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
Turkey will complete the construction of a 900-km (560-mile) wall along the Syrian border within 5 months, an official at a Turkish state institution has revealed. By the end of February, the country seeks to complete the construction of a 3m (10ft) high and 2m (6.5ft) wide concrete wall made up of seven-tonne portable blocks topped with […]PublishedSeptember 30th, 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
On the evening of 15 July, 2016, reports of armed clashes in Ankara and Istanbul dominated global news coverage as a group of military officers attempted to seize power from the government headed by President Erdogan. This operation sought to secure sites of information dissemination and restrict movement through the country, but ultimately failed in […]PublishedSeptember 15th, 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
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