Afghanistan is the only country in the world where women and girls are completely banned from education and from working in most sectors, including NGOs. While the restrictions on women and girls have rightly received some international attention, an important aspect of the Taliban’s oppressive regime that has not received enough attention is their systematic indoctrination of boys, and more recently young girls in some provinces, through the education system.
- A series of accidents and attacks remind ordinary Cameroonians that, after the hype of the footbal competition, ordinary threats will be back.
- From Mozambico to Mali, from Niger to Burkina Faso, Islamist groups are multiplying their attacks on Western and local targets. Europe should watch closely.
- 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.