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Saudi Arabia in the Crucible: A Conversation with Abdulrahman Al-Rashed

Joseph Braude | Posted 01.03.2017 | World
Joseph Braude

In recent months, several delegations of American diplomats, elected officials, and Middle East specialists have visited the Saudi capital Riyadh, met...

With mosques under surveillance, IS turns to soccer for recruitment

James Dorsey | Posted 08.18.2016 | World
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey Abu Otaiba, the nom du guerre of a self-taught imam and Islamic State (IS) recruiter in Jordan, uses soccer to attract recruits. ...

PoliticalViolence and Sectarianism in Pakistan

James Dorsey | Posted 08.11.2016 | World
James Dorsey

Pakistan's military commanders gathered this week to assess the impact of the massive bombing in Quetta that killed some 70 people and wiped out a gen...

Turkey's anti-Gulen campaign: Strengthening militants and jihadists

James Dorsey | Posted 07.24.2016 | World
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey A Turkish demand that Pakistan close 28 primary and secondary schools associated with controversial, self-exiled Turkish preacher ...

Belgian Muslim Playwright Grieves Attacks, But His Show 'Jihad' Must Go On

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 03.26.2016 | World

Ismael Saidi has spent the past year taking a darkly comic play about three young Muslim misfits who turn to terrorism to schools and theaters around ...

Jihadist Soccer: Contrary Visions of a Future Syria

James Dorsey | Posted 03.12.2017 | World
James Dorsey

The contrast could hardly be starker. A soccer star-turned-protest leader-turned-jihadist encourages peaceful anti-Bashir al-Assad protests in Syrian rebel-held territory. Nearby, in Islamic State (IS)-controlled territory young boys play soccer with decapitated heads.

Thinking the Unthinkable: Coming to Grips with Islamic State

James Dorsey | Posted 05.14.2016 | World
James Dorsey

It's almost a year since a US-led coalition launched air strikes and increased support of Iraqi and Kurdish military forces in a bid to degrade and destroy the self-styled Islamic State; yet the jihadist group that has conquered a swath of Syria and Iraq has demonstrated resilience despite suffering significant losses.

Political Violence: Retiring the Word Terrorism

James Dorsey | Posted 06.27.2015 | World
James Dorsey

Founders of many modern states, including stalwarts of anti-terrorism like Israel and allies in the war on terror like the Kurds, achieved goals with political violence that killed innocent people and would be classified today as terrorism.

UK Search for Jihadi John Spotlights Recruitment Role of Soccer

James Dorsey | Posted 03.27.2015 | World
James Dorsey

The United Kingdom's search for Jihadi John, the masked, British-accented fighter who appears in videos and beheading of foreigners condemned to death by the Islamic State, the jihadist group that controls a swath of Syria and Iraq, has highlighted the significance for militants of soccer as a recruitment and bonding tool.