Winning against Islamic State hinges on political reconciliation – not only between the Sunnis and Shiite in Baghdad, but Washington and Tehran as well.
First in a two-part series, this backgrounder explores the rise of one of the most well-funded, organized, and militarily effective jihadist groups of all time.
Platinum heavyweights have set their sights elsewhere after protracted labor disputes hurt their operations in South Africa. But a recent mine closure in Zimbabwe suggests that risks remain in platinum markets.
Demographic and economic trends suggest that Canada’s shift towards a more hawkish foreign policy will outlast the Harper government.
Following a series of Islamic State triumphs on the battlefields of Iraq and Syria, former al-Qaeda affiliates as far away as Southeast Asia are pledging loyalty to the newest brand in global terror.
Whatever language you use – observers, air support, trainers – President Obama is sending the American military back to Iraq.
Several global and regional trends are contributing to increased instability in the Middle East. This report explores what’s driving the conflict and where the next fault lines will emerge.
Meaningful reform of immigration law remains elusive in the United States, a fact that both parties are trying to use to their advantage in upcoming midterm elections.
A lull in fighting between Islamic State and Peshmerga forces came to an abrupt end last week with a sweeping advance that left some worried the Kurdish lines wouldn’t hold. Now the question is: Will Erbil be next to fall?
Government plans to build a China-financed deep seaport at Sonadia have hit a snag recently as Dhaka reconsiders the geopolitical implications of such a move.