FEATURED REPORT

  • Briefing: Tense transitions

    Transitions in East Asia's security and geopolitical landscape are introducing new challenges into longstanding competitions and increasing the range of plausible scenarios for miscalculation, escalation and crises across the Western pacific. Tate Nurkin reports
  • Caliphate question - Islamic State's impact on the jihadist community

    The emergence of the Islamic State from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant has reshaped the international jihadist community. Ezzeldeen Khalil analyses reactions to the group's metamorphosis among Islamist militant circles and its likely evolution.
  • Briefing: Into Africa

    The growth in co-operation between West African states and Brazil is reaching new heights, reports Janet Tappin Coelho
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