With every crashing through of a symbolic threshold - $90, $80, $70, and now $60 – many are wondering: How low can the price of oil possibly go?
Arch-rivals India and Pakistan have a lot at stake in the future of Afghan politics.
Three years after the onset of the Arab Spring, headlines are still focused on the security threat of revolutionary Islamist militant groups. But we may be overlooking the rise of new social forces which are equally threatening to global security: Middle Eastern transnational criminal networks.
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.