Niger Coup: Military Takeover Is a Setback for Democracy and US Interests in West Africa

The Conversation

On July 26, a coup took place in Niger, resulting in the overthrow of President Mohamed Bazoum, which represents a rollback of the progress made in recent years in building democratic institutions.


China Hosts Rare Counterterrorism Talks With Iran, Pakistan

Voice of America

China has boosted economic collaboration with Iran. The countries signed a 25-year strategic partnership agreement in March 2021. However, according to Iranian officials, the document contained no specific commitments on investment or security.


INDONESIA: Fighting Radicalism in Islamic Schools

The Conversation

Recent attacks on Java highlight the importance of the power of education as a moderating force.


International Terrorists Become Traders in Southeast Asia

Haironesah Domado

Transnational militants possess specialist knowledge of 'market conditions' across the Southeast Asian archipelago and the regional linkages they need to access them.


Female Roles in Religious Radicalism

Hera Diani

Where women once held only supporting roles, they are now beginning to take up more dominant roles in radical groups. Why?


The Danger of a Revitalized Insurgency in the Philippines

Sidney Jones

Addressing security concerns without undue militarization is going to be tricky...


Are Women the Key to Stopping Terrorism in Asia?

Jacqui True

Governments should provide support for both international and national women’s organisations working to stabilize communities and prevent terrorism and violent extremism.


The Fall and Rise of Jihadism in Southeast Asia

Zachary Abuza

The loss of the IS caliphate has led to a shift in attention back to the domestic enemy in Southeast Asia.


To Fight Radicalization in Southeast Asia, Empower the Women

To reduce the likelihood that radical thought will be spread in Southeast Asia, empower the mothers. Providing socioeconomic support where it is most needed among women.


Syria Aims to Win Chinese Support with Exaggerated Numbers of Uighur ISIS Fighters

ZiQing Low

Previous reports suggest about 100 Uighurs are involved in ISIS, but it is hard to verify these numbers due to strict information control in the Xinjiang.

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