Global Political Islam

  • Islamist Extremism a Growing Threat to Stability in Jordan

    July 10, 2014

    Representatives from the Jordanian Council on Foreign Relations are sounding alarm bells about the growing threat from Islamist extremists, Salafists and jihadis, to the country's domestic order, governability, and Christian minority population.

  • Islamic Banking and Finance Markets Growing and Globalizing

    July 10, 2014

    Global finance analysts expect continuing, robust growth in markets for sharia-compliant and sharia-compatible products and instruments, led by strong competition for hub status by Western, Middle Eastern, and Asian countries that have already issued Islamic sovereign bonds.

  • 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.

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