Rebels often adopt Salafi jihadism as a strategic choice to gain competitive advantages.
Kuwait’s leading quietist Salafis have used the state’s favor to enhance their power in the religious sphere.
Thomas Pierret discusses his recent research on the brief Salafi moment in the Syrian conflict.
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb lost its Kabylia stronghold through its multiple mistakes.
In an interview, Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck talks about the paradoxes of state control over religion in Algeria.
Algeria’s regime regards “quietist” Salafism as a useful ally in the fight against more violent and politicized Salafists.
There is much more than ideology to the rise of Salafism in impoverished Sunni areas of Lebanon.
In a Diwan podcast, David Kilcullen talks about Al-Qa‘eda’s future after the setbacks of the Islamic State.
Analyst Sergio Altuna Galán discusses Al-Qa‘eda’s rebranding, as well as the jihadi situation in Tunisia and Libya.
Yahia H. Zoubir discusses the situation in the Sahel, where weak states and illegal trafficking prevail.
Djallil Lounnas discusses developments in the jihadi environment of northern Africa.
Though it is fighting in Syria, the Turkestan Islamic Party remains firmly focused on Xinjiang.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
Why Brussels views events in the Sahel as vital to EU security.
In an interview, Raphaël Lefèvre discusses the transformation of Lebanon’s Salafis.
Developments in eastern Syria indicate we are entering a new phase in the country’s conflict.
In an interview, Egyptian journalist Mohannad Sabry discusses Egypt’s failing military campaign in the Sinai.
On the margins of a Carnegie conference, Rouba Mhaissen and Galip Dalay discuss a solution to the Syrian conflict.
Carnegie’s Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck sets up the country’s May 4 parliamentary elections.
The Islamic State’s governing system in Syria looks a great deal like that of the Assad regime.