September 13, 2018Sub-Saharan Africa
The Pentagon plans to withdraw its special operations forces in Africa, but major cutbacks could threaten recent efforts to counter terrorism threats across the region.
October 12, 2005Kashmir
India and Pakistan have disputed the mountainous territory of Kashmir since the end of British colonialism led to independence and the partition of the two states in 1947. India controls about 55,000…
December 21, 2005United States
For the first time since September 11, 2001, passengers at U.S. airports this week were allowed to bring nail clippers, small scissors, and other items onto aircraft as the Department of Homeland Sec…
July 13, 2006Lebanon
Mideast expert David Makovsky says the widening conflict in the Middle East poses a huge challenge for Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and tests the viability of the Lebanese government.
May 11, 2006Syria
Karim Makdisi of the American University of Beirut says Lebanon’s leaders are a closed elite trying to hold onto power for themselves and are powerless to reform the country’s political situation.