Middle East

Risk Assessment: Vehicular Attacks

Initial reports on the Times Square incident last week—which killed one person and injured twenty-two others—were quick to question whether or not it was an act of terrorism. As the situation unfolded and details began…

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The Expanding Jihadist Threat

The war in Syria has been a magnet for extremists from around the world and has greatly contributed to the spillover of violence and destabilization of its neighboring countries. As Islamic extremist groups in the Middle East continue grow and garner more fighters and funding, the United States and its allies will find it more and more difficult to contain the radical Islamist threat.

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Another Year in Syria

The current political, military, and economic conditions within Syria means that the ongoing fighting between rebel and loyalist forces will continue to escalate with no end in the foreseeable future. The rise of ISIS has further worsened the situation on the ground in Syria and the refugee population so too will grow.