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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…

April 4, 2012

Lebanon
Samir Geagea Will Assad Return To Killing Lebanese Leaders?

Throughout the past decade there have been a series of assassinations and attempted murders of political leaders in Lebanon. Almost all of these plots have one common element: the person whose life w…

March 7, 2012

Iran
Hamas Deserts Iran, and Lebanese Stand Up Against Syria

"Hamas rules out military support for Iran in any war with Israel," reads a headline in London’s Guardian newspaper. The statements by Hamas leaders that they "would not get involved" and are "not p…

December 1, 2011

Lebanon
Nasrallah Backs Down

On July 2, the Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah had this to say about the UN’s Special tribunal on Lebanon, which is investigating the murder of former prime minister Rafik Hariri: the tribunal is …

March 7, 2012

Cuba
Colombia on the International Stage Guest Post: Colombia on the International Stage

This is a guest post by Sebastian Chaskel and Michael Bustamante. Sebastian Chaskel is a Master in Public Affairs student at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International A…

November 14, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
The Noose Tightens on the Assad Regime

The demise of the Assad regime in Syria is inevitable, as the French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said recently. The first Arab leader to call upon Assad to step down is King Abdullah of Jordan, who…

July 7, 2011

Lebanon
Lebanon’s Non-Government

The turmoil in Syria has left Lebanon’s own political situation completely in flux. Months ago, Hezbollah arranged for Najib Mikati to become prime minister. Mikati is a Sunni, as Lebanon’s constitut…

January 25, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
The "Resistance" in Lebanon The "Resistance" in Lebanon

Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Nasrallah speaks in Beirut suburbs (Jamal Saidi/Courtesy Reuters) The influence of the United States in the Middle East is declining while that of Iran is rising. That…

January 12, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
Can Lebanon Escape? Can Lebanon Escape?

A supporter waves a Lebanese flag over thousands of anti-Syrian protesters during a rally in Beirut March 14, 2005. (Damir Sagolj/Courtesy Reuters) Newspapers today are reporting that Hezbollah-back…