The Threat of ISIS in Tunisia

September 11, 2019

Since 2011, Tunisia has been widely recognized as the Arab Spring’s only success story. But the North African state's political transition faces grave threats.

Yazidi Refugees Tell Their Story

September 28, 2016

Yazidi refugees reveal tragic and inspirational stories of surviving ethnic cleansing by the Islamic State. The Yazidi people are an ethno-religious group with aspects of their religion entailing a mixture of Christianity, Islam and Zoroastrianism. They...

ISIS Turns to Soccer for Recruitment

August 18, 2016

With mosques under increasing surveillance, the Islamic State has identified soccer as a recruiting ground. Abu Otaiba, the nom du guerre of a self-taught imam and Islamic State (IS) recruiter in Jordan, uses soccer to attract recruits. “We take them to farms, or private homes. There we...

An Open Letter From Indonesia to Daesh

January 14, 2016

Muslims and non-Muslims in Indonesia will not be divided. Today, Indonesians are mourning. Our people were taken away from us, and dozens of others were injured as a result of horrendous acts of terrorism in Jakarta that you claimed responsibility for. Several hours later, Indonesian authorities...

Saudi Arabia’s Anti-Terror “Coalition” is a House of Cards

December 23, 2015

With differing interests, the Saudi-led anti-terror coalition is unlikely to weaken the Islamic State. On December 15, Saudi Arabia’s young and inexperienced defense minister announced a military coalition made up of nearly three dozen mainly Sunni Muslim states, stretching from Morocco to...