Politics and Security

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 07:36
Afghanistan's parliament has voted to sack the foreign minister and two other Cabinet members. The dismissals come as Afghanistan is mired in an economic crisis and widening Taliban insurgency.
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 08:19
Opposition leaders are warning that the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) faces civil war if president Joseph Kabila does not relinquish his grip on power and step down when his mandate ends.
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 08:16
Aside from his common refrain of building a wall along the US-Mexico border, Trump rarely touched on topics concerning Latin America during his campaign. This has created a great deal of uncertainty about his position on a host of issues related to the region, and his foreign policy more generally.
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 08:10
Kyrgyzstan’s parliament endorsed the composition of a tweaked cabinet on November 9 that will be backed by a new, slimmed-down coalition and led by an unchanged prime minister firmly allied to single-term President Almazbek Atambayev.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 08:08
Russia is a case in point. A year ago Turkey and Russia were on the brink of war over Syria. Today they are in a courtship that may include critical defense and procurement cooperation.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 07:45
Turkey said Tuesday that Washington has promised that U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish forces will only be involved in encircling the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa and will not enter the city itself.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 07:40
U.S. officials are working to mitigate tensions between two U.S. allies in the nascent attempt to oust the Islamic State from its chief stronghold in Syria.
Monday, November 7, 2016 - 07:46
Russian nationalists were behind an alleged coup attempt in Montenegro that included plans to assassinate the pro-Western prime minister because of his government’s bid to join NATO, the Balkan country’s chief special prosecutor said Sunday.
Monday, November 7, 2016 - 07:29
The U.S. spent more than $160 billion to rebuild war-wrecked Iraq and Afghanistan, but there appears to be little appetite in Washington to fund a third big reconstruction era for Iraq’s ongoing second war.
Monday, November 7, 2016 - 07:04
American military leaders in Europe are seeking to reassure allies and partners that the U.S. remains committed to the continent, amid questions arising ahead of the presidential election.