The American Far-Right Is Dangerous but Disorganized
Despite murderous ambitions and abundant guns, the Capitol assault was a failure.
Another Base Attack in Afghanistan Hushed Up to Hurry U.S. Exit
Camp Chapman, once the scene of the CIA’s second-deadliest day, was hit again in December—but never reported.
‘This Was Like Charlottesville on Steroids’
Security expert Erroll Southers speaks with Foreign Policy on the roots of the Capitol assault.
White Supremacy Created the Capitol Assault
The Trojan horse of racism put democracy’s enemies inside its walls.
Carnage Comes to the Capitol
Donald Trump decried ‘American carnage’ in his 2017 inaugural address on the Capitol steps. His rhetoric made it a reality in 2021.
The Radicalization of Bangladeshi Cyberspace
After the pandemic pushed people online, Islamist extremist groups reached an even wider audience. But the authorities are fighting back.
What to Do About the Children of the Islamic State
The terrorist group’s most vulnerable victims are also its future face.
Yes, Islam Is Facing a Crisis. No, France Isn’t Helping Solve It.
By championing freedom from religion while trampling freedom of religion, Macron is discrediting the Enlightenment in the eyes of Muslims—and strengthening the Islamists he vows to defeat.
The Head of ISIS Is a Hypocrite and a Traitor
Newly released documents expose the Islamic State leader’s betrayal of his comrades, which presents a golden opportunity to discredit the movement.
Trump Abused U.S. Sanctions and Failed to Get Results. Biden Can Do Better.
From maximum pressure to terrorism designations, the Trump administration engaged in transactional diplomacy with little to show for it. The next government must use these tools wisely.
Crime Wave Further Rocks Confidence in Afghan Government
Afghan officials are trying to contain a spate of kidnappings and armed robberies that appear designed to bolster public thirst for Taliban-style justice—just ahead of a critical donor meeting.
Trump Administration Plans to Designate Yemen’s Houthis as Terrorists
The move, opposed by the humanitarian community, is part of the administration’s pressure campaign on Iran—and could hamstring Biden.
Jihadist Networks Dig In on Social Media Across Central Asia
Almost 500 extremist channels on Telegram, VKontakte, and other networks spread propaganda and vie for recruits. Most of them have ties to the Islamic State.
Austria, Not France, Is the Model for Europe’s Crackdown on Islamists
Sebastian Kurz’s government failed to stop a recent terrorist attack, but he has been saying—and doing—what Emmanuel Macron is proposing for years.
France’s War on Islamism Isn’t Populism. It’s Reality.
Liberal critics of Emmanuel Macron’s campaign against radicalism misunderstand the crisis his country faces.
Terrorist Attack in Kabul Shatters Lives—and Illusions
“We had hopes, but we are not allowed to hope,” said one survivor of the fatal assault on Afghanistan’s biggest university.
Watching the United States From Israel, I Remember How Words Became Bullets
The cloud of fear and foreboding that was hanging over Israel in 1995 is similar to the anxious political climate of America today.
Trump’s Plan to Withdraw From Somalia Couldn’t Come at a Worse Time
Whether political theater or not, calls to leave could exacerbate violence and increase the influence of Russia and China.