A woman waits to see a doctor in Afghanistan.

A Taliban Victory Would Be ‘The Return of a Dark Age for Afghanistan’

Shukria Barakzai, a prominent women’s rights advocate and former politician, shares her thoughts on the U.S. withdrawal and Afghanistan’s uncertain future.

U.N. Security Council members

How a Dream Job Became a Bureaucratic Nightmare for a Top U.N. Lawyer

Chief advocate for alleged terrorists sanctioned by the United Nations announces his resignation citing red tape, rule-of-law issues.

Family members mourn assassinated Prime Minister Rafik Hariri

In Lebanon, the Wheels of Justice Do Not Grind

The Hariri tribunal hasn’t led to a single arrest. Biden should let it expire and help Lebanon in better ways.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives ahead of the inauguration of the Salma Hydroelectric Dam in Herat, Afghanistan on June 4, 2016.

India Is Scrambling to Get on the Taliban’s Good Side

After decades of supporting the Afghan government, New Delhi is planning for its potential fall.

Refugees and displaced Syrian women living in al-Hol camp, which houses relatives of Islamic State group members, queue to receive goods in northeastern Syria on March 28, 2019.

Inside the Digital Lives of the Women of the Islamic State

On Telegram, pet care, gardening, and corruption scandals have replaced religious fervor.

A mural showing a peace deal between the United States and the Taliban is depicted in Kabul.

If the Taliban Wins the War, Can They Still Lose the Peace?

The United States vowed to destroy the Taliban. Today, they are stronger than ever. But will that last?

Charkint District Governor Salima Mazari points a gun as she visits  forces in Charkint district of Balkh province on June 29.

With the Militias in Afghanistan

As Afghan forces melt away, local armed groups are left to hold the line against the Taliban.

An anti-drone protest in Pakistan

Why U.S. Drone Strikes Are at an All-Time Low

The shift comes as the White House seeks to downgrade the threat of global terrorism after 20 years of “forever wars.”

Syrians walk past a mural bearing instructions on protection from COVID-19 in Qamishli in  northeastern Syria on Aug. 16, 2020.

America’s Syrian Allies Deserve the COVID-19 Vaccine

They vanquished the Islamic State and are now in desperate need of aid.

A man rests against a wall of a sports stadium in Pemba, Mozambique, on May 22. The sports stadium is used as a transit camp for internally displaced persons fleeing attacks in the north of the country.

The Islamic State Resurges in Mozambique

What happens there could decide the fate of terrorism—or peace—in Africa.

Naftali Bennett visits a building that was hit by a rocket, fired from Gaza, during a campaign visit in the city of Rishon Letzion, near Tel Aviv, on Jan. 21, 2013.

Israel’s Big New Shift in Hamas Policy

The Israeli government used to try buying off the group’s compliance. Now it’s intent on using reconstruction money to coerce it.

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.

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.

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.

French President Emmanuel Macron greets Chadian President Idriss Déby as he arrived at the Élysée Palace in Paris on July 11, 2017. Déby died in battle earlier this year.

How France Undermines Democracy in Chad

Paris’s uncritical embrace of late dictator Idriss Déby prioritized regional security over human rights. His death is an opportunity to change tack.

People wave the Palestinian flag as they celebrate a cease-fire.

The Fighting Is Over but Underlying Causes Remain

A truce between Israel and Hamas fails to address core issues, including the siege on Gaza.

Chadian soldiers carry the coffin of late Chadian President Idriss Déby during his funeral.

Biden Defaults to ‘War on Terror Approach’ to Chad

The U.S. president outlined big promises on human rights reforms. Critics say he’s already breaking them in Africa.

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