Rethinking Incarceration: Europe’s Jihadist Incubators

Aug 10, 2017

Jailing returning jihadists among the general prison population presents a worrying source of radicalization in Europe. On July 26, a German court sentenced Sven Lau, a known recruiter of foreign fighters, to more than five years in prison. One immediate concern following the continued loss of...

Jihadists Threaten the Nation State

Jan 26, 2016

International cooperation is essential to destroy sanctuaries of militant jihadism in Asia. In July 2015, at the BRICS Summit, Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said: “While threats to global order in general and to the state system in particular are increasing, the response is...

What Lies Behind the Rise of Jihadist Movements in Africa?

Jun 11, 2015

The failure of African states to adequately address their differences has provided the fertile ground on which rebel groups now prosper. Africa arguably faces the biggest threat to political stability since the collapse of colonialism in the mid-20th century. The threat comes from the...

What Britain Should Do About Its Jihadists

Aug 28, 2014

Why are British Muslims so well-represented in the self-declared “Islamic State”? The United States and Britain have similar-sized Muslim minorities, but US officials have estimated that approximately 100 Americans are fighting with the Islamic State, while their British counterparts put...

The Boston Blast: Jihadists at the Gates

Jul 12, 2013

The Boston attacks reflect an evolution in Chechnya's long struggle against Russia. By Dmitry Babich  The televised images of the deserted streets of Boston and Cambridge, two of America’s oldest university centers, were a sad sight for the many former international students...