Islamic State

If Mosul Falls, Lookout West

Artillery support Iraqi security forces with indirect fires

Security services should prepare for the possibility that the fall of Mosul will trigger terrorist attacks in Western countries.

The Battle of Mosul Has Begun

Members of the Iraqi 6th Emergency Response Battalion conduct weapons training under the supervision of U.S. Special Operations Forces Oct. 17. Members of the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Arabian Peninsula advise, train, and assist the Iraqi Security Forces during Operation New Dawn. (Photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class James E. Foehl) Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force - Arabian Peninsula Date Taken:10.17.2010 Location:MOSUL , IQ

Iraqi and Kurdish forces have launched an assault on the last major urban holding of Islamic State in Iraq.

Interview: Dr. Parag Khanna on US Foreign Policy, Mideast Geopolitics, and Globalization

KENYA, Mombasa: Photograph taken by the Kenyan Ministry of East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism (MEAACT) 31 July shows a general view of containers inside Mombasa Port on Kenya's Indian Ocean coast. MANDATORY CREDIT: MEAACT PHOTO / STUART PRICE.

Geopoliticalmonitor.com sits down with Dr. Parag Khanna to discuss US foreign policy and the future of globalization.

How the ‘Clash of Civilizations’ Explains Turkey-US Relations

Turkey President Erdogan waves.

Do recent shifts in Turkey-US relations vindicate Samuel Huntington’s controversial thesis of a clash of civilizations?

Turkey: The Newest Combatant in the Syrian Civil War

Turkey President Recep Erdogan has recently changed his policy toward the Syrian civil war.

Turkey’s entrance into the conflict brings an incendiary new dynamic on the battlefield – and diplomatic headaches for Washington.

Islamic State’s Holy War against Russia

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A loss of territory in Syria doesn’t preclude an ability by Islamic State supporters to strike targets in Russia.

Stakes are High in Saudi Arabia’s Economic Struggles

SaudiFlag2, cc Flickr Nicolas Raymond, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

If Saudi Arabia’s economic downturn worsens there could be dire consequences for the country and the wider region.

Dhaka in Denial on Islamic State

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The first step toward dealing with the problem of Islamic State is for the Bangladesh government to admit one exists.

Islamic State in Sri Lanka

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Internal divisions are increasing the chances that we see a rise of Islamic State in Sri Lanka.

Bangladesh: Islamic State’s New Base in South Asia?

Dhaka, cc Flickr David Brewer, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Islamic State is prioritizing Bangladesh in its campaign to entrench itself in South Asia, and it may have found a welcome ally in Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh.

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