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October 4, 2017

Kurds
Kirkuk Statue Image Unraveling the Oil Geopolitics Intertwined in the Kurdish Independence Referendum

For over a decade, U.S. efforts to promote stability across the Middle East have run afoul of many complexities. The recent independence referendum in the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) territory …

February 14, 2018

Religion
Podcast REUTERS / Soe Zeya Tun Engaging Religious Communities in Countering Violent Extremism

Tarek Elgawhary, Susan Hayward, Humera Khan, and Peter Mandaville discuss engaging religious communities in countering violent extremism.

July 23, 2015

Iraq
Underground Railroad to Save Yazidi Women from the Islamic State Could Offer Critical Intel

It has been nearly a year since the self-proclaimed Islamic State kidnapped an estimated three thousand Yazidi women and children during an attack on their villages in northern Iraq. The Islamic Stat…

November 7, 2017

Human Rights
Play Nadia Murad Countering Human Trafficking and Sexual Violence in Conflict

Panelists discuss the devastating abuses of human trafficking and sexual violence, how they are used as a tactic of terror by extremist organizations, and current efforts to prevent these crimes and …

March 8, 2012

Middle East and North Africa
R2P, R.I.P.

It was during Kofi Annan’s tenure as Secretary General of the United Nations (1997-2006) that the “Responsibility to Protect” became a major item on the international scene.  That is no feather in hi…

September 11, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Naira Foreign Investors Cautious About Nigeria

International investors may be demoting Nigeria as their darling. JPMorgan Chase & Co. is excluding Nigeria from its local-currency emerging-market bond indices. (A local-currency emerging-market bon…

July 23, 2015

Iraq
Yazidi refugees stand behind fences as they wait for the arrival of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Special Envoy Angelina Jolie at a Syrian and Iraqi refugee camp in the southern Turkish town of Midyat in Mardin province, June 20, 2015 (Umit Bektas/Reuters). Underground Railroad to Save Yazidi Women from the Islamic State Could Offer Critical Intel

It has been nearly a year since the self-proclaimed Islamic State kidnapped an estimated three thousand Yazidi women and children during an attack on their villages in northern Iraq. The Islamic Stat…

December 11, 2014

India
Female personnel of India's Border Security Force (BSF) patrol along the fencing of the India-Bangladesh international border ahead of India's Independence Day celebrations, at Dhanpur village in India's northeastern state of Tripura August 11, 2014. India commemorates its Independence Day on August 15. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey (INDIA - Tags: ANNIVERSARY MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) India and Bangladesh Poised to Resolve Border Dispute

After nearly seventy years, it appears that India and Bangladesh may at last resolve their border issues, a legacy of the partition of India in 1947. Following the failed effort of the previous India…

February 7, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
An ethnic Tuareg soldier in the Malian army rides in a pickup truck in Niono January 19, 2013. Some Mali Tuaregs Turn Against Radical Islamists

Reuters is reporting the claim by pro-autonomy Tuareg MNLA rebels that they have seized Mohamed Moussa Ag Mohamed, who imposed harsh Islamist rule on Timbuktu, and Oumeini Ould Baba Akmed, a kidnappe…