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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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INSCT Co-Hosts International Workshop on Islam and Conflict Norms

Representatives from the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT) traveled to the Arab Gulf recently to co-host a preparatory workshop toward a future international conference on Islam and the Laws of War, to be held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 2015.

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Project Precis: Postconflict Justice and Islam

By CORRI ZOLI. The Project Precis provides a description of the postconflict justice part of the INSCT Islam, International Humanitarian Law, and Postconflict Justice initiative. It also discusses the main research questions for the scholar-practitioner workshop that was held in the fall of 2010 in Washington, DC.

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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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Sharia Strategy: Rule of Law Replacing the State

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Shari’a Courts Move to the Battlefield

BY CORRI ZOLI & EMILY SCHNEIDER (Re-Published from Harvard Law School’s National Security Journal, Feb. 3, 2014) In the midst of some of the worst infighting between Syrian opposition groups to date, al Qaeda Central leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, called on Syrian armed groups to unite, stating, “you are the hope of our Islamic nation in establishing Islamic governance in the lands of Syria, the chosen land of jihad” …

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Shari’a Courts Move to the Battlefield

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Cherif Bassiouni’s Book on Shari’a and Postconflict Justice Published

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NSO 2013: Shari’a Law and Military Operations

As a result of the agreement between the NATO School and ISISC, a sixth consecutive seminar was held on “Shari’a Law and Military Operations” …

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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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