Martin Smith

Al-Qaida on the rise in Pakistan

In 2001, after the fall of the Taliban, experts projected that the Taliban and al-Qaida would leave Afghanistan and infiltrate neighboring Pakistan. There, they would find a relative sanctuary where they could establish new command centers, out of America's reach. With the U.S. military largely committed in Iraq, that scenario seems to be coming true.

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Conflict

ISIS may disappear much faster than you expect

ISIS is dominating the headlines, but how much do we really know about the brutal terrorist group? How did ISIS become a major force so quickly? You may be shocked to learn that their startling rise to power may be followed by a relatively quick fall from grace.

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