As someone who studies the Islamic State for a living, I still struggle to connect images from my past with the reality of today.
Future extremists will focus not on exporting violence to the West, but on building influence in their own communities.
Russia is promoting Islamic moderation in unison with Arab powers—and further cementing its position in the Middle East.
The president’s plan is a disaster. If he wants to claim victory, there’s a better way.
Matthew Hedges wasn’t the first academic to stand accused of espionage, and he won’t be the last.
A secret biography suggests that Abu Ali al-Anbari defined the group’s radical approach more than any other person.
Gulf states are asserting themselves more than ever, and that’s a problem for the U.S.
Four decades after its dramatic rise, sectarian violence is receding throughout the Middle East.
The official narrative will resonate differently inside and outside of the kingdom.
Religious extremists will try to inherit the energy of the all-but-defeated rebellion, just as they did in Iraq after the surge.
It’s 2011—not 2001—that defines the challenge facing the United States and its allies in combatting jihadism.
The new recording released by the group’s leader suggested he’s looking to the past to chart a course for the group’s ultimate triumph.