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, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Confiscated_Weapons_Marawi_crisis_June_2017.jpg

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

Fact Sheet: China-Central Asia-Western Asia Corridor

OBORCentralAsia, cc Flickr Thomas Depenbusch (Depi), modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

An overview of the China-Central Asia-Western Asia Corridor, one of the main economic conduits envisioned by China’s One Belt One Road Initiative.

Central Asia Aid Vital to US Counterterrorism Efforts

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On Central Asia, President Trump should listen to the words of Defense Secretary Mattis: “If you don’t fund the State Department fully, then I need to buy more ammunition.”

Stockholm Attack a Sign of Things to Come?

flowermem, cc Flickr Paul Arps, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Evolving ISIS tactics and returning foreign fighters pose a serious threat for Sweden.

London Attack Claimed by Islamic State

westminsterbridge, cc Flickr Herry Lawford, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

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

Blame Belgium! How France Ignores Its Homegrown Terror Problem

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Blaming Belgium won't change the fact that France has a homegrown terrorism problem.

The Dubious “Mastermind”: Abdelhamid Abaaoud and the Paris Attacks

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There are numerous reasons for doubt about the Belgian jihadist’s role.

The G-20 Misses the Mark on Terrorism

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In the shadow of the Paris attacks, the G-20 has issued a joint agenda on terrorism that falls short of the mark.

Paris Attacks Throw Syria’s Assad a Lifeline

Bashar al-Assad, cc Flickr Freedom House, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

By amplifying the threat of Islamic State, the Paris attacks have opened the door for a Western compromise on the fate of Syria President Bashar al-Assad.

Islamic State Meets the Laws of Economics

Gold dinar from 'Abbasid Caliphate, cc Flickr Ashley Van Haeften, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The caliphate is fighting its real economic problems the only way it knows how: with historical fantasy.

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