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From the Ruins of the Caliphate: Sri Lanka’s Bloody Easter
April 26, 2019

From the Ruins of the Caliphate: Sri Lanka’s Bloody Easter

By Siddharthya Roy and Stephanie Rose Justin
Don't let the Islamic State connection overshadow the local factors that fed into the attack.
Easter Day Terror in Sri Lanka: Geopolitical Implications
April 25, 2019

Easter Day Terror in Sri Lanka: Geopolitical Implications

By Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran
The Islamic State-claimed attacks that killed nearly 400 people in Sri Lanka mark a watershed in South Asia’s terror landscape.

Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Sri Lanka's Easter Bombings
April 24, 2019

Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Sri Lanka's Easter Bombings

By Emily Schmall and Krishan Francis
The claim has yet to be verified, but is consistent with suspicions there was foreign involvement in the attacks.

The Easter Bombings in Sri Lanka Foreshadow a Regional Challenge
April 24, 2019

The Easter Bombings in Sri Lanka Foreshadow a Regional Challenge

By Harsh V. Pant
The shocking Easter Day terror attacks in Sri Lanka underscore a regional problem.

The Maldives: The New Kid on the Islamist Block
March 04, 2019

The Maldives: The New Kid on the Islamist Block

By Siddharthya Roy
Unabated Islamist radicalism in the Maldives poses a unique challenge to India’s security focused foreign policy.
What Really Happened at Khujand Prison in Tajikistan?
November 27, 2018

What Really Happened at Khujand Prison in Tajikistan?

By Catherine Putz
It's likely to never be clear, but claims by the Islamic State to be behind the riot make the question critical.

Ghani: Afghan Police, Army Death Toll Since 2015 at More Than 28,500
November 16, 2018

Ghani: Afghan Police, Army Death Toll Since 2015 at More Than 28,500

By Ankit Panda
The high toll raises questions about the sustainability of government forces in Afghanistan.
Inmates Killed in Tajikistan Prison Riot
November 08, 2018

Inmates Killed in Tajikistan Prison Riot

By Catherine Putz
As many as 25 inmates may have been killed in an overnight riot at a high-security prison in northern Tajikistan.

Radicalization in Central Asia: 'Not In Our Name'
October 26, 2018

Radicalization in Central Asia: 'Not In Our Name'

By Colleen Wood
A new documentary project filmed in Central Asia seeks both to document and counter violent extremism in the region.

Islamic State Claims Tajikistan Car Attack
July 31, 2018

Islamic State Claims Tajikistan Car Attack

By Catherine Putz
Meanwhile, Dushanbe has reflexively accused the IRPT of coordinating the attack.

Suicide Bomber Attacks Gathering of Afghan Clerics Which Had Just Denounced Suicide Bombings
June 05, 2018

Suicide Bomber Attacks Gathering of Afghan Clerics Which Had Just Denounced Suicide Bombings

By Catherine Putz
The gathering of about 2,000 Muslim scholars and clerics had endorsed a fatwa against the war, calling suicide bombings a sin.
Do Indonesia’s Surabaya Attacks Signal a Rising Terrorism Threat?
May 19, 2018

Do Indonesia’s Surabaya Attacks Signal a Rising Terrorism Threat?

By Erin Cook
A closer look at the significance of recent developments in the Southeast Asian state.

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