Global Political Islam

  • Saudi Policies Fall Short on Women’s Equality

    August 02, 2019

    A royal decree issued by Saudi Arabia's Islamic theocratic regime announcing that women will no longer require permission from a male guardian to travel abroad is another step in dismantling the Wahhabist Islamist system that treats women as second-class citizens but does nothing to recognize women’s civil and political rights.

  • Philippines Authorities Arrest Bin Laden Associate

    August 02, 2019

    The arrest of a close associate of Osama bin Laden's family in the Philippines has trained a spotlight on the expanding, active presence of radical Islamist organizations using the Philippines as a hub for jihadist operations.

  • Tunisia's Islamist Party Considers Presidential Bid

    August 01, 2019

    The leader of Tunisia's Islamist Ennahda Party announced that he may run for president in the country's upcoming elections, signaling the possibility that the progenitor of the Arab Spring events may soon have an Islamist government whose platform has "exited political Islam" in favor of "democratic Islam."

  • Saudi Policies Sustain Domestic Support for Yemen War

    August 01, 2019

    Saudi Arabia's Islamist theocratic regime has developed policy measures, including spending packages and messaging from imams and soldiers, to sustain domestic support for its Sunni sectarian war in Yemen begun four years ago at a massive humanitarian cost.

  • US-Taliban Negotiations Won't End Afghan Islamism

    August 01, 2019

    While the US-Taliban negotiations are moving steadily toward a US military withdrawal from Afghanistan and toward peace in the country's four-decade war, there are no mechanisms for guaranteeing a renunciation of the Islamist ideology and activities of the Taliban or for enforcing any Taliban counter-terrorism pledge.

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