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US to pull its 1,100 troops from Niger
QiOSK

US to pull its 1,100 troops from Niger

Turns out the junta wasn't bluffing, and after a diplomatic struggle, Washington is taking its drone base and going home

USAF whistleblower: US military at risk in Niger
QiOSK

USAF whistleblower: US military at risk in Niger

Service member stationed there says they are being essentially 'held hostage' while US diplomatic efforts founder

What Washington got wrong about Niger and Russia
Africa

What Washington got wrong about Niger and Russia

The ruling junta recently called on American troops to leave the country after a meeting where US officials warned against partnering with Moscow

Why the Nigerien junta wants to kick US troops out
Africa

Why the Nigerien junta wants to kick US troops out

While Washington’s policy has been rudderless since last year’s coup, an American exit might not be a bad thing

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

The biggest foreign policy losers of 2023
Global Crises

The biggest foreign policy losers of 2023

From the Biden team and humanity to our wrongheaded TV generals, this was a year of catastrophe and political failure