April 19, 2016
Yemen’s mounting internal divisions and a Saudi-led military intervention have spawned an escalating political, military, and humanitarian crisis.
January 30, 2014
After growing to a $1 trillion asset class in Muslim countries, Islamic finance is poised for an era of globalization.
July 2, 2012
As international attention focuses on the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad, cfr.org profiles some of the nation’s top leaders.
June 6, 2012
A profile of the international terrorist network that the United States has singled out as the most serious threat to U.S. security.
October 13, 2005
Russia’s troubled North Caucasus region continues to struggle with a low-level Islamic insurgency, but a heavy-handed approach to counterinsurgency has not addressed the root causes of separatism in …
July 25, 2011
Western Europe’s burgeoning Islamic population continues to spark concerns about Muslim assimilation and a cultural divide.
July 14, 2011
Ayman al-Zawahiri, now America’s most wanted terrorist, took over as the head of al-Qaeda in June 2011 after the killing of erstwhile head Osama bin Laden.
February 7, 2011
Violent acts by homegrown militant extremists in the U.S. have declined, but "lone wolf" attacks are on the rise. The post-9/11 legal and political landscape poses new challenges to law enforcement a…
July 22, 2009
The crisis following Iran’s presidential vote cast a new light on the country’s hotly contested media space. A crackdown has limited independent reporting but other sources remain as channels for dis…
June 1, 2010
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A Condensed HistorySomalia was created in 1960 by the merger of British Somaliland Protectorate and the colony of Italian Somaliland. The United Republic of Somalia …