A course correction is needed if Mali is to avoid the same fate as Afghanistan.
The UN needs to bolster its peacekeeping mission and make it more accountable if it wants to stop spiraling violence in the Central African Republic.
A new bust suggests that North Africa-based militant groups and the Italy-based mafia are cooperating and reaping big profits from drug trafficking in the MENA region.
As global demand for tin increases, so too does pressure on tin producers to comply with ethical supply legislation, particularly in hotspots like the Democratic Republic of Congo.
For an example of how climate change can fuel terrorism and regional conflict, look no further than the Lake Chad Basin.