South Sudan troops committed war crimes, says rights group
The pursuit of peace in Afghanistan
For over a decade, Afghanistan has insisted on "Afghan-owned" and "Afghan-led" talks with the Taliban, preferably to be held on its own soil. Official dialogue channels are now open, but it was Pakistan that hosted direct talks with the Taliban, and of course, with its own initiative.
Narrative: The Critical Component of Counter-Terrorism Strategy
What the Fighter of the Future Will Look Like
On sectarian violence in the Muslim world
Extremist groups often site the Hadith from Sunan Abi Dawud stating, "Ummah (the community) will divide into 73 sects, all of them in hellfire except one," as evidence for the veracity of their ideology while condemning all others who disagree or differ to death.
The Case for Talking With Terrorists
Governments' refusals to entertain the possibility of dialogue with groups such as al-Qaeda and the self-proclaimed Islamic State is ahistorical and causes needless deaths, argues Jonathan Powell, who served as the British government's chief negotiator in the Northern Ireland peace process.