Islam and International Security: from ISIL to Hashd al-Sha’bi

Document Type : Conceptual paper (International Relation)


Assistant professor of international relations at Alameh Tabataba’I University



In security studies school, there are different viewpoints toward religious and its role in domestic and international security systems. From Peace of Westphalia until beginning of 21 century, many experts has thought Talking about the role of religious is meaningless. After 9/11, most politicians were talking about Islamic terrorism. At this time, there are two types of role for Islam in the field of security: first in Daesh as a big terrorist organization that create insecurity in Iraq and second in Hashd al-Sha’bi as a big volunteer organization that try to make Iraq more secure. This paper discuss these two different perspectives on the role of Islam in security.


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Volume 4, Issue 2
October 2017
Pages 1-7
  • Receive Date: 25 August 2016
  • Revise Date: 15 October 2016
  • Accept Date: 03 January 2017