A budgetary crisis in Moscow risks reigniting long-dormant insurgencies across the North Caucasus.
With polls increasingly pointing to a Republican takeover of the Senate in upcoming US midterm elections, it’s worth examining how such an outcome will affect domestic and foreign policy in Washington.
Recent developments in Eastern Europe suggest that the EU, Russia, and the United States are willing to accept the continued existence of breakaway republics on Ukraine’s eastern frontier - whether Kiev likes it or not.
Though the end result is still in question, there can be no doubt that geopolitical circumstance has tilted the scales in Iran’s favor in ongoing talks to dismantle its nuclear program.
Rumors are circulating that Boko Haram’s mysterious leader Abubakar Shekau has been killed. If true, how will this impact the group’s operations?
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.