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Eurasia Security Watch - No. 352
Bulletins - November 24, 2015

Kurds retake Sinjar;
Saudi coalition advances on Taez, Yemen;
UAE takes 5 Yemenis from Guantanamo;
Turkey says it warned France of Paris attackers


Global Islamism Monitor - No. 12
Bulletins - October 26, 2015

Russia's new southwestern barrier;
U.S. inches into Boko Haram fight;
The Taliban, resurgent


Eurasia Security Watch - No. 349
Bulletins - October 21, 2015

Explosions in Turkey kill 95;
Security Council extends UN mission in South Sudan;
Egypt signs deals for French warships;
Russia and Saudia Arabia reach an accord on Syria;
Evidence of Russian cluster-bomb use in Syria



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
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...; 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



Eurasia Security Watch - No. 339
Bulletins - June 11, 2015

Egypt's leader tries to rule as a one-man show after a year in office;
Georgia's leader warns of Russian expansion;
Libyan gains may offer ISIS a base for new attacks;
Turkey's new parliament features four key parties;
Trove seized in Syria opens window on ISIS



Global Islamism Monitor - No. 6
Bulletins - June 5, 2015

Hard times for the PIJ;
Western strategy against the Islamic State: More of the same;
Turkey changes tack;
A Balkan anti-Islamism effort;
ISIS takes aim at the Taliban...;
...While the rift with Al-Nusra deepens

Turkey Key To Stopping Flow Of ISIL Recruits
Articles - June 3, 2015

In the frenzied discussions now taking place in Washington about how to prevent the Islamic State terrorist group from making further territorial advances in Iraq and Syria, one topic has been conspicuously absent so far. 

A Cautionary Tale
Articles - May 26, 2015

The U.S. government's vast apparatus for data collection touches every aspect of human activity. But how can a system that seemingly has the capability to know absolutely everything still get major events so wrong? 

A Dangerous Middle East Policy
Articles - May 7, 2015

The growing concerns of Arab nations over an emerging Iran nuclear deal and their reported desire for U.S. weapons to protect themselves are the unfortunate outgrowths of President Barack Obama's foreign policy realism. 

Eurasia Security Watch - No. 335
Bulletins - April 6, 2015

Turkey green lights Azeri pipeline;
Saudi airstrikes in Yemen ahead of ground op;
Assad says ISIS still expanding;
Syrian rebels capture key town;
Egypt lists brotherhood figures as terrorists



Iran Is to Blame for the Palestinians' Plight
Articles - March 31, 2015

If you go by President Barack Obama's rhetoric, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has single-handedly sunk the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. The United States has been forced to "re-assess our options," the commander in chief has said, including supporting Israel at the United Nations, on the basis of Netanyahu's election-eve statement opposing a two-state solution.