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April 13, 2016

United States
ISIL as a Mass Movement

In testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on April 12, 2016, Graeme Wood discussed the self-proclaimed Islamic State as a mass movement and laid out the reasons for reasonable vers…

December 8, 2017

Global
Same-Sex Marriage: Global Comparisons

A growing number of countries are legalizing same-sex marriage amid a steady advance in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights, but opposition remains strong in many countries.

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December 17, 2013

Afghanistan
Prospects for Afghanistan in 2014

Afghanistan faces a critical year as NATO-led troops draw down, international aid drops, and elections could deliver the country’s first democratic transfer of power. Five experts weigh Afghanistan’s…

January 30, 2017

Middle East and North Africa
'The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State'

Graeme Wood discusses The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State, his intimate new account of what drives the jihadi group’s true believers.

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July 4, 2014

Taliban
The Taliban in Afghanistan

Though toppled from power in 2001, the Taliban regrouped to resist the U.S.-led occupation of Afghanistan. As international forces draw down, the insurgency remains resilient.

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January 12, 2016

Middle East and North Africa
The State of the Union Address: Resources From CFR and Foreign Affairs

As President Barack Obama prepares to deliver his seventh and final State of the Union Address on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and Foreign Affairs offer resources…

November 18, 2015

France
The Paris Attacks: Resources from CFR and Foreign Affairs

In the aftermath of the November 13, 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris that killed 129 people, French authorities have conducted raids on suspected militants across France and launched airstrikes targe…

November 9, 2015

Middle East and North Africa
Russian Plane Crash Over Egypt

CFR experts discuss the Metrojet crash over Egypt.

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November 17, 2015

France
Terror in Paris and the Islamic State

Experts discuss Friday’s attacks in Paris, violent extremism in Europe, and possible connections to terrorist movements in the Middle East and elsewhere.

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June 18, 2015

Middle East and North Africa
Islam and the Self-Proclaimed Islamic State

Experts discuss the ongoing crisis in the Middle East and the state of violent extremism.

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