by Jacob Zenn
Researchers who view Boko Haram as a Nigerian unsurgency need to understand its history as part of pan-African Islamist networks; responses to extremism must work across national borders.
SOURCE: The Conversation
What is a caliph? The Islamic State tries to boost its legitimacy by hijacking a historic institution
by Ken Chitwood
The Islamic State’s caliphate was never widely recognized among the global Muslim community and no longer has significant territory. But the Islamic State still uses the history of the caliphate to push their claims.
The History Briefing on the Assassination of ISIS Founder Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: How Historians Have Discussed Recent News
by Lila Someshwar
Historians give much-needed context to a complex issue.
by Timothy R. Furnish
Some commentators and journalists seem to think these are simply to continue beheading, oppressing and terrorizing. But self-proclaimed Caliph al-Baghdadi and his ansar have more concrete aims in mind.
SOURCE: The Art Newspaper
As air strikes begin, archaeologists are turning to safer countries of Turkmenistan and Georgia.
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