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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

 

 

 
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