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2016 in Review Asia Pacific Security

Trends of 2016: Duterte, the Philippines, and the prospect of peace

Duterte’s compromise with the various Moro factions is crucial to stopping the growth of ISIS-linked terrorist organizations in Southeastern Asia.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Will Morocco’s imam training program work?

Morocco imam training program is seeking to counter extremism by taking a holistic approach to moderate teaching, undermining the power of ISIS.

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

CVE: A necessary tool in Kenya’s security drive

The occurrence of unprecedented terrorist attacks across the globe has driven policy makers to invest in initiatives that prevent rather than react to the roots of violent extremism. As Kenya

Europe Security

One year after Charlie Hebdo, is France adequately addressing homegrown terror?

2015 was a devastating year for France. On January 11, two terrorists attacked the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 17 people. “Je suis Charlie” was raised as a rallying cry

Middle East/North Africa Security

Kurdish groups are divided over Russian presence in Syria and Iraq

Russian airstrikes in Syria and military aid efforts in Iraq have placed Kurdish groups in both countries in an awkward position.  As Russia and the U.S. pursue alternate strategies in

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Saudi Arabia’s leadership faces coming crises

A shifting geopolitical environment in the Middle East and continued low oil prices will present a significant challenge for Saudi Arabia’s leadership. Saudi Arabia is facing financial challenges which, over

Middle East/North Africa Security

New terror threat from the Khorasan Group?

While international attention has focused on the atrocities of the Islamic State (IS) and the response of the US-led alliance against IS, the Pentagon recently introduced a new group called “Khorasan.” Here is a

Europe Politics

Can an EU in Crisis Handle the Radical Right?

As the EU faces internal crises, will Brussels be able to deal with the rise of Europe’s radical right parties that are gaining ground in various states.  Extremist far-right parties