Muhammad Iqbal (PhD) is a postdoctoral researcher in the Institute for Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities, Victoria University, Australia. He recently completed his PhD on the relationship between factors of existential anxiety and support for extremism and violent extremism in Indonesia. He has a special interest in political, social, and mental health issues with a particular focus on Indonesia.
On the 9 year anniversary of the Westgate attack, this Perspective takes stock of recent political developments and the evolution of the threat from al-Shabaab within both Somalia and Kenya.
This perspective analyses the recent ECtHR ruling and explains its impact on the policy of European countries to repatriate children that are still in the Northeast Syria camps.
This Perspective will assess five common predictions of the Taliban’s rule in Afghanistan when they took over a year ago and consider whether things turned out as badly as many believed.