Security

Truck at a roadblock in Democratic Republic of the Congo

It’s the Roads, Stupid

Armed checkpoints along key trade routes—not natural resources—are the key to financing rebel groups and insurgencies around the world.

Putin and Modi at the 2016 BRICS summit

Asia’s Stakes in the Biden-Putin Summit

Geopolitical shifts have put a U.S.-Russian detente in the interest of much of Asia.

Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin wearing sunglasses

What to Expect From the Biden-Putin Summit in Geneva

The two leaders have much to discuss. Just don’t hold your breath for a breakthrough.

A health care worker salutes from a window of the Mulago National Referral Hospital on the first day of the country’s vaccination rollout after it received the first batch of AstraZeneca doses in Kampala, Uganda, on March 10.

Lack of Vaccines Fuels Terrorism in Africa

To avoid more instability, it is time for all wealthy nations to start sharing.

Protest against Russia in Idlib, Syria

The Biden-Putin Summit Can Kick-Start a Deal on Syria

Only Washington has the carrots and sticks to steer the conflict towards resolution.

Emirati Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Bahraini Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid al-Zayani pose.

The Abraham Accords Passed Their First Big Test

When war broke out in Gaza, Arab countries chose rapprochement with Israel over solidarity with Palestinians.

An Afghan boy looks on in a damaged house near the site of an attack in Kabul.

Taliban Map Out Future Vision for Afghanistan

The militant group’s spokesman vows to “continue our war” until Afghanistan has an Islamic government.

U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, Rob Portman, and Chris Murphy lay flowers at a memorial.

Sen. Shaheen: Ukrainian Officials Are “Anxious”

A senior member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Nord Stream 2, Belarus, and Biden’s upcoming summit with Putin.

Uyghurs demonstrate in London.

Beijing Plans a Slow Genocide in Xinjiang

Chinese officials’ own words speak to plans to reduce Uyghur births.

A soldier stands next to kidnapped girls.

Nigeria’s Military Is Part of the Problem. It’s Also the Solution.

Soldiers don’t belong on the streets—and the army is uniquely placed to pressure the government for police reforms to tackle rampant insecurity.

Protesters take part in a demonstration against the military coup in Myanmar.

Myanmar’s Military Is a Force of Chaos, Not Stability

The junta says it is keeping the country together. Governments must stop buying its brutal excuses.

Woman receives Sinovac vaccine in Indonesia

Indonesia Is Quietly Warming Up to China

Once inching toward war, the Asian giants are getting closer—while Washington seems unserious and disengaged.

Myanmar nationals hold a vigil in Thailand

Myanmar Pressure Campaign Stalls at the United Nations

The military regime’s neighbors resist sanctions, fearing it would divide regional powers.

Yansakai vigilante members surrender their guns.

Boko Haram Isn’t Nigeria’s Biggest Problem

Bandits in the country’s northwest are terrorizing civilians, destabilizing the region, and empowering jihadists.

Lloyd Austin testifies to become next U.S. defense secretary.

Congress Draws Battle Lines for Pentagon Budget Fight

Biden’s move to slash dozens of older planes and drones is being met with resistance on Capitol Hill.

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