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America’s Kurdish Conundrum

by Behnam Ben Taleblu and Merve Tahiroglu On October 16, the world woke to footage of the Iraqi army barreling toward Kirkuk, …

After the Mogadishu Attacks

by Stig Jarle Hansen, Christopher Anzalone On October 14, a terrorist bombing shook Somalia, one of the deadliest since its …

Religion and Violence in Myanmar

by Matthew J. Walton Since late August, more than 600,000 Rohingya have left Myanmar, fleeing a state-led campaign of violence …

From Rhetoric to Action

Hanin Ghaddar* In the past week, Washington stepped up its rhetoric against Iran and Hezbollah on a number of levels, …

Making Jihad Pay

by Aisha Ahmad Nestled between Mount Lebanon to the west and the Anti-Lebanon Mountains to the east, the lush green …

The Price of Sustaining Assad

by Hanin Ghaddar* Based on statements by several senior administration officials, the U.S’ priority is now defeating ISIS. Although its …

How ISIS Is Transforming

by Colin P. Clarke A little more than three years after ISIS stormed onto the world stage by violently capturing …