Islamic State

Backgrounder: The Difference between Islamic State & Al-Qaeda

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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

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

Is ISIS Closing in on Europe?

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

Libya: The Next Frontline against Islamic State

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

Wahhabism, ISIS, and the Saudi Connection

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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

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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?

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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

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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.

Fighting Terror: United We Strike, Divided We Fall

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The Western and Muslim worlds need to unite in the face of terrorism.

Crowdfunding: Islamic State’s Secret Financial Weapon

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Islamic State has benefited from high-volume, low-value transfers from donors who sometimes don’t even know that they’re funding the terrorist group.

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