Boko Haram

Al-Qaeda’s Nigerian Chapter

Is al-Qaeda trying to court a Boko Haram faction away from its alliance to ISIS?

Syria

By Ignoring its Allies, the West Empowers its Enemies in Syria

Turkey's operations in Syria are informed by the twin domestic threats of Kurdish separatist and Islamist terrorism....

al-Qaeda

What Steve Bannon and al-Qaeda Have in Common

Both Donald Trump's chief strategist and the terrorist organisation believe in an existential global war.

Somalia

Can Somalia’s New President Negotiate with al-Shabaab?

Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo is seen as a man of integrity, cracking down on corruption, and fostering good governance....

Syria

Tahrir al-Sham Attack Highlights Increasing Sectarianism in Syria

The jihadi coalition says twin blasts that killed more than 70 mostly Shia pilgrims in Damascus were a way to hit Assad and his Ir...

CRG report

Religion, Conflict, and Geopolitics in 2017

As a new presidential administration takes the reins in Washington, and as the UK begins exiting the EU, 2017 promises to bring dr...

Briefing

What a New Jihadi Group Means for Mali

Early in March, four Islamic extremist factions in Mali merged and pledged allegiance to al-Qaeda....

Briefing

Latest ISIS Propaganda Rails Against 'Apostasy'

The latest edition of ISIS' propaganda magazine reveals a group set on tearing global Islam apart in its efforts to prove its own ...

Explainer

Syria's Civil War: What are the Main Factions?

Since the conflict started in 2011, armed groups have come and gone, alliances have formed and dissolved....