April 13, 2006Algeria
Located at the crossroads of Southern Europe, the Middle East, and Sub-Saharan Africa, Algeria has risen in prominence as an integral player in the global war on terror through its inclusion in the n…
November 21, 2017Saudi Arabia
A road trip among ordinary Saudis revealed high hopes, and hardly any worries, about the country's new political era.
May 25, 2018Iran
U.S.-Iranian conflict resolution is in flux following withdrawal from the nuclear deal, and it remains unclear whether sanctions will be sufficient to force Iran back to the negotiating table. A deeper dive into the energy realpolitik of the matter reveals a host of barriers to improving the status quo in the Middle East.
May 24, 2018Nigeria
The al-Barnawi faction has reportedly sought to win the people of the Lake Chad basin over by creating an economy—which can then be taxed—by providing certain incentives and financial and material support.