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Islam and the West: Recognition, Reconciling, Co-existence or Collision (1-2)

Islam and the West: Recognition...

By Ashur Shamis In a personal contribution, Ashur Shamis calls for a dialogue between the West and the Muslim world. This is a chapter from the e-book ‘The Future of the Middle East‘ co-produced by Global Policy and Arab Digest...

Don’t close borders, manage them: how to improve EU policy on migration through Libya (3)

Don’t close borders, manage them: how to...

By Mattia Toaldo The refugee crisis, as we know it, led the EU to re-think its migration policy in a way that seemed unthinkable just a few years before. This analysis describes the outdated European approach and the process of Europe’s...

Don’t close borders, manage them: how to improve EU policy on migration through Libya (2)

Don’t close borders, manage them: how to...

By Mattia Toaldo The refugee crisis, as we know it, led the EU to re-think its migration policy in a way that seemed unthinkable just a few years before. This analysis describes the outdated European approach and the process of Europe’s...

Don’t close borders, manage them: how to improve EU policy on migration through Libya

Don’t close borders, manage them: how to...

By Mattia Toaldo The refugee crisis, as we know it, led the EU to re-think its migration policy in a way that seemed unthinkable just a few years before. This analysis describes the outdated European approach and the process of Europe’s...

Official Islam in the Arab World: The Contest for Religious Authority (3)2

Official Islam in the Arab World: The...

By Nathan Brown The official Muslim religious establishments in Arab countries give governments a major role in religious life, but these institutions are rarely mere regime mouthpieces and can be difficult to steer in a particular direction.

​ Mapping Libya’s Jihadists (1)

Mapping Libya’s Jihadists (1)

By Jason Pack – edited by Rhiannon Smith Six years after protests first erupted in February 2011 against the brutal and repressive rule of Qadhafi, Libya remains a country beset by deepening political fragmentation, bloody internecine...

Turkey, Istanbul, Suleymaniye Mosque, crowd praying

Official Islam in the Arab World: The...

By Nathan Brown The official Muslim religious establishments in Arab countries give governments a major role in religious life, but these institutions are rarely mere regime mouthpieces and can be difficult to steer in a particular direction.

A family eat breakfast outside their hut at a camp for people displaced by the war near Sanaa, Yemen September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah    SEARCH "FAMINE YEMEN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.   TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Famine And Fighting .. Challenges Of...

By Rebecca Hersman and Sarah Minot Humanitarian catastrophe is becoming commonplace – part of a new normal in which fragile governments, violence, and conflict now too often co-exist with large-scale humanitarian crises.

Official Islam in the Arab World: The Contest for Religious Authority (1)

Official Islam in the Arab World: The...

By Nathan Brown The official Muslim religious establishments in Arab countries give governments a major role in religious life, but these institutions are rarely mere regime mouthpieces and can be difficult to steer in a particular direction.

A military vehicle fires as fighters of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government push into the last area held by Islamic State militants in Ghiza Bahriya district in Sirte, Libya November 26, 2016. REUTERS/Hani Amara - RTSTEWV

Tactical Lessons from the Ejection of ISIS...

By Dr Alia Brahimi and Jason Pack In December 2016, ISIS was ejected from Sirte by a coalition of forces allied to the UN-backed government. US airstrikes and special operations by western forces were integral to the campaign and, combined...

Islamophobia and terror: two sides of one coin

Islamophobia and terror: two sides of one...

By Hadani Ditmars As Manchester reels from a night of horror, in the aftermath of a bomb that went off in a stadium full of young people, all thoughts are with the families of the victims. 

Fighters of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government celebrate as they are close to securing last Islamic State holdouts in Sirte, Libya December 5, 2016. Picture taken December 5, 2016. REUTERS/Ayman Sahely  EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE.

Strategic Lessons from the Ejection of ISIS...

By Dr Alia Brahimi and Jason Pack Though accompanied by curiously little fanfare, the Obama administration’s most significant victory against the Islamic State (ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) came not in Iraq or Syria, but in Libya.

A new recipe for Libyan civil war

A new recipe for Libyan civil war

By Mattia Toaldo A highly publicised meeting in Abu Dhabi is the beginning of a new strategy from Haftar, one that doesn’t necessarily end with peace.