An attempt by the Lebanese government to levy a tax on the messaging service WhatsApp sparked a week of widespread demonstrations throughout the country protesting corruption, austerity measures, failing infrastructure, and pervasive economic mismanagement
France’s Operation Serval in 2013 – intended to oust al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM)-allied jihadist groups from northern Mali -- temporarily stabilized the region
There is a serious and growing threat of extremist violence that incorporates anti-Semitism, racism, and misogyny as part of a transnational network that laments the idea of ‘the great replacement.’
The last 72 hours has witnessed a dramatic withdrawal of U.S. influence in northern Syria. The abrupt announcement by U.S. President Trump that he was withdrawing military personnel from embedded positions with the Kurdish-majority Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) near the border with Turkey set the stage for Ankara’s invasion on Wednesday
On September 20, the Trump administration announced the latest step in its campaign to apply ‘maximum pressure’ on Iran’s economy to compel Iran’s leadership to negotiate a more favorable nuclear deal than the 2015 multilateral agreement that the Trump administration abandoned