Blinded by ISIS

Schlomo Ben Ami, Project Syndicate 4 Dec 2015 The general consensus emerging since last month’s carnage in Paris seems to be that the Islamic State (ISIS) can be defeated only by a ground invasion of its “state.” This is a delusion. Even if the West and its local allies (the Kurds, the Syrian opposition, Jordan,…

Islamic State

IS and the dawn of a ‘Long War’ Josy Joseph The Hindu, 18 November, 2015 Paris and global response In the wake of the Paris attacks, and in a rare show of unity, the mightiest militaries across all divides are training their finest weapons on their common enemy — no more than a motley crowd…

The root of extremist Islam – Wahhabism – (Explained)

Saudi Wahhabi dilemma in spotlight after Paris attack Reuters, 17 November 2015 Its harsh religious tradition is seen by many outsiders — and some Saudi liberals — as a root cause of the global jihadist threat. Saudi Arabia’s harsh religious tradition is seen by many outsiders — and some Saudi liberals — as a root…