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For Turkey, the Kurds are always considered terrorists

“Hamas is a reality for Palestine. It is a political party … it entered the elections as a political party and won,” said Turkey’s...

The global impact two years after the Taliban’s takeover

Two years ago, the world saw the return of a repressive Taliban regime. The rapid fall of the Afghan government sent shockwaves throughout neighbouring...

Could this be the end of the Chekist renaissance?

Russia's once all-powerful successor to the KGB - the FSB - is watching its status crumble after major military defeats in Ukraine.

Cryptocurrencies: The new age of terror financing

The misuse of cryptocurrencies by violent extremist groups and individuals has emerged as a new and additional financing technology. 

Understanding Libya’s relentless destabilization

After leading a military coup in 1969, Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi cemented his rule over Libya for more than 40 years. A variety of different political ideologies—Pan-Arabism,...

What next after 20 years of war in Afghanistan? Anatol Lieven on the U.S.’ legacy and the Taliban’s rise

On August 30, 2021, a C-17 transport plane took off from Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, signaling the end of America’s longest war....

Taliban takeover of Afghanistan increases investment risk for Russia, Central Asia

The Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan has sparked new fears that Islamic extremism will take hold in the country, Chris Weafer, co-founder of Macro-Advisory in...

Afghanistan 2021: An extremist ‘stammtisch’

Everybody has a favorite bar or coffee house. A place you can go to seek solace or connect with old friends. In some cases,...

A monster miracle from a cave

In the history of sport, there have been many unforgettable victories. True testaments of teams achieving the unthinkable. The 1980 Winter Olympics men’s hockey...

Russia and China poised to gain influence in Afghanistan

Amidst the chaotic scenes that ushered in the Taliban’s take over of the Afghan capital Kabul, coupled with the West's harried exodus from the...

From Vienna to Tripoli, the Muslim Brotherhood’s impact is felt on both sides of the Mediterranean

Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has recently undertaken a number of legislative initiatives that target Islamist groups and movements, which are active within the country,...

Turkey: A state sponsor of terrorism?

Turkey functions like a state-sponsor of terrorism (SST), fueling Islamist extremism domestically and deploying jihadist mercenaries to Syria, Libya and Nagorno-Karabakh. Listing Turkey as...

Legalizing Holocaust denial 2.0

More and more right-wing extremist agitators are cavorting on Telegram. They do not even shy away from calls to murder Jews, but there must...

Erdogan starts a political earthquake in Turkey

Significant developments are underway in Turkey. Most ominously, the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) has moved...

Is Turkey Biden’s “ally from hell”?

Ten years ago, The Atlantic ran as its cover story a piece titled “The Ally From Hell”. The article followed the raid that killed al-Qaeda...

A new dawn for Libya brings hope for regional stability

While it may seem as though only one subject has dominated the news for the past year, and our lives came to a very...

France looking to withdraw ‘some troops’ from Sahel anti-terror operations

France is eyeing at withdrawing some of its troops from the Sahel region in Africa, following successes against Islamist militants and support by European...

EU adds eight businessmen and two companies to Syria sanctions list

European Ministers added on Monday 8 Syrian individuals and 2 companies to the Syria sanctions list, whose activities directly benefited the President's Bashar al-Assad's regime,...

Will Trump’s budget proposals eviscerate America’s smart power?

Since the Trump Administration’s first budget blueprint was circulated at the end of February, Washington has been abuzz with rumors about where massive budget...

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