Politics and Security

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Ukrainian law enforcement and security agencies are putting together a task force to investigate journalist Pavel Sheremet's killing, and this task force will include officers from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Ukrainian National Police chief Khatia Dekanoidze said.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Members of Burundi ruling party’s youth league, the Imbonerakure, have repeatedly gang-raped women since a wave of political protests began in 2015, Human Rights Watch said today. Many of the rapes appear to have been aimed at family members of perceived government opponents. Policemen or men wearing police uniforms have also committed rape.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Three years ago, Egypt's military carried out a swift and successful coup, ousting a conservative Muslim ruler and party that had been elected. A part of Turkey's armed forces attempted a very similar overthrow on July 15. In both countries, the two most populous in the region, democracy suffered a setback in the wake of the military actions.The parallels mostly end there.
Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 07:17

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. Congress debates whether to significantly increase funding levels for Ukraine’s forces in the National Defense Authorization Act and NATO member states meet at the NATO Warsaw Summit starting today where they will discuss Russian aggression against Ukraine.

Friday, July 1, 2016 - 09:09

The House Foreign Affairs Committee is holding a hearing on terrorism in the West Bank.

Friday, July 1, 2016 - 06:47
As the international community narrows its focus on Islamic State’s burgeoning sanctuary in war-torn Libya, neighboring Tunisia is caught in a precarious security environment that threatens to unwind its fledgling democratic progress.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 06:27
United Nations Secretary General's special representative has pressed on political parties in Ghana to ban unregulated security forces and seek dispute resolutions or dialogue through laid down structures, as polls draw closer.
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 06:16
The Heads of State and Government of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), met in Luanda, Angola, on Tuesday, at the invitation of Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos, who is ICGLR Chairperson, to review the political and security situation in the region.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 06:50
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, hope to build a political movement once guerrilla leaders sign a peace deal with the government, likely later this year. Yet evenamong Toribio's largely poor farmers, there appears to be little enthusiasm for the 7,000 fighters' transformation from armed insurgency into a political party.
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 08:31



The Honorable Antony J. Blinken
Deputy Secretary of State
U.S. Department of State