Islamic State

Global Politics

Who wants a caliphate, anyway?

The idea of a caliphate has a powerful history for Muslims, who enjoyed their greatest political and military successes under ancient caliphs. But Muslims are divided over whether the caliphate proclaimed by ISIS militants is worthy of that proud mantle.

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The women of ISIS are more than just brides

Iranian American journalist and writer Azadeh Moaveni spoke with Marco Werman about why the term "ISIS brides" is problematic and shares her perspective on the much bigger role that women have had in militant Islamic groups.

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