Much has been made of the potentially destabilizing effects of foreign fighters returning from Iraq and Syria to their home countries in Central Asia. But how real is the actual threat?
President Obama’s strategy for defeating Islamic State is weak, overly ideological, and it just isn’t going to work.
Boko Haram is fighting to carve its own Caliphate out of the Nigerian state, and early indications suggest they might just accomplish their goal.
Though the Saudi government may have been amenable to the rise of ISIS back when the militant group was seen as curbing Iranian influence in the region, recent developments in Iraq have likely changed a few minds in the Kingdom.
Following a series of Islamic State triumphs on the battlefields of Iraq and Syria, former al-Qaeda affiliates as far away as Southeast Asia are pledging loyalty to the newest brand in global terror.