The Washington Post

Monday, November 30, 2015 - 06:54
The weak central government is struggling with a host of challenges: entrenched poverty, drug smuggling, and a mix of growing competition and collaboration among Islamist factions in the West African region.
Monday, November 30, 2015 - 06:37
When asked to name solutions to the crisis in Mali, the largest percentage of displaced people — over 40 percent — referenced the importance of improving governance and reducing corruption. In other words, the most popular idea to resolve the crisis pointed not to a security response but to government reform.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 06:17
Saudi Arabia has one of the largest military budgets in the entire world and its military is one of the most capable in the region. It has been involved in the military fight against the Islamic State since last year, joining the U.S.-led coalition against the group in September and before that working with the United States to train rebels
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 06:13
Last week, close watchers of the many-sided war in Iraq and Syria learned from an apparently inadvertent Russian state television disclosure that Russia has upped the ante in its eight-week-old war in Syria, apparently adding ground-based artillery to the array of attack jets, strategic bombers, and helicopter gunships that have been pounding Islamic State terrorists and U.S.-backed rebels alike in the country.
Monday, November 23, 2015 - 07:46
#3: Counter-terrorism campaigns in the Sahel prioritize security and not politics.
Monday, November 23, 2015 - 06:33
Mauricio Macri, the wealthy Buenos Aires mayor who catapulted to prominence on a wave of discontent over government scandals, a feeble economy and combative nationalism, was elected president of Argentina on Sunday, according to preliminary results.
Friday, November 20, 2015 - 06:26
As it wrestles with how best to attack yet another unconventional enemy—one that is without a recognized state, driven by extreme ideology and willing to kill innocents on civilian territory—the Pentagon has largely stuck to a conventional strategy: bombs away.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 06:56
If the Colombian government and the country’s largest rebel group finalize a historic peace accord in the coming months, they will set in motion a process of daunting logistical complexity.The government’s most immediate challenge: to persuade more than 6,000 heavily armed fighters to come down from the mountains, hand over their weapons and start new lives as law-abiding civilians.
Monday, November 16, 2015 - 07:06
Backed by U.S. and Western funding, Radio Roshani produced programs on peace building and understanding the law, with roundtable discussions on religious issues and cultural taboos. But it was the station’s focus on women’s rights that drew the ire of the Taliban for years.
Friday, November 13, 2015 - 06:25
Kurdish forces entered the Iraqi town of Sinjar on Friday, raising their flag over several key buildings in a rapid offensive against Islamic State militants following heavy U.S.-led airstrikes.