Sam Ghandchiسام قندچيIs Growth of Daesh due to Fall of Nation States
Sam Ghandchi 
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In the last three decades with the growth of globalization, the importance of national states has continuously weakened in the world. Also in the past fifteen years, Islamist terrorism has had a strong growth in the world (1).

The press have repeatedly discussed the issue of US attack in Iraq and noted the disintegration of Iraqi state giving rise to the growth of Al-Qaeda's terrorism and then Daesh. But what we see with the lack of a nation state in Iraq after the war is a more general issue that basically the nation states in the world have weakened and this was the road for those currents seeking "world government" including those wanting it with the model of Caliphate, to gain strength. For example, simultaneous with fall of the Soviet Union, the Islamist forces in Afghanistan grew and this trend in different parts of Russia and former Soviet Republics is continuing to this day.

The attempts to bring back the strong authority of nation states of Industrial Society which showed itself with the American and French Revolutions, is not practical with the current economic reality of the world and global political solutions are the way of the future. United Nations can be a small part of such endeavors (2).

Surely if the progressive forces of the world cannot create new alternative ways of governance in this era of globalization, the backward forces such as Daesh will fill the void by offering their Utopian alternatives of returning to the past (3).

Hoping for a democratic and secular futurist republic in Iran,

Sam Ghandchi, Editor/Publisher
November 20, 2015


1. From NY to Paris, 15 Years of Terror

2. A Futurist Vision

3. Middle East Trapped in Utopianism 


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