FEMALE JIHADISTS PLAY CRITICAL ROLES IN TERROR GROUPS
(Editor at Terrorism and the Economy)
Publication in RIEAS web site (www.rieas.gr) on 10th December 2016
A new study examining the roles of American jihadi women and found a significant increase in their participation in terrorist activity in the past five years. Within the wider movement, American women served primarily as plotters, supporters, and travelers. While few female American jihadists appear to act alone or carry out violent plots, many support activities along with friends, siblings, and romantic partners. The women are active online and offline, and social media use is common. Read more
INTERVIEW: DANIEL PIPES ON MUSLIM IMMIGRATION
Breitbart News Daily
August 31, 2016
Middle East Forum President Daniel Pipes was interviewed on August 31 about Donald Trump's Muslim immigration policy by Breitbart London Editor Raheem Kassam on Breitbart News Daily (SiriusXM). The full transcript of the interview follows.
Raheem Kassam: What a day, actually, to have you on because you've written this article recently in the Washington Times about part of Trump's immigration policy, specifically about his Muslim visa policy. But it's a big day for Donald Trump today as well with regard to his visit to Mexico to see the Mexican president and we know there are all sorts of Islamic terrorism issues concerning Latin America also. Then he'll be giving a speech in Arizona. Mr. Pipes, do you have a take on his visit to Mexico?
Daniel Pipes: I think it's a very high-risk undertaking because the sides begin so far apart that unless they have some groundwork in place, some kind of preliminary draft agreement on what they're going to say, it could work out to the detriment of Donald Trump...Read more
NEW INFORMATION POINTS TO PREVIOUSLY UNKNOWN ISIS INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
Copyright: https://intelnews.org Publication at RIEAS web site (www.rieas.gr) in 11 August 2016.
The Islamic State has set up a secretive intelligence agency whose task is to set up sleeper cells abroad and has already sent “hundreds of operatives” to Europe and Asia, according to information emerging from interrogations of suspects. According to The New York Times, the information about the intelligence agency comes from “thousands of pages” of intelligence files from American, French, Belgian, Austrian and German agencies. The documents include information from interviews with captured members or defectors from the Islamic State, which is otherwise known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).... Read more
THE CONCEPT OF LONE JIHAD
Marcin Styszyński (PhD)
(Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arabic and Islamic Studies and Chair of Asian Studies, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland)
Copyright: Marcin Styszyński on Line. Publication date in RIEAS web site (www.rieas.gr) in 7 August 2016.
Recent terrorist attacks in the world, including the tragedy in Nice show that terrorist acts carried out by jihadists still pose a significant threat to international security and demonstrate some new forms of activities....Read more
JIHAD AWAKES EUROPE
by Daniel Pipes
(President, Middle East Forum)
Copyright: Gatestone Institute, July 15, 2016.
Hello. I'm Daniel Pipes and I'd like to speculate about the future of Europe. I can see three most likely possibilities.
One is, when it comes to Islam, that everybody gets along, all is well, the future generations are better than the present generations, and there's no real problem. I don't think that's likely, although that is the working hypothesis of governments and, more broadly, the establishments: things will work out, we'll muddle through, it'll be okay. Read more
THE UN MISSION IN MALI: A BRIEFING PAPER
(RIEAS Research Associate)
Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 4 May 2016
This is a briefing paper on the effect of the current intervention in Mali, which was a response to the rebellion of 2012 in the Northern regions. Any peacekeeping operation consists of the context, local armed groups, and the intervention (International Alert, 2004)... Read more
FEMALE MOTIVATION FOR TERRORIST ACTIVITY
(PhD candidate at Faculty of Security Studies, Belgrade University, Serbia
& RIEAS Research Associate)
Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 3 April 2016
Studies have shown that women have had an extensive history of participating in terrorist activities. It is has been proven in modern terrorism that female involvement began in the nineteenth century with the Russian People's Will, with the onward appearance of Chechen Black Widows and the Tamil Tiger's Birds of Paradise, and other terrorist organizations. Today, we witness that more and more women join terrorist organizations, especially to the Islamic state, and that the role of women are altering and growing, which creates the need for a detailed examination of this phenomena.... Read more
GLOBAL JIHAD: AN OVERVIEW
(RIEAS Senior Analyst)
Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 24 March 2016
Only three months into the year, no less than 27 countries across the globe have come under jihadi attack. Mujahideen working for groups or as lone wolves have carried out attacks in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, North Africa and East Asia.
A new chapter in a very old war, today in Europe, the enemy is no longer at the Gates of Vienna, the enemy is already within the gates...Read more
THE IRAN AND SAUDI ARABIA CONFLICT: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE UNITED STATES
Sohail Mahmood (PhD)
(Member, RIEAS International Advisory Board)
Copyright @ 2016 Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) – Publication date: 10 January 2016
The Shia cleric Nimr al Nimr was among the 47 execution on January 2, 2016. Nimr's execution had resulted in Shia protests in several countries of the region. He was a fierce critic of the Saudi rulers and had once even advocated the establishment of a separate Shia state in the Eastern province of Saudi Arabia which had a large Shia population. Iran had quickly promised revenge for the execution and so did the Shia Houthis in Yemen. After the execution of Nimr protesters in Tehran responded by torching part of the Saudi Embassy. On January 3, 2016, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir announced Saudi Arabia was severing ties with Iran. Bahrain had also announced it will sever ties with Iran. Both Bahrain and Saudi Arabia were close U.S. allies. Sudan and the UAE also joined in though the UAE's action was limited to downgrading diplomatic relations....Read more
BUHARI’S POST ELECTIONS CHALLENGES ON TACKLING BOKO HARAM
(PhD candidate at the Free State University of South Africa & RIEAS Research Associate)
Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 5 May 2015
Nigerians celebrated the electrifying victory returned one of its harshest former dictators to power, sobering challenges confront Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari warned the country's brutal Boko Haram insurgents that he would be coming after them. The victory of Muhammadu Buhari, in the March presidential poll, was viewed as a landmark - the first time a sitting president had been voted out of office. Equally important was incumbent Goodluck Jonathan's acceptance of defeat - not a given on a continent in which rulers have often gone to great lengths to retain power. He won 52.4 percent of ballots cast in a March 28-29 vote to unseat President Goodluck Jonathan and his People's Democratic Party, the first lawful transition of power since British colonial rule ended in 1960. Buhari's inauguration is scheduled for May 29 2015...Read more