Communal violence and displacement have returned to Mali. But unlike in 2012, this time tensions are flaring in the central regions.
There seems little Washington can do to prevent Iraq becoming a key Iranian trading partner and energy customer.
For India, the road to great power status is frought with critical water management challenges.
Following a long and violent protest movement, a transitional deal has finally been reached in Sudan. But can it bring democracy to the long-suffering country?
Iran’s military strategy calls for asymmetric warfare against a much more powerful foe in the United States, with a focus on increasing the military and economic costs of any potential conflict.
In a blow to separate Franco-German efforts, Sweden has apparently signed onto the British-led consortium to build a next generation European fighter jet.
Zac and Nick discuss some of the military dimensions of a potential US-Iran conflict, and how Tehran might seek to maximize the costs of a US campaign.
If history is any indication, don’t expect Russia to jump to Iran’s assistance in the event of a US military strike.
However much the French president wants to save the Iran nuclear deal, Europe’s inability to insulate Tehran from US sanctions has already been laid bare.
Rare earths have emerged as a new variable in the US-China trade war. Is China’s near-monopoly on these strategic resources its ultimate trump card, or will US producers be able to diversify supply amid the new normal of bilateral tension.