Islamic State’s Expansion in Africa and its Implications for Southeast Asia
By Jasminder Singh and Rueben Dass
Will the group's call for hijrah (migration) to Africa prompt Southeast Asian Muslims to join the struggle?
A Quantum Leap Forward: Chinese Influence Grows in Iraq’s Oil Market
By Sophie Zinser
A Chinese company is nearing a multibillion-dollar deal with Iraq's state-run oil marketing company.
Philippines Orders Evacuation of Filipinos from Iraq, Iran
By Associated Press
Manila has dispatched a coast guard vessel to the Middle East to evacuate Philippine citizens.
China in the Middle East: The Iraqi Kurdish Question
By Samuel Ramani
While Beijing’s opposition to separatist movements remains solid, it could nonetheless benefit from the secession of Iraqi Kurdistan.
Would India Support a Post-ISIS Independence Push by the Kurds?
By Kabir Taneja
How involved does New Delhi want to be?
India's Medical Tourism Boom
By Nishtha Chugh
Each year, roughly 200,000 patients from war-torn countries come to India seeking medical care they can't find at home.
What India Can Teach the World About Fighting ISIS
By Neelam Dao
India's experience combating terrorism within its region bears lessons for those fighting the Islamic State.
Japan’s Largest Company Is ISIS’ Car Maker of Choice
By Franz-Stefan Gady
How did so many Toyota pickup trucks and SUVs end up in the hands of ISIS?
China: A Solution in the Middle East?
By David Lai and Noah Lingwall
China’s growing presence and lack of baggage could make it an effective player in the troubled region.
UK Must Meet its Own Standards for Moral Cohesion in Middle East
By Rt Hon. David Jones MP
Moral cohesion from local combatants requires moral clarity from the West.
ISIS Is Destroying Priceless Artifacts. Here's How to Stop Them.
By Thiago Velozo and Lucas Bento
The Islamic States' desecration of Iraq's cultural heritage can not be allowed to continue.
How the Pentagon Manipulates People Overseas
By Franz-Stefan Gady
A new report outlines the U.S. Department of Defense's military public diplomacy efforts.