Global Political Islam

  • OIC Brokering Saudi-Iran Rapprochement

    July 11, 2014

    The leadership of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (“OIC”) is moving actively to position the global Islamic organization as a forum for rapprochement between Sunni powerhouse Saudi Arabia and Shiite leader Iran.

  • Iraq Fragmenting Under Assaults by Islamic Militants and Jihadis

    July 11, 2014

    Iraq continues its slide into territorial disintegration and social anarchy, as Sunni militants led by the jihadi group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant seized control from Baghdad over the Iraq's strategic area of Mosul and the Nineveh Province.

  • Pakistan's Taliban Reflects Adaptability of Globalized Islamist Extremism

    July 11, 2014

    The Pakistani Taliban's audacious weekend assault on the country's Karachi airport is a warning of the adaptability and dynamism of globalized Islamist extremist networks fanning outward from core hubs in Southwest and Central Asia.

  • Saudis Pushing Their OIC Role as Arbiters of Global Islam

    July 11, 2014

    At a preparatory meeting for the June Council of Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (“OIC”) in Saudi Arabia, Kingdom officials laid out an agenda for raising the country's leadership role in the 57-member-state organization and as arbiter of the global Islamic community and its interests.

  • Islamist Terror Roils Pakistan

    July 11, 2014

    Sectarian warfare and terrorist attacks spilled across Pakistan over the weekend, as the Pakistani Taliban and Lashkar-e-Jhangv staged a series of coordinated assaults against the airport in Karachi and against Shiite pilgrims on the country's border with Iran.

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