IN this podcast, Stratfor's Fred Burton speaks to Samuel Katz, whose new book details the secret agency that worked with the multinational coalition to bring down ISIS.
After departing Iraq in 2011, U.S. troops returned in 2014 to battle the Islamic State. They have remained even after the jihadist group's defeat.
In this episode, Stratfor's Fred Burton sits down with journalist Mike Giglio, who tells the story of the rise of ISIS' caliphate and the coalition that worked to disassemble it in his new book Shatter the Nations: ISIS and the War for the Caliphate.
More attacks could see Russian, Chinese, and U.S. security involvement -- and competition -- in the Central Asian country increase.
Al-Baghdadi's death will not significantly weaken the wider capabilities of the Islamic State or its affiliates.
The army, faced with deteriorating morale, is pulling back to 'supercamps' and leaving civilians and aid organizations vulnerable.
The ongoing peace process has yielded a recent thaw in U.S.-Pakistani relations. But without an active conflict in Afghanistan, there will be little keeping Washington from turning toward more pressing issues in the region -- namely, stemming China's rise.
One of two militants who carried out a suicide bombing attack on a Philippine military base last month was Filipino. Are Philippine jihadists on the cusp of embracing a tactic they have previously avoided?