Islamic State

Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters Assume ISIS’ Mantle in the Philippines’ Troubled South

Confiscated weapons from the Marawi siege, public domain Philippines Presidential Communications Operation Office,

An ISIS-linked extremist group is threatening the peace process in the Philippines’ restive Mindanao region.

Malaysia’s Counterterrorism Strategy: Keeping ISIS in Check

080715-N-4431B-568 BUKIT TIOMAN DARAT, Malaysia (July 15, 2008) Malaysian Army Rangers and Marines assigned to Combat Assault Co., 3rd Marine Regiment, wade ashore from Landing Craft Unit (LCU) 1634 during a Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2008 amphibious assault exercise. CARAT is an annual series of bilateral maritime training exercises involving the U.S. and several Southeast Asian nations designed to build relationships and enhance operational readiness. U.S. Navy photo by Cmdr. Daryl Borgquist (Released)

What can we learn from Malaysia’s counterterrorism successes?

Egypt Struggles to Quell the Sinai Insurgency

SinaiSunset, cc Flickr Stephen D. Strowes, modified,

A bloody mosque attack may have brought the Sinai insurgency back into global headlines, but on the ground it never left.

Gauging the Success of Bangladesh’s Anti-Terror Crackdown

Hasina2, cc Russell Watkin/Department for International Development, modified,,_Honourable_Prime_Minister_of_Bangladesh.jpg

The 2016 Dhaka café attack was a wake-up call on the threat of extremism in Bangladesh. But did the authorities get the message?

Indonesia Faced with a Resurgence of Islamist Terrorism

Flag of the Islamic State, cc GlobalPanorama

Indonesia has enjoyed peace on the terrorism front since the days of Jemaah Islamiyah and its bloody campaign of the 1990s and 2000s. But that might be about to change.

Historical Holocaust: Daesh’s Lasting Legacy

Palmyra, cc Flickr Alper Çuğun, modified,

Daesh’s wanton destruction of cultural relics helped fray the national fabric of countries like Syria and Iraq. It’s now up to the international community to help mend them.

Mindanao Conflict Risks Spike in Southeast Asia Piracy

TankerPiracy, cc Flickr Stephanie Young Merzel, modified,

The waters of Southeast Asia are slowly becoming a hotspot of global piracy. And given recent trends in Mindanao, the situation is about to get a lot worse.

London Attack Claimed by Islamic State

westminsterbridge, cc Flickr Herry Lawford, modified,

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the London attack that killed five people on Wednesday.

Trump’s Immigration Ban a Siren Call for Islamic State

Trump 2015, cc Flickr Gage Skidmore, modified,

President Trump’s travel ban is a propaganda windfall for Islamic State and other jihadist groups.

Fall of Mosul Risks More Sectarian and State Conflict

Vladimir Putin had a meeting with Supreme Leader of Iran Ali Khamenei ahead of a summit of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum. khome, cc

The loss of Islamic State’s last major holding in Iraq could usher in a new phase of state and sectarian conflict along the Iraq-Syria border.

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