The importance of Ghazni to Afghanistan is hard to overstate. It is the provincial capital: historically and symbolically significant, and logistically vital
There has been recent positive traction in the effort to repatriate foreign fighters who joined the so-called Islamic State captured in Syria
The intensity of the diplomatic rupture between Saudi Arabia and Canada is surprising, even for a country as sensitive to criticism as the Kingdom
The U.S. has long made containing or diminishing al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), the most dangerous al-Qaeda affiliate, one of its counterterrorism priorities
There have been many significant battles in the Syrian civil war—Aleppo, Raqqa, Homs and Deraa, among others—yet a battle for Idlib would likely be the last—and worst