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Is ISIS Good at Governing?

Aaron Y. Zelin

The establishment of jihadi governance projects is becoming the new normal as ISIS and al-Qaida learn from past mistakes, but the long-term sustainability of these efforts remains unclear.


The Shift in Saudi Foreign Policy

David Schenker

While many believe that Riyadh's Yemen campaign and oil policy are sowing the seeds of domestic instability, the kingdom's activist approach is likely to endure for the foreseeable future given Washington's recent track record.


Choosing Iran's Next Supreme Leader

Mehdi Khalaji

While the Experts Assembly elected this month may be formally tasked with appointing the elderly Khamenei's successor, the real decision will likely be made by other power centers that could wind up controlling the new Supreme Leader.

Holistic Strategies to Counter Violent Extremism

Presidential Study Group Reports

Rewriting the Narrative:

An Integrated Strategy for Counterradicalization

Rewriting the Narrative: An Integrated Strategy for Counterradicalization is the final report of the Task Force on Confronting the Ideology of Radical Extremism, a bipartisan, blue-ribbon commission of diplomats, legislators, strategists, scholars, and experts.

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An Innovative Approach to Countering Violent Extremism

Hedieh Mirahmadi

This article is part 2 of a series on violent extremism in the United States; read part 1, which discusses the Fort Hood case. Homegrown violent extremism (HVE) remains one of America's greatest national security threats. According to former homeland security secretary Janet Napolitano, "One of the most striking elements of...