FROM THE EDITOR.

Author:Cruickshank, Paul
Position:Editorial
 
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With the collapse of the Islamic State's territorial caliphate, there has been much uncertainty over how the global jihadi movement may evolve in the future. In our feature article, Hassan Hassan argues that rather than on the cusp of a period of mergers or takeovers, the global jihadi movement is, for the foreseeable future, likely to be led by two distinct and rival groups. According to Hassan, differences in doctrine and approach between the Islamic State and al-Qa'ida have hardened as a result of developments in Syria and neither group is on the brink of fracturing or accepting the legitimacy of the other.

Our interview is with Michele Coninsx, the Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) at the United Nations. Among her office's main tasks are assessing the counterterrorism measures in the 193 U.N. member countries, analyzing CT trends, and rendering expertise where needed. She says, "now more than ever...

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