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Former Ba’athists Rising Through the Ranks of ISIL

aic | June 10, 2015

[caption id="attachment_8864" align="aligncenter" width="610"] Credit: The Guardian[/caption] by Dana Simcox The Islamic State owes much of its military success to the expertise and leadership provided by Saddam Hussein’s former army officers. ISIL has managed to develop an extensive hierarchy brimming with old Ba’athist party members from pre-war Iraq. Though the Ba’athist creed is purportedly secular and nationalist—seemingly at odds with… Read More

Why do people continue to join the Islamic State?

aic | March 09, 2015

by Daniel Patrick Shaffer On March 4, 2015 I attended a talk entitled “Arab Public Opinion on Terrorism: A Ground View From Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Yemen, and Libya” at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. The burning question that is so prevalent in think tanks, universities, administrations, and even households around the world is: Why are… Read More

The Change that Egyptians Thought Would be Easy

aic | January 18, 2015

  by Mohamed Taman On these days 4 years ago-- during the week of January 19, 2011--we (Egyptians) were very excited about what happened in Tunisia: from the overthrow of their president to the democratic change that they started. I was heading out for that day for work and university. While I was talking to my colleagues, I could tell… Read More

AIC Condemns Cowardly Acts by Radicals in Australia and Pakistan

aic | December 16, 2014

AIC is saddened by the news of the taking of hostages by an ISIL-supporter in Sydney, Australia on December 15, 2014 and today's terrible news of the murder of over 120 people--most of whom were children--in Peshawar, Pakistan by the Taliban. AIC condemns in the strongest terms these cowardly, vicious acts committed by radicals. In this holiday season, we hope… Read More