At least 42 people were killed in an attack on Istanbul's main international airport, with Turkish authorities blaming ISIS. 'Constantinople' has ideological, as well as operational, relevance to the group’s aims.
AQIM's deadly attack on a hotel and cafe in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso highlights the country's fragility to jihadi attack – and the vulnerability of its position as host to global partners fighting regional extremism.
ISIS' efforts to show its state-like credentials has seen the group release a series of textbooks, the content of which gives an insight into how the group is using education to indoctrinate the next generation of jihadis.
The AKP's success in the second set of elections this year returns Turkey to a single-party government, but will the party's strong track record be enough to deal with the country's growing challenges?
The latest issue of 'Al-Risalah,' the magazine of al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate, aims to present al-Qaeda as the true representatives of global Islam, featuring articles by Abu Qatada and Western foreign fighters.
The release of a biography of the Taliban's new leader provides an insight into the challenges faced by the movement. The Centre on Religion & Geopolitics explores what the propaganda tells us about a Taliban in transition.
The killing of a Palestinian infant in an arson attack and of an Israeli youth at a gay pride march highlight the threat of Jewish extremism to Israel's national security. Such attacks are not a new phenomenon.
June's ISIS-claimed attack in Sousse, following the Bardo Museum assault in March, shows the threat Tunisia faces from jihadism. This briefing note examines the context of radicalisation in the country.
The latest edition of ISIS' propaganda magazine, Dabiq, includes an unapologetic defence of its actions, including the sexual slavery of Yezidi women, and emphasises a 'duty' to migrate to the 'caliphate.'
After a defensive audio message in November 2014, the latest recording purportedly from ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi contains a renewed call for migration to the 'caliphate.' This briefing note analyses the message's ideology.
The debate over countering extremism is increasingly driven by those countries most affected by the violence. The Centre on Religion & Geopolitics looks at what this trend might mean for international policymaking.
Four years into the Syrian conflict, the religious and sectarian tones continue to rise. This briefing note looks at how the growth of jihad explains the motivations and justifications of its protagonists.
The November 2014 parliamentary elections in Bahrain took place against a background of continuing sectarian tensions in the country. This briefing note looks at the context of these elections and the controversy that they have raised.
High tensions continue to develop from controversy around the issue of access to the Temple Mount / al-Haram al-Sharif in Jerusalem. The Centre on Religion & Geopolitics looks at the significance of the site, and its symbolic importance to conflict in the region.
In the first of a new series of Briefing Notes on the role of religion in conflict, the Centre on Religion & Geopolitics looks at recent developments in global jihadi movements, focusing particularly on tactical changes, increased factionalism and a notable generational shift in fighters.
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