October 21, 2017

West Africa Prepares Military Action Against Gambia’s Jammeh

Yahya Jammeh will certainly be removed if West Africa decides to use force. But that will come at a heavy price for The Gambia, the neighboring states and the world as a whole Read More »

Geo-politics and Afghanistan

Is South Asia witnessing the beginning of a new geo-political game between two obvious blocs (Indo-Afghan-USA and Moscow-Beijing-Pakistan-Iran) divided by conflicting views on sources of terrorism and shared interests in regional peace and development? Read More »

Afghanistan’s Coming Water Crisis

Decades of conflict have left Afghanistan’s water infrastructure in a mess, and as refugees return to the country the prospect of water-related conflicts rises. Read More »

Maintaining Influence in Afghanistan

Despite President Obama's promises of a drawdown in Afghanistan, the United States is settling in for the long haul. Read More »

China’s Role in an Emerging Global Order

For some commentators, China’s rising international status presages the eclipse of a Western-dominated liberal order. In reality, China’s position within an emerging global order that is both inclusive and legitimate has yet to be clearly defined. Read More »

Fethullah Gülen: Public Intellectual or Public Enemy?

It may sound farfetched that a scholar living in Pennsylvania planned the overthrow of the Turkish government. But Turkey is demanding the U.S. extradite the Hizmet leader. Read More »

Next Steps in Libya

Economic and government stabilization in the face of political and security challenges. Read More »

Terrorism in Nice and France’s Troubled Colonial Legacy

Nice is an elegant and striking city, set against the azure Mediterranean. But there is history and politics behind the waving palms. Read More »

Sir Chilcot Iraq Inquiry and Fraudulent Geopolitical Wars

Following on the heels of Brexit the Chilcot Report — also called by some a “devastating catalogue of lies and mistakes” — will likely generate long-term consequences for Nato’s thus far consensual security architecture. Read More »

Meet Theresa May, Britain’s New Prime Minister

After the party leadership contest came to an abrupt end, the home secretary is to become the country's second woman leader. Read More »