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Posts Tagged ‘Abu Bakr al-baghdadi’

Mosul: Before and After ISIS

Alaa Al-Marjani/Reuters   By Rafah Al Saad   The battle for the west side of Mosul is very important not only for Iraq but for the whole world as Mosul is one of the biggest strongholds for ISIS, the Iraqi military and Shia militia also participating in the battle of Mosul.

Justice, Security and Rule of Law: Putin’s backing the Afghani Taliban

AFP photo   By Cynthia M. Lardner Many different radicalized extremist groups operate in Afghanistan, including the Afghan Taliban, Al-Qaeda, and ISIS. While ISIS and the Taliban share an ultraconservative interpretation of Islam with the avowed purpose of advancing radicalized Islam, the difference stops there. Whereas ISIS and al-Qaeda have adopted a global jihad against […]

Combatting Violent Extremism

Francois Lenoir/Reuters   By Cynthia M. Lardner The fight against violent extremism is being fought by a shift in global consciousness resulting in a collective effort by governments, NGOs and stakeholders, including individuals at the local level. Radicalized extremism, which has nothing to do with religion, is an ideology founded on inducing fear of imagined […]

The Myth of Lessons Learned

  By Sattar Rind Does anyone learn from history? I guess not, as it seems to be a preverbal axiom, everyone phrasing it solely for the sake of dictum without understanding the corporal meaning of concealed or revealed persuasion it requires most.

ISIS: Another threat for the world?

  By Muhammad Waqas Awan Over the last fifteen years the world has faced the huge challenge of Al Qaeda and Talibanisation, yet the issue remains unresolved. Most countries have been badly damaged by these organisations but the war still continues.

Let them fight: ISIS, Al-Qaeda and the Taliban

  By Sattar Rind One can hardly believe that all three world renowned and dangerous terrorist organisations are currently at extreme loggerheads and quarrelling, killing each other’s fellow commanders in Afghanistan; each attempting to gain the upper hand over one another.