From Orlando to Dhaka, Islamic State has increased terrorist attacks globally. Evan Blackwell discusses how the the loses in Islamic State’s territorial holdings has marked a shift in the group’s operational strategy to maintain its image of strength.
The Paris attacks were likely an attempt by ISIS to deter the West from targeting the caliphate, Evan Blackwell writes.
Evan Blackwell explores the risk of one of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons falling into the wrong hands.
Evan Blackwell discusses how prisons often provide fertile ground for cultivating terrorist recruits and what can be done to check this trend.
Evan Blackwell explains why a seemingly simple solution to fighting ISIS raises as many problems as it solves.
While sectarianism has fueled Syria’s devastating civil war, Evan Blackwell explains that self-interest and security have also hardened divisions and prolonged the fighting.
Evan Blackwell examines Al-Shabab’s growing presence in Kenya.
Evan Blackwell explains the success behind ISIS’ recruitment efforts.
Evan Blackwell explains how ISIS has capitalized on widespread grievances among Iraq’s Sunnis.
Evan Blackwell examines the potential for a revitalized terrorist insurgency in Russia’s troubled North Caucasus.