Most Syrian rebels sympathise with Isis, says Tony Blair’s thinktank

The Centre on Religion and Geopolitics said efforts to wipe out Isis in Syria and Iraq would not end the global threat from jihadi groups because extremist views were common among Syrian fighters of all stripes. (The Guardian)

Across the world, the interaction of religion and conflict is making its effect felt. Political ideologies and events are exposed to the pressures of religion. Policy makers can no longer ignore the threat posed by violent religious ideologies, but if they are to be defeated, they must be understood. Through reports, media commentary, events and policy briefings, the Centre on Religion & Geopolitics (CRG) provides that understanding. It presents informed analysis on the interaction of religion and conflict globally, offering policy responses to meet the scale of the challenge. (Centre on Religion & Geopolitics website)