Is Islamic State back?

Is Islamic State back?

By Aviva Guttmann In the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic the crises of tomorrow can fester. A resurgence of Islamic State (IS) is likely to be one of them. In recent weeks, IS has carried out a spate of attacks on security forces in Iraq and different areas of...
Have targeted assassinations become normalised?

Have targeted assassinations become normalised?

By Ben Goldson According to a new study, the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in combat has worked to normalise the practice of targeted assassinations. According to a study titled “In the Frame,” commissioned by advocacy group, Drone Wars, the use of Unmanned Aerial...
What is behind the growing tension in the Middle East? 🔊

What is behind the growing tension in the Middle East? 🔊

Following the US drone strike that killed an Iranian general in Iraq and Iran shooting down a Ukrainian passenger airliner, international concerns over security and legality have arisen, while in Iran, protests against the government’s response to the attack on...
Al-Baghdadi is dead, but is the Islamic State?

Al-Baghdadi is dead, but is the Islamic State?

By Steve Hoadley The killing of the caliph of the Islamic State (ISIS) Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is significant in many ways, but not as a major victory in the campaign against jihadist violence. Finding al-Baghdadi in a remote compound in the Syrian desert was a triumph...
Does Trump really want war with Iran?

Does Trump really want war with Iran?

By Sirous Amerian Once again it seems as though Iran and the United States are at each other’s throats and hostilities have risen. Frankly, this is nothing new for those who have been following the trajectory of politics in the Middle East. Ever since the Shah of Iran...