Twenty-four years after the slaughter of French monks in Tibhirine, Algeria, a thousand shadows, questions, but also indications.
- The French based Iranian sociologist Farhad Khosrokhavar draws a map of the different types of European Islamic extremists.
- The liberation of Marawi, the city occupied by militants loyal to Islamic State, will take some time.
- Reset-Dialogues is pleased to republish the summaries and video of a panel discussion organized at the National Press Club in Washington by the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy. Islam and foreign policy experts – among whom John Esposito, Shadi Hamid, Michele Dunne, and Michael O’Hanlon – talked about the causes for the rise of radicalism in Iraq and Syria and the creation of militant groups such as ISIS. They discussed the intentions of ISIS and the threat posed to the Middle East and the rest of the world. The panelists provide criticism of the Obama administration’s response to ISIS and offered recommendations for moving forward.