Jihad 2.0: the Making of the Next Nightmare
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Jihad 2.0: the Making of the Next Nightmare

You are about to enter the ultimate minefield. Let’s start with 28 EU leaders discussing the Western Balkans at a recent summit and blaming – what else – “Russian aggression” in the EU’s backyard. Cue to a Montenegro prosecutor raging that “Russian state bodies” staged a coup attempt during the October 2016 elections to stop the country from joining NATO. And cue…

Islamic State in Asia: Saudi-Funding and Naive Policymakers Endanger Region
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Islamic State in Asia: Saudi-Funding and Naive Policymakers Endanger Region

Recently, terrorist attacks have unfolded across Indonesia, a militant network disrupted along the Thai-Malaysian border and full-scale military operations including aerial bombing deployed as Philippine troops fought to take back Marawi City on the southern island of Mindanao, all linked or affiliated with the Islamic State. A dangerously deceptive narrative is being crafted by US…

How Israeli Moves in Jerusalem are Scotching Trump’s ‘Ultimate Deal’
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How Israeli Moves in Jerusalem are Scotching Trump’s ‘Ultimate Deal’

A decision by Donald Trump this Thursday could prove fateful for the immediate future of Jerusalem, the wider Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the region. He must decide whether to renew a presidential waiver, signed by his predecessor, Barack Obama, that expires on June 1. The six-month waiver delays implementing a law passed by Congress in 1995…