The U.S. is handing over the counterterrorism mission in West Africa to local partners. But to some, those partners are worse than the terrorists

Full Story >The travails of tribesmen in places like Mali and Burkina Faso feel like drops in the ocean of the world’s troubles. They are not. These are the incubators for the Salafi-jihadi movement.

Testimony: Taking the Lead Back in Yemen

In Algeria, Hope for the Best but Prepare for the Worst

Full Story >Algerians are taking to the streets to protest their ailing president’s run for a fifth term. Enthusiasts have labeled the uprising the late arrival of Algeria’s Arab Spring, but too few recognize potentially grave implications.