February 28, 2020West Africa
According to The Washington Post, jihadi groups with ties to al-Qaeda and the Islamic State (IS) are working together to gain control of a large part of the Sahel, the border region between the Sahara and the better-watered pasture and agricultural lands to the south. The story’s sources are identified as U.S. and local officials on the ground. “What we’ve seen is not just random acts of violence under a terrorist banner,” says Brigadier General Dagvin Anderson, head of U.S. Special Operations in Africa. “But a deliberate campaign that is trying to bring these various groups under a common cause.
July 22, 2019Pakistan
Tough issues in diplomacy can't be solved on the fly, and require careful attention to the facts and to history.
February 25, 2020Election 2020
Since November, I have been talking with experts with differing views on how the United States should handle the foreign policy challenges it faces. These special episodes are part of CFR’s Election …
January 8, 2020Iran
My grandmother had a saying: “Think before you speak.” The saying, said to me and my brothers as children, was intended to help us avoid mindlessly blurting out something we would later regret. I can…
August 1, 2018Pakistan
Khan has a powerful opportunity to deliver on his party’s platform and further Pakistani women’s workplace safety -- and the economic growth of the entire nation.
July 26, 2018Pakistan
In a speech declaring victory in yesterday’s elections, Imran Khan outlined a vision for Pakistan’s relations with its neighbors, and called for “more balanced” ties with the United States.