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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…

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.

November 2, 2011

United States
Who Will Meet with the Tibetan Prime Minister? Who Will Meet with the Tibetan Prime Minister?

The Dalai Lama (R) embraces Lobsang Sangay, the elected prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile, after his swearing-in ceremony in the Tsuglakhang temple in the northern Indian hill town of…

December 7, 2016

Global
Play RTX2SI2I_EC.jpg Countering Violent Extremism by Engaging Women

This session addresses strategies to counter violent extremism by capitalizing on the contributions of women.

October 24, 2014

Middle East and North Africa
Iraqi Kurdistan’s Refugee Surge

A refugee crisis in northern Iraq’s Kurdish region is intensifying as winter approaches and the threat posed by ISIS forces shows no signs of abating, says journalist Jane Arraf.

January 26, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Postpone the election?

This publication is now archived. Who is calling for the Iraqi elections to be delayed?A variety of Iraqi political organizations and parties, as well as some Western experts. Both are concerned that…

August 16, 2013

Military Operations
funeral convoy carrying bodies of four Islamist militants killed by an air strike You Might Have Missed: Spies, Think Tanks, and Stuxnet Realities

Gregory D. Johnsen, “Did an 8-Year-Old Spy for America?” The Atlantic, August 14, 2013. At the time of the meeting, the boy didn’t know that the United States had decided to kill a man named Adnan a…

February 8, 2013

Egypt
A protester wears a Tunisian flag during a demonstration in Tunis February 7, 2013 (Larbi/Courtesy Reuters). Voices From the Region: Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, and Iraq

“Ghannouchi, assassin, criminal…Tunisia is free, terrorism out.” –Demonstrators against Tunisia’s ruling party Ennahda during Chorki Belaid’s funeral “Morsi is an employee who works for us. He must…