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In the Path of ISIS

Not often does an organizational re-branding impact on the political dynamics of an entire region. But when the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) declared its new identity as the “Islamic State” on June 29 and called on factions to declare their allegiance to it, fears of an expanding caliphate, with ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi as caliph, shook the region. 1,284 more words

Syria

Al-Qaeda Vs ISIS

The restoration of the caliphate by the ISIS was once the dream of Osama Bin Laden, the supreme leader of the Al-Qaeda. Now that the ISIS has restored the caliphate it would be interesting to see what impact it would have on the Al-Qaeda of which the ISIS is an off shoot of. 639 more words

Vicky Nanjappa