MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA

The United States committed to combating and reducing the ISIL threat in 2014. In concert with European and Middle Eastern allies, the U.S. supported regional friends with a crippling campaign of airstrikes directed against ISIL. The advent of Russian intervention, however, complicated things. In 2015, Bashar al-Assad’s regime requested Russian assistance in combating Islamic extremists and rebel factions alike. Though ISIL has been significantly reduced since 2014, the U.S. and Russia maintain daily military operations in Syria. Global concerns mounted in February 2018 when pro-government forces, backed by Russian mercenary squads, attacked U.S. forces and Syrian allies.
Defining the Problem and Reaching a Solution: A Reflection on How to Counter Violent Extremism
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Defining the Problem and Reaching a Solution: A Reflection on How to Counter Violent Extremism
My Best Weapon: A story of Dignity and Courage
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My Best Weapon: A story of Dignity and Courage
A look at Saudi Arabia in light of recent events and moving forward
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A look at Saudi Arabia in light of recent events and moving forward
Muslim Democracy
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Muslim Democracy
The Heirs of Enver-The Grey Wolves
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The Heirs of Enver-The Grey Wolves
The Threat of Drone-Based Terror
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The Threat of Drone-Based Terror
The Price of a Free Press: Jamal Khashoggi
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The Price of a Free Press: Jamal Khashoggi
Lone Wolf Bio-Terror: Are We Prepared?
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Lone Wolf Bio-Terror: Are We Prepared?
Assad Ascendant: Russia Sells Syria Missile Defense System
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Assad Ascendant: Russia Sells Syria Missile Defense System
The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Recent Developments and Next Steps
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The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Recent Developments and Next Steps
Nuclear Terrorism: Threat Profile and Potential Impact
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Nuclear Terrorism: Threat Profile and Potential Impact
Cameroon: Closer to Elections, Further from Peace
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Cameroon: Closer to Elections, Further from Peace
Voting in Syria: Elections Signal an End to ISIL
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Voting in Syria: Elections Signal an End to ISIL
Yemeni Violence Escalates as Peace Talks Crumble
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Yemeni Violence Escalates as Peace Talks Crumble
Famine and Terror: A Warning from Africa’s Sahel Region
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Famine and Terror: A Warning from Africa’s Sahel Region
Weapons for Sale: How the U.S. Indirectly Supplies Terrorists and Organized Crime
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Weapons for Sale: How the U.S. Indirectly Supplies Terrorists and Organized Crime
Analyzing Election Violence in South Asia
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Analyzing Election Violence in South Asia
A Rallying Cry for ISIS Fighters
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A Rallying Cry for ISIS Fighters
Malaysia Shutters Saudi-funded Anti-Terror Facility
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Malaysia Shutters Saudi-funded Anti-Terror Facility
Imran Khan’s Five-Year Test
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Imran Khan’s Five-Year Test
Youth, Radicalization, and Rehabilitation in Northern Iraq: A Life-Skills Approach
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Youth, Radicalization, and Rehabilitation in Northern Iraq: A Life-Skills Approach
Comparing Targeted Killings Across Four Terrorist Groups
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Comparing Targeted Killings Across Four Terrorist Groups
Hezbollah: Exporting the Political Paramilitary Organization Model
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Hezbollah: Exporting the Political Paramilitary Organization Model
Hudaydah’s Resistance: An Inflection Point for the War in Yemen?
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Hudaydah’s Resistance: An Inflection Point for the War in Yemen?
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Countering Youth Extremism in Iraq: A Generational Challenge
Taliban Innovation, Global Threat: Combined Suicide and Firearm Attacks
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Taliban Innovation, Global Threat: Combined Suicide and Firearm Attacks
After the Violence in Gaza; Is There a Way Forward?
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After the Violence in Gaza; Is There a Way Forward?
The Lebanese Elections Are Over: What Next?
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The Lebanese Elections Are Over: What Next?
Special Report On Youth and Violent Extremism in Iraq
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Special Report On Youth and Violent Extremism in Iraq
Follow the Money: Sources of Terrorism Funding
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Follow the Money: Sources of Terrorism Funding
Legal Difficulties May Loom: Arms Sales Between The West and its Gulf Allies
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Legal Difficulties May Loom: Arms Sales Between The West and its Gulf Allies
Unrest Over Austerity Measures in Tunisia
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Unrest Over Austerity Measures in Tunisia
What Becomes of Returning ISIS Fighters?
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What Becomes of Returning ISIS Fighters?
Harrowing Death, Calls For Action: The Syrian Genocide Persists
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Harrowing Death, Calls For Action: The Syrian Genocide Persists
Iraq after Daesh
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Iraq after Daesh
Women and their Role in Violent Extremism
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Women and their Role in Violent Extremism
Syrian Conflict: When Great Powers Do Not Play Well Together
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Syrian Conflict: When Great Powers Do Not Play Well Together
Education Has Become A Casualty of War
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Education Has Become A Casualty of War
Terrorism Has No Religion
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Terrorism Has No Religion
The Laptop Bomb: The Latest Extremist Weapon and Homeland Security Nightmare
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The Laptop Bomb: The Latest Extremist Weapon and Homeland Security Nightmare
Wrong Place at the Wrong Time: Europe unsure of how to reintegrate the offspring of the Islamic State
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Wrong Place at the Wrong Time: Europe unsure of how to reintegrate the offspring of the Islamic State
The Defeat of ISIS’s “Caliphate” Does Not Mean the Defeat of ISIS’s Ideology
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The Defeat of ISIS’s “Caliphate” Does Not Mean the Defeat of ISIS’s Ideology
The More We Sweat in Peace, The Less We Bleed in War
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The More We Sweat in Peace, The Less We Bleed in War
Poverty and Violent Extremism in Yemen
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Poverty and Violent Extremism in Yemen
The Global War on Terrorism: Myths, Realities & Solutions
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The Global War on Terrorism: Myths, Realities & Solutions
ISIS in Kirkuk: What’s Happening and What it Means
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ISIS in Kirkuk: What’s Happening and What it Means
GLOBAL TERRORISM: Preventing the rise of the Child Terrorist
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GLOBAL TERRORISM: Preventing the rise of the Child Terrorist
The Flawed Narrative of Terrorist Attack Claims
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The Flawed Narrative of Terrorist Attack Claims
Female Suicide Bombers: Mosul, Boko Haram, and Beyond
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Female Suicide Bombers: Mosul, Boko Haram, and Beyond
Finding the Root Cause of Youth Extremism
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Finding the Root Cause of Youth Extremism