Winning against Islamic State hinges on political reconciliation – not only between the Sunnis and Shiite in Baghdad, but Washington and Tehran as well.
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.
Demographic and economic trends suggest that Canada’s shift towards a more hawkish foreign policy will outlast the Harper government.
Whatever language you use – observers, air support, trainers – President Obama is sending the American military back to Iraq.
Meaningful reform of immigration law remains elusive in the United States, a fact that both parties are trying to use to their advantage in upcoming midterm elections.
Government plans to build a China-financed deep seaport at Sonadia have hit a snag recently as Dhaka reconsiders the geopolitical implications of such a move.
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.
Some view Moscow’s involvement in eastern Ukraine as proof of a resurgent Russia. But a look back at the Chechnya conflict would suggest otherwise.
Commentators often call for more troops to improve the security situation, but in fact the most sustainable solution for the CAR is an international effort to build state capacity.
Politicians in Baghdad continue to squabble as news of violence and hardship filters out of ISIS-occupied Iraq.