12 May 2015
Arming Iraq’s Kurds: Fighting IS, Inviting Conflict
Author: International Crisis Group
International Crisis Group (ICG)
This report contends that the military assistance being provided to Kurdish forces fighting against the so-called Islamic State (IS) is inadvertently accelerating intra-Kurdish fragmentation.
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Conflict Trends (No 37) Real Time Analysis of African Political Violence, May 2015
Author: Janet McKnight, Andrea Carboni, Matt Batten-Carew, Dan Wigmore-Shepherd, Paul-Antoine Chataing, Roudabeh Kishi
Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) Program
This issue provides an overview of conflict trends in a number of African countries up to May 2015.
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Strengthening Rule of Law Responses to Counter Violent Extremism
Author: Rafia Bhulai, Naureen Chowdhury Fink, Michelle Barsa, Allison Peters
Global Center on Cooperative Security /
Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)
This paper explores how civil society can help boost rule of law initiatives and other forms of regional security cooperation in order to counter terrorism and violent extremism in South Asia.
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Is Islamic State Now Evolving into a Transnational Movement
Author: Paul Rogers
Oxford Research Group (ORG)
This brief discusses where the fight between the US-led coalition and the so-called Islamic State (IS) stands in May 2015, the growth of IS involvement in Afghanistan as well as the increasing support for IS in western countries.
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The Islamic State in West Africa – Boko Haram Up-Date II
Author: Yossef Bodansky
Institut für Strategie- Politik- Sicherheits- und Wirtschaftsberatung (ISPSW)
This publication focuses on the radical Islamist movement Boko Haram in Nigeria.
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Counter Terrorist Trends and Analysis May 2015
Author: Anton Chan, Laura Steckman, Muh Taufiqurrohman, Nur Azlin Mohamed Yasin
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)
This issue features a set of articles which discuss the threat posed by the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Southeast Asia.
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