January 30, 2014
After growing to a $1 trillion asset class in Muslim countries, Islamic finance is poised for an era of globalization.
September 19, 2011
A decade after 9/11, U.S. Muslims grapple with their place in American society in the face of concerns about homegrown terrorism and questions by non-Muslims over the threat they might pose.
April 20, 2011
Pakistan is bracing for more turbulence in the wake of Osama bin Laden’s killing. This Backgrounder looks at how state support for Islamist militants has led to growing religious intolerance in socie…
July 6, 2010
As the United States and India move toward cementing their warmest relationship ever, India’s rival, Pakistan, is broadening its ties with its own powerful ally: China.
January 14, 2010
A profile of the Pakistani militant group India blames for some of the most severe terror attacks it has suffered in recent years, including the Mumbai assault of November 2008.
March 11, 2009
Beset by increased terror attacks and political infighting, Pakistan’s viability as a state is a matter of increasing concern. Experts call for reforming weak civil institutions, resolving ethnic dis…
June 26, 2008
Pakistan is key to success in U.S.-led counterterrorism efforts, with its tribal areas serving as terrorist havens. But covert U.S. military actions inside Pakistan put the future of the U.S.-Pakist…
March 20, 2009
The contentious border between Pakistan and Afghanistan remains a site of major conflict, and houses some of the world’s most dangerous militants.
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 22, 2006
While security remains the top concern, Iraq’s new government must also confront the dearth of basic services, including water and electricity. Oil production, still below prewar levels, remains cruc…