- Daily Brief
- February 18, 2020
The extremist group is entrenched in the peninsula. It will take more than force to oust them.
The Eid ceasefire demonstrated the viability of peace – but it weighs numerous competing interests.
If President Trump terminates the Iranian nuclear deal, the Middle East may face a nuclear arms race.
African states face a resurgent terrorist threat from experienced and dedicated ISIS fighters.
A hollow response to the Marawi siege could invite a new terrorist wave across Southeast Asia.
Geopolitical tensions, foreign fighters and sectarian tensions will fuel further conflict.
Xi is hastening military reforms by ousting officers who may oppose his joint force vision.
Invoking the contentious security pact could create more problems than it solves.
A proposed joint local force will fail to curb terrorism in northern Africa despite EU support.
The ongoing siege in the Philippines highlights the region’s deeper counterterrorism problems.
Hezbollah’s regional adversaries are moving to confront its growing strength.
While the world has been fixated with ISIS, al-Qaeda has been rebuilding its strength in Syria