British foreign policy expert James Strong discusses the history and evolution of the War Powers Convention and how this concept applies to the UK’s use of remote warfare.
Many studies on the motivations of Islamic State foreign fighters emphasise the role of low socio-economic prospects. But interviews with fighters suggest greater attention should be given to the role of religiosity.
Recently there has been a dramatic increase of transnational insurgents fighting in wars. How are those fighting in Syria different from foreign fighters who fought in the previous jihadist wars?
Al-Nusra Front is one of the main Jihadist actors currently involved in the Syrian war. Several factors have allowed its integration into the Syrian landscape, and its evolution.
Award-winning reporter Jakob Sheikh talks about his work interviewing the Danes who travelled to Iraq and Syria to join the jihad.
The Islamic State’s loss of the territory does not mean that has been defeated. Rather, it presents several new challenges to those trying to contain the threat of the Islamic State.
Foreign fighting in Syria is not driven primarily by devotion to Islam, nor is it motivated mainly by socioeconomic grievances. Rather, foreign fighters join the Syrian civil war to defend […]
The significant imbalances in the distribution of aid between different geographical areas in the current Syrian war threaten not only the immediate survival of civilians, but also the future prospects […]
The Syrian war is one of the worst political and humanitarian crises since the Second World War and mediation attempts have proven largely fruitless. What are the reasons behind their […]
Dr. Yaniv Voller is a Lecturer in the Politics of the Middle East at the School of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent. Prior to that he was a […]