For Muslims in Sri Lanka, Life Has Changed Forever

by Tasnim Nazeer The deplorable terrorist attacks on Easter Sunday which claimed the lives of 253 people and left 500 injured, have shaken Sri Lankans and their international brothers and sisters. The attacks were claimed by Islamic State (IS) and carried… Continue Reading  

Baghdadi’s Alive, and So Is Islamic State’s Narrative

by Giorgio Cafiero On April 29, the so-called caliph of Islamic State (ISIS or IS), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, appeared in an 18-minute propaganda video published by Al Furqan media network. In his first public appearance since the summer of 2014,… Continue Reading  

ISIS 3.0: After Sri Lanka

by Richard Sindelar The Islamic State (ISIS or IS) has now taken the next step on a path well worn by the PLO and al-Qaeda. It has begun its most virulent third stage with a multi-target, bloody rampage in Sri… Continue Reading  

Clash of Civilizations 2.0

by Robert Wright According to some officials in Sri Lanka, last week’s bombing of hotels and churches by ISIS-affiliated jihadists came in retaliation for the mosque shooting in ChristChurch, New Zealand five weeks earlier. There are reasons to doubt this… Continue Reading  

China’s Belt and Road Funding Terms Spark Criticism

by James M. Dorsey Steep commercial terms for China’s investment in infrastructure projects across Eurasia related to its Belt and Road initiative may give it control of key ports and other assets as recipients of Beijing’s largess find themselves trapped… Continue Reading