The horrific sieges and restrictions of humanitarian agencies have created a need for creative ways to get food and water and badly needed medical supplies into areas that are hard to reach.
Monthly Archives: April 2015
The next few years will be critical for shaping the future of the Arctic: will it become a barren nature preserve, an increasingly degraded wasteland, or the front line between jockeying Russian and NATO aircraft and submarines?Read more
In 2003, the US wielded a sledgehammer in Iraq when the conflict required a surgical scalpel. Now, the international community is using a toothpick when the Islamic State demands a sledgehammer.Read more
While a peace deal with Tuareg groups is essential to the stability of the country and of the region at large, Mali’s problems stretch much further than that.Read more
The notion that the fighting in Syria could be ended in Moscow this week is a fools’ errand, best saved for the annals of pro-Kremlin pseudo-mediaRead more
The fears of a union were ultimately confirmed when the most dominant faction of Boko Haram released a video of its leader Abubakar Shekau pledging fealty to ISIS leader Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi – a pledge that was accepted by ISIS shortly thereafter.Read more
No amount of US airstrikes and military assistance will transform the Iraqi Security Forces into the proficient and professional military force required for long-term stability in Iraq.Read more