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April 30, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
The Danger of Al-Shabaab’s Evolution

This is a guest post by Alex Dick-Godfrey, Assistant Director, Studies administration for the Council on Foreign Relations Studies Program. In the past five years, the Somali jihadist group al-Shaba…

Al-Shabaab Evolution

September 26, 2013

Middle East and North Africa
Slave Labor in Qatar: A Test for Al Jazeera

Qatar will be the host of the 2022 World Cup, and has underway what may total $100 billion in construction projects. But the tiny emirate has a tiny native population, and 90% of those living there …

May 30, 2008

Egypt
Jamaat al-Islamiyya

A profile of Jamaat al-Islamiyya.

May 16, 2008

Iraq
Muqtada al-Sadr

The anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, virtually unknown before the collapse of Saddam Hussein’s government, has leveraged his family name to become one of the most influential Shiite leaders in m…

June 8, 2007

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Fatah al-Islam

An overview of the Fatah al-Islam terrorist group.

June 19, 2015

Al-Qaeda
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has emerged as one of the most dangerous al-Qaeda affiliates, strengthening amid political unrest in Yemen. 

Houthi rebels drive past a painted Ansar al-Sharia flag.

June 28, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Sudan’s Al-Bashir on the Way Out?

Al-Bashir’s regime is in trouble. It has lost seventy-five percent of its revenue with the independence of South Sudan, creating a huge budget deficit. Of its remaining revenue, the press estimates s…

Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir addresses supporters after receiving victory greetings at the Defence Ministry, in Khartoum April 20, 2012.

January 10, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Al-Qaeda in Nigeria?

A man sits in the back of an army truck carrying victims of a bomb blast near a military barracks in Nigeria's capital Abuja December 31, 2010. (Afolabi Sotunde/courtesy Reuters) Last week, th…

Al-Qaeda in Nigeria?

September 24, 2009

Libya
Muammar al-Qaddafi

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May 31, 2007

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Al-Qaeda Rising?

Despite the loss of its safe haven in Afghanistan, al-Qaeda continues to influence and inspire terrorists across the globe. Its followers and bases have become more diverse and dispersed, yet the imp…

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