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October 14, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
the-state-of-slavery-in-mauritania The State of Slavery in Mauritania

Tyler Falish is a student in Fordham University’s Graduate Program in International Political Economy & Development and a former intern for the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Studies program. T…

June 6, 2012

Pakistan
al-Qaeda (a.k.a. al-Qaida, al-Qa’ida)

A profile of the international terrorist network that the United States has singled out as the most serious threat to U.S. security.

December 12, 2014

Iraq
WR12122014_2 Weekend Reading: Egypt’s Spider-Man, Ottomania, and Iraq’s Militias

Browse through Hossam Atef’s photo gallery, the photographer known as Antikka who recently made headlines with his latest project, “SpiderMan At Egypt.” Pinar Tremblay investigates the discriminator…

May 29, 2008

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Egyptian Islamic Jihad

A profile of Egyptian Islamic Jihad, a militant Islamist group that is fully merged with al-Qaeda.

October 18, 2012

United States
UN-Arab League peace envoying a news conferenc for Syria Brahimi speaks dure in Beirut on October 17, 2012 (Shaaban/Courtesy Reuters). Middle East Matters This Week: Brahimi’s Cease-Fire, Libyan Fighting, Egyptian Constitution Struggles, and More Iran Sanctions

Significant Middle East Developments Syria. Iran and Turkey today endorsed UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi’s call for a cease-fire during the Eid al-Adha holiday that begins October 26. Brahimi…

August 20, 2012

Defense and Security
Nairobi bombing Armed Drones and the Hunt for bin Laden

Today is the fourteenth anniversary of the best chance the United States had to kill Osama bin Laden before he led al-Qaeda to plan and carry out the terrorist attacks of 9/11. In addition to failing…

August 26, 2011

Defense and Security
Beware the Rise of the Drones Beware the Rise of the Drones

A U.S. Predator unmanned drone armed with a missile stands on the tarmac of Kandahar military airport on June 13, 2010 (Massoud Hossaini/Courtesy Reuters). This post originally appeared as part of t…

November 15, 2004

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Islam in a Changing World

Speaker: Olivier Roy, professor, L'Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales; senior research, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique; author, "Globalized Islam: The Search for a New Umma" …