SECURITY / CONFLICTS

Summary As with many energy-exporting countries in the former Soviet Union, low global oil prices have hurt Azerbaijan, causing its economy to slow and its currency to tumble. And as ...

Forecast Persistent tension between Moscow and Kiev will encourage Russia to keep looking for pipeline routes to Europe that bypass Ukraine. TurkStream will probably remain shuttered until icy Russia-Turkey relations ...

We think we know what a terrorist looks like. Photos of angry-eyed young men toting machine guns top every news hour and confirm the same stereotype that even we in ...

Summary A pair of attacks threatens to damage ties that India and Pakistan only recently repaired. On Jan. 2, armed militants donning Indian military uniforms stormed an air force base ...

Summary The two rival bureaux of Libya’s National Oil Corp., based in Tripoli and Bayda respectively, are squaring off in a dispute that threatens to derail the country’s new unity government ...

Summary China is modernizing its military one step at a time, and the focus of the new year appears to be organizational reform and restructuring. An announcement from the Chinese ...

The July 11 escape of the notorious Sinaloa crime boss, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera, from a maximum-security prison in Mexico has drawn considerable Mexican and international media attention. While the brazen ...

They called the First World War simply ‘The Great War’ until the start of the second truly global conflict erupted in 1939.  Fortunately, despite a few proxy wars and more than ...

Cyber weapons are a game changer. At least, that is the case if we take at face value Marty Edwards’ – head of the control systems security program for the ...

The world watched transfixed as West Africa battled the Ebola virus during the epidemic that peaked in 2014. Borders and airports closed, but a few cases managed to escape the ...