Islamic State

Islamic State in Sri Lanka

Srimap, cc CIA factbook

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,

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.

Backgrounder: The Difference between Islamic State & Al-Qaeda

ISISFlag2, cc Flickr Global Panorama, modfiied,

One has altered the Middle Eastern map, and the other has proven far more resilient than many believed possible.

ISIS under Pressure on Multiple Fronts

Kob, cc Flickr Karl-Ludwig Poggemann, modified,

The Islamic State is shrinking on both its western and eastern frontier.

Is ISIS Closing in on Europe?


It’s becoming increasingly clear that ISIS-inspired terror is a serious threat to Europe’s security.

Libya: The Next Frontline against Islamic State

Haftar, cc Flickr Magharebia

Islamic State is gaining a foothold on Europe’s doorstep.

Wahhabism, ISIS, and the Saudi Connection

By U.S. Department of State from United States - Secretary Kerry Sits With Saudi King Salman Before Bilateral Meeting in Riyadh, Public Domain, $3

A look at the religious-political deal at the heart of Saudi society, and how it’s contributing to global terrorism.

A Brief History of the Shiite-Sunni Conflict

sunset mosque, cc Flickr Matthias Rhomberg, modified,

A thorough understanding of the current crisis in the Middle East begins at Islam’s great schism and its enduring geopolitical impact.

GPM Outlook 2016: The Beginning of the End for Islamic State?


Though 2015 saw Islamic State manage a string of high-profile victories, the terrorist group’s luck may be running out.

Coalition Faces a Different Kind of Challenge in Breaking ISIS’ Finances

ISISconv, cc Flickr modified Day Donaldson,

The resolve is there, but it won’t be easy for the international community to deprive Islamic State of the revenue flows it currently enjoys.

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