Global Political Islam

  • OIC Conference Cites Islamic Values as Antidote to Terrorism

    February 11, 2019

    Presenters at a forum affiliated with the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Turkey urged the promotion of “traditional Islamic values of peace and solidarity” as the antidote to interstate divisions and suggested the Islamic theocratic model of the Ottoman Empire as a model for trust-building mechanisms between Muslims and non-Muslims.

  • Durable Victory over IS Requires Non-Military Measures

    February 11, 2019

    Comparative analyses of international terrorism data suggest a durable peace in Syria is contingent upon successful redress of the foundational socio-economic and political conditions, as well as a competition for the theological ideas, that provided a hospitable environment for the Islamic State’s (IS) emergence.

  • Islamists Use Sahel Region as Expanding Operational Space

    February 11, 2019

    According to a report by the African Centre for Strategic Studies, a diverse constellation of violent, radical Islamist groups is expanding its operational scope in the Sahel region of Africa, complicating the climate and human security threats in the region with terrorist and religious extremist threats.

  • ISIS 2.0 Poses New Threat to Europe

    February 06, 2019

    European states are facing a second wave of threats from what a new report from Interpol calls “ISIS 2.0,” a new avatar of the original Islamic State that depends on extensive Islamist intelligence networks, a funding stream generated by human smuggling, and implantation of ISIS sleeper operatives into Europe.

  • Islamist Rivalries in Gaza Have Broad Implications

    February 06, 2019

    The growing rivalry along the Israel-Gaza border between Hamas, which has an open channel with Egypt and a working relationship with Israel, and Islamic Jihad, which enjoys full support from Iran, will have inevitable impacts on the security of Israel and the broader Islamist balance of power in the Mideast.

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