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7/20/16 | Blog
U.S. Supported Cameroonian Military Unit Accused of Abuse

Amnesty International’s new report entitled “Right Cause, Wrong Means: Human Rights Violated and Justice Denied in Cameroon’s Fight Against Boko Haram” poses serious questions about the U.S. government’s ongoing support for Cameroon’s elite Rapid Intervention Battalion (BIR).

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7/7/16 | Blog
NATO Discussion on Cyber Security Capacity Building is Sorely Needed

With cyber security among the topics to be discussed at the Warsaw Summit starting tomorrow, there is a clear effort by NATO members to address the growing threat of cyber attacks. However, given the growing number of major hacking...

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7/7/16 | Blog
New Allegations of Torture in Ukraine Ahead of NATO Summit

Recent allegations against the Ukrainian security services raises questions about U.S. and NATO efforts to provide security aid to the Kiev government to effectively deter Russian aggression, even as it remains important to protect Ukraine’s eastern border. The charges come to light as the U.S....

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Resources

7/29/16 | News
Can Israel Close U.S. Aid Deal Before U.S. Elections?
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is being pressured by his associates and the security system to conclude the US security aid deal with the current administration.
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7/29/16 | News
Up to One Million Could Flee Fighting for Iraq's Mosul: ICRC
Up to 1 million people could be forced to flee their homes in Iraq soon as fighting intensifies in a government offensive to retake Mosul from Islamic State militants, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Friday.
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7/29/16 | News
Turkey Shakes Up Armed Forces, U.S. Says Purges Harming Cooperation
Turkey has begun overhauling its armed forces following a failed coup, but its NATO ally the United States complained that the purges of generals and officers were hindering cooperation in the fight against Islamic State.
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Upcoming Dates

08/01/16 | Event

To explore how the region and global investors see the changing oil and gas scene affecting U.S. policy, and to understand how Washington can maximize opportunities and minimize disadvantages from these developments, the The Washington Institute for Near East Policy will host a Policy Forum...

08/01/16 | Event

This event will explore how religious communities, civil society, and the media can become empowered to address the issue of religious extremism in Africa, and what implications this trend has for U.S. policy in Africa. 

08/02/16 | Event

To discuss what is known of the regime's complicity in mass torture, the targeting of civilians and hospitals, and other issues, The Washington Institute is pleased to host a Policy Forum with Ambassador Stephen Rapp, Wa'el Alzayat, and Ben Taub, moderated by Andrew Tabler, the Martin J. Gross...