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New Vacancies in 2017

RESEARCH, SOCIAL MEDIA AND BUSINESS INTERNS Neo Jihadism programme (Vacancies focusing on the Middle East and North Africa regions) Refugees & border control programme (Focusing on Refugee crisis in Middle East and Europe) West & Horn of Africa programme (Focus on militancy, organised crimes and resources etc.) Social Media Coordination Intern (promoting and monitoring IISA’s […]

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Link https://iisa.org.uk/blog/2017/01/new-vacancies-in-2017/

The War in Syria and the Kurdish Media Narrative

By Zenobia S. Homan, with Sophie Henderson and Marija Sajekaite IISA Resurgence of Russia & China Programme Photo by REUTERS/Caren Firouz, taken from http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/home.html Introduction This paper discusses how the Northern Kurdistan (Bakurê Kurdistanê) media portray the war in Syria; not just the campaign against Islamic State, but the wider civil war, and human rights. Many researchers […]

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Link https://iisa.org.uk/featured/2016/12/the-war-in-syria-and-the-kurdish-media-narrative/

Closure of Dadaab poses serious concerns for refugees

Dadaab, the largest refugee base in the world, is set to close by May 2017. Set up in 1991 to accommodate refugees fleeing from the Somali civil war, Dadaab has been hosting refugees for over 25 years.  The complex holds around 280,000 refugees, of which 260,000 are Somali. Plans to close the camp by the […]

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Link https://iisa.org.uk/featured/2016/11/closure-of-dadaab-poses-serious-concerns-for-refugees/

Over 1 Million Afghan Refugees Returned to Afghanistan

Over 1 million Afghan refugees have returned to their country of origin. This is the largest influx of refugees returning to Afghanistan since the Taliban regime fell in 2011. According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), one-fifth of refugees returned involuntarily from neighbouring Pakistan and Iran. As security deteriorated last year, more than 200,000 Afghans […]

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Link https://iisa.org.uk/featured/2016/11/over-1-million-afghan-refugees-returned-to-afghanistan/

Neo-Jihadism brief: Libya, Syria and Trump

Neo-Jihadism Brief no.II The Effects of Donald Trump’s Victory in Libya The shock election victory of Republican candidate Donald Trump has many in the intentional relations community questioning what this could mean for American foreign policy in the Middle East region. Regarding foreign policy in general and the Middle East in particular, Donald Trump, as […]

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Link https://iisa.org.uk/featured/2016/11/neo-jihadism-brief-libya-syria-and-trump/

Trump and Islam

The election of Donald Trump to the President of the United States will have a severe impact on Muslim strategic affairs around the globe. Of course, domestically, the effect of his election will be phenomenal, with many expecting racist and Islamophobic attacks to become more frequent as racist segments of American society feel vindicated by […]

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Link https://iisa.org.uk/featured/2016/11/trump-and-islam/

Situation Analysis: US election results and impacts on the Islamic world: ‘The end of history and the last man crawling’

Donal J Trump has done it! Despite his hate speeches, his treatment of women and his view on others faiths and colour of skins etc., He is the new leader of the ‘free world’. He won by a significant lead, reflecting how majority of American people think today! His selection to the presidency is not […]

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Link https://iisa.org.uk/featured/2016/11/situation-analysis-us-election-results-and-impacts-on-the-islamic-world-the-end-of-history-and-the-last-man-crawling/

2,500 refugees are crossing from South Sudan into Uganda every day

South Sudan’s conflict represents one of the world’s biggest humanitarian crises.  Recently, the number of South Sudanese refugees has passed the one million mark.  An estimated number of 2,500 refugees are crossing from South Sudan into Uganda every day. Most of the are accommodated in settlement camps, lacking proper resources. At least 200,000 South Sudanese […]

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Link https://iisa.org.uk/featured/2016/11/2500-refugees-are-crossing-from-south-sudan-into-uganda-every-day/

Redefining Refugees: Updating the “Refugee” Definition (Part 1)

This paper addresses: (A) the role of “transit countries” and politicisation of asylum in modern refugee crises, and how the ambiguity in forced displacement terminology has been manipulated by countries to ban arrivals based on nationality; and (B) the need to facilitate movement of persons by modernising the 1951 Convention refugee definition.

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Link https://iisa.org.uk/featured/2016/11/redefining-refugees-updating-the-refugee-definition-part-1/

Winning In Aleppo? At What Cost?

Winning In Aleppo? At What Cost? Russian aggression in Syria requires fresh thinking from those opposed to an Assad future Sam Eastoe Despite being the largest city in a violently ruptured Syria, Aleppo escaped the onset of the Syrian Civil War by approximately 16 months, until rebel fighters swarmed into the city in July 2012. […]

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Link https://iisa.org.uk/featured/2016/10/winning-in-aleppo-at-what-cost/
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