A Battle for Influence in the Caucasus

Russia, Turkey, and Iran compete for control of the region's ethnic and religious landscape.

Global security
A Battle for Influence in the Caucasus

The Rukban Refugee Camp: Implications for Jordan's Security

Concerns over the presence of militants in the camp on the Jordanian-Syrian border, home to tens of thousands of Syrian refugees, ...


British Muslims Must Reject Intolerance To Defy Extremists


Why Would ISIS Target a Concert?


ISIS Claims Manchester Attack

Details are emerging about Manchester bomber Salman Abedi, but questions remain around his ties to global jihadism and route to ra...


Russia, Iran, and Turkey in Central Asia: A Nexus of Minor Tensions

When it comes to Syria's war, Moscow-Tehran-Ankara dynamics have been in the headlines....

Central Asia

The Latest Israel-Syria Clashes: New Escalation or More of the Same?

If Israel is now targeting the Assad regime in Syria, not simply Hizbullah, then this represents a significant change in its appro...


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...

CRG report

US Policy in Afghanistan: What to Expect from Trump

Can Trump scale back involvement in Afghanistan while keeping his inauguration pledge to 'eradicate radical Islamic terrorism from...


Shia Unrest in Bahrain is Not Only About Sectarianism

This is a modern dispute in which regional superpowers are pursuing their geopolitical interests under the cover of religion.


Africa's 2017 Terrorism Outlook

What can the continent expect from Boko Haram, al-Shabaab, al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), and ISIS – and efforts to count...

Sub-Saharan Africa

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...

Global security
View of the truck that drove into a Christmas market in Berlin, killing 12 people.

Global Extremism Quarterly: July to September 2016

At least 39 religious extremist groups instigated 662 violent incidents in 41 countries this quarter, according to the Global Extr...

Global Extremism Monitor

Trump's Unlikely Alliance with Hindu Nationalism

The Republican presidential candidate has struck up relationships with those who share his profound distrust of Islam.

Hindu nationalism

Global Extremism in September 2016

At least 3,274 people were killed in incidents relating to violent extremism in 26 countries in July, according to the Global Extr...

Global Extremism Monitor