By withdrawing from the multilateral 2015 Iran nuclear deal and re-imposing all U.S. secondary sanctions on Tehran, the Trump Administration seeks, at the least, to curb Iran’s regional influence and, at most, to perhaps even bring down the Islamic Republic’s regime
In December 2017, the spokesman for the U.S.-led Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve—the coalition fighting the so-called Islamic State—stated, ‘there's about 1,000 across Iraq and Syria’ in terms of Islamic State fighters
The Turkish lira briefly halted its free fall after hitting a new low against the U.S. dollar on August 13, 2018
The importance of Ghazni to Afghanistan is hard to overstate. It is the provincial capital: historically and symbolically significant, and logistically vital