Current Trends in Islamist Ideology

Articles from Vol. 17, August

A Sectarian Awakening: Reinventing Sunni Identity in Iraq after 2003
SINCE 2003, SECTARIAN IDENTITIES AND SECTARIAN RELATIONS IN IRAQ and the broader Arab world have undergone previously unimaginable changes.1 New realities have been created and a key question is whether this is a temporary quagmire awaiting resolution...
Iraq's Second Sunni Insurgency
THE STATE OF IRAQ IN 2014 REPRESENTS A DRAMATIC REVERSAL WHEN compared with four years earlier. National elections in March 2010 took place during a period when the Sunni insurgency, having reached its peak in 2006, was at a low ebb, and key political...
Refuting Jihadism: Can Jihad Be Reclaimed?
WESTERN POLICY-MAKERS AND ACADEMICS HAVE FOCUSED in recent years on the need to provide an effective counternarrative to the global jihadist movement.1'2 The common threads in radicalization literature suggest a critical element of the counter-narrative...
Repression in China and Its Consequences in Xinjiang
A SERIES OF VIOLENT INCIDENTS IN CHINA INVOLVING UYGHURS has focused increasing attention on the Turkic Muslim minority group and on the religious and political situation in their homeland, China's vast northwestern province known as the Xinjiang Uyghur...
The Salafi Dawa of Alexandria: The Politics of a Religious Movement
FROM HIS CLUTTERED, RUNDOWN CLINIC IN ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT, THE 55-year-old pediatrician Sheikh Yassir Burhami holds court a few nights a week to manage the affairs of his three and a half decade old organization: Ad-Da'wa al-Salafiyya, or "the Salafi Dawa"...
Turkey's Declining Democracy
The politics of turkey have been transformed in profound ways during the rule of the Justice and Development Party (JDP), or, as it is also commonly known, the Adalet ve Kalkinma Partisi (AKP). The party, which has roots in the Turkish Islamist movement,...
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