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Middle East/North Africa Security

Next stop, Raqqa: The Islamic State after Mosul

GRI examines three key points to focus on in tracing the evolution of the Islamic State after its loss of the Iraqi city of Mosul.

Middle East/North Africa Security

A former insurgent’s guide to ISIS and Iraq

In the last weeks, the self-proclaimed “Caliphate” in Iraq has been losing a lot of ground. The Iraqi army will be key in consolidating these victories.

Security South and Central Asia

Kashmir riots highlight the risk of growing instability

The death of Hizbul Mujahideen’s leader in a gun battle with government forces in Kashmir sparked days of clashes. The insurgency is likely to continue, exploiting the India-Pakistan stalemate.

International Security

A how-to guide for counterinsurgency – by a former insurgent

A guest post from Roland Bartetzko, a former soldier in the German army and Kosovo Liberation Army (UCK), offers key observations about counterinsurgency from the insurgent’s point of view.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Nigeria’s economy is crumbling under the burden of corruption and low oil prices

Low oil prices and rampant corruption severely affect Nigeria’s economy and threaten to disturb a fragile balance between the country’s ethnic and religious communities.

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

The LRA returns: how the militant group is staging a bloody comeback in central Africa

A seemingly depleted force, the Lord’s Resistance Army has escalated its violent campaign in 2016, with analysts warning that it is staging a bloody comeback. Once Africa’s most notorious rebel

Middle East/North Africa Security

Ankara bombing raises questions over Turkey’s stability

The March 13th bombing in Ankara is the third terrorist attack that hit the capital in a six-month period. The blast is a strong indicator for both the elevated terrorist

International Security

Global security spending continues to rise

Armed conflicts in the 21st century are less common than before, or at least that is what conflict focused databases have shown in the last few years. However, other forms