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April 28, 2017

Syrian Civil War
Who’s Who in Syria’s Civil War

Syria’s civil war is being fought on multiple fronts by an array of combatants whose alliances, capabilities, and in some cases motives have been in flux.

Rebel fighters train in western Deraa governorate.

February 12, 2016

Cyber Week in Review: February 12, 2016

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: White House launches cybersecurity plan. President Obama unveiled a Cybersecurity National Ac…

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting with members of his national security team and cybersecurity advisors on new actions to enhance the nation’s cybersecurity at the White House, February 9, 2016.  (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

December 8, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Global Witness Leaves Kimberley Process

An illegal diamond dealer from Zimbabwe displays diamonds for sale in Manica, near the border with Zimbabwe, September 19, 2010. (Goran Tomasevic/Courtesy Reuters) Yesterday, Global Witness announce…

Global Witness Leaves Kimberley Process

September 1, 2011

Diplomacy and International Institutions
The World Next Week: What Next for Libya?

Anti-Qaddafi fighters sit on a missile in Burkan air defense military base on September 1, 2011. (Goran Tomasevic/courtesy Reuters) The World Next Week podcast is up. Stewart Patrick and Bob McMahon…

Anti-Gaddafi fighters sit on an SA-5 SAM missile in Burkan air defense military base, which was destroyed by a NATO air strike, September 1, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

July 7, 2011

Sudan
South Sudan Independence July 9

Women hold crosses as they march during a rehearsal of the Independence Day ceremony in Juba July 7, 2011. (Goran Tomasevic/Courtesy Reuters) On Saturday, south Sudan will celebrate its independence…

South Sudan Independence July 9

July 5, 2011

Sudan
Sudan: UN Peacekeeping and Independence

Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) soldiers hold Ak-47 rifles during a rehearsal of the Independence Day ceremony in Juba July 5, 2011. (Goran Tomasevic/Courtesy Reuters) The United Nations’ …

Sudan: UN Peacekeeping and Independence

June 9, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria, Climate Change, and Conflict

A man casts a fishing net in the Makoko fishing community in Lagos November 21, 2009. (Goran Tomasevic/Courtesy Reuters) The U.S. Institute of Peace has just published a sophisticated and nuanced  r…

Nigeria, Climate Change, and Conflict

February 4, 2011

Politics and Government
Friday File: Revolution and Reaction

Riot police clash with protesters in Cairo. (Goran Tomasevic/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. This week’s crackdown on anti-government protesters in Egypt makes clear that President Hosni Mubarak—o…

Riot police clash with protesters in Cairo January 26, 2011.

May 10, 2011

Defense and Security
What Are Obama’s Options on Afghanistan?

A U.S. Marine from Bravo Company of 1st Battalion, 6th Marines, gestures during a gun battle in Helmand province. (Goran Tomasevic/courtesy Reuters) I have a new post up at CNN’s Global Public…

A U.S. Marine from Bravo Company of 1st Battalion, 6th Marines, gestures during a gun battle in Helmand province. (Goran Tomasevic/courtesy Reuters)

March 30, 2011

Defense and Security
Is Operation Odyssey Dawn Constitutional? Part II

Vehicles belonging to Qaddafi forces explode after an air strike by coalition planes along a road between Benghazi and Ajdabiya on March 20, 2011. (Goran Tomasevic/courtesy Reuters) Last week I wrot…

Vehicles belonging to forces loyal to Qaddafi explode after an air strike by coalition forces, along a road between Benghazi and Ajdabiyah on March 20, 2011. (Goran Tomasevic/courtesy Reuters)