Zohar Bareket

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The Islamist zero hour

The unique threat posed by Isis has been analysed in depth. But how should the West respond in practice?<p>Living under the rule of Da’esh (the …

How to think about Islamic State

Islamic State is often called ‘medieval’ but is in fact very modern – a horrific expression of a widespread frustration with a globalised western model that promises freedom and prosperity to all, but fails to deliver<p>Violence has erupted across a broad swath of territory in recent months: wars in …

Wahhabism to ISIS: how Saudi Arabia exported the main source of global terrorism

Although IS is certainly an Islamic movement, it is neither typical nor mired in the distant past, because its roots are in Wahhabism, a form of …

How Isis crippled al-Qaida | Shiv Malik, Ali Younes, Spencer Ackerman, Mustafa Khalili

Photograph: Mustafa Khalili<p>Abu ­Muhammad al-Maqdisi, the intellectual godfather of al-Qaida.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/6/10/1433954982833/1b7d66ce-79f0-4547-b570-f68f1f82bd4e-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Mustafa Khalili<p>Abu ­Muhammad al-Maqdisi, the …

On December 1, 2012, I received my first communication from Edward Snowden, although I had no idea at the time that it was from him...

Make no mistake: it’s been the year of Edward Snowden. Not since Daniel Ellsberg leaked the Pentagon Papers during the Vietnam War has a trove of …

Surveillance

Happiness is the best medicine

New research suggests that mood-enhancing activities can serve as a nutrient for the human body<p>Tom Jacobs<p>May 12, 2013 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on Pacific Standard.<p>We’ve all experienced downward spirals, in which dark emotions lead to destructive behavior that damages our health, …