Revolutions have many catalysts, but also share common threads

THE LEVANT NEWS Exclusive – By Dr. Haytham Mouzahem – Western theoretical studies on famous global revolutions reveal common elements in revolutions that assist in understanding their causes and motives. These studies show similarities not only in how and why revolutions occur, despite having different catalysts, but reveal other factors that define revolutions, including circumstances …

All you need to know about Uighur “Jihadis” in Syria- Interview with Haytham Mouzahem

The Levant News — Here is an interview with Dr. Haytham Mouzahem, President of Beirut Center For Middle East Studies, regarding the Uighur fighters in Syria: Q- Is there now clear and undisputed evidence emerging from Syria of a significant Uighur presence? What is their number? I have seen everything from 100 up to several …

The Rise of “Jihadi Salafism”: From “Ikhwan” to ISIS

The Levant News Exclusive — By Dr. Haytham Mouzahem* — The term of “Jihadi Salafism” The Salafist and Wahhabist strains of radical Islam and their differences are worth understanding, as both ideologies have become more influential in the Middle East and North Africa since the Arab Spring revolutions. Salafi jihadism or Jihadist-Salafism is a transnational …