Azeem Ibrahim

Dr. Azeem Ibrahim is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Policy, and an RAI Fellow at Mansfield College, University of Oxford, and Research Professor at the Strategic Studies Institute at the U.S. Army War College.


Dr. Azeem Ibrahim is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Policy, and an RAI Fellow at Mansfield College, University of Oxford, and Research Professor at the Strategic Studies Institute at the U.S. Army War College.



ARTICLES BY Azeem Ibrahim



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The future of Afghanistan

Fifteen years after the United States invaded Afghanistan in its pursuit of Osama bin Laden, Afghanistan’s future is a


Fifteen years after the United States invaded Afghanistan in its pursuit of Osama bin Laden, Afghanistan’s future is as uncertain as it has ever been. Like the Soviets before, America has found Afghanistan a country easy enough to occupy, but hellishly difficult to hold. It was quick to topple the Taliban government, which had offered […]

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The fall of Anjem Choudary

 And at long last, Anjem Choudary, Britain’s favorite TV jihadi, is behind bars. This has been 20 years in the making


 And at long last, Anjem Choudary, Britain’s favorite TV jihadi, is behind bars. This has been 20 years in the making. Twenty years in which the trained solicitor has sowed division between British Muslims and the rest of British society, and in which he has nevertheless managed to avoid trouble with the law by remaining […]

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The Rohingya: A preview to the next genocide of our time

This magazine has published at length articles about the situation of the Rohingya people of Myanmar. According to the U


This magazine has published at length articles about the situation of the Rohingya people of Myanmar. According to the U.N., they are the most persecuted minority in the world at the moment. But awareness of their issue by the international community is uneven. A number of U.N. agencies and global NGOs are monitoring the situation […]

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Boston and Chechnya – Worlds Apart

The recent tragic events in Boston, where two young American Chechen brothers may have killed three bystanders at the


The recent tragic events in Boston, where two young American Chechen brothers may have killed three bystanders at the finish of the Boston marathon, wounding nearly two hundred other people, has dominated US media for a week and created a confusion of international responses. It has also brought a new awareness to the US public of the complexities […]

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A Stagnating European Union

The idea of the European Community was born in a post-World War II era when nations were reconstructing and modernizing


The idea of the European Community was born in a post-World War II era when nations were reconstructing and modernizing their industrial economies, and working to ensure that World War II was finally the “war to end all wars” in Europe. Jean Monnet, the visionary head of the French Economic Planning Commission, wanted to establish […]

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Deconstructing the Jihadist Mentality

THE ARAB SPRING IN THE MIDDLE East may not have a direct impact on you, me or the global Muslim community. But in time,


THE ARAB SPRING IN THE MIDDLE East may not have a direct impact on you, me or the global Muslim community. But in time, the implications of the changes taking place in the region will have some profound, indirect effects on Muslims throughout the world. While these revolutions have not been directly associated with religion, […]

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Remembering Holbrooke

Richard Holbrooke, who died Dec. 13, 2010, at age 69, left an incredible career behind, and most of his friends thought


Richard Holbrooke, who died Dec. 13, 2010, at age 69, left an incredible career behind, and most of his friends thought he was not done yet. The roll call of prestigious positions he held is testament to his extraordinary talent for foreign policy. He joined the Foreign Service after failing to be hired by the […]

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Why Do They Do It? How to Answer the Question

Have you ever had an experience like this: You are talking with a non-Muslim friend about current affairs and the conver


Have you ever had an experience like this: You are talking with a non-Muslim friend about current affairs and the conversation turns to the latest foiled terror plot. With a look in their eyes that says, “Hey, you’re a Muslim, you must understand what these guys are up to,” they ask you, “What is it […]