Outside powers may be unable to ignore the worsening turmoil in Pakistan.
Here’s what you need to know following Saturday’s attack by Hamas.
Broader and broader swaths of society are showing that they’re outraged, with grievances that won’t soon go away.
‘Leadership decapitation’ can inspire Islamist extremist groups and followers to carry out more attacks, my research finds
Designating these two white-supremacist groups as terrorist organizations will have global consequences
This book takes a comprehensive look at the rise of Islamic State affiliates operating on the continent
Rallying anti-establishment protests strengthened Muqtada al-Sadr’s hand in the past. It might not work now.
To maintain power, military leaders are likely to turn to elections
We examined more than 200,000 records in 15 African countries
But the new military leadership may find it difficult to meet soldiers’ demands for more support in the fight against Islamist militants
Here’s what our research found
Controlling women’s bodies may not work as well this round
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The king had dismissed Abdelilah Benkirane, who had mastered the art of blaming the king for his government’s failures
Kenya also claimed this area, and had parceled out oil and gas exploration rights
Around the world, would-be authoritarians have been ‘pinkwashing’ policies that undermine democracy. Our research finds that it works.
Nearly two-thirds of our recent survey group think the Israeli-Palestinian situation is akin to apartheid
An overarching narrative can lead to fewer foreign policy choices.
They support their president’s emergency measures, which seem to undermine that goal
Bringing ex-insurgents into a government’s security forces can win over locals and improve intelligence — but only if it is done well.
The research shows how hard it is to go from armed rebellion to leadership
Pakistan’s relationship with its own religious groups — and with Washington — just got more complicated
Sunday’s move started a fight for public approval and control of government institutions
It’s all about hierarchy and its absence.
A local armed group claimed responsibility for recent attacks.
Who’s behind the violence?
How do Kenyans view refugees — and what would boost public support for letting them stay?
Our research looks at 10 years of truces in Syria.
Young Congolese want the government to step up against the increasing militant violence.
Africa’s militant groups retain considerable autonomy, research shows
Israel has marginalized Arab parties and Arab voters for decades
Neighboring countries have successfully managed political change without the military stepping in
This confrontation with Israel overshadows the fundamental question of Palestinian liberation.
The defense system may leave Israel fewer incentives for a political solution to the Israel-Gaza conflict.
Western countries have condemned the repression in Xinjiang, but Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Egypt praised China’s efforts to restore ‘safety and security’
The government focused on weeding out political opponents in recent years, rather than combating extremist and criminal groups
Here’s why the country won’t necessarily become a base for international terrorist attacks
Here’s the history behind why U.S. law classifies people from the Middle East as White.
Trying to protect democracy from anti-democratic parties can give anti-democratic governments cover if they use the same tactics
Criticizing the king is considered an act of terrorism
A new survey measures economic stress and religiosity levels in five countries
Breaking the ties between politicians and armed groups can prove difficult.
Although the siege surprised almost everyone, it did not emerge randomly
The counterterrorism manual doesn’t cover an insurrection egged on by one party’s leaders.
Despite the country’s initial success, these three factors stand in the way of democratic consolidation.
Afghan girls outside a temporary shelter in Kabul last month.
Terrorists often want to persuade civilians to their side — while luring police into danger
Incumbents fared poorly, but the balance of power between the government and parliament is unlikely to change
This was one of the least democratic elections in the country’s recent history.
What is the SARS unit, and why do Nigerians want to #EndSARS?
The next-generation leaders have a history of feuding among themselves
Claims about links to the Islamic State may hamper civilian protection
Nineteen years after the 9/11 attacks, anti-Muslim bias still operates widely
The 2020 Afrobarometer survey gives important insights.
A survey conducted by Arab Barometer reveals some surprises.
A bloated military makes the country particularly vulnerable
The government claimed it needed to clean up the region’s separatism and radicalization
Economic and security concerns have led to political upheaval.
Why pick an obscure group that’s not yet linked to an attack?
This complicates policymaking.
Here’s what Iraqi protesters want.
They are using religious symbolism to oppose the government.
Why street power is particularly effective in the country.
Iraq’s post-2003 chaos is actually to blame, not Saddam Hussein.
Learning from past mistakes is key.
It’s critical to keep defectors from rejoining.
Research shows eliminating the leader of a terrorist group is not enough
Yes, Trump pulled U.S. troops out of northern Syria, but many other factors will probably keep ISIS down.
The contested results could jeopardize an August peace deal.
Exit polls suggest a narrow victory for the moderate Islamist party Ennahda, followed closely by newcomer Qalb Tounes
Yes, research provides insight into Iran’s foreign policy — and a possible way to stop the escalation between Iran and United States.
New survey data shows economic challenges are one of Algerians’ main concerns.
There’s been a lot of research in the past 18 years. Here’s what we know.
When a perpetrator is Muslim, there’s a 488 percent greater chance an attack will be called terrorism.
And why that’s unlikely to change — despite protests.
Republicans see the news media as a much greater threat than white supremacists.
Relying on governments to designate organizations as terrorists means “de-platforming” is always political.
Elections are hardly free or fair in Turkey. So why do voters keep turning up in high numbers?
Our findings will surprise many who follow African politics.
The prime minister and his government resigned in April, signaling that official Mali has no effective response.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the Islamic Summit
Interviews with retired senior officers point to two critical factors.
Vox’s platform isn’t much like that of Europe’s right-wing populist wave.
The Trump administration’s about-face on Libya leaves few options in the face of a dramatic escalation of violence.
Trump’s Middle East policy pattern shows disregard for the consequences.
They have a common denominator: A call for the rule of law.
Opposition parties won local elections — but Erdogan is demanding ballot recounts.
Protesters want a civilian transition government. That hasn’t happened.
Here’s why the way it’s measured matters.
Here are some factors fueling far-right terrorism.
When leaders vacillate, citizens usually consider them weak and indecisive. Not with Trump.
They might be the reason these protests have remained peaceful.
Rumors and misinformation add a new challenge.
Algerians continue to mobilize against Bouteflika’s projected fifth term.
Let’s examine Modi’s rhetoric for clues.
Women who are ex-combatants get treated differently from those who are men.
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