Some Yemeni tribes regard the Houthis as a bigger threat than al-Qaeda. But as the war drags on, the tribes’ ability to push both groups out of Bayda governorate diminishes.
It is necessary to move past the idea of artificial intelligence being a replacement for humans across the board, and begin having a deeper conversation about its effectiveness as a tool in the hands of humans.
The United States and India are on the cusp of translating a shared vision for the Indo-Pacific into tangible cooperation. Defense trade could prove an important catalyst.
Given rising defense spending across Africa and concerns about Islamist extremism in some countries, Russia sees the continent as an area of opportunity for growth.
An economy in tatters, rampant corruption, and rising food prices are prompting ordinary Iranians to take to the streets.
The establishment of independent Ukrainian and Belarusian statehood facilitates the development of Russia’s own national project, which is oriented towards the future, rather than towards the restoration of the past. Its key foreign policy feature is real sovereignty and the freedom of geopolitical maneuvering.
Trump’s decision on Jerusalem only came after multiple US decisions that redefined Resolution 242, which affirms the “inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by war”.
A comparison of Islam in Arabia and in South Asia and how these versions of the religion interact through the vectors of trade, politics, and migration.
The perception that Dalits owe their liberation to British colonialism continues to inspire many Dalits to celebrate the British conquest of India, in spite of accusations that such behavior is anti-national.
As it aspires to join the elite world club of equal sovereigns, Russia cannot but notice an important fact that no such club actually exists. The simple reason is that the club’s membership is conditioned on mutual transparency and permeability of sovereignties and correlation of sovereign actions with the values understood as the red lines in what one says and does.
In the face of unexpected and significant pressure from the United States to deliver some top militants of the Taliban and the Haqqani Network, the generals in Rawalpindi are locked in a serious debate.
The Trump administration has an opportunity to reset its Iran policy in a way that puts Washington back in the lead and Tehran on the diplomatic defensive.
A discussion of the current state of the protests in Iran, how they affect the United States, and what role Washington can play, if any, in these protests.
Volunteer activities in Ukraine have decreased since 2014. While civic activists have not given up, serious concerns persist about Ukrainian civil society's impact.
If Poland and Hungary are not censured for flouting EU rules, German Euroskepticism will be on the increase.
Billed as a victory for transparency in political funding, electoral bonds are guaranteed to garner positive headlines. Upon closer inspection, however, the bonds appear to legitimize opacity in political finance rather than combat it.
It would be wise to view a new poll on Brexit with caution.
For all the issues that clearly separate Europeans and Americans, there is today clearly a will from Washington to engage in a deeper transatlantic cooperation on the emergence of new economic actors, and China in particular.
New Delhi and Moscow must move toward a practical relationship that focuses on give and take wherever possible.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s interview with CNN was a well-orchestrated statement of his intention to remain in his job—at least until the end of 2018. What does the interview tell us about what to expect from him—and the administration—in 2018?