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Geopolitical Journey: Riots in Cairo

The sectarian unrest that broke out Oct. 9 shows how the Egyptian opposition's assumption of a move toward democracy is grinding against reality.

Yemen: Fallout from the al-Awlaki Airstrike

Al Qaeda's Yemeni franchise, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, lost two prominent ideological leaders in a U.S. airstrike Sept. 30. This loss will severely hamper the group's outreach to English-speaking Muslims.

Cutting Through the Lone-Wolf Hype

When we look closely at the history of solitary terrorists, it becomes apparent that there is a significant gap between theory and practice.

Obama's Dilemma: U.S. Foreign Policy and Electoral Realities

The United States is moving into an election cycle, when foreign policy initiatives tend to be frozen. Given the dynamics of the Obama administration and this election, the freeze will be more intense than usual.


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Jihadism in 2014: Jihadist Franchises

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