March 2, 2020
The United States and the Taliban signed an agreement aimed at ending the eighteen-year war in Afghanistan, but many factors could still disrupt the peace process.
August 15, 2019
The Muslim Brotherhood, once Egypt’s largest opposition movement and a standard-bearer for Islamist groups around the world, has been once again driven underground as Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has consolid…
October 14, 2015
Eurasia’s Shanghai Cooperation Organization has expanded its agenda to include wide-reaching security and economic initiatives, but it remains to be seen if the bloc’s members can develop and impleme…
October 19, 2017
As the campaigns to wrest the Islamic State from the territory it held in Iraq and Syria near completion, new conflicts may arise if old political arrangements prevail.
July 28, 2014
The Mujahedeen-e-Khalq, an exiled Iranian resistance group, continues to stir controversy despite its removal from a U.S. terrorism list.
July 9, 2009
A profile of militant extremist groups in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir.
June 22, 2007
India’s Muslim population, by most measures the world’s second largest after that of Indonesia, has suffered physically and economically at the hands of extremists in the country’s majority.
December 8, 2006
As he weighs options on Iraq, President Bush will consider not only the Iraq Study Group report but also pending in-house reports from the National Security Council and the Pentagon.
June 28, 2006
Violence in oil-rich Basra, Iraq’s second largest city, is one of the most serious security challenges facing Iraq ’s new government.
June 30, 2006
Experts predict that if civil war erupts in Iraq, the spark may come from Kirkuk. Oil-rich and under de facto Kurdish control, the city has emerged as one of Iraq’s most hotly contested flashpoints.