Abductions and killings by Islamic State fighters in Syria and Iraq threaten ancient minorities.
Day-to-day corruption is not only detrimental to a country’s economy, but can also make people angry and more sympathetic to violent extremism.
Turkey has figured in a recent case where nonproliferation interests and perceived strategic interests collided.
Europe needs a more concerted effort to tackle the interlinked challenges of radicalization and Islamophobia. Embracing Turkey’s European dream may be part of the solution.
Failed talks on Iran’s nuclear program could lead to a managed irresolution, where the two sides fail to meet in the same place but also recognize that it is in the best interests of both parties to have the talks keep going.
Four years into the conflict in Syria, the United States is screening opposition fighters for the first time to boost war against the Islamic State.
Doubts have been raised and criticisms continue to be made concerning Lebanon’s choice of upstream petroleum fiscal terms and strategies to award oil and gas licenses.
The brutal murder of Egyptian Christians in Libya by the Islamic State has brought the ongoing chaos in Libya to the forefront.
The Houthis and al-Qaeda are currently benefiting from the chaos in Yemen. But the separation of the country will pit them against one another directly, and this can only mean prolonged civil war in Yemen.
Regional conflicts exacerbate the animosity and mistrust between Iran and Saudi Arabia, which in turn exacerbate the regional conflicts.
The murder of Egyptian Christian hostages by the Islamic State in Libya raises the alarm that the militant group is expanding from its territory in Syria and Iraq.
Conspiracy theories about the Charlie Hebdo attacks have come to the fore in France, blaming the secret service, Mossad, and the United States.
Ten years after the death of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri, the Sunni leadership vacuum in Lebanon has yet to be filled.
The Islamic State will only be ousted from Iraq’s second largest city if Sunni tribal forces join the fight. That will require rebuilding their trust in Baghdad.
The value of hostages to the Islamic State depends on the potential for their execution to be exploited.
To avoid losing brigades to extremist rebel groups, the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood must clarify their ideological stance toward a range of issues and disassociate themselves more clearly from extremist groups.
The Syrian Muslim Brotherhood had been in exile for a long time, so it had to work very hard to gain a measure of influence on the Syrian uprisings.
Nearly three and a half years after Libyan rebels and a NATO air campaign overthrew Muammar al-Qaddafi, the cohesive political entity known as Libya doesn’t exist. There is no central government, but rather two competing claims on legitimacy and sovereignty.
Egypt may be upon a new and deadlier phase in which the extremists on each side fulfill their prophecies of a fight to the death between good and evil.
The Islamic State says that a female American hostage in Syria has been killed during a Jordanian airstrike.
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