For the Islamic State, Distraction Is Survival

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June 20, 2017 Its enemies can’t fight it when they’re fighting each other.

The State of Islamic State

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Dec. 29, 2015 Without knowing the details of the Islamic State’s activities in the weeks and days before the Kurdish-led alliance took the Tishrin Dam in Syria, it isn’t clear whether this was a major defeat or even preparation by IS for a new offensive elsewhere.

Turkey Edging Closer to Islamic State Confrontation

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Nov. 19, 2015 Turkey has avoided military intervention in Syria but may now be moving in that direction.

The Danish Vote and the European Crisis

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Dec. 4, 2015 The Danish rejected a series of changes to Denmark’s laws in order to bring it into compliance with EU requirements, reflecting a growing challenge for the union.

Journey to Europe: The Perspective of the Apprentice

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April 18, 2016 While attending a conference in Slovakia, our director of analysis reflects on the future.

Jordan’s Uneasy Approach in Syria

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Aug. 11, 2016 Amman appears anxious about developments in southern Syria.

A New Crisis in Ukraine?

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Nov. 26, 2015 Ukraine has engaged in a series of retaliatory gestures with Russia that may signal a coming crisis.

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