Identity Politics, Corruption, Insecurity: Brave New World

Arab Spring protests, Islamic State –extremists feed off narratives of injustice, elites punish reformers
John Githongo
March 10, 2015

Why the West Is Losing the Battle Against Radical Islam

The US and Europe fail to summon the courage to criticize Saudi Arabia or toxic Wahhabism
Azeem Ibrahim
February 26, 2015

History Without Borders

Asia Inside Out Project resists history’s attraction to national borders by studying shifts over five centuries
Peter C. Perdue
February 24, 2015

Alienated Muslim Youth Seek Purpose, Thrills in Joining Jihad

Youth confronting poverty, unemployment, social disdain grasp at extremists’ promises of a higher mission
Joji Sakurai
February 19, 2015

Four Years After, Tunisia Remains the Arab Spring’s Lone Success Story

Tunisia succeeded where Libya, Egypt, Syria failed – with compromise, avoidance of sectarian politics, and no external meddling
Chris Miller
February 5, 2015

Clouds Over Charities for Refugees in Islamic Countries

Governments seek aid for refugees, but want to prevent charitable donations from slipping into extremists' hands
Susan Froetschel
December 18, 2014


Saudi Arabia and Terrorism Today

Saudis move slowly to contain internal extremism
Daniel L. Byman
October 7, 2016

US to Russia: Stop Aleppo Assault or Syria Talks End

Russia and Syria are accused of committing war crimes
September 30, 2016

Congress Overrides Obama on Bill Allowing 9/11 Lawsuits Against Saudi Arabia

US officials anticipate unintended consequences
Joe Gould
September 30, 2016

Even Peace May Not Save Syria

With failing borders and hundreds of warring factions, Syria may be finished as a unified state
Robin Wright
September 20, 2016

Yemen: The War Canada Can’t Afford to Ignore

Countries sending arms to the Middle East may care more about profits than security
Elizabeth Renzetti
August 29, 2016