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The Islamic State conflict: Why the Caliphate will survive in Iraq

April 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

"Without long-term political resolutions, it inevitably becomes difficult to crush IS’s insurgency because of the pragmatic politics of IS which combined traditional tribal power and puritanical jihādist ideology with military strategy of the former regime of Saddam" (By Nino Orto) The advance of Iraqi Security Forces and the Kurdish peshmerga towards Mosul to recapture the Iraq's second largest city from Islamic State is creating a new phase of dangerous change in the geopolitical and strategic balance of the Middle East. [...]

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Saddam Hussein is still alive in Mosul

April 21st, 2017|0 Comments

"If the situation in Mosul doesn't change there will be another group with a different name and different people who may be embroiled in a new wave of violence" [...]

The Islamic State conflict: Why the Caliphate will survive in Iraq

April 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

"Without long-term political resolutions, it inevitably becomes difficult to crush IS’s insurgency because of the pragmatic politics of IS which combined traditional tribal power and puritanical jihādist ideology with military [...]

Kirkuk is a fire that if ignited will burn everyone

March 30th, 2017|0 Comments

"A fresh step in the Iraqi brawl between communities is expected after Kirkuk province has officially decided that alongside Arabic language, Kurdish should also be used in letters [...]

Jihad Watch

The Children of the Caliphate

April 15th, 2017|0 Comments

"The stories reveal an organised and structured military training which aims to cultivate an army of loyal warriors who are ideologically pure for the future Caliphate." (By Nino [...]

Al-Adnani è morto. Lunga vita ad al-Adnani

September 1st, 2016|0 Comments

""L'uomo che si cela dietro tutto questo è Abu Muhammad al-Adnani" ha dichiarato il jihadista tedesco Sarfo. "Lui è il capo del Emni e delle forze speciali del Califfato. [...]

The Arabian Winter: ISIS, al-Qa’ida and the Middle Eastern Wars

August 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

"Islamic militants use social media because we use social media; they seek resources…money…hydrocarbons…weapons…in the way that many actors do across the world today..they multi-task as terrorists, insurgents and administrators because [...]

Analysis

Iraq’s parliament passes law legalising Shia militias: the end of Iraq?

March 26th, 2017|0 Comments

"They now number over 100,000 men and fight with heavy weaponry, including tanks, artillery and rocket launchers" (By Osservatorio Mashrek) Rekindling sectarian rivalries at a sensitive time, Iraq’s parliament on [...]

Iraq: perchè il Califfato sopravviverà

March 26th, 2017|0 Comments

"La riuscita del progetto califfale in Iraq, a differenza della Siria, è stato possibile grazie ad un contesto socio-politico di incertezza e paura tra la popolazione sunnita [...]

Goodbye Iraq

February 8th, 2017|0 Comments

"After two years since the proclamation of Caliphate in Syraq the international community has failed to curb the institutionalisation of Islamic State nor have they prevented Baghdadi and the organisation [...]

Insight

Quei rifugiati siriani tra speranza e orrore

January 10th, 2015|0 Comments

"Ho venduto la casa, i gioielli, la macchina, e sono scappato. Ora voglio solo andare in Svezia e ricominciare una nuova vita. La Siria ormai non esiste più” (di Nino [...]

In Libia in atto una “correzione” della rivoluzione del 2011

January 7th, 2015|0 Comments

"Noi non permetteremo che la Libia diventi un covo di terroristi. Gli estremisti hanno condizionato la vita politica di questo Paese nel corso degli ultimi tre anni diventando un problema [...]

Se la terra promessa sa di sale

January 7th, 2015|0 Comments

“E’ molto difficile vivere e lavorare qui, gli israeliani non ci vogliono e ce lo fanno capire ogni giorno. Il governo vorrebbe cacciarci via e ogni notte non riesco a [...]

Cartoons

March 27th, 2017|0 Comments