What’s in a Name?: Boko Haram renames itself the Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP)

Boko Haram has recently declared its allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) and renamed itself the Islamic State's West Africa Province (ISWAP).

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Five Charts that Explain Shia Islam

With the recent advance of the Sunni-extremist group the Islamic State and the increasing sectarian divisions that are cleaving apart the Islamic world, it is more important than ever to understand the differences and similarities between distinct Muslim groups, particularly Sunnis and Shia. With such an understanding, citizens and policy-makers can make more effective decisions […]

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Event Review – Iraq in Crisis: Recent Developments and Risk Management Strategy

On Wednesday July 16th, the American Security Project (ASP) hosted Daniel Wagner, MGen Robert Scales, Missy Ryan, and Smita Malik, with moderator Dante Disparte in a talk titled, “Iraq in Crisis: Recent Developments and Risk Management Strategy.” The speakers considered the threat that the Islamic State poses to businesses and their investments in Iraq, and how […]

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What We Are Reading… June 6, 2014

Check out what the American Security Project is reading on Friday June 6th, 2014.

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Al Qaeda 3.0: Three Responses to the Changing Nature of Al Qaeda – Event Review

On Wednesday June 5th, the American Security Project (ASP) hosted Said Temsamani, Zack Gold, and Timothy Fairbank in a talk titled, “Al Qaeda 3.0: Three Responses to the Changing Nature of Al Qaeda.” The speakers considered the threat that the new “Al Qaeda 3.0” poses to Morocco, Egypt, and Yemen, and what both the U.S. and its partners are doing to counter it.

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Why Libya Matters: The 2014 Uprising

Going forward, the United States must work with its allies both around and within Libya to end the factional infighting and culture of corruption that plague the country.

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Negotiations on Iran’s Nuclear Program – 2nd Round of Political Talks

Today, representatives from the P5+1, led by Catherine Ashton, High Representative for Foreign Affairs & Security Policy for the EU, concluded the second round of political talks in Vienna with Iran regarding a comprehensive solution to eliminating the Iranian nuclear threat.

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Negotiations on Iran’s Nuclear Program – 2nd Round of Political Talks

Today, representatives from the P5+1, led by Catherine Ashton, High Representative for Foreign Affairs & Security Policy for the EU, concluded the second round of political talks in Vienna with Iran regarding a comprehensive solution to eliminating the Iranian nuclear threat.

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U.S. Suspends Diplomatic Relations with Syria

Three years since the start of the bloody civil war in Syria that has killed more than 140,000 people and resulted in more than 2.5 million refugees, with this week marking the anniversary of the Syrian revolution, the United States notified the Syrian government today that it must immediately suspend operations of its Embassy in Washington, D.C. and its honorary consulates in Troy, Michigan, and Houston, Texas

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New START is a Good Thing, Then and Now

Earlier this week, Russia carried out a test-fire of an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). Notification was provided under New START Protocol

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