Despite NATO’s twelve-year effort to establish a stable and prosperous Afghanistan, the country remains fragile, and Taliban militia groups are still capable of launching major attacks against key strategic regions in Kabul and other major Afghan cities.
Part two continues to highlight the reasons why Islamic State is unlike any other jihadist threat yet faced by the international community, and how a break-up of the Iraqi may be looming on the horizon.
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.
The Geopoliticalmonitor’s Will Sapp provides background on the continuing evolution of Africa’s relationship with the West and beyond.
The Geopoliticalmonitor's V.Balasubramaniyan explores the evolution and present composition of the Maoist movement in India.
The Geopoliticalmonitor's Brenna Owen places the current Argentinian debt crisis in the historical context of the Latin American country's decades of economic challenges.
The Geopoliticalmonitor's Chris Mansur explores whether there's reason for pessimism about the uprisings that swept through the MENA region beginning in 2010.
Nicolai Due-Gundersen examines how the Arab Spring came to derail some of Bahrain’s best laid economic plans.
Part one in a series examining China-India relations in the 21st century.
Since early 2012, a violent conflict has been brewing in Mali, one that has forced the international community to consider whether or not this North African country is another Afghanistan in the making.