It’s discontent, not religion, that draws people to al-Shabaab

A new study of attitudes towards al-Shabaab in Kenya has found no evidence that terrorist violence is directly driven by religion. Instead, al-Shabaab – the Somali-based terror group that has wreaked deadly havoc in Kenya – exploits perceived historical, social and political grievances and draws on extreme interpretations of Islam to craft its propaganda narratives.

Recent Threats to the Rule of Law in the US

The Attorney-General of the United States serves at the pleasure of the President. That much is abundantly clear even to those who questioned the legality or legitimacy of the summary dismissal of Acting Attorney General Sally Yates on January 30th for doing precisely what she pledged to do at her confirmation hearing – to stand…

The Inaugural CSIPS Annual Middle East Peace Conference

Call for Papers/Panels The Inaugural CSIPS Annual Middle East Peace Conference 12th May 2017, University of Westminster “One State”, “Two State” and “Third Way” solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: paving the way to a functional Palestinian state The Centre for the Study of International Peace and Security (CSIPS) is proud to announce a call for…