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4/29/16 | Blog
French Military Education in Africa: New Cooperation Possibilities for the United States?

As the United States continues to expand its military cooperation with France for combat operations to address Islamic extremism in Africa, another area the United States may want to collaborate with France is building professional military forces in Africa. Unlike the United States, France has...

4/29/16 | Fact Sheets
French Military Training Schools

France maintains a network of sixteen military training schools in ten countries throughout its former colonial sphere. This network presents both opportuntieis for increased military training coordination with the U.S., as well as new trans-Atlantic challenges. 

4/27/16 | Blog
New Pentagon Effort to Train and Equip Syrian Rebels Faces Serious Challenges

A recent report suggested that if the current cessation of hostilities breaks down, as it appears to be doing, the C.I.A. plans to provide “more-powerful” weapons to “moderate” Syrian rebels. But this wasn’t the only recent announcement of a shifting policy to train and equip the Syrian rebels....



4/29/16 | Hearings
Counter-ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) Operations and Middle East Strategy


To receive testimony on counter-ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) operations...

4/29/16 | Hearings
U.S. -China Relations: Strategic Challenges and Opportunities


  1. The Honorable Antony J. Blinken

Upcoming Dates

05/02/16 | Event

Nagorno-Karabagh is the oldest of all post-Soviet conflicts, frozen and otherwise.  Unresolved, yet only sporadically violent for over twenty years, the ceasefire has mostly held—even without the sort of international peacekeeping presence often required to quiet wars like this one.  At the same...

05/02/16 | Event

Public confidence in Afghanistan has been shaken by deteriorating security, a stagnant economy, and factionalism. Many question if parliamentary elections can be organized on schedule, or be seen as legitimate if they happen. If milestones on the constitutional roadmap - electing a parliament,...

05/02/16 | Event

Dean Nasr invites you to join him for a conversation with Ambassador Lana Nusseibeh, Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations.