Category Archives: Multilateral Foreign Policy

Obama’s vague vision to take on IS

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Beyond a few airstrikes and supporting an opposition that is engaged in a bloody battle with Assad, it is not clear how IS in Syria can be dealt a decisive blow.

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By denouncing ISIS as ‘not Muslims’, moderate Muslims risk making things worse

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When moderate Muslim groups use takfirism to tackle extremism, this intolerant doctrine is not challenged but reaffirmed.

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From Russia to ISIS, NATO needs to act

The President’s recent admission that he has no strategy on ISIS spoke volumes to the lacklustre response to current crises

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The UK must not fall for the Putin smokescreen

Reactionaries from Sir Edward Lewigh to the Stop the War Coalition want us to forget the crimes, past and present, of Putin – and we absolutely should not

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The Left must confront its unintentional anti-Semitism

While the aims of many pro-Palestinian campaigners are admirable, the left must look at the wider context of Israel and Palestine today

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With the threat of IS are we Chamberlain or Churchill?

Islamic State are clearly a threat to the West, argues Edisa Korugic and Robbie Travers, but the question is what do we do about it?

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It’s time to turn the words into action on Christian persecution

While the UK has form condemning barbaric acts inflicted on Christians because of their faith. It is time now to turn the words into action.

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The video of James Foley is an escalation: what should the UK response be?

With last year’s vote on Syria in mind there will be a lot of attention given to what the Labour response will be – while we need caution and reflection, the response from the Labour party must reflect the severity of the situation now.

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The Caliphate Delusion: the political construct that bears no relevance in the modern world

Ghaffar Hussain, the Managing Director of Quilliam, historicises the Caliphate to show what little relevance it has in the modern world

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1-in-800 young British Sunni men are fighting in Syria/Iraq – this should concern us all

TweetToo many young Muslims are going abroad to fight with ISIS – but we should talk about this without posturing or point-scoring.  In June, shortly before ISIS’s take-over of large chunks of northern Iraq, British Muslim commentator and journalist Sharif Nashashibi wrote: “One would be forgiven for thinking there is an exodus of British Muslims […]

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