Iran’s Balancing Act: Khamenei’s Strategic Thinking at a Critical JunctureBy Nicholas Carl
Full Story >Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, is in a precarious situation.
How Ansar al Islam Gains Popular Support in Burkina Faso
Full Story >The activities of Ansar al Islam, a Salafi-jihadi group in Burkina Faso, shows how permitting instability and conflict to fester for years—as in Mali—allows Salafi-jihadi groups to spread beyond the immediate conflict zone to infect neighboring states.
Chaos in Sudan and the rest of North Africa threatens all of us
Full Story >The popular unrest that dislodged Sudanese President Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir and Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is part of a wave of conflict engulfing northern Africa and posing grave risks to stability in the region and beyond.