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A Strategic Muddle In Syria
Articles - October 12, 2016

In October 2015, Russia intervened directly in the conflict in Syria, seeking to prop up its beleaguered ally in Damascus and push back rebel groups that had plunged the country into civil war. The United States, which was backing several insurgent groups fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime, was not impressed. 

Global Islamism Monitor - No. 31
Bulletins - October 7, 2016

A step forward for religious for religious pluralism in Cairo;
In Afghanistan, a tactical peace...;
...and militant gains;
Technical innovation against terror 

Global Islamism Monitor - No. 29
Bulletins - September 6, 2016

Who killed Muhammad al-Adnani?;
German hunkers down...;
...while Italy banks on culture;
Extremists south of the U.S. border

Blowing Up America's Nuke Policy
Articles - August 16, 2016

President Barack Obama is considering making a "no first use" declaration regarding U.S. nuclear weapons. Under this framework, it would be the policy of the United States not to resort to using nuclear weapons in a potential crisis unless another country did first. This is widely seen as a legacy move in the final months of Obama's presidency, a way to cement his anti-nuclear reputation in history. 

Global Islamism Monitor - No. 28
Bulletins - August 15, 2016

Israel braces for the next war;
A leadership change for Boko Haram...;
...and a setback for ABM;
an al-Qaeda/NUSRA split? 

'Collective Responsibility' For Terror
Articles - June 14, 2016

Israel responded to a Palestinian terror attack in Tel Aviv which claimed four lives by revoking 83,000 travel permits for Palestinians to enter the country during Ramadan. The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights suggests that response amounts to "collective punishment" and is, thus, illegal under international law. 

Global Islamism Monitor - No. 24
Bulletins - June 6, 2016

Palestinian terror groups eye drone warfare;
The Kosovo crucible;
Al-Qaeda's new method of economic warfare;
Rising terrorist activity within the United States;
For ISIS, necessity is the mother of invention;
Walling off Jordan

Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 166
Bulletins - June 6, 2016

A tussle with Texas over state-level sanctions;
In Iran, brightening energy prospects...;
...and enduring grievances;
An Iranian foothold in Kurdistan;
Iran versus the internet, again

Iran Democracy Monitor - No.165
Bulletins - May 26, 2016

Some advice from the IMF;
Tehran bucks the OPEC trend;
Iran, India tightens ties...; Tehran looks east;
The SCO sizes up the Islamic Republic

Global Islamism Monitor - No. 23
Bulletins - May 23, 2016

Hamas, out to sea;
Pushing back in Pakistan;
Penetrating the Taliban;
London's indoctrination central;
A shrinking caliphate