This post examines the United States’ efforts to located the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls, the U.S. response to militia violence in Libya, and much more

Georgian troops are participating in the U.S. Army's Combined Resolve II exercises in Germany, while tensions simmer between the government and the local population Tajikistan’s Gorno-Badakhshan region.

This post covers Secretary Hagel’s trip to the Middle East, the 20th anniversary of the ceasefire agreement between Armenia and Azerbaijan, and several other top security stories from MENA and Eurasia. 

Several groups requested additional U.S. security assistance this week: Syria’s opposition asked for antiaircraft missiles for vetted Syrian rebels, while some Iraqi officials requested that the U.S. begin armed drone strikes against al-Qaeda-inspired groups.

Deputy Secretary of State William Burns expressed the United States’ commitment to sovereignty and independence of the Central Asia states during his visit to the region, while a new bill in the Senate aims to enhance U.S. defense cooperation with Georgia and Azerbaijan