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December 28, 2021 Louis Bernd

ISIS “Down” but “Not Out” in Iraq

The U.S.-led coalition against ISIS recently announced the transfer of some of its forces from Iraq to northern Africa to counter increasingly lethal affiliates of ISIS and al-Qaeda. While about 2,400 U.S. troops remain in Iraq to advise, train, and...

October 26, 2021 Gregory Waters

Smuggling Away the Future in Syria’s Northeast

October marks seven years since the United States first began providing equipment and air support to the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), and later to their umbrella organization the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), in their anti-ISIS campaign...

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Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.


On January 15, 2019, al-Shabaab gunmen stormed an upscale hotel and office complex in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. The attack lasted over 12 hours, killing 22 people and wounding 27 others.   

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