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Global Islamism Monitor - No. 20
Bulletins - April 18, 2016
 

Jordan moves against the Brotherhood;
ISIS broadens its reach in Libya;
Rethinking the Sinai;
The West's vulnerable nuclear sector

 
Russia's Cease-Fire Fiction
Articles - April 5, 2016
 

Russian President Vladimir Putin's March 14 announcement of a partial withdrawal of forces from Syria predictably surprised the Obama administration, which is habitually surprised by the current occupant of the Kremlin. In doing so, it became part of a larger pattern. Recent Russian-American ties demonstrate all too clearly that President Barack Obama still fails to grasp what it is, exactly, that Russia wants - and why it is successfully achieving these objectives despite the country's growing domestic crises.

 
Global Islamism Monitor - No. 19
Bulletins - April 4, 2016
 

A Hezbollah withdrawal...perhaps;
One step forwards, two steps back in Afghanistan;
France's abortive CT plan;
Israel girds for ISIS incursion

 
Why Russia Is Claiming Victory In Syria
Articles - March 24, 2016
 

Call it Vladimir Putin's "mission accomplished" speech. 

The Russian president recently caused an international furor when he abruptly announced that his government was commencing a military withdrawal from Syria. Russia had "radically changed the situation" on the ground through its involvement, and its strategic objectives had been "generally accomplished," Putin said in a televised meeting with top advisors in Moscow, including Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. As a result, Russia's commander-in-chief declared, he had made the decision "to start withdrawal of the main part of our military group from the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic starting from tomorrow." 

 
Global Islamism Monitor - No. 18
Bulletins - March 9, 2016
 

Libya, and the Western response;
The Islamist penetration of Europe;
Pushing back against Boko Haram;
A growing ISIS footprint in Pakistan;
The ISIS threat to the U.S.

 
Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 161
Bulletins - February 23, 2016
 

Iran's campaign against the Baha'i continues;
Bahrain in the crosshairs...again;
Iranian attitudes, post-JCPOA;
Tehran's foreign legion;
Iran makes new nuclear plans

 

 
World War III In Syria?
Articles - February 16, 2016
 

Peace in our time in Syria? Not even close. Last Thursday, international negotiators meeting in Germany announced that they had reached what was described as "an agreement toward halting hostilities." Not a ceasefire, not an armistice, but a deal to make another deal to possibly stop the fighting. "I'm pleased to say that as a result today in Munich," Secretary of State John Kerry said at the time, "we believe we have made progress on both the humanitarian front and the cessation of hostilities front... to be able to change the daily lives of the Syrian people." Note to Kerry: Try not to say "Munich" when announcing a peace deal, especially one doomed to fail. 

 
Global Islamism Monitor - No. 16
Bulletins - February 15, 2016
 

Islamist mobilization in Tajikistan;
One step forward, two steps back for U.S. counterterrorism;
A tactical setback for terrorist media in southwest Asia;
An ISIS navy?;
Saudi Arabia steps in

 
Gaza War Deja Vu
Articles - February 9, 2016
 

The next Gaza war is fast approaching, with the terrorist group Hamas feverishly expanding its tunnel network to launch attacks inside Israel and Jerusalem now debating the shape and timing of its next move.

 
Strategic Priorities For The Next President
Articles - February 3, 2016
 

The next American president will inherit a world on fire. Whoever ends up winning the presidential election in the Fall of 2016 will enter the Oval Office facing a range of pressing - and difficult - global problems. How he or she will address them will determine America's place in the world for much of the decade to come. As such, it's worth examining what the future commander-in-chief will be forced to contend with on the world stage. 

 
The Kremlin's Selective Counterterrorism
Articles - January 27, 2016
 

To hear President Vladimir Putin tell it, his government is the proverbial tip of the spear in the global war on terror. 

For months, Kremlin officials have taken great pains to style their intervention in Syria in grandiose terms - not simply as a ploy to prop up a key strategic ally, but as a broader campaign against Islamic extremism. To hear them tell it, Russia has been 
forced to lead because of Western fecklessness in the face of gathering Islamic radicalism. Yet this bluster belies the fact that Moscow's counterterrorism policy is both flawed and selective in the extreme. 

 
Global Islamism Monitor - No. 14
Bulletins - December 31, 2015
 

The ISIS WMD threat;
Belatedly, Al-Azhar enters the fray;
The cost of the anti-ISIS campaign...so far;
Battleground: Afghganistan;
The fight against ISIS moves to cyberspace

 
Eurasia Security Watch - No. 354
Bulletins - December 9, 2015
 

Turkey troops to Baghdad after protests;
Yemen factions agree to peace talks; Governor killed;
U.S. intel reports ISIS not contained;
Saudi Arabia to host Syrian opposition talks;
Libyan Parliaments reach tentative agreement

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2020
Bulletins - December 4, 2015
 

Belarus as training ground for pro-Russian forces;
How the Kremlin censors the Internet

 
Eurasia Security Watch - No. 353
Bulletins - December 3, 2015
 

Turkey: No apology for downed Russian plane;
EU and Turkey come to migrant agreement;
IAF attacks Syrian army, Hezbollah;
Four Egyptian police killed in ISIS attack;
U.S. Senators call for 20,000 troops in Iraq and Syria

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2019
Bulletins - December 1, 2015
 

A fresh casualty in Ukrainian-Russian tensions;
Back to the KOMSOMOL

 
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

 
Eurasia Security Watch - No. 350
Bulletins - October 28, 2015
 

Sundanese ground troops boost Saudi-led coalition;
Assad forces begin advance on Aleppo;
UAE may seek to enrich Uranium;
Turkey shoots down drone near border;
Yemen to attend UN-sponsored talks with the Houthis

 
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