The State of the Islamic State
How the Islamic State Governs
Peeking behind the curtain of the new caliphate.
Aymenn Jawad al-Tamimi
ISIS: The Dangers for Israel
In Jerusalem, policymakers brace for still greater regional instability.
How Boko Haram Became the Islamic State’s West Africa Province
Nigeria’s Islamist scourge goes global. Here’s how it evolved.
J. Peter Pham
The Islamic State Comes to Russia
ISIS casts an increasingly large shadow over the North Caucasus.
Egypt in the Crosshairs
After the Brotherhood, the country faces an Islamist challenge of a different sort.
Fighting the Islamic State: The U.S. Scorecard
Obama’s counterterrorism strategy is comprehensive in theory, but conspicuously absent in practice.
James S. Robbins
Countering the Islamic State’s Message
Understanding the elements of ISIS appeal, and how to combat them.
The Shi’a Strike Back
The sectarian pushback against ISIS is underway.
Michael David Clark
A Kurdish Moment?
For the Kurds, the fight against ISIS provides an opportunity within adversity.
Russia’s Risky Syria Strategy
Moscow’s intervention is fueled by fears of rising Islamic radicalism at home.
An Opening For Al-Qaeda
The Islamic State’s progenitor is now seeking to rebrand itself.
Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Nathaniel Barr
MOSCOW – Russia’s Reversal of Military Fortune
China’s Long Global March
Michael Pillsbury deciphers China’s long-term strategy for global dominance.
Jeff M. Smith
America’s Shadow Warriors
A chronicle of the rise and rise of U.S. special forces, courtesy of Sean Naylor.
What Makes The Islamic State Tick
Will McCants outlines the apocalyptic vision and grandiose objectives of today’s terrorist powerhouse.
Michael P. Pregent