 2021

    According to the Jerusalem Post, the Islamist regimes of Pakistan, Qatar, Turkey, and Iran are clear winners at the outset from the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan, since the four regimes endorse a diversity of ideological versions of radical Islamism and also have supported the Taliban, while anti-US regimes like China and Russia may seek to limit Taliban contagion by engaging with the Islamist terror group. 

  • Taliban in Afghanistan Imposing Islamist Limitations on Women's Rights to Work

    August 13, 2021

    The Taliban’s territorial gains across Afganistan have already had deleterious effects on women's rights to work, as militants have ordered men to permanently replace female bankers in the country's second largest city, justifying that imposing a fundamentalist sharia system means there will be « no problems ».

  • U.S. Treasury Sanctions Jihadi Groups Backed by Turkey’s Islamist Regime

    August 11, 2021

    According to The Foundation For Defense of Democracies, the U.S.Department of the Treasury imposed sanctions against a Syrian jihadist group linked to Turkey’s Islamist regime, taking action against both the Islamist extremist groups and the NATO member-state’s islamist regime that has created a permissive environment for militant operations that perpetrate human rights violations and war crimes. 

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