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Understanding the Meteoric Rise of the Islamic State in Mozambique

Understanding the Meteoric Rise of the Islamic State in Mozambique

A recent attack on the northern Mozambican town of Palma by Ahl al-Sunnah wa al Jamma’ah, a group affiliated with the Islamic State, has raised questions about its origins and rapid success in a part of the world few would associate with Islamist violence.

Russia’s Extraterritorial Military Deployments

Russia cannot compete with other global powers militarily, but it can serve as a chronic disruptor of their interests. Moscow’s strategy is not to dominate its opponents – mainly the United States – but to keep them off balance by applying diplomatic, economic, military, and political pressure.

Opportunities for the United States in the Turkish-Iranian Rivalry

Although Turkey and Iran could forge a mutually beneficial relationship, broader strategic objectives are likely to keep them at odds with each other. The United States can use this situation to strengthen its ties with Turkey and work with its NATO ally to contain Iran’s influence. Turkey and Iran arguably represent one of the greatest […]

The Three Percenters: A Look Inside an Anti-Government Militia

The U.S. far-right milieu is not monolithic. It can be divided into at least five sections: racist extremism, namely white nationalism/supremacy; anti-government extremism; nativist extremism; anti-abortion extremism; and male supremacy.

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The former crown prince of Jordan helped solve a “coup” crisis this year. Now he wants to take his country forward.

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The Gifts of Jewish Arabists — and Arab Jews

The history and linguistics of the Middle East owe a sizable debt to Hebraic minority.

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The Ill Fruits of Demographic Engineering in Kashmir

Kashmiri authorities axed apple orchards during one winter night, leaving a community broke and homeless.


How a Human Rights Report Could Upend Sudan

Nabil Adeeb’s job is to uncover a massacre committed by Sudanese forces in 2019. He fears his results may lead to a coup.