Al-Baghdadi’s Death Won’t Change Much for Daesh
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Al-Baghdadi’s Death Won’t Change Much for Daesh

The leader of the world’s most notorious terrorist group was reportedly killed by US special forces during a raid in Syria’s Idlib region over the weekend, though the importance of this development shouldn’t be overstated since Daesh is more of a decentralized network nowadays than the conventional “Caliphate”-creating military force that it was during its…

Daesh Is Curiously Pursuing the Same Strategic Goal as India in Afghanistan
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Daesh Is Curiously Pursuing the Same Strategic Goal as India in Afghanistan

The world’s most notorious terrorist group claimed credit for a suicide bombing in Pakistan that killed the Taliban leader’s younger brother and threatened to derail the organization’s peace talks with the US, which curiously aligns with the same strategic goal being pursued by India in Afghanistan. Daesh claimed credit for a suicide bombing at a…

Turkey Gives Up on the Idea of a Caliphate for the Second Time
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Turkey Gives Up on the Idea of a Caliphate for the Second Time

In the 18th century, during the Crimean War, the Tsar was the first head of State to recognise the double political and spiritual nature of the role of the Caliphe. Constantinople had lost the military confrontation, but its Sultan had maintained an influence over the souls of the Tatar people. The sultans had auto-proclaimed themselves…