Posts In: Mapping

Turkey – Why Erdogan denies the Lausanne Treaty

It is obvious that, by questioning the Treaty of Lausanne, Erdogan’s recent rhetoric could be considered a part of his internal political considerations. What is…

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Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb

15th June 2015 Analysis, Mapping

Mapping features of armed groups The original goal of AQIM was to install an Islamic government across the Maghreb region. Their birthplace is Algeria and…

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Mapping features of armed groups: Islamic State (IS)

23rd May 2015 Analysis, Mapping

In its earlier iterations as Al-Qeada in Iraq (AQI), the group focused on more concrete goals like driving foreign forces from Iraq. However since its…

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Mapping the Conflict: North-western and Central Syria in 2015

23rd May 2015 Analysis, Mapping

Overwiew NW & Central Syria Mapping the conflict use link for full diagram

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Mapping features of armed groups Hezbollah

15th May 2015 Analysis, Mapping

According to Hezbollah’s 1985 manifesto, its original goals were: to (1) destroy Israel, (2) to expel Western influences from Lebanon and the wider Middle East,…

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Mapping features of armed groups: Ansar Bait al-Maqdis a.k.a Sinai Province

16th April 2015 Analysis, Mapping

Ansar Bait al-Maqdis was created in 2011 in the aftermath of the 25th January Egyptian Revolution. In the beginning, the group was focused on Israel;…

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Mapping features of armed groups: Ansar al-Sharia (Libya)

16th April 2015 Analysis, Mapping

Ansar al-Sharia (ASL) means “Partisans of Islamic law” in Arabic and it emerged as an extremist group following the February 2011 anti-Gaddafi uprising. The militants’…

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Mapping features of armed groups: Ansar al-Sharia (Tunisia)

16th April 2015 Analysis, Mapping

Ansar al-Sharia in Tunisia (AST) promotes the idea of global jihad as well as a Salafi interpretation of Islam. Their main target audience are young…

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Mapping features of armed groups: Houthi Rebels

15th April 2015 Analysis, Mapping

This Shiite militia is fighting for more autonomy, economic resources and for the right to practice their religious beliefs. 1504_Houthi Rebels_Summary use link for full…

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Mapping features of armed groups: Boko Haram

16th March 2015 Analysis, Mapping

Created in 2001, the group originally aimed to implement Sharia law, prohibitting any influence of Western education and culture, and setting up a welfare association…

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Mapping features of armed groups: Jabhat al-Nusra (JAN)

1st March 2015 Analysis, Mapping

Jabhat al-Nusra (JAN) aims to overthrow the Assad regime and replace it with a Sunni Islamic state. However, in contrast to its rival group the…

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Mapping Jihadist groups alongside Current Humanitarian Action

1st March 2015 Analysis, Mapping

This report provides an all-encompassing mapping of jihadist and other terrorist groups alongside current humanitarian action. The first segment provides an overview of developments in…

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