It can be difficult to follow the constant, ever-changing stream of news coming from the Middle East if you are not well-versed on the intricacies of conflict in the region.

Charles Lister has written a well-detailed document on the differences between Al-Qaeda and ISIS. He outlines Al Qaeda’s strategies, the Islamic State’s resurgence, and the influence these two groups may have on the future of stability in the region.

Find the piece here!