Skip to main content
Economics / Finance
Terrorism / Security
Former Soviet Union
Graphic of the Day
In the News
Clients and Subscribers
War Coverage Timeline
Syria: Rebel Coalition Meeting Stalled
Demands from regional powers that the Syrian National Coalition expand its membership have divided the group and stalled progress at a key meeting in Istanbul, opposition members said May 25, AFP reported.
Syria: Fighting Continues In Al-Qusayr And Lebanon
Syrian regime forces shelled the western town of Al-Qusayr on May 25 after a weeklong battle, AP reported.
Afghanistan: Obama Decreases Funding Request
U.S. President Barack Obama decreased his funding request for the war in Afghanistan by 10 percent in a letter to Congress on May 17, Reuters reported May 18.
Syria: Rebels Conduct Retaliatory Kidnappings
Rival Islamic militant groups in Aleppo have carried out a wave of retaliatory kidnappings, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said May 18, AP reported.
Karzai Ensures a Continued U.S. Presence in Afghanistan
The Afghan president recognizes the critical role the U.S. military plays in his government's continued survival.
Afghanistan: 5 U.S. Soldiers Killed By Bomb
A bomb killed five U.S. soldiers in southern Afghanistan, a spokesman for the U.S. Armed Forces said May 4, Reuters reported.
Syria: Al Assad Makes Second Public Appearance In A Week
Syrian President Bashar al Assad visited a university in Damascus on May 4 for his second public appearance in less than a week, AP reported.
Syria: Regime Forces Still Strong
Syria: Rebels Attack Air Base In Idlib Province
Rebels attacked the Abu Zuhour air base in northwestern Idlib province April 27, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, AP reported.
Afghanistan: Taliban Announce Spring Offensive
The Taliban's spring offensive will begin April 28, the group's leadership said April 27, AP reported.
Afghan Forces Prepare for a Bloody Fighting Season
With international forces withdrawing, attacks against Afghans have increased in number and in quality.
Afghanistan and Pakistan After the 2014 NATO Drawdown
The Afghan Taliban's position in a post-NATO Afghanistan could influence their Pakistani counterparts' insurgency.
Sign Up to Receive
Second Quarter Forecast 2013
The Geopolitics of the Yangtze River: Developing the Interior
Annual Forecast 2013