A focus on Syria

Since Syria’s conflict broke out in March 2011, jihadis and Islamist extremists have swelled the ranks of the rebellion. CRG’s research and analysis examines the role of extremists in the war, and how they affect chances for a resolution.

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France

France Must Move Beyond Security to Tackle Extremism

by Rachel Bryson

Hindu nationalism

Trump's Unlikely Alliance with Hindu Nationalism

by Milo Comerford

Syria

Why Syria’s Future Can Only be Secured by a Multinational Stabilisation Force

The Syrian civil war is three conflicts in one: a proxy war, a popular uprising, and a counter-extremism struggle....

ISIS

What is ISIS?

Conflict in Iraq and Syria has seen ISIS seize vast territory....

Extremism

How religious extremism changed the face of terrorism

The aims and behaviours of extremist groups depend on whether their religious ideologies are more important to them than their pra...

Iraq

Long-term threat of Iraq's Shia militias

The incorporation of the predominantly Shia Popular Mobilisation Units as a government entity operating alongside the army has rai...

Myanmar

The Changing Face of Conflict in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

The recent Rohingya insurgency and subsequent government response mark a qualitative change from earlier Buddhist-Muslim clashes i...

Sub-Saharan Africa

Terrorism in South Africa: What is the Risk?

Islamist extremist sleeper cells and US warnings of imminent attacks on Cape Town and Johannesburg shopping malls added to mountin...

Global security

Extremism and Conflict: What to Watch in 2017

As 2016 comes to a close, CRG asks leading security and risk analysts what we should keep our eyes on when it comes to religious e...

Syria

Aleppo: The Consequences of Inaction

Syrians wanted help from the West. Now we are witnessing the cost of looking away.

Morocco

Morocco's Counter-Terror Approach May Just Keep ISIS at Bay

The North African state has invested heavily in its security infrastructure over the past decade.