Despite all of the positives – a peaceful transfer of power, an imminent security agreement with the United States, and the economic promise of huge mineral reserves – there is still reason to believe that Afghanistan’s dark days aren’t quite over.
Boko Haram is fighting to carve its own Caliphate out of the Nigerian state, and early indications suggest they might just accomplish their goal.
An assessment of Putin’s Ukraine strategy does not point to any quick resolution of the current conflict.
President Nazarbayev hoped that by bringing Russia closer as an economic partner, he would successfully snuff out any desire from Moscow to re-annex Kazakhstan as reclaimed Russian territory. It appears he may have been wrong.
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.
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?
Rio’s pacification program has reduced crime and violence in recent years, but it will need to reform in order to address some of the city’s more protracted security problems.
Given the increasing popularity of Alvaro Uribe and his right-wing brand of politics within most parties and key industrial sectors, President Santos will face stiff opposition over the next four years.
If you asked a State Department employee what their worst-case scenario for the Middle East was five years ago, the response might have described what is currently unfolding across the region.
Years of rhetoric has finally entered the realm of substance, as the BRICS have officially signed off on a plan to create rival institutions to the IMF and World Bank.