Global Political Islam

  • Al-Shabaab Continues Asymmetric Jihad in Somalia

    December 07, 2018

    Al-Shahaab, considered by international security experts to be Africa’s most lethal terrorist group, continued its asymmetric war against the fragile Somali government with two suicide attacks against soft civilian targets in the East African state.

  • IS Longterm Impact in Iraq Fragments Society

    December 07, 2018

    Psychological trauma, family breakdown, and social marginalization of the children of Islamic State (IS) fighters in Iraq are the hallmarks of the longterm impact of the jihadist terror group after the formal military defeat of the caliphate in that country.

  • US Imposes New Sanctions on Iran Networks of Child Soldiers

    December 07, 2018

    The US Treasury Department imposed new sanctions on a network of Iranian financial institutions and corporations that has been involved in recruitment, radicalization, and training of children to fight as jihadist soldiers in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' (IRGC) activities in Syria.

  • Khashoggi Murder Reveals Reality of Saudi Autocracy

    December 07, 2018

    The circumstances surrounding the death of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi have laid bare the reality of the country's political regime, whose leadership continues to crush public critique and dissent from the party-line collaboration between the country's monarchical autocracy and the Wahhabi religious establishment.

  • IS Financial Capacity Drives Resilience, Resurgence

    December 07, 2018

    Islamic State (IS) leaders have built systematic financial machinery to support the jihadist group’s resilience in the aftermath of military defeat in the core territories of Syria and Iraq, using massive looting, expansive intimidation and protection rackets, and internationalized criminal activities to sustain a post-military resurgence.

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