With just over a month left until the March 31 deadline, it appears the US negotiating stance has begun to soften.
Production disruptions, the spread of Islamic State, and two governments hanging on by a fiscal thread – Libya is descending into anarchy. But that hasn't stopped Italy’s Eni and other producers from keeping the oil flowing.
A persistent flaw of Western policy towards Afghanistan is treating the country as a unitary whole, the way democratic optimists imagine it to be, instead of a patchwork of competing ethnic and tribal identities – the way it actually is.
Libya is in chaos; it has been since the West and Qatar-aided civil war that brought an end to Colonel Qadhafi’s regime. But another military intervention is definitely not what's needed.
A confluence of economic opportunity (developing the country’s vast mineral wealth) and political necessity (ensuring a stable Xinjiang) make post-NATO Afghanistan a perfect testing ground for China’s great power aspirations.
The past week has seen a few notable attacks by Boko Haram outside Borno state, as well as two Nigerian military victories.
Two days into the Minsk ceasefire and it already looks like a little bit of history repeating.
The new ceasefire agreement in eastern Ukraine is definitely a case of déjà vu – but will the same be said of its impact?
The brutal killing of Lieutenant Moath Youssef al-Kasasbeh has united much of Jordan, but the Kingdom faces great risks in an extended campaign against Islamic State.
Considering the warring factions, stunted opportunities for economic growth, an imminent oil shortage, and the severe water problems, Yemen is a social and security time bomb.