29 Sep 2014
The Islamic State and Al-Qaeda
Author: Kacper Rękawek
Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)
This commentary examines the differences in the nature of the threats posed by the Islamic State (IS) and Al-Qaeda.
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25 Sep 2014
Kenya: Al-Shabaab – Closer to Home
Author: International Crisis Group
International Crisis Group (ICG)
This brief examines the threat the terrorist group Al-Shabaab poses to Kenya and how the Kenyan government, security services and political elite have responded to it.
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23 Sep 2014
ISIL, a Growing Threat in Indonesia?
Author: Gwenaël Njoto-Feillard
East-West Center (EWC)
Given the potential terrorist and ideological threats posed by Indonesian ISIL fighters, just how prepared is their home country to deal with them upon their return? This brief describes the societal, religious and political impediments Indonesia has...
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23 Sep 2014
Autumn 2014: A View from Amman
Author: Farah Yousef
Institute for National Security Studies (INSS)
This article looks at the threat posed to Jordan by Islamic extremism and the Islamic State both from within the country itself and the spillover effects of regional conflicts.
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19 Sep 2014
Obama’s ‘War on Terror’: A South Asian View
Author: Shahid Javed Burki
Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)
This paper examines the speech made by US President Barack Obama on September 10 2014, in which he committed the US to armed conflict against the Islamic State (IS), with a focus on areas of significance for South Asia.
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18 Sep 2014
Dr Dafna Rand before House Select Intelligence Committee on ISIS
Author: Dafna H Rand
Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
This is a transcript of a testimony given before the US House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on the terrorist threat posed to the US, other countries, and the stability of the Middle East by ISIS.
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17 Sep 2014
Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, Vol 16, No 17
Author: Dmitry Shlapentokh, Mushtaq A Kaw, Valeriy Dzutsev, John C K Daly, Arslan Sabyrbekov, Eka Janashia, Oleg Salimov, Erik Davtyan
Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Program (CACI-SRSP)
This issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst includes articles on 1) Kyrgyzstan’s security predicament and its implications for the country's Eurasian Union membership; 2) the unlikeliness of an Afghan political settlement before the anticipated w...
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