Who is Behind Istanbul Attack?

Tuesday's bombing at Istanbul Ataturk Airport could not have come at a worse time for Turkey.

The attack, which early reports suggest has left at least 36 dead and dozens more injured, comes as the Turkish economy was already reeling after tourism plunged following attacks in Ankara and Istanbul.

Global Fellow Fernando Reinares Awarded Prestigious Medal of La Rioja in Spain

On June 9th, Wilson Center Global Fellow Fernando Reinares was awarded the Medal of La Rioja in Spain for his contribution to the study of the 2004 Madrid Train Bombings and for his “outstanding contribution to the fight against terrorism and the defense of democratic principles”.

The Nusra Front: Al Qaeda’s Affiliate in Syria

What are its origins?

Four Questions to Consider on Orlando Massacre

A comprehensive accounting of the largest mass shooting in U.S. history and the worst terror attack on U.S. soil since 9/11 will take time. But here are four questions worth posing now.

Why not describe the attacks as extremist jihadi terrorism?

Journey Into Europe: A Discussion With Filmmaker Akbar Ahmed

Anthropologist, author, and filmmaker Akbar Ahmed, a former Pakistani diplomat, has been exploring the world of Islam and its interactions with the non-Muslim world through a series of books and films. The latest in the series, “Journey Into Europe: Islam, Immigration, and Identity,” comes at a vital time for the EU as it grapples with a migration crisis with no end in sight. A discussion of the film and the issues it explores provides the focus for this edition of  Wilson Center NOW.


Farewell Kabul: A Discussion With Author Christina Lamb

Award-winning co-author of “I Am Malala,” Christina Lamb, has spent nearly 30 years reporting on the trials and tribulations of Afghanistan. Her knowledge of and affection for the country and its people is evident in her latest work, “Farewell Kabul: From Afghanistan To A More Dangerous World.” She brings her talents for storytelling and analysis together to describe how the West turned success into defeat in the longest war fought by the US in its history and by Britain since the Hundred Years War. That’s the focus of this edition of  Wilson Center NOW.

5 Takeaways From U.S. Drone Strike on Taliban’s Mullah Mansour

President Barack Obama has confirmed that Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a U.S.

Five Years After Osama Bin Laden’s Death, al Qaeda Remains a Threat

Five years after Osama Bin Laden was killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan, his global terror syndicate continues to flourish.

Al Qaeda boasts a variety of regional affiliates across the Middle East and Africa, most notably al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, which remains a considerable threat to the West.