Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 06:40
U.S.-backed Syrian militias vowed on Thursday to drive Islamic State (IS) from the city of Manbij and surrounding areas in northern Syria and urged civilians there to stay away from militant positions that would be targeted in the campaign.
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 06:33
A U.S.-backed force of Kurds and Arabs advanced toward an important Islamic State transit town in Syria on Wednesday, brushing aside Turkish opposition to the involvement of Kurds in operations to recapture the strategically vital area.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 07:12
In response to mounting criticism that sectarian Shiite Muslim militias are committing crimes against the mostly Sunni Muslim residents of embattled Anbar province, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi has authorized training and arming Sunni militiamen to combat the Islamic State.
Friday, May 1, 2015 - 07:30

The Obama Administration’s recent announcement to resume more than a billion dollars in U.S. military aid and certain weapons deliveries to Egypt has evoked a variety of responses in the United States.

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 06:51
Secret files held by Yemeni security forces that contain details of American intelligence operations in the country have been looted by Iran-backed militia leaders, exposing names of confidential informants and plans for U.S.-backed counter-terrorism strikes, U.S. officials say.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 05:27

This White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) letter provides details, including legislative language, on President Obama's request to Congress for additional Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) funding to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The President's request includes $1.6 billion for a new Iraq Train and Equip Fund.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 08:12
Nawaf Obaid discusses a framework for Saudi Arabia to support its growing security responsibilities in post-Arab Spring Middle East.
Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 07:53

This report provides basic information on the GSCF legislation. It starts with a brief discussion of the conceptual origins of the legislation and then summarizes the legislation’s provisions. It concludes with a short analysis of salient issues.