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.
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.
Diego Solis explores the power of words and images in mainstream media and public discourse.
The past week has seen a few notable attacks by Boko Haram outside Borno state, as well as two Nigerian military victories.
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.
Discussion has often focused on the dynamics of the Afghanistan-Pakistan-India triangle. But there’s another contender in the arena of Afghan politics – Iran.
The decision to delay Nigeria’s election on security grounds is a troubling echo of past authoritarianism. But it’s possible the move will harm the ruling People’s Democratic Party, not help it.