Journal abstract Nonviolent resistance can be a powerful tool for ordinary civilians to transform their governments; however, not all nonviolent movements end in success and many ultimately escalate into violent[…]
Journal abstract Australia is becoming a growing hotbed for far-right extremism given the rapid proliferation of far-right groups and mainstreaming of extremist thought. Radical Islamist violence within the region has[…]
From the Islamic State of Algeria to the Economic Caliphate of the Sahel: The Transformation of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb
Journal abstract Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) appeared on the Algerian landscape in 2007 after the merger between Al Qaeda and the GSPC, with the objective of expanding[…]
Journal abstract Why do rebels kill each other? When confronting a formidable regime, rebels often descend into warring factionalism rather than forge unity across their ranks to reap the advantages[…]
Publisher’s description In the current climate of political extremism and violence, much attention has been directed towards “radicalisation” as the reasons behind such courses of action, along with a conviction[…]
This chapter is of use to anyone seeking to understand the differences between Islamist movements (such as AQIM, GIA, etc.), their breeding grounds and their agendas.