Islamic State

Extremist Movements and Loss of Purpose: The Fall of Daesh

AlBaghdadi, cc Flcikr thierry ehrmann, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The extremist group will soon follow its dream of an ‘Islamic State’ into the dustbin of history.

The Dubious “Mastermind”: Abdelhamid Abaaoud and the Paris Attacks

SYRIA-FRANCE-BELGIUM-ATTACKS-ABAAOUD, cc Flcikr scrolleditorial, modified, https://help.yahoo.com/kb/flickr/SLN25525.html?impressions=true

There are numerous reasons for doubt about the Belgian jihadist’s role.

The Revival of Jihad in Bangladesh: Is Islamic State at India’s Doorsteps?

ISISFlag, cc Flickr Global Panorama

Islamic State is becoming more active in Bangladesh, with serious implications for India’s security.

How Will Moscow Respond to Its “Stab in the Back”?

HIND, cc Flickr Airwolfhound, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Will it be ‘business as usual’ or ‘hell hath no fury like a Putin scorned’?

Turkey Shoots Down a Russian Su-24 over Syria

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The post-Paris spirit of détente on global terrorism has proven short-lived.

Analysis: AKP’s Surprise Election Win in Turkey

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Recep Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) has retaken its parliamentary majority in a shock result that might mean big changes for Turkey’s foreign policy.

Islamic State Meets the Laws of Economics

Gold dinar from 'Abbasid Caliphate, cc Flickr Ashley Van Haeften, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The caliphate is fighting its real economic problems the only way it knows how: with historical fantasy.

Refugee Crisis Reminds Europe There is a Real War in Syria

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The Syrian refugee crisis can only be solved by addressing the root causes of the conflict. If not then the flow of refugees is just getting started.

Infiltrating the West: Europe’s “Open Door” Refugee Policy and the Threat of Terrorism

EUFlag, cc Flickr Oona Räisänen

There is an important security element to the refugee crisis unfolding in Europe.

The Ba’athist Roots of Islamic State

Iraq Deck, cc Flcirk Nelson Pavlosky, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

It’s not religious fervor that makes Islamic State such a formidable foe on the battlefield.

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