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Africa

Egypt

The narrative dominating Egypt in Washington revolves largely around either human rights or security. Those who criticize President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi cite his crackdown on...
gambia

It is easy as Americans to be lost in our own affairs and to ignore significant events on the other side of the world—especially when...
Gambia

After expanding by leaps and bounds in the wake of the Cold War’s end, democracy across the world appears to be retracting. In Hungary and the...
algeria

For a quarter century if not more, the United States has lacked a clear foreign policy strategy. Successive Secretaries of State have confused miles traveled...
Libya

Warning of potential terrorist attacks throughout that continent, the State Department has issued a travel alert for Europe. Such moves are a sobering indication of...
Africa

Some nuclear deals, in hindsight, look prescient. Many conservatives warned against Ronald Reagan’s outreach to Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev but, in hindsight, Gorbachev was sincere...
Gulf of Guinea

President Barack Obama has cited Somalia as an example of counter-terrorism success. Such a claim is probably a bit exaggerated given how fragile Somalia is...
Mauritania Islamists

When it comes to the Middle East, Americans and Europeans are good at neither prediction nor threat assessment. The Middle East today looks very different...
ISIS in Libya

While ISIS conducts wildly successful, multipronged assaults on targets in Syria and Iraq, it might be easy to forget that the fight against the Islamic...

On Thursday, Secretary of State John Kerry and Moroccan Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar will sit down to begin the third bilateral U.S.-Morocco Strategic Dialogue. I’ve...

Just as two decades ago in the run-up to the 1994 Agreed Framework with North Korea, enthusiasm for a nuclear deal has trumped good sense...

Tunisia was struck by a terrible act of terrorism today: gunmen, presumably of Islamist persuasion, stormed the Bardo museum in the capital, Tunis, killing tourists...