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 […]PublishedDecember 14th, 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
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 […]PublishedNovember 9th, 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
By Zenobia Homan (The regional train from Fürth to Würzburg) This is my view, every (other) week, when I travel down to Würzburg. A lot of the time the train is very busy, and very delayed; but I suppose, since it is summer now, many people are on holiday, and today the train is quiet. […]PublishedJuly 26th, 2016 Author Legacy
Due to the recent events surrounding Nagorno-Karabakh, IISA has contacted experts from Armenia as well as Azerbaijan for strategic comments. Unlike in standard Western media this is a constantly recurring topic in the Caucasus, and heavily discussed on social media. N.b. The views presented do not necessarily reflect those of IISA. In Part II we […]PublishedApril 14th, 2016 Author Legacy
Due to the recent events surrounding Nagorno-Karabakh IISA, has contacted experts from Armenia as well as Azerbaijan for strategic comments. Unlike in standard Western media this is a constantly recurring topic in the Caucasus, and heavily discussed on social media. N.b. The views presented do not necessarily reflect those of IISA. Today in Part I […]PublishedApril 14th, 2016 Author Legacy
[pullquote align=center] An insight into the experiences of a Syrian-Lebanese refugee and their integration into Western society twenty years ago, in comparison to current ideas on integration. [/pullquote] With the refugee-integration debate reaching new heights, I have found myself trying to explain what my childhood was like to a lot of people. I went to […]PublishedMarch 29th, 2016 Author Legacy
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