Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) remains divisive, poorly understood, and plagued by internal divisions, as it is both recognized by the state and at the behest of nonstate leadership figures. Key challenges involving the PMF will shape Iraq’s political and security future.
How does Russia position itself between Iran and Israel in the Middle East?
Did the Security Council’s vote on sanctions for Syria’s chemical weapons attacks promote accountability or impunity?
A Carnegie workshop hears Libyans discuss a reform of their country’s security sector.
Breaking Yemen further with a militarized U.S. policy will only help AQAP.
Islamist militant and jihadist groups thrive on disenfranchised youths who lack opportunity and services in their native countries.
The violence sweeping across the Arab world isn't a consequence of the Arab Spring, but of decades of dictatorship.
Why we are likely to see more female jihadis in the future.
Iraqi security agencies must adjust to the Islamic State's new tactics of targeting civilian centers in major cities.
Although the Islamic State's territory is shrinking it will continue to pose a threat in the long term as its virtual presence has become as dangerous as the physical one.