Global Political Islam

  • Azerbaijan Taking Lead in OIC-UN Interface on Global Islamic Labor Policies

    July 11, 2014

    Azerbaijan will host the Organization of Islamic Cooperation's (“OIC”) labor summit, to review the OIC framework for labor and employment protections and to discuss OIC priorities with the UN International Labor Organization.

  • Internecine Islamist Struggle in Turkey

    July 11, 2014

    The struggle between Turkey's competing Islamist factions – the government's Justice and Development Party and the international Gulenist network – are producing continuing chaos in the country's political and social institutions, given wholesale purges of the police, judiciary, and media in Turkey.

  • Boko Haram's Islamist Terror in Nigeria Creating Cycles of Refugees and Human Trafficking

    July 11, 2014

    Boko Haram's campaign to use violence to bring about a sharia state in Nigeria has morphed from a homegrown terror movement into a regional problem creating refugee flows, human trafficking of women, and girls kidnapped by the Islamist terror group.

  • 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.

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