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April 28, 2017

Syrian Civil War
Rebel fighters train in western Deraa governorate. 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.

February 12, 2016

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) 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…

December 8, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Global Witness Leaves Kimberley Process 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…

September 1, 2011

Diplomacy and International Institutions
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 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…

July 7, 2011

Sudan
South Sudan Independence July 9 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…

July 5, 2011

Sudan
Sudan: UN Peacekeeping and Independence 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’ …

June 9, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria, Climate Change, and Conflict 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…

February 4, 2011

Politics and Government
Riot police clash with protesters in Cairo January 26, 2011. 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…

May 10, 2011

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

March 30, 2011

Defense and Security
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) 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…