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August 23, 2022

Middle East and North Africa
How Israel and Turkey Benefit From Restoring Relations

The reopening of diplomatic ties with Israel is the latest move in Turkey’s regional rapprochement. With it, Ankara aims to bolster national security and its wavering economy.

August 2, 2022

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Do Targeted Killings Weaken Terrorist Groups?

Targeted operations by U.S. forces have eliminated notorious leaders of armed extremist groups, al-Qaeda’s Ayman al-Zawahiri the latest among them. But how much they disrupt these terrorist organizat…

August 2, 2022

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
What Zawahiri’s Killing Means for al-Qaeda

Ayman al-Zawahiri leaves behind a robust network of strategically aligned but tactically independent al-Qaeda affiliates operating in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

June 30, 2022

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
NATO Countries Signal Resolve at Summit: What Does It Mean for Russia?

The Madrid summit paved the way for Finland and Sweden to join and underscored that Russia is NATO’s chief security threat. But the alliance’s new defensive efforts aren’t likely to change Putin’s st…

June 23, 2022

Japan
Fifty Years Later, Okinawa Is Still a Strategic Crossroads

Japan’s Okinawa islands still have an outsize importance to U.S. military operations in the Indo-Pacific, particularly in deterring a Chinese attack against Taiwan.

May 27, 2022

Indo-Pacific
The Quad Is Getting More Ambitious in the Indo-Pacific

The leaders of the United States, Australia, India, and Japan held their fourth Quad meeting in May. After a year dedicated to fighting the pandemic, here’s what they pledged to take on next.

May 19, 2022

Middle East and North Africa
What Lebanon’s Election Results Mean for Ending Its Crisis

Hezbollah and its allies suffered serious losses in May’s parliamentary elections, and a divided Parliament will likely struggle to agree on a path out of Lebanon’s current crisis.

May 4, 2022

Middle East and North Africa
Why Turkey Is Resetting Relations With Saudi Arabia

Rapprochement between Turkey and Saudi Arabia will likely restore a vital trade link as Erdogan’s government moves to improve regional ties amid deep economic troubles.

April 21, 2022

Middle East and North Africa
How Russia’s War in Ukraine Could Amplify Food Insecurity in the Mideast

The war is threatening the region’s access to much-needed supplies, but certain countries are more vulnerable than others to food shortages and unrest.

March 25, 2022

Ukraine
How Bad Is Ukraine’s Humanitarian Crisis?

Russia’s assault on Ukraine could create as many as seven million refugees. Experts say the war could soon become Europe’s largest humanitarian crisis since the 1990s.