19 Mar 2015 When is a Caliph Not a Caliph? Author: Paul Michael Hedges Publisher:
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)
This commentary looks at the claim of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, leader of the so-called Islamic State (IS), to be a Caliph through a brief examination of the history of the Caliphate, the roles it involved, and how a Caliph was appointed.
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2 Mar 2015 Europe and Islam - The Way Forward Author: Gawdat Bahgat Publisher:
International Relations and Security Network (ISN)
In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, how should Europe go about containing Islamic extremism and prevent similar attacks in the future? The author of this article argues that it must continue to promote transparency as well as social, economic ...
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Mar 2015 Out-narrating the IS Author: Prem Mahadevan Publisher:
Center for Security Studies (CSS)
This Policy Perspective advocates the blunting of the so-called Islamic State (IS) through 1) more robust partnering between Western and Arab states; 2) a greater emphasis on anti-IS psychological operations, and 3) the discrediting of the group’s cl...
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