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February 27, 2018

Indonesia
The Rise of Islamist Groups in Malaysia and Indonesia

The rise of Islamism in Malaysia and Indonesia could have severe consequences for the two states’ societies, political systems, and overall stability.

Students pray at an Islamic boarding school in Indonesia.

December 29, 2017

Rohingya
The Top Ten South Asia Stories of 2017

As 2017 comes to an end, it’s time to assess which stories from South Asia had the most impact. By this I mean which events or ongoing developments shaped a country or the South Asian region, or had …

Rohingya refugee women cry while crossing the Naf River with an improvised raft to reach to Bangladesh in Teknaf, Bangladesh, November 12, 2017. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

February 22, 2012

Iran
Iran’s Peaceful Annihilation Program

The "peaceful nature" of Iran’s nuclear program has taken a curious blow. The wife of Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan Behdast, an Iranian nuclear scientist killed in Tehran in January, has told the press that …

December 11, 2015

Human Rights
Women Around the World: This Week

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post, covering December 4 to December 11, was compiled b…

Woman-US-military-Afghanistan

April 20, 2011

Pakistan
Islam and Politics in Pakistan

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…

May 15, 2013

Pakistan
Daniel Markey and Cameron Munter

OPERATOR: I would now like to turn today's conference over to Ms. Anya Schmemann. Ms. Schmemann, please begin.ANYA SCHMEMANN: Thank you. And hello, everyone, and thank you for joining us this mornin…

October 2, 2012

Middle East and North Africa
Free Speech and Muslim Unrest

The debate over freedom of expression in new Arab and Muslim democracies should be seen as part of a larger historical transition, says Duke University’s Timur Kuran.

January 12, 2012

United States
Iranian Scientists and U.S. Targeted Killings

Driving in rush hour traffic yesterday morning in Tehran, Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, chemical engineer and department supervisor at the Natanz uranium enrichment plant, was killed. Reportedly, two men on…

Bomb blast Tehran

January 13, 2012

United States
Middle East Matters This Week: Monitor Meltdown

Significant Middle East Developments Syria. President Bashar al-Assad gave a rare and defiant speech on Tuesday in which he once again blamed foreign conspirators, lashed out against other Arab stat…

This still image taken from video uploaded to a social media website on December 28, 2011 shows Arab League monitors speak to the camera after seeing the body of a dead boy claimed to have been killed by Syrian security forces in what is purportedly Homs (Courtesy Reuters).

June 3, 2010

Iran
For Neda: Film Screening and Discussion

Filmmakers and experts discuss the HBO documentary For Neda, which illuminates the larger story of political struggle in Iran by focusing on the life of Neda Agha-Soltan, the woman whose death during…