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The promise of ISIS

By Marcus Hunt Iraq is a state composed of at least three separate nations: Sunni Arabs, Shia Arabs and Kurds. Unlike in Eastern Europe in the aftermath of World War I, the Sykes-Picot agreement drew borders that ignored national and religious affiliations. It was a grave mistake to do so, ...

Boko Haram – A history

By Luca Foschi It is not the case that “Jama'atu Ahlul Sunna Lidda'awati Wal Djihad” chose the abduction of almost 300 Christian girls to gain global attention. “People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet's Teachings and Jihad” now also has its most successful slogan,”Western education is sinful,” beamed into the ...

Avoiding intervention

By Luca Foschi This time the news barely reached the front page. Last week a gas attack in Kfar Zeita, a small town near the Syrian city of Hama, killed two people and injured scores. Footage on YouTube shows a medical team trying to revive several young children. Damascus and ...

Bahrain; then and now

By Sally Saar  International perceptions of Bahrain can be deceptive. After two decades of unprecedented change, Sally Saar documents the evolution of the notorious Gulf State, the social tolerance and the role of women in guiding its future.   I have lived in Bahrain for over two decades – half my life. Having spent ...

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