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Sowing The Seeds Of More Mayhem
Articles - October 20, 2015
 

The global response to recent Palestinian terror in Israel highlights the world's appallingly exceptional treatment of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, one that infantilizes both sides and only encourages more terror. 

 
Putin Isn't Winning in Syria
Articles - October 13, 2015
 

Don't believe the hype surrounding Russia's involvement in Syria. Ever since President Vladimir Putin launched a major escalation of the 4 1/2-year-old conflict there last month, Western media has been awash with commentary about the Kremlin's strategy, with most interpreting it as a function of Moscow's strength — and Washington's weakness.
It's an image that the Kremlin is eager to stoke, for obvious political reasons. Yet Russia's intervention in Syria also carries serious downsides for the Kremlin — negatives that are likely to come back to haunt Russia's leaders in the not-too-distant future

 
A Nuclear Deal with Iran: Managing the Consequences
Policy Papers - October 7, 2015
 

The announcement of a nuclear deal in July 2015 brought to a close nearly two years of intensive negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 powers (the U.S., UK, France, Russia, China and Germany). It also ushered in a new — and arguably more challenging — phase of American policy in the Middle East...


 
Global Islamism Monitor - No. 11
Bulletins - October 5, 2015
 

Al-Shabaab makes a comeback;
Canada tackles counterradicalization...;
...as Morocco takes on training French imams;
Russia's jihadi legion

 
Moscow Rising
Articles - September 22, 2015
 

 "We need to get to the negotiation," Secretary of State John Kerry said of efforts to convince Syria's Bashar Assad to step down. "That's what we're looking for, and we hope Russia and Iran, [and] other countries with influence, will help to bring that about, because that's what's preventing this crisis from ending." 

 
Eurasia Security Watch - No. 347
Bulletins - September 17, 2015
 

Egyptian military kills tourists in militant territory;
Libyan rival governments reach "consensus";
Iraq tells Turkey to coordinate attacks on PKK;
Al Qaeda leader issues statements on ISIS;
South Sudan denies attacking rebels

 
Eurasia Security Watch - No. 345
Bulletins - September 8, 2015
 

Italian energy group finds oil off Egypt coast;
ISIS cracks down in Iraq town after protest;
ISIS bombs temple in Palmyra;
Houthis raid homes of opponents in capital;
Yemen factions to battle over central province

 

 
The War Against ISIS Through Social Media
Policy Papers - July 7, 2015
 

On July 7, the American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC) held the fourth installment of its Defense Technology Program’s Understanding Cybersecurity lunch briefing series for Congressional Staffers. This event, entitled, “How the Caliphate is Communicating:” Understanding and Countering the Islamic State’s Messaging outlined how and why the Islamic State has been winning the “war of ideas” through the use of social media, and how the group is using social media to further its operations...

 
 
Eurasia Security Watch - No. 341
Bulletins - July 1, 2015
 

ISIS imposes fuel blockade;
Bahrain seizes explosives bound for Saudi Arabia;
Libya's Tripoli forces hit ISIS;
Turkey warns U.S. about Kurdish advances in Syria;
Yemeni rebels persist

 

 
Missile Defense Briefing Report - No. 337
Bulletins - June 23, 2015
 

Missile defense for the Gulf;
Ukraine seeks BMD as a hedge against Russia;
In the Army, a focus on integration;
Beijing, Moscow make missile moves