All posts tagged "Saudi Arabia"

  • The challenge of para-jamaats in Bosnia-Herzegovina

    Several issues are at the basis of the phenomenon of violent Islamist radicalisation in Bosnia-Herzegovina, and most of them go beyond the sphere of religion and spirituality. A dire economic situation, high unemployment especially among youth, disillusionment...

    • Posted June 20, 2018
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  • How stable is Bosnia’s instability?

    What exactly is happening in Bosnia? Since the end of the war in 1995, the former Yugoslav country has hardly witnessed a period of prolonged political calm, economic growth and proper state-building, with the three warring parties...

    • Posted April 25, 2018
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  • Democracy in the Balkans: waiting for a new 1989? An interview with Jasmin Mujanović

    While not hitting the headlines as frequently as they used to, the Western Balkans still represent a flashpoint for Europe. Recurring authoritarian trends, incomplete democratisation processes, troublesome external influences and a fading EU perspective make the region...

    • Posted October 2, 2017
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  • Islamist radicalisation from Saudi Arabia: no more business as usual

    In the aftermath of the recent deadly acts committed by radicalised UK citizens in Manchester and London, the British government is preventing the publication of an own inquiry into the sources of funding for Islamist militant groups...

    • Posted July 23, 2017
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  • Madrassas in the Balkans: “schools of jihad” in the heart of Europe?

    As the latest events in Europe showed, it is more and more likely for a terrorist attack to be carried out by a home-grown jihadist rather than an ‘imported’ one. In most of the cases, the perpetrators...

    • Posted June 7, 2017
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  • Saudi investments in Bosnia: a gate to radicalisation?

    Saudi Arabia has a long history of involvement in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Since the war in the 1990s, Riyadh provided a massive flow of financial help, first straight to the struggling Bosnian government, then to a series of Saudi...

    • Posted April 14, 2017
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  • Exposing Gulf states’ radicalisation push in Germany

    Just a few days before the lorry attack by the “Islamic State soldier” Anis Amri on a crowded Christmas market in central Berlin, the German security agencies issued a warning on the worrisome extent of Salafist proselytization...

    • Posted January 8, 2017
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