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Turmoil in Southern Philippines – next step towards the creation of a new ISIS Caliphate?

Turmoil in Southern Philippines - next step towards the creation of a new ISIS Caliphate?
Emile Fabre

Emile Fabre

Policy Researcher at Politheor
Emile Fabre is an aspiring political affairs researcher and MA student at the College of Europe in Natolin, Poland, whose analytical work focuses on international affairs and security issues. Previously Emile has engaged in human rights monitoring, researching armed conflict and extremism as well as drafting policy on foreign affairs by working at the European External Action Service, European Parliament and International Crisis Group. He holds degrees from the American Graduate School of Paris (MSc International Relations) and Paris-Sud University (MA Diplomacy).
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For decades, Southeast Asia has been the habitat of various extremist movements with each group operating to serve its unique objectives. The arrival of ISIS has severely disrupted the former regional status quo. Aligning Muslim extremism with more global ambitions, ISIS has slowly established the concept of Jihadi franchises, developing ties between formerly unrelated groups. […]

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Youth radicalization: the enemy within

Youth radicalization: the enemy within
Beatrice Mumbi

Beatrice Mumbi

Policy Researcher at Politheor: European Policy Network
I am a Kenyan national currently pursuing an MA in Public Policy and Administration. I am currently working with an international refugee-serving organization Kenya as the regional advocacy officer covering five countries in Eastern Africa. Previously, I have worked with organizations promoting human rights and civil society development both in Kenya and in the islands of the South Pacific (Vanuatu and Fiji). My interests include democratization in Africa, African foreign policies, immigration and asylum policies and sustainable development.
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Author: Beatrice Mumbi When a Kenyan University was attacked in April 2015, the country was devastated by the news that the mastermind of the attack was a young brilliant lawyer, and a Kenyan in all respects. Previous attacks had also featured Kenyan nationals but this fact had not been given as much attention. Similarly in […]

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Is there life after the Islamic State?

Is there life after the Islamic State?

Sam Andrews

Sam Andrews is a writer and researcher with two Masters degrees in Peace and Conflict Studies, with specializations in the MENA region and in statistical analysis. He has a number of published articles, and has worked with international organizations in Palestine, Brussels, Iraq and London. He is particularly interested in how statistical techniques can help us understand and analyze public policy and political action.
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Who feels safe under the Islamic State and why?   Author: Sam Andrews It is now one year since ISIS occupied Mosul and subjected the people there to its rule. Much has been made in way of analysis of their successes and failures as a kind of ‘quasi-state’ – their attempts to regulate law and […]

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An interview with Spyros Sofos on the Charlie Hebdo attacks and everything that follows

An interview with Spyros Sofos on the Charlie Hebdo attacks and everything that follows

Spyros Sofos

Spyros Sofos is a visiting lecturer at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the Lund University. He has previously been a Senior Research Fellow in International Politics at the Helen Bamber Centre for the Study of Rights, Conflict and Mass Violence of Kingston University, a Senior Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer in International Politics at Portsmouth University. He is member of the advisory board of Transconflict, a conflict transformation NGO. He has been a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Area Studies, Mediterranean Politics and the Journal of Southern Europe and the Balkans and is editor of the Journal of Contemporary European Studies. He has published many monographs and research articles and is currently editing a book series on ‘Islam and Nationalism’ (with Umut Özkırımlı) for Palgrave Macmillan.
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Author: Milos Davidovic Politheor: Hello, thank you for being with us today and for sharing your time with readers of Politheor. Would you be so kind and tell us a bit more about yourself. Spyros Sofos: I am currently a lecturer in Middle Eastern Politics at Lund University, and I am engaged in various research […]

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