In the absence of parliament, the Sisi government is laying the foundation for officials to act with sweeping powers—and little accountability.
The rapid rise of the Islamic State means core assumptions driving policy on Syria must be rethought.
At its core, the fighting in Libya is about two centers of power vying for the mantle of legitimacy in a country devoid of any workable institutions.
The latest act of violence in Algeria may be part of a pattern of opportunism for the leader of Jund El Khalifa rather than an indication of Islamic State presence.
The Islamic State is posing an unprecedented type of threat to the West, especially to European states. The European Union must respond by focusing on five key priorities.
National conflicts are no longer purely national. As in Iraq and Syria, each country’s conflicts are linked to dynamics that go beyond the domestic context.
Turkey fundamentally disagrees with the United States in its interpretation of the threat that the Islamic State poses, viewing the group as a symptom of deeper pathologies.
Both the Islamic State and Ebola have the same root cause: failed governance. Western aid at times serves as support and patronage for ill-governing regimes that do not develop their own countries for the good of their people.
The U.S.-led air strikes threaten to alienate more moderate groups in Syria.
A growing number of countries are joining the U.S.-led fight against ISIS, one of the world’s most well-funded terrorist groups.