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The “China Dream” and the African Reality: The Role of Ideology in PRC-Africa Relations

James Barnett

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) promotes its worldview and political and economic model overseas, particularly in the developing world, albeit in a ...

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Europe under US Monetary Hegemony: How the COVID-19 Pandemic Will Undermine a 100-Year-Old Relationship

Brendan Brown

This policy study is based on the newly released book, "Europe’s Century of Crises under Dollar Hegemony: A Dialogue on the Global Tyranny of Unso...

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American Sea Power at a Crossroads: A Plan to Restore the US Navy’s Maritime Advantage

Bryan Clark et al.

The US fleet is at an important crossroads. Nearly twenty years after the drive for transformation led to costly and problematic programs such as the ...

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Weaponizing the 5G Value Chain

Bryan Clark & Dan Patt

US national security experts worry the United States is falling behind China in the competition for 5G mobile communication dominance. While US compan...

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Sustaining the Undersea Advantage: Transforming Anti-Submarine Warfare Using Autonomous Systems

Bryan Clark et al.

Submarines have posed a challenge to naval forces for more than a century, enabling weaker maritime powers to launch surprise attacks ashore or cut an...

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Reducing Russia-NATO Tensions: Codes for Unplanned Encounters at Sea

Liselotte Odgaard & Sune Lund

On June 26, 2020, outgoing commander of US naval forces in Europe, Admiral James Foggo, highlighted the need for more communication at sea in order t...

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Limits of the Wholesale-Retail Model in Understanding Consumer Spending

Harold Furchtgott-​Roth & Kirk R. Arner

The United States has the largest and perhaps most complex economy in the world. It is tempting to avoid this complexity by describing much or even al...

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What Is a Pyramid Scheme?: Distinguishing the Term from Legitimate Multi-level Marketing Practices

Harold Furchtgott-​Roth & Kirk R. Arner

“Pyramid scheme” sounds sinister. The term is used so routinely and casually that it is easy to imagine it has long been codified as illegal in the Un...

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Book Release: “Making India Great: The Promise of a Reluctant Global Power”

Aparna Pande

Making India Great seeks to explain the dichotomy that lies at the heart of the nation: its belief in being a great power and yet reluctance to consis...

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Next Steps for US Trade, Manufacturing, and Supply Chains After COVID-19

Thomas J. Duesterberg

The imperative to return supply chains to the United States for products important to national defense, medical security, and competitiveness in key i...

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Testimony: Trade, Manufacturing and Critical Supply Chains: Lessons from Covid-19

Thomas J. Duesterberg

Imperative to return supply chains for products important to national defense, medical security, and competitiveness in key sectors is not a new one...

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Testimony: U.S.-China: Winning the Economic Competition

Tim Morrison

General Secretary Xi promises the eventual demise of capitalism....

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Testimony: The CCP’s Regression and China’s Threat to Global Peace

Walter Russell Mead

Testimony before the United States Senate Subcommittee on Economic Policy July 22, 2020....

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Vulnerable Mineral Supply Chains

Thomas J. Duesterberg

Throughout our history, the vast mineral wealth of the United States has been a pillar of economic growth and of a high standard of livi...

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The Mission-Ready Cloud: A Multi-Vendor Cloud Architecture for the US Defense and Intelligence Communities

William Schneider & Tod Lindberg

After six years operating with a single cloud-services provider under its Commercial Cloud Services (C2S) program, the intelligence ...

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Boosting Taiwan’s Economic Status is Good Strategy, Economics, and Domestic Policy

John Lee

On January 1, 1979, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China issued a “Messa...

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Consumer Sovereignty and the Role of Government Intervention

Kirk R. Arner & Harold Furchtgott-​Roth

This essay is part of a series exploring the importance of allowing flexible business models in the American economy....

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Busting the “One Size Fits All” Myth about American Businesses

Kirk R. Arner & Harold Furchtgott-​Roth

This essay is part of a series exploring the importance of allowing flexible business models in the American economy....

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The Three Types of Trust Guiding Consumer Purchases

Kirk R. Arner & Harold Furchtgott-​Roth

This essay is part of a series exploring the importance of allowing flexible business models in the American economy. Producers of goods and serv...

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First Step Act Implementation Fiscal Year 2020 90-Day Report

Hudson Institute

First Step Act Implementation Fiscal Year 2020 90-Day Report...

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A Global Survey of US-China Competition in the Coronavirus Era

Eric B. Brown et al.

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus has introduced a series of new stresses and factors in the US-China relationship. While the world has struggled ...

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Crisis from Kolkata to Kabul: COVID-19’s Impact on South Asia

Husain Haqqani & Aparna Pande

The world’s most populous region, South Asia, with almost 1.9 billion people living in eight countries, has so far had fewer reported infections and...

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The Executive’s Guide to Quantum Cryptography: Security in a Post-Quantum World

Arthur Herman

CEOs and CIOs are accountable for protecting their company, their investors, their customers, and their employees from cyber-threats that endanger the...

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A Legal Analysis of Making Copyrighted Works Available Online During the Coronavirus Crisis

Steven Tepp

The Internet Archive (“IA”) began operation in 1996, at first making archival copies of websites, but soon offering those to the public and then e...

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The Sputnik Moment: Historic Lessons for Our Hypersonic Age

Jerry Hendrix

Distilling lessons learned from the first “Sputnik Moment”...

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Combating China’s COVID-19 Propaganda Offensive to Undermine the United States on the Global Stage

John Lee

Beijing is aggressively engaged in a propaganda campaign to characterize its response to COVID-19 as decisive and representative of a superior system...

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Testimony: The Coronavirus and America’s Small Business Supply Chain

Tim Morrison

The United States needs to ensure its health care security....

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Double-Edged Aid: China’s Strategy to Gain Influence through Regional Assistance

Liselotte Odgaard

China's Janus-headed approach looks for opportunities that developing countries often believe have been neglected by traditional aid institutions...

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The Missile Defense Agency’s FY21 Budget: Positive Developments, Concerns, and Questions for Policymakers

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

If enacted, the Missile Defense Agency’s FY21 budget submission to Congress would make some improvements to the country’s missile defense architecture...

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Coronavirus and the Chinese Economy: Watching for Signs of a Further Slowdown

John Lee

The coronavirus has become an issue at a time when Xi’s government has spent years engaging in a high-risk, high-cost approach towards national growth...

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Ambition and Overreach: Countering One Belt One Road and Beijing’s Plans to Dominate Global Innovation

John Lee

How the U.S. and its allies can confront and counter these Chinese strategies and initiatives....

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Current Trends in Islamist Ideology, Volume 25

Hillel Fradkin et al.

Analysis on the Erdogan's revolution in Turkey, Al-Qaeda in Syria, Boko Haram, Moroccan Islam, Islam in Russia, Social Media in Iran and more ...

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Britain Moving Forward: A Conversation with UK Parliament Member Tom Tugendhat on the UK Election

Ben Judah

Britain's position in the world and British foreign policy since the referendum...

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The Origins of Boko Haram—And Why It Matters

Audu Bulama Bukarti

Over the last decade from 2009-2019, Boko Haram has waged a campaign of mass violence and wrought havoc in Africa’s Lake Chad region, which comprises ...

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Saving Functional Claiming: The Mismatch of § 112 Reform in the § 101 Reform Debate

Kristen Osenga

Patent-eligible subject matter, the doctrine that explains what types of inventions may be patented, is a mess....

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Interview with Assistant Secretary of Defense Randall Schriver on Security in the Indo-Pacific

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

This transcript is drawn from an interview between Hudson Institute Senior Fellow Rebeccah Heinrichs and Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and ...

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Driving Growth and Innovation in the Food Industry: Lessons from the Automobile Industry’s CAFE Standards

Hank Cardello

Poor dietary patterns are the leading cause of noncommunicable disease in the U.S., and they are creating a significant burden on the economy and on q...

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Strategies for the Indo-Pacific: Perceptions of the U.S. and Like-Minded Countries

Satoru Nagao et al.

The rise of China and its attitude towards the world forces the United States to address the challenges posed by China’s ambitions. ...

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China’s Economic Slowdown: Root Causes, Beijing’s Response and Strategic Implications for the US and Allies

John Lee

China's economy suffers from serious structural problems that have political and strategic policy ramifications for the U.S. and its allies....

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Exclusive Interview: Secretary Pompeo on the Threat of the Chinese Communist Party

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

On November 25th, 2019, Hudson Institute Senior Fellow Rebeccah Heinrichs conducted an exclusive interview with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. B...

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The Impasse Obstructing U.S.-Israel Relations, and How to Remedy It

Arthur Herman

On China, Israel and the U.S. have never seemed farther apart....

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If You Can’t See ’em, You Can’t Shoot ’em: Improving US Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Targeting

Seth Cropsey

The United States today faces the greatest challenge to its international stature since the mid-twentieth century. America’s adversaries, despite thei...

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The Cornerstone and the Linchpin: Securing America’s Northeast Asian Alliances

Patrick M. Cronin

During an era in which strategic gravity is shifting to Asia, the U.S. cannot be careless in tending to its alliances with Japan and South Korea...

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Tabletop Exercise 2019: Security in Northeast Asia

Seth Cropsey & Jun Isomura

A tabletop exercise (TTX) was held at Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C. from June 25–27, 2019. The TTX was modeled on the Taiwan Strait crisis, whi...

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The Eastern Mediterranean in the New Era of Major-Power Competition: Prospects for U.S.-Israeli Cooperation

Douglas J. Feith & Seth Cropsey

This is a study of Eastern Mediterranean security and how the United States and Israel can improve cooperation to protect their common interests...

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China, 5G, and Dominance of the Global “Infosphere”

William Schneider

Modern consumer society has rapidly evolved from domination by “things” to domination by information....

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Modernizing the Land-Based Leg of the Nuclear Triad: Myths and Facts

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs & Brandi Jackson

To remain effective, the U.S. must modernize its Cold War legacy nuclear forces....

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Current Trends in Islamist Ideology, Volume 24

Hillel Fradkin et al.

Analysis on the Muslim Brotherhood, The anti-Muslim movement in China, the future of Turkey under Erdogan, Islamism in Europe, and more ...

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The Expanding China-Russia Defense Partnership

Richard Weitz

Over the last three decades, China and Russia have developed an increasingly close military relationship built on arms sales, joint military exercises...

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The Executive’s Guide to Quantum Computing and Quantum-secure Cybersecurity

Arthur Herman

CEOs and CIOs are accountable for protecting their company, their investors, their customers, and their employees from cyber-threats that endanger the...

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The Use of Aid to Counter China's "Djibouti Strategy" in the South Pacific

John Lee

If the U.S. doesn’t counter China’s military mission creep with its own whole-government approach to economic aid in the South Pacific, America and it...

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The Decline of Deterrence

Andrew F. Krepinevich, Jr.

Since the end of World War II, the United States has relied on deterrence as the centerpiece of its defense strategy. Th...

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Assessing Europe’s Efforts to Oppose Islamist Extremism

Robin Simcox

Islamism poses substantial political and security challenges to governments across Europe. At present, it is unclear whether those governments are cap...

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Conflicting Currents in Egyptian Thought

Tarek Elgawhary

Two significant streams of Muslim thought flow through Egypt. One emanates from the scholarship of the al-Ahzar establishment in Cairo; the other from...

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The Importance of WTO Reform from a Transatlantic Perspective

Thomas J. Duesterberg

Plurilateral agreements are needed to establish and test rules needed for the 21st-century economy....

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U.S.-Russian Relations, 1989-2019: Self-Awareness and History

Bruce Jackson

What's at the heart of the most discussed subject in American foreign policy today?...

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Freedom of Navigation and East Asian Stability: Countering Beijing's Campaign of Historical Revisionism

John Lee

A better-coordinated effort that blends hard and soft power is needed to defend freedom of navigation and uphold international law....

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Israel and China Take a Leap Forward—but to Where?

Arthur Herman

Relations between the two nations grow increasingly warmer and closer....

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U.S.-Japan Cooperation on Strategic Island Defense

Seth Cropsey & Jun Isomura

Seth Cropsey and Jun Isomura on the Ryukyu Islands...

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Post-ISIS Challenges for Stabilization: Iraq, Syria and the U.S. Approach

Jonas Parello-​Plesner

This report draws some lessons from Iraq and Syria on stabilization efforts and the path forward...

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Quantum Computing: How to Address the National Security Risk

Arthur Herman

Imagine a computer solving the mathematical problems that today’s fastest supercomputers can’t begin to unlock, in less than a blink of an eye...

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Beyond Opioids in Medical Treatment

David W. Murray & John P. Walters

Improving Patient Outcomes, Reducing Costs, and Serving Public Health with Comprehensive Pain Management...

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Current Trends in Islamist Ideology, Volume 23

Hillel Fradkin et al.

Analysis on extremism in Turkey, The Milli Muslim League in Pakistan, Sunni leadership in Iraq, Al-Qaeda, and Indonesian Islam...

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After the West? A Positive Transatlantic Agenda in a Post-Atlantic Age

The golden age of transatlantic relations is behind us...

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Closing the Defense Industrial Security Gap with Japan

Arthur Herman

“What is the state of your industrial security program?”...

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The Chinese Communist Party’s Foreign Interference Operations: How the U.S. and Other Democracies Should Respond

Jonas Parello-​Plesner

Russia’s interference and election meddling dominate the headlines and Washington’s attention...

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Why They Buy: Fighting Obesity Through Consumer Marketing Research

Hank Cardello

Adult obesity rates now exceed 35% in five states and 30% in 25 states...

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Erbakan, Kısakürek, and the Mainstreaming of Extremism in Turkey

Svante E. Cornell

Turkish leadership’s rhetoric is increasingly similar to that of America’s adversaries and is only rarely that of a partner and ally...

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The Milli Muslim League: The Domestic Politics of Pakistan’s Lashkar-e-Taiba

C. Christine Fair

Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) is the Pakistani army's most subservient proxy...

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The Sunni Religious Leadership in Iraq

Nathaniel Rabkin

Iraq's Sunni religious leaders get less attention from political observers than their Shia counterparts...

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How Al-Qaeda Works: The Jihadist Group’s Evolving Organizational Design

Daveed Gartenstein-​Ross & Nathaniel Barr

The years following the 9/11 attacks and preceding the Arab Spring marked a period of tumult for al-Qaeda...

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Conflicts in Indonesian Islam

Paul Marshall

Despite these positive political and economic trends, Islamist movements have flourished in Indonesia...

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Post-Conflict Stabilization in Syria and the Potential Impact of U.S. Military Withdrawal

Jonas Parello-​Plesner

President Donald Trump wants to pull US troops out of Syria, and he recently froze $200 million in stabilization funds for the country...

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Strengthening NATO Cyber Defense Under U.S. Leadership

Sorin Ducaru

This paper defines a framework for a coherent NATO cyber strategy, led by the U.S., which would build on the transatlantic alliance...

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Countering Russian Kleptocracy

Ben Judah & Nate Sibley

The CIA, FBI, NSA, and DNI all agree “with high confidence” that Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election...

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The U.S.-Japan Alliance: Significance and Role

Seth Cropsey & Jun Isomura

The alliance between the US and Japan continues to play a vital role in the defense of the Japanese Islands and in U.S. regional Indo-Pacific strategy...

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Breaking the Defense Barrier

Arthur Herman

Defense Trade Cooperation Treaties and the Future of the U.S.-Japan Alliance...

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Chinese Economic and Trade Challenges to the West: Prospects and Consequences from a U.S.-German Perspective

Thomas J. Duesterberg

Over the past 60 years Germany has built one of the strongest and most durable economies in the world...

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Can the United Nations Unite Ukraine?

Richard Gowan

The chances of a peacekeeping force successfully deploying to eastern Ukraine are currently low...

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Maritime Strategy in a New Era of Great Power Competition

Seth Cropsey & Bryan McGrath

As a maritime nation, naval power is the U.S.’s most useful means of responding to distant crises...

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The Long-Term Dynamics of Affordable Rental Housing

John C. Weicher et al.

This project investigates the affordable rental housing market over the three decades from 1985 to 2013....

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Current Trends in Islamist Ideology, Volume 22

Hillel Fradkin et al.

Analysis on The Muslim Brotherhood, Islamism in Turkey, Jamaat-ud-Dawa, jihad in India and Algeria, and Shiite militias in Iraq...

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Money Laundering for 21st Century Authoritarianism

Ben Judah

With this report, our lens switches from foreign to domestic policy...

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The Rise of the Violent Muslim Brotherhood

Mokhtar Awad

Mokhtar Awad on the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood...

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The Cold War-era Origins of Islamism in Turkey and its Rise to Power

Behlül Özkan

The dichotomy between Kemalism and Islamism is one of the dominant paradigms in studies of Turkish politics...

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Jamaat-ud-Dawa: Converting Kuffar at Home, Killing Them Abroad

C. Christine Fair

C. Christine Fair on South Asia's Most Capable Islamist Militant Group...

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The United States of Anonymity

Casey Michel

Casey Michel on the American Tax Haven...

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India’s Invisible Jihad

Praveen Swami

Praveen Swami on SIMI and Indian Jihad...

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Political Islam in Post-Conflict Algeria

Vish Sakthivel

Despite the considerable attention in recent years to Islamist movements in the Middle East and North Africa, the situation in Algeria often goes over...

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The Origins and Ascendancy of Iraq’s Shiite Militias

Ranj Alaaldin

Militant organizations have proliferated in Iraq since the fall of the Baathist regime in 2003...

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Renewing the American-Egyptian Alliance

Samuel Tadros & Eric B. Brown

The hopes of the Arab Spring were short-lived in Egypt...

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Defense of Animal Agriculture

Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense et al.

Bipartisan Report of the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense...

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Modi: Three Years On

Husain Haqqani & Aparna Pande

Husain Haqqani and Aparna Pande on the Indian Prime Minister...

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