Islamists are Coming

About the Islamists are Coming

The Islamists are not only coming. In several countries, they’ve already arrived. Others are primed to take prominent roles down the road. Altogether, Islamist movements are today the most dynamic political force across the Arab world—and they may well be for the next decade or longer.

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Report: More than 20,000 Foreign Fighters in Syria/Iraq

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Jan 26, 2015
The International Center for the Study of Radicalization and Political Violence (ICSR) at King's College London has released results of a report estimating that more than 20,000 foreign fighters have joined Sunni militant groups in Syria and Iraq. more

Iran & Region: Goals in Syria

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Jan 26, 2015
Iran is playing a crucial role in buttressing President Bashar Assad, through military advice, provision of weapons, and funding of the cash-strapped Syrian government. The Assad regime might not survive without support of Iran and its allies such as Hezbollah. more

Iran & Region: Salvaging Iraq

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Jan 26, 2015
The Iranian government, particularly the Revolutionary Guards, is playing a huge role in helping the Iraqi security forces fight the Islamic State, especially in Diyala. more

King Abdullah: A Look Back At His 10-Year Rule

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Jan 23, 2015
Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, who died January 23, began his 10-year reign as a reformer. But the crackdown on activists after the Arab Spring slowed the reform process, according to a new publication by David Ottaway, a Senior Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center. more

State of the Union: Obama on Violent Extremism

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Jan 21, 2015
On Jan. 20, 2015, President Barack Obama rejected religious discrimination in his State of the Union address. more

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