Egypt is on a dangerous course, one with grave implications for the United States. It will be difficult to reverse this trajectory, but Congress has an important opportunity to help the Trump administration tackle this thorny challenge by restoring U.S. credibility and influence with Egypt.
The UAE’s growing investment in Yemen’s energy and security infrastructure is increasingly the driving force behind its counterterrorism involvement.
The importance of radical ideology in the Sahel and Maghreb stems from its instrumental value and normative commitments. For rebel leaders, radical ideology helps their groups recruit and stand out from the rest of the pack.
The nature of the conflict in Tunisia’s northwest differs from the country’s other security challenges in that it mirrors an insurgency rather than a protracted terrorist campaign.
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb lost its Kabylia stronghold through its multiple mistakes.
New interview and survey data from Pakistan provide little or no evidence to support the claim that U.S. drone strikes generate blowback and contribute to the radicalization of local populations.
The death of Muammar Qadhafi in 2011 freed Libya from forty-two years of despotic rule, raising hopes for a new era. But in the aftermath of the uprising, the country descended into bitter rivalries and civil war, paving the way for the Islamic State and a catastrophic migrant crisis. What went wrong?
The story of what went wrong in Libya after Qadhafi.
The euphoria from the fall of Muammar Qaddafi was short-lived for Libyans, as militias and tribes turned on each other and the country quickly descended into civil war.
The launch of a large-scale military operation across Egypt is well-timed to give President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi a boost in popular support ahead of elections in March.