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June 1, 2018

Niger
Niger-Flintlock-US-military-ISIS The Islamic State "Presence" in the Sahel Is More Complicated Than Affiliates Suggest

The name of the organization conjures association with the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, but caution is required. Evidence that the Islamic State of the Greater Sahara is somehow an extension of the Islamic State in the Middle East or even in Libya is sparse.

November 6, 2017

Niger
Airmen unload a C-130J Super Hercules during a deployment at Agadez, Niger. Will the Niger Attack Shift U.S. Policy in West Africa?

An attack on Green Berets in southwest Niger has reignited a debate over U.S. policy in the region that stretches back decades.

October 20, 2017

Niger
US-Casualties-Niger-Special-Forces U.S. Casualties in the Sahel Highlight Jihadi Persistence

The American military presence in Niger is attracting increasing attention in the United States following an ambush that killed four American soldiers. The tone of President Donald Trump’s condolence…

March 2, 2017

Wars and Conflict
Afghna-policewomen_RTXLH90 Insights from a CFR Symposium on Women’s Contributions to Peace and Security Processes

At a December 2016 symposium entitled “Women’s Participation in Conflict Prevention and Resolution,” CFR hosted three panel discussions in Washington, DC, with government officials, civil society exp…

November 29, 2016

Development
girl-refugee-camp-lebanon_rtr4eqxf Five Questions About Adolescent Girls in Emergencies

The Five Questions Series is a forum for scholars, government officials, civil society leaders, and foreign policy practitioners to provide timely analysis of new developments related to the advancem…

July 25, 2016

Bangladesh
The Struggle Over Bangladesh’s Future

The recent rise in Islamist violence in Bangladesh is caught up in a polarizing political debate over the country’s identity.

June 27, 2013

Afghanistan
The Diplomatic Push for Afghan Peace

The Taliban believes it will have the upper hand in potential negotiations with the Afghan government and its partner in Washington, but it remains unclear what the insurgent group’s goals are in any…

January 30, 2006

Afghanistan
Tarzi: Afghans Likely to be Disappointed at London Conference

Dr. Amin Tarzi, an Afghanistan analyst for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, spoke to cfr.org’s Esther Pan ahead of a major international meeting on Afghan development in London January 31-February 1…

September 22, 2017

Middle East and North Africa
Play Gheit CFR Restoring Stability in a Turbulent Middle East: A Perspective From the League of Arab States

Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit discusses the state of affairs in the Middle East.