April 30, 2015
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…
September 26, 2013
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
A profile of Jamaat al-Islamiyya.
May 16, 2008
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
An overview of the Fatah al-Islam terrorist group.
June 19, 2015
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has emerged as one of the most dangerous al-Qaeda affiliates, strengthening amid political unrest in Yemen.
June 28, 2012
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…
January 10, 2011
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…
September 24, 2009
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May 31, 2007
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…