Global News & Articles

فاس، المغربNews and events from around the world.

Most posts will discuss topics of security and society in the Middle East and North Africa. This might include the environment, energy, or water and food issues, but I mostly talk about terrorist organizations and other units of organized crime. The countries I’m most interested in are Yemen, Syria, and Iraq, but I do have a soft spot for Morocco and Egypt. I try and locate data from lesser-known sites and sources as I’ve found they often give the least biased and most up-to-date accounts of news events from around the world. I’m a big believer in the reporting power of Twitter and follow many journalists and social activists online who deliver realtime, on-the-ground reports often before the larger media outlets.

Back Into the Fold: Reincorporating Foreign Fighters

Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO)

The Expanding Jihadist Threat

Is the US Losing Its Grip on Asia?

The Mirage of the Syria Peace Process

Another Year in Syria