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Dec 13, 2016 /
Social media has empowered isis recruiting, helping the group draw at least 30,000 foreign fighters, from some 100 countries, to the battlefields of Syria and Iraq. It has aided the seeding of new franchises in places ranging from Libya and Afghanistan to Nigeria and Bangladesh. It was... more
Dec 13, 2016 /
The conversations between a young woman in rural Washington State and a British man with ties to radical Islam may provide clues about how ISIS recruits new members around the world. This can be applied to Berger's Model, which outlines the techniques used in recruitment.
Oct 12, 2016 /
Il faut regarder de près le profil de ceux qui rejoignent l’EI ou Al-Qaïda. Ce ne sont pas des individus, mais des groupes d’amis, des frères, des parents, des connaissances de quartier. Si l’on continue de se contenter de réunions d’experts sur la déradicalisation, on aura seulement des querelles... more
Oct 12, 2016 /
Isis controls most of Syria’s oil fields and crude is the militant group’s biggest single source of revenue. Here we follow the progress of a barrel of oil from extraction to end user to see how the Isis production system works, who is making money from it, and why it is proving so challenging to... more
Oct 12, 2016 /
L’agriculture est géopolitique. Elle façonne les espaces et les territoires. Sa fonction première – nourrir les hommes – détermine fortement la stabilité et le développement d’un territoire, d’une société ou d’une nation. Cette centralité millénaire des questions agricoles et alimentaires se... more
Oct 12, 2016 /
Professeur d’histoire contemporaine à la Faculté des Lettres, des Arts et des Humanités de la Manouba et spécialiste des mouvements islamistes, Alaya Allani estime que l’Etat islamique est en train de riposter à la perte du terrain qu’il subit en Irak et en Syrie par l’extension de la terreur, dans... more
Oct 12, 2016 /
Mass murder has again been visited upon France and shaken the world. Again ISIS has claimed credit, though this time the link to the group seems confusingly ambiguous, feeding new fears in the West about random violence by alienated or radicalized Muslims anywhere. It raises the urgent questions:... more
Oct 12, 2016 /
In this article, anthropologist Scott Atran, specialist of terrorist affairs, explains why while denying ISIS appeal, the West is committing a strategic mistake.   Continue reading this article here.
Oct 12, 2016 /
Arab Youth Survey finds declining support for extremist group but lack of jobs is seen as main issue driving terrorist recruitment. Continue reading this article here.
Oct 12, 2016 /
Tunisians will remember the March 7, 2016 terrorist incursion in the border town of Ben Guerdane for a long time. Analysts and officials have speculated that the aim of the assailants was to establish a Daech emirate near the Tunisian-Libyan border.   Continue reading this article here
Oct 12, 2016 /
The so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is reaching out, especially in Africa but also in Central Asia and wherever a state of “chaos” or “savagery” exists, to fill the void. It is establishing its caliphate as a global archipelago where “volcanoes of jihad” erupt, so that it may... more
Oct 12, 2016 /
Following several mosque attacks, Saudi authorities emphasized the necessity of fighting hatred and sectar­ian strife. This means that Riyadh realizes that it must safeguard its youth from joining the ranks of ISIS and al-Qaeda, ensuring that they do not join these destructive armies that seek to... more