January 31, 2019
Al-Shabab remains capable of carrying out massive attacks in Somalia and surrounding countries despite a long-running African Union offensive against the Islamist group.
December 7, 2018
Relations between the two countries, long bound by common interests in oil and security, have strained over what some analysts see as a more assertive Saudi foreign policy.
September 24, 2018
The UN Security Council is the premier global body for maintaining international peace and security, but it faces steady calls for reform to better meet twenty-first–century challenges.
December 6, 2017
President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and relocate the embassy there could set back the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
September 1, 2007
A profile of Osama bin Laden, founder and leader of al-Qaeda.
August 7, 2017
For many policymakers, economic sanctions have become the tool of choice to respond to major geopolitical challenges, from counterterrorism to conflict resolution.
July 12, 2017
One of the world’s most-watched news networks is at the center of a geopolitical rift between a Saudi-led bloc and the broadcaster’s funder, Qatar.
February 17, 2005
This publication is now archived.
Are coalition forces closing in on Osama bin Laden?We don’t know. U.S. and Pakistani administration and military officials have announced stepped-up efforts to find …
June 21, 2017
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been reoriented toward counterterrorism in recent years, but continues to face charges of overreach.
August 10, 2016
With Iraq weakened and a civil war raging in Syria, it’s unclear whether local forces and a U.S.-led international coalition can roll back the self-proclaimed Islamic State.