An Overview of Islamic Fundamentalism: A Primer for Understanding Extremist Islam
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One and the other, leftist ploys and rising Islamism, make use of each side for their intended manipulations, exploitations, and decisive similarities.
Iran and Saudi Arabia are both exporters of extremism that fuels kinetic terrorist attacks. These countries are uniquely dangerous.
The fight against Islamic terror has two faces today, public relations and strategic hokum. The Global Coalition on the Defeat of ISIS meeting illustrates these phenomena.
While not democracy in the American image, the Arab Spring has the potential to bring Islamists into conflict with jihadists.
In light of the allegation that the Boston bombing suspects may be of Chechen origin, you may find the following articles as helpful background in getting some context on recent events in Chechnya.
The Russian Counterinsurgency Operation in Chechnya Part 1: Winning the Battle, Losing the War, 1994 – 1996
The Russian Counterinsurgency Operation in Chechnya Part 2: Success, But at What Cost? 1999 – 2004
The Russian COIN Campaign in North Caucasus
The Process of Islamic Radicalization in Intra-State Conflict: Insurgent Grievance and Leadership in the First Chechen War and the Tajik Civil War
The Egyptian Sinai is becoming a breakaway state.
The provision of both financial and development programs in the northern territories of Mali is an effective way to deter vulnerable groups from adhering to AQ ideology.
As someone who was born and lived in Iraq, I witnessed much of what Dr. Sassoon describes and believe that his analysis is profound and accurate.
The growth of Islamism in the Pakistan Army is a distinct threat to US interests in the region.