The offer is in keeping with Chinese activity in Africa, where Beijing is interested in mineral resources.
Changes in the drone program are merely part of a larger shift underway in U.S. foreign policy.
A battle over supply lines in Syria could see sectarian violence spill into Lebanon.
Security will be bolstered throughout the region ahead of future attacks.
Gradual increases in crop yields will likely meet growing food demand.
The assistance provides relief for many people affected by the crisis, but it may not be sustainable.
This map shows the approximate locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups and Amphibious Ready Groups.
The riots are symptomatic of increased immigration and rising youth unemployment.
The industry is concentrated in poor areas with little alternative economic potential.
"You have American gangsters working with Mexican gangsters hand in glove there," said Scott Stewart, a lead analyst at U.S.-based intelligence consultancy Stratfor.
"The new editor, who uses the nom de guerre Yahya Ibrahim, has worked with Khan since the first edition of the magazine," explains Scott Stewart, a former special agent with the U.S. State Department and a vice president at Stratfor.
On today's "Reganomix," Stratfor Intelligence's Kamran Bokhari and Brookings Institute's Michael O'Hanlon discuss the Syrian conflict with Trish Regan on Bloomberg Television's "Street Smart."