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Lone-Wolf or Low-Tech Terrorism? Emergent Patterns of Global Terrorism in Recent French and European Attacks

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Ten Recommendations for Obama’s CVE Summit

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Sharia Strategy: Rule of Law Replacing the State

BY CORRI ZOLI & EMILY SCHNEIDER (Re-Published from Syria in Crisis, Jan. 4, 2014). On January 7, during the worst infighting between Syrian rebel groups to date, the head of the al-Qaeda–aligned Nusra Front, Abu Mohammad al-Golani, proposed that the rebels use an Islamic court to negotiate their differences. Calling for a ceasefire between rebel groups, Golani said the current infighting was the result of “incorrect policies” by the rival jihadi faction known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) …

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Redrafting Kant’s “Perpetual Peace”: Article Six

BY WILLIAM C. BANKS According to Kant, “some confidence in the character of the enemy must remain even in the midst of war, as otherwise no peace could be concluded and the hostilities would degenerate into a war of extermination.” In other words, accepting the inevitability of war, following a code of conduct during armed conflict distinguishes legitimate from illegitimate warfare …

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Postconflict Justice & Islam Workshop 2010

  Goal The goal of this workshop was to begin identifying the most pressing issues at the intersection of Islamic jurisprudence and international humanitarian law (IHL) and to consider how the shared concerns of both sets of laws may prompt creativity in addressing troubling gaps—notably, the lack of standards for dealing with the rise of […]

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Islam & IHL Workshop 2009

Overview & Topics INSCT’s interdisciplinary workshop gathered scholars and practitioners from the fields of Islamic law, Muslim politics and culture, comparative religion and history, international conflict and security, and international law and human rights with interest in the contribution of Islam to the rules governing the conduct of warfare. The workshop was a vital first […]

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