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 […]PublishedJanuary 12th, 2017 Author Legacy
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 […]PublishedNovember 24th, 2016 Author Legacy
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 […]PublishedNovember 23rd, 2016 Author Legacy
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. […]PublishedOctober 27th, 2016 Author Legacy
The AU has announced a cessation of its 22,000 strong peacekeeping mission currently operating in Somalia by the end of 2017. The decision was accelerated in August by a 20 per cent financial cut in sponsorship from the European Union, which forced the Ugandan government, AMISOM’s largest military contingent to initiate a unilateral withdrawal […]PublishedSeptember 26th, 2016 Author Legacy
Abubakar Shekau, a leading Boko Haram figure, has appeared in a video saying he is in “good health” and denying claims by the Nigerian army that he was fatally wounded in an airstrike last month. It is not clear when the video was recorded, but the references to the airstrike and the fact that […]PublishedSeptember 26th, 2016 Author Legacy
The once tense relations between President Keita of Mali, and leader of the opposition Soumalia Cissé have been tempered in recent weeks, as both parties have agreed to work together to find a solution to the country’s rapidly escalating internal conflict. The two met on September 9th to begin the first of a series […]PublishedSeptember 12th, 2016 Author Legacy
Earlier this year, the Institute for Islamic Strategic Affairs (IISA) published its Annual Strategic Brief, as part of the IISA Ibn Khaldun paper series, focusing on geopolitics in the Middle East. Our main argument was that state of conflicts and geopolitics in the Middle East is much more complex than conventionally thought, and comprises of […]PublishedSeptember 8th, 2016 Author Legacy
by Laura Gardner This article has been edited after the Nigerian military’s announcement on August 23rd that Abubakar Shekau was fatally wounded in an airstrike. Given that similar claims have been made by Nigeria’s army in the past, only to be disproven, we await further details and verification and may edit the story in the […]PublishedAugust 23rd, 2016 Author Legacy
N Elahi [The author was one of the delegates present at the SCO summit in June 2016] Though Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) was launched fifteen years ago, recently it has gained momentum and has drawn keen attention of the West due to its fast growing strength and reputation of a serious organization. It is seen […]PublishedAugust 10th, 2016 Author Legacy
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