The Blacklisting of Masood Azhar and its Impact on Relations in Asia

On June 10, 2019, Posted by , In Analysis Reports,Asia, By , , With No Comments

By: Maria Cano “Indian Muslims hold a scratched photo of Jaish-e-Mohammad group chief, Masood Azhar, who was added to a UN sanctions list on Wednesday” (Gupta 2019)             On May 1, 2019, the United Nations Security Council placed Masood Azhar on its sanctions list for his leadership of Jaish-e-Mohammed, a…

ISIS In the Philippines (Part I)

On June 10, 2019, Posted by , In Asia,Information Reports, By , With No Comments

By: Jeff Bates Image of the church that was bombed on Mindanao.  (Holcombe, Madeline; Simonette, Virma. 2019). After nearly five years, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has essentially been defeated.  Despite this, many parts of the world have extremist groups that have pledged allegiance to ISIS.  The…

The Rise, Fall, and Future of ISIS

On June 7, 2019, Posted by , In Analysis Reports,Middle East, With No Comments

Written by Steven Tibbitts             The United States faces an enduring and potent threat from the Islamic State (ISIS hereafter) terrorist group. Any decrease in efforts to dismantle both the group and its ideology worldwide is likely to grant the group the minimal operational space and security it needs to…

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Mercenaries in the Saudi-led Coalition

On June 3, 2019, Posted by , In Information Reports,Middle East, With No Comments

The Yemeni Civil War, which started as a conflict between President Abdrabbuh Munsar Hadi’s government and Houthi revolutionaries, has become a magnet for external actors from around the world. A Saudi-led coalition consisting of the United States, France, and other countries supports Hadi’s government, while Iran backs the Houthi rebels….