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Islamic State’s Expansion in Africa and its Implications for Southeast Asia
July 25, 2022

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?

The Challenges of Repatriating Malaysian IS Fighters from Syria
February 24, 2022

The Challenges of Repatriating Malaysian IS Fighters from Syria

By Rueben Dass and Jasminder Singh
At least 122 Malaysians traveled to Syria and Iraq to take up arms for the Islamic State.
Is Syria Still Calling to Would-be Uzbek Militants?
December 10, 2021

Is Syria Still Calling to Would-be Uzbek Militants?

By Umida Hashimova
With a series of recent arrests, it seems Uzbek authorities believe that Syria remains an attractive destination for prospective fighters.

A New Phase for China’s Ping-Pong Diplomacy in Syria
October 05, 2020

A New Phase for China’s Ping-Pong Diplomacy in Syria

By Sophie Zinser
Young Syrian table tennis star Hend Zaza is China-bound, just as China’s ambitions in the Levant intensify.

After the Kurds, Will Trump Abandon Afghanistan Next?
October 18, 2019

After the Kurds, Will Trump Abandon Afghanistan Next?

By Uzair Younus
Given the Syria debacle, one cannot rule out a tweet that abruptly announces the end of the war in Afghanistan.

Pakistan and Syria: Rebuilding a Fractured Relationship
January 19, 2019

Pakistan and Syria: Rebuilding a Fractured Relationship

By Ammad Malik
As the Arab World warms to Assad, how should Pakistan respond?

North Korea's Syrian Connection
February 27, 2018

North Korea's Syrian Connection

By Samuel Ramani
North Korea has consistently been one of Syria’s closest international allies since the start of the civil war.
5th Round of Astana Syria Peace Talks End Without Agreement
July 07, 2017

5th Round of Astana Syria Peace Talks End Without Agreement

By Catherine Putz
The de-escalation zones, let alone which country's "military observers" would maintain them, remain under discussion.

Update: Will Kazakh and Kyrgyz Troops Keep the Peace in Syria?
June 24, 2017

Update: Will Kazakh and Kyrgyz Troops Keep the Peace in Syria?

By Catherine Putz
The story continues to develop with denials, open doors, and the tangled web of international diplomacy.

Russia Proposes Deploying Kazakhs and Kyrgyz to Syria
June 23, 2017

Russia Proposes Deploying Kazakhs and Kyrgyz to Syria

By Catherine Putz
And now for something completely different.

What Do Asian Governments Think About the US Strike on Syria?
April 08, 2017

What Do Asian Governments Think About the US Strike on Syria?

By Catherine Putz
A look at what China, Indonesia, Australia, and other Asian states had to say about the strike.
The Transformation of Central Asian Jihadists in Syria
February 21, 2017

The Transformation of Central Asian Jihadists in Syria

By Uran Botobekov
A new alliance emerges and Central Asian militants fight on all sides of the war.

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