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Shiraz Maher

International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation, Senior Research Fellow and Head of Outreach

Shiraz Maher is a Senior Research Fellow and Head of Outreach at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) at Kings College London. He is currently writing an intellectual history of al-Qaeda, exploring the development of the global jihad movement's political philosophy.

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ISIS: More Than Insurgents

The division of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) from al-Qaeda earlier this year is not about ideology. In jihadi circles proximity equates to power, and ISIS - more than just an insurgent group - sees no reason to obey al-Qaeda's commands, writes Shiraz Maher.

Shiraz Maher

30 Jun 2014

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