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Middle East/North Africa Security

Will Drones Push the Middle East Past the Point of No Return?

Unmanned aerial systems (UASs) or drones, both armed and unarmed, have altered how states and insurgents conduct warfare in the Middle East.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Houthi threat to Saudi Arabia’s oil industry

The increasing missile, drone, and naval capabilities of the Houthis make the Saudi oil industry vulnerable to attack.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Yemen’s Houthi rebels’ goals remain unclear

Yemen is rudderless following the resignation of its president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi on January 22. The Houthi rebels’ ultimate goals and Yemen’s future, tied to regional stability, remain in

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Niger is key to West Africa’s future security

As the United States and France continue to battle militants in West Africa, the impoverished nation of Niger will play a crucial role in establishing security in the region. Niger

Sub-Saharan Africa Technology and infrastructure

Technology joins the fight against poaching

Technology is bringing new options to combat the age-old problem of poaching in Africa. Elephant poaching is on the rise, and the international demand for illegal ivory continues to grow.

International Security

Key takeaways from U.S Special Ops in Libya and Somalia

The Special Forces raids conducted by the U.S. military over two weeks ago in Libya and Somalia have generated a lot of buzz about the implications they will have for