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December 2, 2020

United States
Ten Anniversaries to Note in 2021

Anniversaries mark the passage of time, recall our triumphs, and honor our losses. Two thousand twenty witnessed many significant anniversaries: the seventy-fifth anniversary of the end of World War …

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

May 12, 2020

Chad
After Lake Chad Offensive, April One of Deadliest Months in Boko Haram Conflict

April is now one of the deadliest months in nearly a decade of the Boko Haram conflict, according to data from the Nigeria Security Tracker, which now features geographic data from Niger, Chad, and Cameroon.

A Chadian soldier shields his face from dust kicked up by a helicopter in the recently retaken town of Damasak, Nigeria, March 18, 2015.

September 18, 2013

United States
McCain on Syria

Senator John McCain spoke about Syria yesterday here at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington. His remarks are the best explanation of the American interests at stake and the best critique o…

February 4, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
AU Vote to Leave the International Criminal Court of Little Consequence

Led by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, the African Union (AU) voted by a huge margin in favor of a proposal for withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC). In the aftermath of the vote, …

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October 16, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
U.S. Drone Base in Cameroon

President Barack Obama’s announcement that the United States is establishing a drone base in Cameroon and will deploy up to three hundred military personnel has been enthusiastically welcomed by Came…

Reaper

August 18, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria’s Abubakar Shekau Is Back, If He Ever Left

Boko Haram warlord and public face, Abubakar Shekau, was last heard from in March, when he pledged allegiance to the so-called Islamic State.  His silence since then led to speculation that he was de…

Africa - Abubakar Shekau

August 12, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Boko Haram’s Shekau Replaced? Not So Fast

Chadian President Idriss Deby’s August 11 comments that Abubakar Shekau has been replaced by Mahamat Daoud and that the latter is open to negotiations with Nigeria’s Buhari government, has predictabl…

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April 3, 2015

United States
Yemen: The Worst Reason for War

The excellent New York Times journalists David K. Kirkpatrick and Kareem Fahim have an article tacking stock of the nine-day old Saudi-led air campaign against Houthi and Houthi-affiliated fighting f…

Yemen Airstrikes

August 31, 2012

Egypt
Weekend Reading: Egyptian Labor, Syrian Brutality, and Gulf Stereotypes

Eric Lee at In These Times discusses Egypt’s unfinished labor revolution. Robin Yassin-Kassab, on his blog Qunfuz, writes about the Assad regime’s brutality, highlighting the recent massacre in Dara…

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December 12, 2013

The World Next Week: TTIP Talks Resume, Congress Votes on a Budget Deal, and U.S.-Afghan Security Negotiations Continue

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership talks in Washington, a possible U.S. budget deal, and U.S.-Afghan security negotiatio…

U.S. and European Union flags on display at negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership in Brussels in November. (Francois Lenoir/Courtesy Reuters)