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September 26, 2018

Afghanistan
A Conversation With Abdullah Abdullah

Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah discusses the challenges facing the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, including its fight against terror groups, and his country’s relationship with the United States…

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August 9, 2018

Nigeria
Boko Haram Faction Releases Book on History and Ideology

The book likely represents the public views of one of Yusuf’s sons and the current ISWAP leader, Abu Musab al-Barnawi, who became very close to Abubakar Shekau after the former’s father was killed in 2009.

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April 12, 2018

Middle East and North Africa
Afghanistan: Endless War?

Panelists look at America's longest war and examine strategies for how to bring it to an end.

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March 12, 2018

Afghanistan
U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Panelists discuss current U.S. policy toward Afghanistan and Pakistan and explore other possible military and diplomatic options to address the ongoing conflict.

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March 6, 2018

Al-Qaeda
Al-Qaeda’s Resurrection

With the demise of the Islamic State, a revived al-Qaeda and its affiliates should now be considered the world’s top terrorist threat.

Members of al-Qaeda's Jabhat al-Nusra

February 7, 2018

Economics
Behavioral Economics in the Age of Big Data

The Robert B. Menschel Economics Symposium generates critical thinking about the consequences of herd mentality behavior in global economics. 

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January 9, 2018

Somalia
Al-Shabab

Al-Shabab remains capable of carrying out massive attacks in Somalia and surrounding countries despite a decade-long African Union offensive against the Islamist group. 

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November 9, 2017

Afghanistan War
Why the Time Is Right to Talk to the Taliban

A peace process with the Taliban is almost certainly the best way to end the war in Afghanistan, and arguments for postponing efforts to get one underway overlook the costs of prolonging the conflict…

Taliban fighters in eastern Nangarhar Province attend a surrender ceremony in 2016.

November 6, 2017

Niger
Will the Niger Attack Shift U.S. Policy in West Africa?

An attack on Green Berets in southwest Niger has reignited a debate over U.S. policy in the region that stretches back decades.

Airmen unload a C-130J Super Hercules during a deployment at Agadez, Niger.

October 13, 2017

U.S. Foreign Policy
Eighth Annual Back-to-School Event on Globalization

CFR Senior Fellows Edward Alden, Miles Kahler, and Shannon K. O’Neil join CFR Adjunct Senior Fellow Carla Anne Robbins to discuss globalization. The panelists address trade, immigration, global suppl…

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