Sun, Aug 4, 2019

Bruton quoted in the Daily Nation on US policy toward al-Shabaab

In the News by Atlantic Council

East Africa Extremism

Wed, Jul 17, 2019

McFate quoted in War on the Rocks on confronting jihadist factions in Nigeria

In the News by Atlantic Council

Extremism Nigeria

Mon, Jul 15, 2019

Bruton joins Public Radio International to discuss whether the United States should negotiate with al-Shabaab

In the News by Atlantic Council

Extremism Somalia

Mon, May 20, 2019

The Christchurch call and the failure of US leadership

The United States’ snubbing of the document represents a retreat from previous counterterrorism pledges. It also reveals a dangerous divide between the White House and US allies regarding the growing threat of white ethno-nationalist extremism.

New Atlanticist by Emerson T. Brooking

Disinformation English

Fri, May 17, 2019

The risks of ignoring former ISIS women members

Rehabilitating former ISIS members—including women—in former ISIS territories is a necessary step to prevent the extremist organization from resurging and put an end to the violence and extremism it represented.

SyriaSource by Feras Hanoush

Extremism Syria

Wed, May 1, 2019

In Syria, Trump claims victory but ISIS remains

US President Donald Trump’s December 2018 tweet announcing the withdrawal of American military forces from Syria has inadvertently invited ISIS (ISIL, IS, Daesh, Islamic State) to resurrect itself. Even though American officials have walked-back the presidential decree, the president himself has signaled no enduring or enthusiastic support for the essential, victory-sealing stabilization of areas liberated from ISIS.

SyriaSource by Frederic C. Hof

Extremism Syria

Fri, Mar 29, 2019

Who gains from using the far-right in Ukraine’s elections?

The G-7 wrote to Minister of Interior Arsen Avakov about the threat to Ukraine’s presidential election from the far-right National Corps political party and National Militia civic organization, both led by Andriy Biletsky with whom he has had a long relationship. The G-7 warned, “They intimidate Ukrainian citizens, try to usurp the role of the […]

UkraineAlert by Taras Kuzio

Elections Extremism

Mon, Mar 18, 2019

The heavy lift

The declared top objective of the Trump administration for Syria is “the enduring defeat of ISIS [ISIL, Daesh, Islamic State].” Presumably this means not only killing the bogus caliphate in its physical and ideological dimensions, but keeping it dead. If the presumption is correct, the administration should prepare itself for a heavy and sustained political, diplomatic, developmental, and military lift in Syria; east of the Euphrates River. There is no sign it is preparing to do so.

SyriaSource by Frederic C. Hof

Extremism Syria

Thu, Jan 10, 2019

Pompeo: The United States is a ‘Force for Good’ in the Middle East

"Secretary Pompeo’s speech will be greeted with dismay—although not surprise—from most of the Middle East," said Nicholas Blanford, Atlantic Council nonresident senior fellow with the Middle East Security Initiative.

New Atlanticist by Ashish Kumar Sen

Defense Policy Extremism

Tue, Nov 27, 2018

A pivotal year ahead for Afghanistan

Reaching consensus inside Afghanistan on a shared vision and inclusive plan of action, while rebuilding an international consensus that views the country as a regional platform for cooperation and connector for economic integration, are essential prerequisites for a successful political settlement.

New Atlanticist by Omar Samad

Afghanistan Democratic Transitions