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July 5, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
Ending Impunity for Pakistan’s Security Forces

Pakistan’s military intelligence agency, the ISI, is facing mounting allegations of involvement in the murder of journalist Saleem Shehzad. Pakistan’s security forces have long committed human r…

January 1, 2014

Middle East and North Africa
Confidence-destroying Measures

Working toward an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement, negotiators always seek "confidence-building measures" or CBMs. These moves are supposed to show good faith and convince the other side to under…

December 1, 2011

Lebanon
Nasrallah Backs Down

On July 2, the Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah had this to say about the UN’s Special tribunal on Lebanon, which is investigating the murder of former prime minister Rafik Hariri: the tribunal is …

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.

May 1, 2017

U.S. Foreign Policy
The Future of News and the Information Revolution

Experts examine how the media industry is adapting to the changing information landscape, from traditional news sources to social and digital platforms, and the effects of these changes on how the pu…

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September 4, 2014

China
The East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM)

The Muslim separatist group, based in the Xinjiang province in northwest China, presents a heightening security challenge for Beijing.

Protesters hold an East Turkestan flag during a demonstration in Berlin to protest against deadly riots in China’s northwestern region of Xinjiang, July 10, 2009.

January 15, 2014

Political Movements
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood

The future of the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s largest opposition movement and a standard bearer for Islamist groups around the world, remains uncertain following Mohammed Morsi’s fall.

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi hold up a Quran while making "Rabaa" gestures during a protest in Cairo, Egypt.

April 1, 2016

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 March 25 to April 1, was compiled with su…

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October 16, 2015

Iraq
Weekend Reading: The Syrian Opposition, Iraq’s Identity, and Hamas Holds Back...For Now

Aymenn al-Tamimi examines the potential for a unified Syrian opposition as a result of Russian intervention. Harith Hasan al-Qarawee and Matthew Schweitzer outline a strategy to rebuild Iraq’s cultu…

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September 30, 2011

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Threat of Homegrown Islamist Terrorism

An increase in terror incidents involving Islamic radicals who are U.S. citizens is vexing law enforcement officials and posing new questions about the roots of their radicalization.