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Africa's Islamist Problem
Africa's Islamist Problem
Terror-Wracked Africa

With Africa now facing some serious economic problems due to the commodity crash, it’s going to be harder for governments to respond to an increased pace of terror attacks.

Africa's Islamist Problem
Mali’s Pro-Govt. Militias Linked to Al-Qaeda

Al-Qaeda may have entered the ranks of pro-government fighters in Mali. The continuing instability of Mali threatens to encourage further Islamist activity in the region.

Africa's Islamist Problem
Why Nigeria Matters

Nigeria is beset by an Islamist militia with dreams of statehood, while the region due north, the Sahel, is roiled by terrorist activity and weapons trafficking. The U.S. should consider doing what it can to support this valuable ally.

Africa's Islamist Problem
Massive Terrorist Attack Rocks Nigerian Capital

A brazen morning bombing of a bus station on the outskirts of Abuja marks the largest terrorist attack ever this close to Nigeria’s capital. Though no group has yet claimed responsibility, the Islamist group Boko Haram is the likely culprit.

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Pressuring Pyongyang

An analysis of their trade flows suggests so.


We are greatly saddened here at The American Interest to hear about the death of our friend, colleague, and mentor Zbigniew Brzezinski.

China's Big Money Diplomacy

China wants to help Egypt construct a new capital—but can they follow through?

social norms

The President’s assault on P.C. was at least partly successful. That is both good and bad.

Alliances and Allies

It’s time our allies, and our foreign policy establishment, engage with our President’s worldview on its own terms.

Minya Attack

28 Copts killed in point-blank attack on pilgrims.

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