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US inks deal to build up to 5 bases in Somalia
Africa

US inks deal to build up to 5 bases in Somalia

This isn't necessarily about security but about an increasing influence game in the region

Terrorism in Africa increased 100,000% during 'war on terror'
Africa

Terrorism in Africa increased 100,000% during 'war on terror'

A new DoD report indicates that violence on the continent today is far worse than when the US military went in to ‘help’

After a spate of warnings, Israel went down the 9/11 path anyway
Middle East

After a spate of warnings, Israel went down the 9/11 path anyway

Overreaction has unleashed a fury that has sucked away sympathy and likely spawned a new generation of terrorism

Is that US drone base in Niger really necessary?
Africa

Is that US drone base in Niger really necessary?

As Washington seeks to expand UAV hubs throughout the region, it's worth exploring whether the one it has is doing anything worthwhile

In Gaza, the next generation of radicalization begins
Middle East

In Gaza, the next generation of radicalization begins

Leadership in Tel Aviv claims that taking out Hamas will end its security problems. The evidence suggests the opposite

US finally recognizes coup in Niger. Now what?
Africa

US finally recognizes coup in Niger. Now what?

The decision raises questions about regional 'strategic interests' amid rising concerns about military takeovers in Africa.