Responding to the rise of Islamic State in the Middle East and beyond

In this session, Lecturer in Politics and International Studies Edward Wastnidge discusses the phenomenon of the so-called Islamic State group in the Middle East.  The rise of this group is put into historical context looking at its roots and relation to other groups deemed as terrorist organisations.  This session will explore the responses of the UK and world powers, along with the role played by regional states and also discusses the wider fallout from this conflict, highlighted in part by the on-going refugee crisis seen in Europe and the Middle East.

Presentation time: 
Saturday, 26 September, 2015 - 13:35
Presenter(s): 

Edward Wastnidge

Edward Wastnidge

Edward is a Lecturer in Politics and International Studies. He is coordinating the global politics section on the new level two politics module DD211, and is also working on the new level one social sciences module DD103. He is now the Qualification Director for the International Studies degree.

His main research interests concern the politics and international relations of the Middle East and Central Asia, with a particular focus on contemporary Iranian politics and foreign policy.