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The Central Asian Women on the Frontline of Jihad
January 10, 2017
The Central Asian Women on the Frontline of Jihad
While ISIS draws in men to fight, it draws women to serve, marry, and remarry.
The Central Asian Women on the Frontline of Jihad
The Rise of Religious Extremism in Balochistan
January 09, 2017
The Rise of Religious Extremism in Balochistan
“Once you unleash these monsters, as you know from Afghanistan, you cannot control them.”
The Rise of Religious Extremism in Balochistan
Jumping to Conclusions: Erroneous Claims of Kyrgyz Attacker in Istanbul's Reina Club Attack
January 04, 2017
Jumping to Conclusions: Erroneous Claims of Kyrgyz Attacker in Istanbul's Reina Club Attack
A Kyrgyz man was falsely identified as the gunman who killed 39 at an Istanbul nightclub.
Jumping to Conclusions: Erroneous Claims of Kyrgyz Attacker in Istanbul's Reina Club Attack
Can Duterte Bring Peace to the Philippines?
November 25, 2016
Can Duterte Bring Peace to the Philippines?
Forging peace in Mindanao is a far more challenging task than many appreciate.
Can Duterte Bring Peace to the Philippines?
The Belt and Road: Beyond Geopolitics and Development
October 28, 2016
The Belt and Road: Beyond Geopolitics and Development
Political economy, terrorism narratives for state gain, and historical memory; recommended reads.
The Belt and Road: Beyond Geopolitics and Development
Central Asian Children Cast as ISIS Executioners
September 20, 2016
Central Asian Children Cast as ISIS Executioners
ISIS often features Central Asia’s children in its propaganda videos, labeling them “Cubs of the Caliphate.”
Central Asian Children Cast as ISIS Executioners
Why the Islamic State Could Come to Kashmir
September 08, 2016
Why the Islamic State Could Come to Kashmir
The tactics and rhetoric of Kashmiri insurgents are starting to converge with those of ISIS.
Why the Islamic State Could Come to Kashmir
China's Nightmare: Xinjiang Jihadists Go Global
August 17, 2016
China's Nightmare: Xinjiang Jihadists Go Global
While fighting in Syria, the Turkestan Islamic Party has joined forces with global jihadist movements.
China's Nightmare: Xinjiang Jihadists Go Global
Is There an Alliance Between ISIS and India's Maoists?
July 27, 2016
Is There an Alliance Between ISIS and India's Maoists?
A closer look at reports of a link between ISIS and Naxals.
Is There an Alliance Between ISIS and India's Maoists?
The Consequences of Global Armed Drone Proliferation
July 09, 2016
The Consequences of Global Armed Drone Proliferation
Who has drones and how are they getting them?
The Consequences of Global Armed Drone Proliferation
Is Central Asia Ready to Face ISIS?
July 08, 2016
Is Central Asia Ready to Face ISIS?
Central Asian governments, which often conflate extremism and dissent, are unprepared for the risk they face.
Is Central Asia Ready to Face ISIS?
ISIS and Central Asia: A Shifting Recruiting Strategy
May 17, 2016
ISIS and Central Asia: A Shifting Recruiting Strategy
The region’s leaders must ask themselves if they are ready to deal with new threats tailored to recruit the discontented.
ISIS and Central Asia: A Shifting Recruiting Strategy
Just How Many ISIS Fighters Are There in Afghanistan?
April 27, 2016
Just How Many ISIS Fighters Are There in Afghanistan?
Estimates from Moscow’s special envoy to Kabul are a constantly changing thing.
Just How Many ISIS Fighters Are There in Afghanistan?
Russia's Plan for Afghanistan
April 25, 2016
Russia's Plan for Afghanistan
Putin is preparing for the worst-case scenario in Afghanistan.
Russia's Plan for Afghanistan
The Islamic State in Asia
April 01, 2016
The Islamic State in Asia
How have Asian governments responded to the threat of ISIS?
The Islamic State in Asia
Obama’s Inner Priority ‘Jammed’ by the Pentagon
March 26, 2016
Obama’s Inner Priority ‘Jammed’ by the Pentagon
What have we learned about the president’s approach to foreign policy?
Obama’s Inner Priority ‘Jammed’ by the Pentagon
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