Fri, Sep 13, 2019

Europe moves to curb ISIS antiquity trafficking

Global trafficking of fake and stolen antiquities is worth a whopping forty-five billion dollars a year, of which twenty billion is generated in Europe alone.

New Atlanticist by Brooks Tigner

European Union Terrorism

Mon, Apr 8, 2019

Global challenges of security and migration

A Conversation with Mr. Dimitris Avramopoulos, European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs, and Citizenship On April 8, the Future Europe Initiative hosted Mr. Dimitris Avramopoulos, European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship at a public event to share the Commission’s perspective and his personal insights on topics such as migration and terrorism in Europe […]

Program Impact Story by Atlantic Council

Europe & Eurasia European Union

Thu, Nov 1, 2018

Biberman in Perspectives on Terrorism: Terrorist prison breaks

Uncategorized by Atlantic Council


Thu, Jun 21, 2018

Islamist terrorism in Mozambique: An emerging threat?

In October 2017, a little-known Islamist insurgency by the name of “Ahlu Sunna wa-Jama” or “Swahili Sunnah,” attacked the town of Mocimboa da Praia in Mozambique’s northern Cabo Delgado province. The attack began a campaign of terror that has paralyzed Mozambique’s northern coast and threatened $30 billion in offshore natural gas projects, a key lifeline […]

AfricaSource by James Wholley

Africa English

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

Sat, May 27, 2017

Exports and end-use

We can ask the US Army to arm, advise, and assist its allies in the Iraqi Army, or we can ask the Army to consolidate its spreadsheets. For Iraqis, this fight is existential, and I’d rather they simply crushed ISIS. Wars may be audits themselves, but wars this hot may be no time for audits.

Defense Industrialist by James Hasik

Arms Control Defense Industry

Fri, Oct 5, 2018

The arc of crisis in the MENA region: Fragmentation, decentralization, and Islamist opposition

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is experiencing a time of great transformation and as well as tumult. Atlantic Council Senior Fellow Dr. Karim Mezran and Dr. Arturo Varvelli of the Italian Institute for International Political Studies gathered experts to explore decentralization and political Islam in six MENA countries in “The Arc of […]

Report by Karim Mezran and Arturo Varvelli

Energy & Environment Middle East

Mon, Jan 23, 2017

The USAF needs more than 300 light attack aircraft—now.

Lowering flight-hour costs later in the long war isn’t the main issue.

Defense Industrialist by Dave Foster

Defense Industry Iraq

Sat, Jan 21, 2017

The high beta presidency

What does the Trump Administration portend for defense policy? I hew to the simple refrain, “Anything could happen.” Or, as an investor put it to me, “Trump’s promises to be the ‘high-beta’ presidency.” Beta is the measure of a stock’s volatility against the market as a whole, though the analogue to molecular biology and the treatment of hypertension may be equally apt. Of one thing we do know for sure: Donald Trump is a master of the political narrative, and the story about public policy counts far more than those of us with a deductive train of mind might care to admit.

Defense Industrialist by Steven Grundman

Afghanistan Defense Industry
Pakistan soldiers

Fri, Jun 11, 2010

The Afghanistan-Pakistan theater: Militant Islam, security & stability

What is the optimal strategy for the United States and its allies to pursue in Afghanistan? Observers across the political spectrum agree that military operations alone are not enough to secure Afghanistan against a powerful insurgency linked to global jihadism. There is increasing consensus as well that Pakistan – a refuge for important al-Qaeda figures, […]

External by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Extremism