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Below is a roundup of some of the top articles and news highlights from around Central Eurasia over the last week:

Top Stories from Central Asia and the South Caucasus:

  • United States Deputy Assistance Secretary of Defense, Evelyn Farkas, and other U.S. defense officials from European Command, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, and the Kansas National Guard traveled to Armenia on Wednesday. In meetings with Armenia’s defense and
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Annually, the United States’ Central Command (CENTCOM) organizes several bilateral and multilateral exercises within its area of responsibility, which extends from Egypt to Central Asia (excludes Israel). These exercises range from simulated peacekeeping operations to countermine drills at sea. Below is a roundup of a number of these exercises carried out in 2013. This list provides basic details, with more information available by clicking on the hyperlinks provided.

Multilateral exercises:...

On Thursday November 21, the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations convened a hearing titled, “Political, Economic, and Security Situation in Africa.” Despite its title, the hearing focused on the North African states of Algeria, Libya, Tunisia, and Morocco, and U.S. policy towards these nations. The hearing’s first panel convened three government officials from the Department of State, the Department of Defense, and USAID, while the second panel consisted of three NGO and think tank...

Below is a roundup of some of the top articles and news highlights from around the Middle East and North Africa over the last week:

Egypt:

Below is a roundup of some of the top articles and news highlights from around the Middle East and North Africa over the last week:

Egypt:

  • On Sunday, Secretary of State John Kerry became the highest-ranking American official to visit Egypt since the removal of President Muhammad Morsi in July. In his remarks with Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy, Kerry 
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