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Egyptian army soldiers patrolling (Source: intelligencebriefs.com)

Egypt’s Policies Entrench the Islamist Threat

  At a time when Islamic State (IS) is losing ground in Syria and Iraq, its Sinai franchise dealt a blow to the Egyptian armed forces stationed in Sinai. On October 14, the group attacked an army checkpoint in restive North Sinai, killing 12 soldiers... MORE
Head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov (L), greets Saudi Minister of Defense, Mohammad bin Salman (R), during his visit to Riyadh in November (Source: Twitter)

Chechnya’s Kadyrov Pushes for Reconciliation With Saudis

Several Arabic news agencies reported, on November 21, that Chechnya’s ruler, Ramzan Kadyrov, had apologized to the Saudis for condemning Salafism. News sources said that Kadyrov planned to visit Saudi Arabia to hold talks with government officials. In clarifying his earlier critical remarks, the Chechen... MORE
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In Syria, Moscow Orchestrating Another ‘Circassian Genocide’

The Russian government killed or expelled nearly the entire Circassian nation from the North Caucasus in 1864, after this group resisted the Russian Empire’s advance there for more than a century. To this day, the Circassians remember this as their “genocide.” Now, the Russian government... MORE