June 8, 2017
With its attacks in Iran, the Islamic State is trying to demonstrate that despite military setbacks it remains a capable Sunni vanguard.
March 13, 2017
An escalation in U.S. counterterrorism strikes is unlikely to degrade the country’s al-Qaeda affiliate and a two-year-long Saudi-led air campaign is no closer to defeating Houthi rebels, says Ambassa…
March 10, 2017
The rise of populist Geert Wilders in the Netherlands is showcasing the pressing need for European Union reform, says expert Pieter Cleppe.
September 22, 2016
Afghanistan’s unity government has made progress on reform but remains dogged by endemic corruption and a resilient insurgency.
December 30, 2014
Major democracies have an obligation to assist local civil society in countries where popular demands for reform have not been met, says expert Mark P. Lagon.
July 25, 2016
The recent rise in Islamist violence in Bangladesh is caught up in a polarizing political debate over the country’s identity.
September 5, 2014
NATO powers should prepare less for overt Russian aggression in eastern Europe, and more for indirect, subversive activities like cyber-attacks, says expert Mark Galeotti.
March 1, 2012
North Korea’s agreement to freeze nuclear activities and allow in inspectors, while stirring hopes, echoes past deals that have failed to initiate a sustained denuclearization program, says expert Ma…
November 9, 2011
The UN nuclear agency’s latest report contains no "gotcha" disclosures about Iran’s nuclear capability but creates a clear impression of a weapons program in the works, says expert Mark Hibbs.
March 11, 2011
The Muslim community has played an integral role in U.S. counterterrorism efforts, and congressional hearings on radicalization of Muslims risk polarizing a considerable asset for law enforcement, sa…