Trevor Stanley
Editor, Perspectives on World History and Current Events


ProfileTrevor Stanley studied an arts degree with honours majoring in politics. His main areas of interest were radical ideologies, the nature of totalitarianism, eastern and central Europe and the Middle East. In 2003, Trevor Stanley completed an Honours thesis, on Al Qaeda and the history of Islamic radicalism, and he has continued this line of research, writing for Jamestown Foundation's Terrorism Monitor, The Review and Perspectives on World History and Current Events.
In October 2001, Trevor Stanley founded Perspectives on World History and Current Events. Trevor intended this web publication to be a platform for his own writing and that of his colleagues.
Selected Articles
  • Australian Anti-Terror Raids: A Serious Plot Thwarted - in Jamestown Foundation's Terrorism Monitor, Vol III, Issue 23, 2 December 2005.
  • Al-Qaeda in Australia - in Jamestown Foundation's Terrorism Monitor, Vol III, Issue 19, 7 October 2005.
  • Glossary of Terms relevant to Islamic radicalism: Islamism, Islamist, Islamiste, Islamicism, Tawhid, Muwahid (Islamic Monotheism), Shirk, Mushrik, Muskrikeen (Polytheism, sharing the attributes of Allah with others), Kufr, Kuffar, Kafir, Takfir, Takfiri (Infidels, Excommunication, Excommunicators).
  • Understanding the Origins of Salafism and Wahhabism - in Jamestown Foundation's Terrorism Monitor, Vol III, Issue 14, 15 July 2005.
  • The Evolution of al-Qaeda: Osama bin Laden and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi - published in The Review, April 2005.
  • Winds of Change - Democratisation in the Middle East - looks at recent developments in key Middle Eastern countries.
  • Al-Qaeda's Revolutionary Model - Iraq and the Madrid Bombings in Context (talk, April 2004)
  • Coalition of the Willing information resource - compiled by Trevor Stanley.
  • Islamist profiles - al-Qaeda's leaders and predecessors
  • From Black September to September 11: Blaming the Victims of Terror (September 2003)




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