Understanding the Strategic and Humanitarian Consequences of Defeating IS in Iraq Editor: Peter Mitchell Senior Advisor: Dr. Muhanad Seloom Researchers: Erkan Gursel & Tim Hulse A joint report by the Neo-Jihadism and Refugee/Border Policy Programmes at the Institute of Islamic Strategic Affairs Executive Summary: > Islamic State (IS) may lose Mosul but will remain as […]PublishedMarch 23rd, 2017 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
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
The failed coup in Turkey is an extremely important phenomenon in modern Middle Eastern history and its aftermath will be felt both regionally and globally. While the world looks at Erdogan and the counter-coup movement (which have intensified after Wikileaks has publish its documents), the impact on modern Middle Eastern conflicts is not yet a […]PublishedJuly 21st, 2016 Author Legacy
The roots of the current protracted and brutal war engulfing Yemen, the worst in the countries history, are multi-faceted and deep-seated. The on-going conflict and failures of the peace talks are leading to entrenched schisms in the very social fabric of the country. One of the main benefactors of this has been Al-Qaeda in the […]PublishedJuly 11th, 2016 Author Legacy
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