Global Political Islam

  • Islamist Sectarian Struggle Threatens Gulf Infrastructure

    August 12, 2019

    The escalation of attacks on critical infrastructure in communications, transportation, and energy in the Persian Gulf poses significant risks for US strategic interests in Eurasia, with the expansion of Islamist sectarian struggles for religious and geopolitical hegemony between Shiite Iran and Sunni Saudi Arabia.

  • UK Bank Controversy Trains Light on Gulf Islamist Financing

    August 09, 2019

    The recent discovery that the UK’s largest Islamic bank is funding Islamist extremist groups in Europe and the US has trained a light on the risks of Arabian Gulf states’ backing of worldwide sharia-compliant/compatible financial entities.

  • Taliban Leadership Urges Continued Jihad During Holiday

    August 09, 2019

    The Afghan Taliban’s leadership urged their forces to fight without interruption throughout the current Islamic high holiday of Eid al-Adha to expel the US-led international stabilization force of “invaders” to realize the goal of establishing the “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.”

  • Saudi Decision to Host US Troops Could Lead to Blowback

    August 09, 2019

    Historical evidence indicates that Saudi Arabia’s decision to welcome US combat troops back to the kingdom as a move against Iranian Shiite activism may produce serious blowback in the form of renewed Sunni and Shiite Islamist jihadism worldwide.

  • US Official Warns of IS Resilience

    August 07, 2019

    The most recent quarterly report of the Lead Inspector General of the US Defense and State Departments on drawing down the anti-Islamic State (IS) coalition in Iraq and Syria warns of Islamist resilience and recommends improved training of local forces and a focus on humanitarian needs in refugee camps.

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