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June 19, 2012

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Aum Shinrikyo

A profile of the Japanese religious cult that carried out the 1995 subway sarin attack.

May 29, 2008

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Egyptian Islamic Jihad

A profile of Egyptian Islamic Jihad, a militant Islamist group that is fully merged with al-Qaeda.

April 10, 2008

Israel
Palestinian Islamic Jihad

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad is an Iranian-inspired Islamic militant group that aims to derail the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and eliminate Israel from the region.

May 30, 2008

Egypt
Jamaat al-Islamiyya

A profile of Jamaat al-Islamiyya.

May 21, 2008

United Kingdom
IRA Splinter Groups (U.K., separatists)

A profile of three IRA splinter groups that remain active in Northern Ireland.

February 1, 2008

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
State Sponsor: Syria

Syria has a history of aiding terrorist organizations, and is one of five nations on the U.S. State Department’s list of state sponsors of terrorism. Along with Iran, Syria has given substantial back…

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.

September 4, 2014

China
The East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM)

The Muslim separatist group, based in the Xinjiang province in northwest China, presents a heightening security challenge for Beijing.

Protesters hold an East Turkestan flag during a demonstration in Berlin to protest against deadly riots in China’s northwestern region of Xinjiang, July 10, 2009.

October 12, 2018

Nigeria
Making Sense of Nigeria's Upcoming Presidential Election

Nigerian society and political behavior at all levels usually is shaped by patronage and clientage networks. Politically, there are few genuinely independent voters, in the sense that voters in, say, Vermont or Switzerland are completely free to vote for whomever they like. Clients usually vote as their patrons wish, and nearly everybody is both a patron and a client, from the top of society to rag pickers at the Lagos dump. 

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August 22, 2018

Digital Policy
The Link Between More Internet Access and Frequent Internet Shutdowns

You might think that the country with the most internet shutdowns is an authoritarian dictatorship in the mold of Belarus. You would be wrong. 

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