Global Political Islam

  • Democracy the Casualty in Competing Islamisms of Turkey, Iran, Saudi

    July 10, 2014

    Turkey, Iran, and Saudi Arabia are running point in support for competing versions of Islamism - Sunni, Shia, Muslim Brotherhood, Wahhabi, and others - which, despite their differences, have combined to undermine democratizing forces in the Middle East.

  • Returning Jihadis from Syria a Concern for U.S. Homeland Security

    July 10, 2014

    Senior U.S. and Western intelligence and counter-terrorism officials are voicing growing concerns over potential high-level security threats from radicalized individuals returning home after fighting with extremist Islamist groups in Syria.

  • Libya on Brink of Civil War as Islamists and Renegades Battle

    July 10, 2014

    Libya is teetering on the brink of civil war, as the government and the Islamist-dominated Parliament are facing armed attacks from opposing paramilitary groups led by renegade general Khalifa Haftar, a lone wolf whose claims of U.S. support have been officially disavowed by Washington.

  • Egypt Turning to Islamic Finance

    June 23, 2014

    Global finance experts have noted that Egypt is moving decisively to develop its sharia-compliant finance regime.

  • Global Islamic Banking Conference to Convene in Singapore

    June 23, 2014

    Singapore will host the 5th Annual World Islamic Banking Conference ("WIBC"), a global conclave aimed at internationalizing platforms for sharia-compliant and sharia-compatible markets and products by building out the Islamic banking and finance industry beyond its current regional foci in Asia and the Middle East.

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