Latest Middle East Analysis

Jihadism in 2014: The Grassroots Threat

Recent events have thrust grassroots jihadism into the forefront of the discussion on countering terrorism.

A television in Tokyo broadcasts a news report about two Japanese men who were captured by the Islamic State, Jan. 20. (YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)

Islamic State Kidnapping Shows Japan's Vulnerabilities Abroad

Japan's so-called re-normalization of its foreign policy could lead to increased overseas contributions.

Israel Braces for Hezbollah's Answer to an Airstrike

Although Hezbollah or Iran may not retaliate immediately or directly, there will be a response.