Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall notes that, “NATO is actually doing far less than it should be doing. The current pace of operations creates a crisis-like environment in which the urgent crowds out the important.”
PBS's Frontline explores the story of what happened in Haditha, Iraq, and how it forced the U.S. military to confront the rules of war in a way it never had to before.
A German institute for international and security affairs calls on the EU to re-examine the underlying purposes of EUFOR Chad/CAR and consider abandoning the entire operation.
Four speakers discuss the consequences of an independent Kosovo.
Stephen Biddle argues that if the U.S. sees the reduction in violence in Iraq as an opportunity to bring its troops home, much of what has been gained could be lost.
The Bush administration is convening a conference in Annapolis to try to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Skeptics, however, abound.
Ethiopia’s U.S. ambassador says his government needs more international help in securing Somalia and is wrongly blamed by Congress for rights abuses.
Darfur online forum features a debate between Sudan experts Alex De Waal and John Prendergast.
Jan Eliasson, the UN secretary-general’s special envoy for Darfur, says any new political agreement on Darfur must reflect the realities on the ground.
An interactive map examining conflict zones on the African continent.
International attention is riveted on bringing Darfur’s rebel groups to the negotiating table. Meanwhile, peace in Sudan’s south appears increasingly fragile.
Washington’s hopes for progress in Iraq rest on cooperation with Sunni tribes previously aligned with insurgents. Yet the policy faces new opposition from Iraq’s Shiite-dominated government and targeted killings of tribal leaders.
John Kiriakou, a former CIA anti-terrorism official based in Pakistan, says the situation in Afghanistan has worsened in the past couple of years and life in Kabul has become much more perilous.
A U.S. official involved in training Iraqi forces says the U.S. military will likely have to adjust the way it assists Iraqi units as coalition forces withdraw.
Richard N. Haass, CFR president and an expert on the Middle East, says the congressional testimony by the top two U.S. officials in Iraq has to a large extent “regained control of the Iraq debate” for the Bush administration.
The top U.S. officials in Iraq give sober but hopeful testimony to Congress on stabilizing Iraq, saying a large U.S. troop presence remains vital.
There are varying accounts about the security impact of added U.S. troops to Iraq. But the lack of political progress among Iraqi factions is glaring.
African countries are increasingly called upon to provide peacekeepers for conflicts on their continent, but they may be reaching the limits of their capacity.
Special operations play a critical role in how the United States confronts irregular threats, but to have long-term strategic impact, the author argues, numerous shortfalls must be addressed.
The author analyzes the potentially serious consequences, both at home and abroad, of a lightly overseen drone program and makes recommendations for improving its governance.
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A roadmap for the United States' greatest overlooked foreign policy challenge of our time--relations with its southern neighbor. More
Two experts argue that despite myriad development strategies, only one can succeed in alleviating poverty in India: the overall growth of the country's economy. More