They might have been chased out of the Middle East, but Islamic State is now setting up shop in countries like India.
Greg Barton is co-director of the Australian Intervention Support Hub (AISH) and professor of Global Islamic Politics at the Alfred Deakin Institute. Barton has been active for the past twenty years in inter-faith dialogue initiatives and has a deep commitment to building understanding of Islam and Muslim society. The central axis of his research interests is the way in which religious thought, individual believers, and religious communities respond to modernity and to the modern nation state. He also has a strong general interest in comparative international politics. He has undertaken extensive research on Indonesia politics and society, especially of the role of Islam. Since 2004 he has made a comparative study of progressive Islamic thought in Turkey and Indonesia. He also has a general interest in security studies and human security and a particular interest in countering violent extremism continues to research Islamic and Islamist movements in Southeast Asia and around the world.