In the wake of the Paris attacks of 13 November 2015, Jean-Pierre Filiu is interviewed on ISIS and the European response. Interviewer: Zachary Laub, Online Writer/Editor at the Council on Foreign Relations.
To call Molenbeek a terrorism capital is an exaggeration at best. Focusing on local socio-economic factors obscures European jihadism’s transnational nature.
Presidents Ma Ying-jeou and Xi Jinping of Taiwan and China meet for a historic photo-op, but little else comes from the summit that shocked the world media
What might the consequences be for Putin if the Sinai flight disaster proves to have been the work of terrorists?
The Maldives’ dramatic internecine battle between the re-established regime’s strongmen continues as Vice President Adeeb is arrested on the airport tarmac.
Truth and reconciliation is a project which inevitably needs to balance short term politics against long term justice. There are signs that Sri Lanka’s new government understands the challenge.
Andrew Arsan on Lebanon’s ‘You Stink’ protest movement; carnivalesque demonstrations, the bubbling anger of Beirut’s youth, and rubbish piled in the streets
Faisal Devji argues that ISIS is best understood through an account of its superficiality, rather than through searching for any hidden depth.
Syria’s Alawites have long used ruthless pragmatism to survive. This same pragmatism, argues Leon Goldsmith, may soon lead them to disown President Assad.
As the Taliban undergoes a leadership transition after Mullah Omar’s death, could the influence of Jalaluddin Haqqani hinder the nascent peace process in Afghanistan?