Global Political Islam

  • Islamist Regimes Calculate Relations Based on Maritime Geopolitical Interests & Possible US Human Rights Priorities

    September 22, 2021

    Diplomatic maneuvers among competing pro- and anti- Islamist regimes reveal a sustained, albeit flexible, commitment to using Islamist soft power and economic leverage to accomplish geopolitical ambitions of controlling some of the world's most strategic maritime chokepoints in Africa and Eurasia.

  • Blair Institute Identifies Keys to Islamist Reform & Deradicalization

    September 22, 2021

    The Tony Blair Institute for Global Change (TBI) has published a series of reports on theological developments in Islamism since 9/11, marking a shift in Islamism away from extremist interpretations of Islam and advocacy for violence.

  • Saudi Pragmatism Towards Taliban Reveals Competition Among Islamist Regimes

    September 15, 2021

    The Wahhabi monarchy in Saudi Arabia dispatched as emissary to the new Taliban Islamic Emirate regime in Afghanistan, in a sign that Saudi Arabia is already adopting a pragmatic approach to relations with the Taliban, in a calculus based on robust competition for ideological influence and national security interests among the hardline Islamist regimes of Saudi, Afghanistan, Iran, Qatar and Turkey.

  • OIC Accuses Israel of Human Rights Violations & Demands International Action

    September 15, 2021

    The Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has called on the international community to take action against Israel for violation of the human rights of Palestinians held in Israeli prisons, with the 57-member state organization headquartered in Saudi Arabia condemning Israel for "disproportionate and illegal" actions that violate international law.

  • Sharia Law in Afghanistan Threatens Survival of Christians

    September 15, 2021

    The Taliban's imposition of sharia law throughout Afghanistan threatens the lives of all of the country's Christians, who are overwhelmingly first-generation converts from Islam and, therefore, according to sharia law, considered apostates who are subject to the death penalty, unless they revert to Islam or emigrate from Afghanistan.

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