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September 25, 2020

China
Religion in China

As more people in China practice religion, the government continues to toughen oversight, increase religious persecution, and attempt to co-opt state-sanctioned religious organizations.

People kneel and pray in a mosque in Shanghai, China.

August 20, 2020

India
India’s Muslims: An Increasingly Marginalized Population

India’s Muslim communities have faced decades of discrimination, which experts say has worsened under the Hindu nationalist BJP’s government.

Muslim women in India hold signs during a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act.

April 28, 2017

Syrian Civil War
Who’s Who in Syria’s Civil War

Syria’s civil war is being fought on multiple fronts by an array of combatants whose alliances, capabilities, and in some cases motives have been in flux.

Rebel fighters train in western Deraa governorate.

December 28, 2005

Middle East and North Africa
Muslim Democracy: A status report

This publication is now archived. IntroductionIn 2002, the Bush administration launched its Middle East Partnership Initiative, an effort to bolster reform movements in the Middle East. But it was th…

December 13, 2005

Elections and Voting
Who’s Who in Iraqi Politics

This publication is now archived. IntroductionAs Iraq prepares for the upcoming elections on December 15, a number of leading politicians and influential religious leaders are promoting various coali…

October 18, 2005

Transnational Crime
Timeline: Famous Trials of World Leaders

This publication is now archived. IntroductionSince 1945, a slew of prominent world figures have been brought before various domestic and international courts and tribunals. Some have been convicted,…

October 4, 2005

Iraq
Monitoring the Iraqi Constitution Referendum

This publication is now archived. IntroductionThe upcoming October 15 constitution referendum will, for the first time in their history, give Iraqis the opportunity to accept or reject a new constitu…

March 20, 2008

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Kach, Kahane Chai (Israel, extremists)

This publication is now archived. IntroductionKach is a hard-line Israeli militant group that advocates for the expulsion of Arabs from the biblical lands of Israel. The U.S. State Department listed …

November 1, 2005

Palestinian Territories
Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade

The al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade is a secular network of Palestinian militias aligned with Fatah that engages in sporadic violence against Israel.

July 19, 2007

United States
Is the United States Ready to Approve the Law of the Sea Treaty?

The White House is pressing for Senate ratification of the Law of the Sea treaty. Some worry it will endanger national security and harm U.S. industry.