Why Radical Islamists Seek to Exploit Converts

When ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack on the Palace of Westminster, it was another reminder of the violent and destructi...

Islamist extremism

Will Islamists Ride the Wave of Muslim Democracy?

Tunisia's Ennahda party recently announced it was separating religion and politics....


Islamism and Jihadism: A Difficult Conversation

There is not a direct progression from political Islamist aspirations to the jihadi violence of ISIS....


What is the Islamic Movement in Israel?

Israel's main Islamist group often makes headlines in the Jewish state, but little is known about it outside the country.

Islamic Movement in Israel

The West's Refusal to Confront Islamism is Doing ISIS' Work for It

So long as we continue to give a free pass to Islamists in the name of cultural sensitivity, we will not defeat the extremist scou...


If the Castle Falls

If the Castle Falls: Ideology and Objectives of the Syrian Rebellion


What is the Muslim Brotherhood?

The rise and fall of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has seen it go from the presidential palace to having most of its leadership in pr...

Muslim Brotherhood

A Shining Light? Islamism and Democracy in Tunisia

Major questions were asked of the so-called 'success story' of the Arab Spring after the Sousse attack....


Briefing Note: ISIS and Religion

With the United Nations Security Council voting unanimously on 24 September to adopt a resolution emphasising the urgent need to t...