The new U.S. administration needs to send strong signals to forces on all sides of the Libya conflict, as well as their foreign patrons, and make clear that a political settlement presents the only viable path out of the chaos.
The United States is piling on the pressure on its European allies to spend more on defense and begin to take counterterrorism seriously.
As territorial defense and counterterrorism rise to the top of NATO’s agenda, these two issues offer the alliance an opportunity to develop a shared strategic vision.
“No political party, no political actor is able to lead Tunisia alone in this very sensitive and fragile period.”
Designating the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization could actually increase the threat of terrorism rather than diminish it.
The Trump administration has inherited all of the old challenges from the Middle East, from the conflict in Syria to the self-proclaimed Islamic State to the Iran nuclear deal.
Jonathan Winer, who has served as the U.S. State Department’s special envoy for Libya and Senior Advisor for Mojahedin-e Khalq Resettlement, speaks with Carnegie’s Frederic Wehrey.
After retiring as Pakistan’s chief of army staff, Raheel Sharif is taking over as director of a Saudi Arabia-led alliance against terrorism. This will help re-establish goodwill between the countries.
Vice President Joe Biden’s speech was an evisceration of a man whose name was never mentioned, a man who will be the next president of the United States.
Pakistan’s 2013 general election marked the country’s first civilian transfer of power following the completion of an elected government’s full term. However, questions linger over the country’s democratic durability as next year’s election will occur against a challenging backdrop.