Search Results for: Daesh

  • Writing a new page in UAE policy: The case of the 'Islamic State’


    The world around the United Arab Emirates swirls with changes pulling several directions at once.  So far the leaders of this young country and their peoples have written a success story.  Together they have carefully chosen among alternative goals and policies by following the traditions of the majlis, today wrapping these in the technology of commercial and social media.  

    img Dr.Kenneth L. Wise
    Senior Non-Resident Fellow -Public Policy

  • ISIS Messengers to Europe and the False Claims


    img Dr. Haifa AlMaashi
    Director, Geo-strategic Affairs Division

  • Hadramout is ravaged by pseudo sectarianism


    Al Houthis have changed their slogan...

    img Dr. Haifa AlMaashi
    Director, Geo-strategic Affairs Division

  • Daesh’s Extremism, Islamophobia and Similarities to the Crusades


    The article is a discussion based on the piece written by David Ignatius in the Washington Post, ‘The Islamic State Feeds Off Western Islamophobia.’ The article is interesting, controversial, and provoked some lively debate from its readers, some of whose views have been incorporated along with my own into the piece

    img Mark Douglas McKinney
    Non- Resident Fellow - Global Affairs

  • Call for Peace away from Islamophobia


    The recent terror attack in Nice may not be the last episode within Europe, however it is a turning point for the relationship of France, Europe and the West in general with Islam and Muslims.

    img Dr. Haifa AlMaashi
    Director, Geo-strategic Affairs Division

  • Daesh in Europe: Terrorism or Mass Murder?


    Whether all of this year’s violence should be categorised as ‘terrorism’ or not, it seems very clear that Daesh propagandists are also opportunists. Read more....

    img Angus Taverner
    Director- Global Affairs

  • Is “ideology” the reason behind the failure of the Arab Spring?


    Some believe that ideology is not only one of the main reasons for the failure of the Arab Spring, but also a fundamental reason for the political instability apparent in most of the Arab world. An ideology that alienates others is pregnant with seeds of its own extinction; thus, it either fails due to its shortcomings, or is defeated by rival ideologies and demonization. The outcome is a state of political instability. 

    img Sumaya ِ Adam Issa Adam Eisa
    Senior Researcher- Global Affairs

  • Terrorist Threat to Aviation Security : New Level of Sophistication


    On Saturday Australian police arrested four men in Sydney on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack. The target was believed to be an Etihad plane bound for Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. The method of attack was apparently poisonous gas (hydrogen sulphide), which the bomb makers were attempting to hide in a mincing machine. The viability of such a method of attack is one issue, however the level of sophistication required to manufacture a device which would generate the conditions where a poisonous substance could be released in an aircraft in sufficient quantities to overcome its passengers and crew is another.

    img Mark Douglas McKinney
    Non- Resident Fellow - Global Affairs

  • Russian –Israeli relations, Iran and Arabs


    The fact which the Israelis believes in more than others is that Israel is an odd entity among a popular environment which rejects it and wishes its demise. For this reason, we see that the issue of security is always at the top of the Israeli political agenda and since the foundation of the Israeli entity, its sponsors do not accept any risk concerning "security of Israel". They always look with great concern for the future and do not wait for events but they deal with them long before they occur.

    img Dr. Elmoghazy ElBadrawi
    Contributing Experts: Writer & Political Analyst

  • From countering terrorism to countering extremism: What we learned from the Qatar Crisis


    The dispute between four neighboring countries and Qatar centers in this gap between policies for stopping organization-driven “acts of terrorism” and policies all states need for detecting and preventing radicalization leading individuals to  “violent extremism.”  

    img Mohammed Baharoon
    Director General

  • Al-Qaeda project inside Yemen!


    “Islamic Caliphate is false and what is built on falsehood is false." This comment was not addressed by one of the parties in the Global Coalition against ISIS, but it was posed by the leader  of Al-Qaeda in Hadramout Khalid Baterfi[1] during the occupation of al-Mukalla city in 2015, which implies  that there was no intention for Ansar al-Sharia (al-Qaeda branch in Mukalla) to achieve Caliphate in the city because of two absent conditions: First, the acquiring of the land, and the second is the consensus of the Muslims!    

    img Dr. Haifa AlMaashi
    Director, Geo-strategic Affairs Division

  • The UK & US Daesh Policy


    The US envoy for the coalition fighting Daesh, Brett McGurk’s statement where he said ‘his mission is to ensure that every foreign Daesh fighter in Syria dies in Syria,’ is not something which would surprise many international observers given the ‘gung ho’ policies of the Trump administration, particularly in relation to the war on terror. However, the statement from one of the UK’s international development ministers, Rory Stewart, may have raised some eyebrows amongst the political classes in the UK and Europe. Mr Stewart stated that Daesh members ‘pose a serious danger and the only way of dealing with them will be to kill them.’[1] The robustness of his statement which would ordinarily have been rebuked out of a fear of not being ‘po

    img Mark Douglas McKinney
    Non- Resident Fellow - Global Affairs

  • UK integrates Daesh Returnees


    The UK Home Office has decided to run a programme which reaches out to returning British Daesh jihadists and their families by providing council houses for them and counselling through de-radicalization programmes such as ‘Prevent.’ Whilst the concept has been denounced by the more hawkish right wing elements, it has been embraced by many who believe that it is the only way to monitor, de-radicalize and reintegrate the returnees back into civil society

    img Mark Douglas McKinney
    Non- Resident Fellow - Global Affairs

  • The Phillipines & Daesh


    As a consequence of the inevitable demise of Daesh in Iraq and Syria, for some time the militant group has been looking for countries where it can regroup and rebuild with a view to re-establishing its dream of creating a caliphate governed under the auspices of its extreme version of Islam. One particular view is that in the wake of the insurrection by a Daesh affiliate in the Philippines is that, despite the authorities in Manila putting down of the insurgency, that it is still a fertile ground for the movement to rise again and become a potent force in the region. 

    img Mark Douglas McKinney
    Non- Resident Fellow - Global Affairs

  • Washington is keen to keep Russia in the Syrian quagmire


    Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the end of the military operation and the withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria, he also announced that more than 90% of the terrorists and bases in Syria have been eliminated, and that the Syrian army can eliminate the remnants of these groups.  

    img Mark Douglas McKinney
    Non- Resident Fellow - Global Affairs

  • 02-01-2018

    img Mark Douglas McKinney
    Non- Resident Fellow - Global Affairs

  • What the Unrest in Philippines means for the UAE


    Daesh’s caliphate is now virtually destroyed and the many towns and cities which fell to its ‘blitzkrieg’ conquest from 2014 onwards are now back in the hands of US-led coalition or President al-Assad’s regime forces. The only problem being that many of them are in ruins and will take many years to rebuild and repopulate

    img Mark Douglas McKinney
    Non- Resident Fellow - Global Affairs