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.
May 4, 2018Iran Nuclear Agreement
Iran could restart aspects of its nuclear program if President Trump declines to renew sanctions waivers this month, leaving major powers with few options for monitoring or restricting it.
July 12, 2016Islamic State
Even as Iraqi special forces and Shia militias roll back the self-proclaimed Islamic State, Baghdad has done little to address the underlying causes of Sunni militancy.
November 6, 2017Niger
An attack on Green Berets in southwest Niger has reignited a debate over U.S. policy in the region that stretches back decades.