Report: Egypt’s Brotherhood Under Pressure

Aug 13, 2015
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood is struggling under pressure from state crackdowns and internal divisions, according to a new report by Nathan Brown and Michele Dunne for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

U.S. Sanctions Target al Qaeda Financiers

Aug 07, 2015
On August 5, the U.S. Treasury issued new sanctions targeting financial supporters of al Qaeda and the Nusra Front, al Qaeda’s Syria branch.

State Dept: ISIS Abuses Include "Modern Slavery"

Jul 29, 2015
ISIS – also known as ISIL, Daesh, or the Islamic State – has used modern slavery and human trafficking as a tactic in Iraq and Syria, according to the State Department’s 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report.

Ennahda Condemns Sousse Attack

Jun 29, 2015
On June 26, a gunman identified as Seifeddine Rezgui attacked the Tunisian beach resort of Sousse and killed more than 38 people, mainly foreign tourists.

Report: ISIS Human Rights Abuses in 2014

Jun 25, 2015
The brutality of non-state actors - particularly ISIS - was one of the most notable trends in human rights abuses in 2014, according to the State Department's Country Report on Human Rights Practices.

Report: Terrorists Exploit Instability in Middle East

Jun 25, 2015
The Middle East is the world's "primary theater" for terrorist activity, according to the State Department's 2014 Country Reports on Terrorism.

U.S. Sanctions Target Businesses Linked to Hezbollah

Jun 10, 2015
On June 10, the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued sanctions targeting several Lebanese companies and businessmen for supporting Hezbollah, an Islamist militia and political party in Lebanon.

Iraqi Parliamentary Speaker: ISIS Result of Exclusion, Repression

Jun 09, 2015
On June 8, the speaker of Iraq’s parliament Dr. Saleem al Jubouri traced the origins of ISIS – also known as Daesh, ISIL, or the Islamic State – to the “policy of exclusion and repression of freedoms during the past.”

Turkey's AKP Loses Parliamentary Majority

Jun 09, 2015
On June 7, Turkey’s ruling Islamist party, the Justice and Development Party (AKP), lost its parliamentary majority for the first time in 13 years.

Report: Local Conflicts Key to Understanding Extremism in Africa

Jun 08, 2015
Violent extremists in Africa often have transnational ties but capitalize on local conflicts, according to a June 2015 report from the German Institute for International and Security Affairs.