ISIS Leaders: From Zarqawi to Qardash

On May 20, the Iraqi intelligence apparatus announced that it arrested one of the candidates for succeeding the former ISIS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. “The terrorist Abdul Nasser Qardash, who was close to Baghdadi and one of the candidates for succeeding him, has been arrested, and necessary investigations were carried […]

Unprecedented Russian-Turkish Escalation in Libya

Several warplanes have been sent by Turkey to the Government of National Accord, reliable source told MENA Research and Study Center. This comes after the arrival of Russian warplanes sent form Hmeimim airbase in Syria to the National Army Forces. Many websites specialized in monitoring the air traffic, reported on […]

Bread or Arms, Aoun Stream Change Position towards Hezbollah

Hezbollah has only two choices: either to keep using arms for achieving its ideological goals, or finding a solution for the Lebanese crisis, Ziead al-Aswad, a leader in the Free Patriotic Movement said, in an indication to a possible coup against Hezbollah by the pro-Aoun stream. The Free Patriotic Movement […]
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Study: A Western View on The Refugee Crisis in Syria, Turkey and Greece

The dramatically increasing refugee crisis in the Syrian province of Idlib, on the Greek islands and at the EU’s external borders shows that the EU is torn apart in terms of asylum and migration policy and is hardly capable of acting in terms of foreign and security policy. What can […]
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The West in the Eyes of Eastern, Contemporary Reading – Thesis and Interpretations

Unlike the books of Bernard Lewis, Huntington, author of “The Clash of Civilizations” back in 1993, or Francis Fukuyama, author of “The End of History and The Last Man” from 1992, this article does not discuss the viewpoint of the intellectual elites of the West with regard to Islamic societies. […]

Social Diversity and its Effects on the Political Situation

By: Rasheed Hawrani Different countries in the world usually pay attention to the internal structure of their societies and manage social diversity and pluralism. Human communities are different in terms of geography, values, demography, ethnicity and culture, they have different ideologies in which all the above-mentioned factors interact. Ideological diversity […]

Religious Extremism and Political Islam in Historical and Political Context- A Brutal Violation of Religion

By: MENA Monitor enlightenment unit Introduction Many people ask how one can become part of a group, which is ready to die for the sake of their ideas based on their strong belief that they are the represent of an Islamic idea, expected to prevail on earth. Is it possible […]

Women Fighters, a Restoration of Power, or Another Kind of Capitulation

By: MENA Monitor analyst unit The idea of a female involvement in fighting battles is not strange to what generations have always inherited as it has been woven after myths. Mobilization of women throughout the world correlates with this inherited culture. However, there is always a margin in between the […]

Extremism of Deviant Islamists between Relative Religious Scripts and Static Vision

By Osama Aghi Linguistically speaking, the word “extremism” refers to an extreme. When we say that someone is an extremist, it means that he is far away from norms and that he has abandoned the limits of thought and got to a point of absurdness which is very dangerous for […]

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