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An Ideology Of Impurity: How Internal Divisions Within ISIS May Prove To Be Its Undoing

Joseph Braude | Posted 10.04.2016 | Home
Joseph Braude

Reports that Iraqi Baathists, Iranian elements, and others have played a role in the workings of ISIS do not appear to be in keeping with the principle of ideological purity on which the Islamic State says it is based.

Why China and Saudi Arabia Are Building Bases in Djibouti

Joseph Braude | Posted 09.26.2016 | Home
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Joseph Braude

China and Saudi Arabia are building military bases next door to US AFRICOM in Djibouti--and bringing the consequences of American withdrawal from the ...

Bullets and Bombing Won't Prevent Violent Extremism. Here's What Will.

Neal Keny-Guyer | Posted 09.23.2016 | Home
Neal Keny-Guyer

Why do thousands of people, especially young men, join or support violent organizations, especially those like ISIS -- and how do we stem this tide?

Somalia's Al Shabab Launch Suicide Bomb Attack On Hotel

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 06.25.2016 | Home

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia's al Shabaab Islamist group launched a suicide bomb attack on a hotel in the center of Mogadishu on Saturday before figh...

A lurking threat to Western classical music

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 06.13.2016 | Home
Ida Lichter, M.D.

Is Western classical music under threat? The genre known as classical, serious, or art music has certainly suffered from being labeled elitist and ina...

The Fight To Stop Al Shabab From Disrupting Somalia’s Elections

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 04.09.2016 | Home

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. This week, we speak with analyst Cedric Barnes a...

A Year After Kenya College Massacre, Teachers Step In To Address The Counterterror Vacuum

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 03.31.2016 | Home

One year ago, the massacre of over 140 students in Kenya by al Shabab militants once again highlighted fatal flaws in the country’s counterterrorism...

U.S. Drone Strikes And Dead Leaders Haven't Stopped Al Shabab

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.03.2017 | Home

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's ba...

'A Decent Bomber' -- Alexander McNabb's Irish Thriller

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.04.2017 | Home
Magda Abu-Fadil

Alexander McNabb's hot adventure "A Decent Bomber" for a change wasn't set in the Arab world, but managed, in its Irish venue, to tie back to the region he's used as a backdrop for earlier novels.

Kenyan University Reopens 9 Months After Deadly Islamist Attacks

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.05.2017 | Home

k, Kenya (AP) — A university where Islamic extremists killed 148 people nine months ago reopened on Monday, an event welcomed by many Kenyans as a v...

Not Only Trump Recruits Terrorists

Ivan Eland | Posted 01.04.2017 | Home
Ivan Eland

If at least some American politicians and a significant portion of the public can see that Trump's proposal can be used to recruit terrorists, why can't they see that the U.S. government's post-9/11 attacks on or invasions of at least seven Muslim countries is far worse?

Evidence Points to Insider Threat in Downing of Russian Jet

Lawrence A. Levine | Posted 11.19.2016 | Home
Lawrence A. Levine

Available evidence at this time points to an "insider threat." Someone with privileged access to airport food service and flight line facilities, rather than a passenger who was required to go through airport screening.

Crying for the Victims of the Paris Attacks

Stan Chu Ilo | Posted 11.16.2015 | Home
Stan Chu Ilo

The recent terrorist attacks in Paris perpetrated by a bunch of conscienceless husks of humanity is a proof that radical Islamic fundamentalism has be...

From Despair to Hope: Fulfilling a Promise to Mothers and Children in Mandera County

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 11.08.2016 | Home
Siddharth Chatterjee

Marginalization combined with internecine conflicts, pockets of extremism, poor human development and cross border terrorism have trapped so many of Mandera's people in poverty and misery.

Kenya To 'Re-Integrate' Hundreds Of Returning Militant Recruits

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.26.2015 | Home

NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Kenya has welcomed the return of 700 citizens who had joined Somalia’s al-Shabab militant group that has attacked churches, mal...

Al Shabab Militants Storm African Union Base In Somalia

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 01.04.2017 | Home

MOGADISHU, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Al Shabaab militants attacked an African Union (AU) base in southern Somalia early on Tuesday, the Islamist group and re...

Somalia's Al-Shabab Drive Car Full Of Explosives Into Hotel

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.03.2017 | Home

MOGADISHU, July 26 (Reuters) - The Somali militant Islamist group al Shabaab attacked a Mogadishu hotel on Sunday, driving a car packed with explosive...

Kenyans Ridicule CNN For Obama Visit Coverage

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 07.23.2015 | Home

As President Barack Obama headed to Kenya Thursday night, residents of the African country were taking part in a favorite American pastime -- ridiculi...

Political Risk Around the World in Third Quarter 2015

Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz | Posted 07.08.2016 | Home
Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz

Here are a few countries (not all, of course) that may be more prone to instability over the next few months in different parts of the world.

Burundi's President Makes His First Appearance In The Capital Since Attempted Coup

Reuters | Posted 05.17.2016 | Home

* President's first appearance since coup failed * Says he takes seriously threat from Somalia's al Shabaab * Nkurunziza...

This Woman Is Using Her Instagram To Show Somalia's Hidden Beauty

HuffPost Maghreb | Dozilet Kpolo | Posted 04.21.2015 | Home

Since a devastating civil war that began in 1991, Somalia has faced severe and devastating conflicts. Attacks by the militant Islamic group Al-Shabab ...

Kenya's College Massacre Indicates Growing Threat From Somalia's Al-Shabab

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 04.03.2015 | Home

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's ba...

Enough! The Attacks on Schools Must End

Gordon Brown | Posted 06.02.2015 | Home
Gordon Brown

After Pakistan, Nigeria and South Sudan, a fourth country has now become the most recent victim of heinous terrorist attacks on students and educational establishments.

Deadly Al-Shabab Suicide Attack Strikes Meeting Of Somali Officials

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2015 | Home

By Abdi Sheik and Feisal Omar MOGADISHU, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Islamist rebels detonated a car bomb at the entrance of a hotel in the Som...

Al Shabab Bomb Hotel In Somali Capital Ahead Of Turkish President's Visit

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2015 | Home

By Abdi Sheik and Feisal Omar MOGADISHU, Jan 22 (Reuters) - A suicide car bomb exploded at the gate of a Mogadishu hotel where Turkish delegates we...