Islamic State


The enduring power of Mosul’s rich and diverse past

Stephennie Mulder | 19 Sep 2017 | ABOVE |  
tags: Islam, Islamic State, Mosul


Turning psychopaths into nice guys

Michael Cook | 04 April 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: bioethics, Islamic State, islamic state, Julian Savulescu, julian savulescu, moral bioenhancement
Bioethicists have a novel solution: compulsory moral bioenhancement


Who are the Sufis and why does ISIS see them as threatening?

Peter Gottschalk | 1 Mar 2017 | ABOVE |  
tags: Islam, Islamic State, Sufi


Iraqi Christians fear for their future

Francesca Miglio | 12 December 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: Iraq Christians, Islamic State, religious minorities
The government in Baghdad will not make room for minorities, says an Iraqi priest.


The ISIS Apocalypse

Oasis | 14 Sep 2016 | ABOVE |  
tags: book reviews, ISIS, Islamic State


Jihadism: the last totalitarianism of the twentieth century

Chiara Pellegrino | 09 September 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, Islamic State, jihadism, terrorism
Jihadism is quite different from revolutionary terrorism, says a French author.


Islamic State and secular France are locked in an existential war

Jocelyne Cesari | 29 Jul 2016 | ABOVE |  
tags: France, Islam, Islamic State, laïcité


There was a post-invasion plan for Iraq. It failed.

Paul Rogers | 07 July 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: Chilcot Inquiry, Iraq War, Islamic State
And the West has learned nothing from its failure.


ISIS: out of the ashes of Afghanistan and Iraq

Greg Barton | 7 Mar 2016 | ABOVE |  
tags: ISIS, Islamic State


How political crises in the Muslim world created ISIS

Harith Bin Ramli | 3 Mar 2016 | ABOVE |  
tags: ISIS, Islam, Islamic State, Middle East


ISIS turns Muslim theological tradition on its head

Harith Bin Ramli | 17 Feb 2016 | ABOVE |  
tags: ISIS, Islam, Islamic State, Islamic theology


Understanding Islamic State: where does it come from and what does it want?

James L. Gelvin | 16 February 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: Islamic State, Islamist attacks, religious literacy
Don't underestimate ISIS in the rush to disparage it.


How to lose the war on terror

Daniel Baldino | 23 November 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: ISIS, Islamic State, moral panic, terrorism
Terrorism is designed to turbo-charge our emotions. We can't give in.


Is ISIS an ‘existential threat’?

Michael Cook | 23 November 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: existential threat, ISIS, Islam, Islamic State
Now, no. Later, possibly.


Khaled al-Asaad, the martyr of Palmyra

Pierre Leriche | 01 September 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: archaeology, Islamic State, obituary
A Syrian archeologist died to protect the heritage of humanity.


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