As the U.S. turns its attention elsewhere, the Islamic State could find itself with an opportunity to recover.
With the campaign against Islamist militancy winding down in the Middle East, Africa could soon be the new focus of operations -- for militants and their opponents alike.
The U.S. and the Taliban are sitting down to talk, but two stubborn sticking points -- a U.S. troop withdrawal and recognition of the government in Kabul -- continue to stand in the way of a breakthrough.
Egypt largely turned inward over the last decade as it faced major challenges at home, but it can now turn its attention to resuming its historic role as a strategic regional power.
A second military base in Kyrgyzstan would not only help Russia stem militancy but would also bolster its position as the outside power with the greatest influence in Central Asia as the U.S. floats an Afghan withdrawal.
As the U.S. considers its exit from Afghanistan, the Afghan government and the Taliban (and their backers in Pakistan) are positioning themselves to strike a peace agreement that advances the long-running strategic objectives for each. Here are some factors to watch as negotiations continue.
Voters have chosen to support the creation of a Bangsamoro Autonomous Region, bringing the Philippines significantly closer to quieting dissent in the restive south.
Spectacular and sophisticated attacks have made al Qaeda and the Islamic State household names, inspiring "DIY" militants using simple weapons in mass casualty attacks. Today we look at what's ahead on the grassroots jihadist front.