United Nations set to adopt resolution to disrupt Islamic State funds

Finance ministers from the 15 nations on the U.N. Security Council will meet Thursday to adopt a resolution aimed at disrupting the outside revenue that the Islamic State extremist group … Read More

Interview with Afghan President Ghani: ‘I Have To Hold Our Country Together’

Interview Conducted by Susanne Koelbl in Kabul, Afghanistan Afghan President Ashraf Ghani stands in front of the Presidential Palace in Kabul: “If al-Qaida was version 2.0 of terror, then the … Read More

The Myth of the Caliphate – The Political History of an Idea

  By Nick Danforth In 1924, Turkish leader Kemal Ataturk officially abolished the Ottoman caliphate. Today, most Western discussions of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), the extremist … Read More

Al-Qaeda vs Daish: A Deadly Propaganda War

By Iftikhar Hussain Jazib Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi and Daish have emerged from Al-Qaeda’s branch in Iraq but the violence and terror unleashed by them have even belittled Al-Qaeda and its … Read More