As a peace agreement for Muslim Mindanao inches its way through the parliament of the Philippines, the Islamist militant group Abu Sayyaf has stepped up its campaign of attacks in the south of the country.
As speculation mounted last year over what caused a Russian plane to crash over the Sinai, international eyes were on ISIS' 'Sinai Province' (Wilayat Sinai), the militant group formerly known as Ansar Beit al-Maqdis.
Jabhat al-Nusra is the al-Qaeda franchise in Syria and one of the country's most powerful jihadi groups, but little is known about them. Milo Comerford examines its shifting web of affiliations and fluid structure.
The rise and fall of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has seen it go from the presidential palace to having most of its leadership in prison. Mubaraz Ahmed looks at the group’s origins, aims, and whether it will re-emerge.
After an outpouring of solidarity for all religions following a spate of attacks in Europe, 'anti-Islamisation' rallies by PEGIDA have grown. Anthony Measures looks at the background, appeal and spread of this new group.
To mark the launch of the Centre on Religion & Geopolitics' data section we talk to Brian J. Grim, an expert on religious freedom and international religious demography, about how data can allow us to improve policy and our understanding of religion's role in conflict situations.
In an interview with the Centre on Religion & Geopolitics, leading Islamic scholar Sheikh Dr. Usama Hasan, Senior Researcher in Islamic Studies at Quilliam, explains why the oppression and tyranny of ISIS, far from being supported by scripture, is in stark opposition to the central Quranic ideas of mercy, justice and compassion.
As the Shia Houthi movement consolidates recent gains in the Yemeni capital Sana'a, Thanos Petouris of the School of Oriental and African Studies explains the broader context by answering five questions on religion and conflict in Yemen.
Hizbullah holds a dominant position in Lebanese politics, but is also an international terrorist organisation responsible for spectacular violence. In Part II of a backgrounder on the group, Matt Levitt examines their operations in Syria and further afield.
Hizbullah holds a dominant position in Lebanese politics, but is also an international terrorist organisation responsible for spectacular violence. In Part I of a backgrounder on the group, Matt Levitt explains their ideology, and how they grew to hold the position they do today.
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