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Ukraine’s Crisis, Russia’s Policy, Western Responses

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Iran and the Looming U.S.-Russian Cold War

March 21, 2014 09:46 PM

Executive Summary

As the Western world is drawn in by the recent events in the Crimea, nations on the periphery are seeing a chance to use the widening gulf between Russia and the United States/EU to further their own aims. A debate has already begun inside the Iranian regime about how to best leverage this Russo-Western diplomatic spat to lessen international pressure on Iran's nuclear program and the isolation of the country. On the one hand, the government of President Rouhani is looking at...

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Hot Issue – Ukrainian Protests and the Armed Forces: Will the Military Stay in Its Barracks?

February 21, 2014


Executive SummaryTo date, the besieged Ukrainian government has largely avoided deploying the Armed Forces against the Maidan protesters, even when the situation has devolved into serious street violence with the police. The...

Category: Hot Issue, Home Page, Featured, Military/Security, Domestic/Social, Europe, Ukraine

Hot Issue: The Rise of Turkey: The Mediterranean’s New Regional Naval Power

November 22, 2013

Turkey’s Navy in Throes of Massive Expansion 

The Mediterranean, history’s first naval battleground, is seeing the rise of a new regional naval power – Turkey. In a demonstration of its new abilities, the Türk Deniz...

Category: Hot Issue, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Featured

Hot Issue: Libya in Anarchy Two Years After Western Intervention

November 7, 2013

                Executive SummaryTwo years ago, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s assassination by Western-backed rebels (October 20, 2011) marked the end of all-out...

Category: Hot Issue, Military/Security, Energy, Terrorism, Africa, North Africa, Europe

Hot Issue: The Jihadist Legacy of Vietnam’s General Vo Nguyen Giap

October 15, 2013

General Vo Nguyen Giap, the diminutive military giant and author of the military defeats of both the French and the United States in Vietnam, died on October 4 at the age of 102. In a career that began with guerrilla attacks on...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Hot Issue, Home Page, Featured

Hot Issue: Westgate Mall Attack Demonstrates al-Shabaab’s Desperation, Not Strength

September 24, 2013

Expelled from their main sources of financing, consumed by internal disputes and under constant pressure from African Union troops in the field, Somalia’s al-Shabaab movement and its leader Abdi Godane “Abu Zubayr” have rolled...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Featured, Hot Issue

After the Crackdown in Cairo: Understanding Why The Egyptian Army Deposed Muhammad Mursi

August 15, 2013

Egyptian Interior Ministry police executed on August 14 the long anticipated break-up of the two pro-Mursi “sit-in” protest camps in Cairo, which have been a daily presence since the former Islamist president was removed from...

Category: Global Terrorism Analysis, Terrorism Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Egypt, Hot Issue, Domestic/Social, Military/Security

Hot Issue: Niger: New Battleground for North Africa’s Islamist Militants?

May 28, 2013

When a pair of suicide bombings occurred almost simultaneously at important economic and military targets in Niger last week, it raised the specter of broadening Salafi-Jihadist activities paralyzing the political and economic...

Category: Hot Issue, Hot Secondary List, Featured, North Africa

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Hot Issue: Niger: New Battleground for North Africa’s Islamist Militants?

May 28, 2013 06:47 PM

When a pair of suicide bombings occurred almost simultaneously at important economic and military targets in Niger last week, it raised the specter of broadening Salafi-Jihadist activities paralyzing...

Cat: Hot Issue, Hot Secondary List, Featured, North Africa

Hot Issue: New Arab-Kurdish Front Could Strengthen Assad

December 10, 2012 04:16 PM

Summary Clashes between Kurdish militias and armed Syrian opposition groups in Aleppo starting at the end of October in Ras al-Ayn near the Turkish border have raised the specter of a possible...

Cat: Hot Issue, Hot Secondary List, Terrorism, Military/Security, Domestic/Social, Syria

Hot Issue – The Face of Egypt's Next Revolution: The Madinat Nasr Cell

November 20, 2012 06:11 PM

A raid by Egyptian security forces in a suburb of Cairo on October 24 revealed an unexpected intersection of several important threads in the evolving security situation in the Middle East, including...

Cat: Hot Issue, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Terrorism, Featured, Hot Secondary List

Special Commentary from Inside Western Libya-- The Nalut Offensive: A View from the Battlefield

August 3, 2011 09:05 PM

Executive Summary:In response to weeks-long GRAD artillery fire aimed at their key supply hub of Nalut, Libya’s western rebels finally launched a large scale, logistically sophisticated offensive...

Cat: Africa, Military/Security, Domestic/Social, Hot Secondary List

Mumbai Outraged Once Again: India Blinks, Blames Homegrown Terror

August 3, 2011 01:45 PM

Executive Summary:In the weeks following the July 13 bomb explosions in Mumbai, responsibility for the attacks has yet to be determined. Investigative agencies have not yet pinpointed a suspect nor...

Cat: Terrorism, Foreign Policy, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Hot Secondary List

Pakistan’s Jamaat-ud-Dawa Steps Up Campaign of Anti-American Rhetoric

July 14, 2011 09:04 PM

Despite the Pakistan government’s proscription, the Islamic charity Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) has stepped up its overt anti-Indian and anti-Western rhetoric, holding mass protest rallies across Pakistan...

Cat: Terrorism Monitor, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Terrorism, South Asia, Hot Secondary List
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