October 4, 2017Kurds
For over a decade, U.S. efforts to promote stability across the Middle East have run afoul of many complexities. The recent independence referendum in the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) territory …
June 21, 2018Religion
Alexander J. Thurston, Olufemi O. Vaughan, and John Campbell discuss how Christianity and Islam coexist in Nigeria.
July 23, 2015Iraq
It has been nearly a year since the self-proclaimed Islamic State kidnapped an estimated three thousand Yazidi women and children during an attack on their villages in northern Iraq. The Islamic Stat…
February 14, 2018Religion
Tarek Elgawhary, Susan Hayward, Humera Khan, and Peter Mandaville discuss engaging religious communities in countering violent extremism.
November 7, 2017Human Rights
Panelists discuss the devastating abuses of human trafficking and sexual violence, how they are used as a tactic of terror by extremist organizations, and current efforts to prevent these crimes and …
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