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Shiraz Maher is a New Statesman contributing writer and the director of the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation at King’s College London.
Like the plaited, interwoven roots of an ageing tree, the rivalries and intrigues of the Syrian conflict are long and sinewy.
Its message remains as defiant as ever.
This is the new normal.
As many as a hundred women are believed to have left Britain for Isis territory since 2013.
IS tells its members they are divinely obligated to fight for its cause, but that results come from God.
How the writings of an al-Qaeda strategist inspired the spate of small-cell terror attacks in Britain and other Western countries.
From the Manchester bomber to Sharia4Holland – how Western terrorists become radicalised.
As pressure on the terror group that claimed responsiblity for the Manchester attack intensifies, the threat to Britain will only become more acute.
Above all, the Gulf states want stability. Can this beleaguered US president bring order?
Whoever leads the country after this conflict comes to an end will inherit not just the rubble and ruins, but a ravaged people, too.