The Salafi Community has established a strong presence in state institutions while also expanding its transnational linkages.
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Algeria’s regime regards “quietist” Salafism as a useful ally in the fight against more violent and politicized Salafists.
Syrian refugees want a free, just, and accountable system of governance in Syria.
Lebanon’s forthcoming parliamentary elections will likely be the dullest since the end of the country’s war in 1990.
Modern U.S. policy in Libya is confronted by shades of gray and a counterterrorism narrative that tends to flatten and obscure complexities.
Distilled to its essence, Tehran’s steadfast support for Assad is not driven by the geopolitical or financial interests of the Iranian nation, nor the religious convictions of the Islamic Republic, but by a visceral hatred for the state of Israel.
As the living conditions for Syrian refugees worsen and the risks of going home mount, the notion of a voluntary return is rapidly losing meaning.
The ongoing conflict in Syria has created the biggest wave of displacement and refugees since World War II, along with devastating destruction and hundreds of thousands of victims.
Policymakers need to learn from their military subordinates: They should keep their heads cool and think of the consequences of their actions, both intended and unintended.