Hamas’s Main Man From Turkey to Tehran

Israel filed a complaint with NATO in late November over Turkey’s role in supporting terrorism in the West Bank and Gaza. Specifically, Israel called out ...

In Box

Puntland Is for Pirates

HARGEISA, Somalia — Mowlid Ahmed Abidoon stands quietly in the small prison cell where he has lived for nearly two years. Slot windows on one ...

Christian Caryl

SEALed and Delivered in Libya

President Obama pulled off a master stroke this week. He deployed U.S. military force in support of an infant democracy that desperately needs our help. ...


Same As It Ever Was

On March 7, Malaysia's opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, was sentenced to five years in prison for sodomy. This is just the latest iteration in a ...


Oil Pirates and the Mystery Ship

On January 18th, a Greek shipping firm lost radio contact with one of its vessels, a Liberian-flagged, 75,000-ton oil tanker named Kerala, when it was ...

The Complex

Meet the Marines’ New Pirate-Hunting Team

Armed pirates have run rampant off Africa's west coast for years, overtaking Somali pirates as the biggest maritime marauders in the world. But they may ...


The Rise and Fall of Somalia’s Pirate King

As the Somali piracy blockbuster Captain Phillips raked in $26 million in its opening weekend on U.S. screens, Mohamed Abdi Hassan, better known as "Afweyne," ...


The Ferocious Pirates of Greenpeace

MOSCOW — On Oct. 3, when I visited the Moscow headquarters of Greenpeace, the organization's office was buzzing with anxious staffers and friends. The activists were ...


The Wild West in East Africa

It's not easy to be a mercenary these days. The once-booming markets in Iraq and Afghanistan have shrunk, while lingering controversy surrounding the mercenary poster-boy ...

The Call

Is the reduction in Somali piracy permanent?

International efforts to limit Somali piracy are having some effect, with the story dropping out of the headlines over the past year. In the first ...

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

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