Counterinsurgency

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 07:41
A top State Department official on Tuesday said the United States is “deeply concerned” about Iran’s support for Houthi rebels in Yemen. “Iran provides financial support, weapons, training and intelligence to Houthis,” Gerald Feierstein, principal deputy assistant secretary of State for near eastern affairs, said at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing.
Monday, April 13, 2015 - 07:22
Amidst unsubstantiated rumors that Pakistan will commit troops to Saudi Arabia for the protection of its borders, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in an address today urged a peaceful solution to the Yemen crisis through dialogue with warring factions and reiterated the importance of the Saudi Kingdom as a ‘strategic ally’.
Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 07:03
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met Pakistan's powerful military chief Thursday, as the Pakistan government wrestled with a dilemma over how to respond to a request from Saudi Arabia for Pakistani troops to fight in Yemen.
Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 06:53
Over the past four decades, the 550,000-member Pakistani army has repeatedly dispatched forces to Saudi Arabia to back a strategic alliance between the two Sunni-dominated nations. But the latest request from Saudi Arabia is prompting strong opposition from several major Pakistani political parties, reflecting the country’s fatigue with armed conflict as well as unease over whether events in Yemen could further inflame sectarian tensions in the Muslim world.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 07:18
Pakistan’s defense minister told Parliament on Monday that Saudi Arabia had asked Pakistan for aircraft, warships and soldiers to join its offensive against the Houthis in Yemen, possibly signaling Saudi plans to expand its war there. Pakistan has a history of military cooperation with Saudi Arabia that stretches back decades. It has provided extensive military training to the Saudis and stationed tens of thousands of troops in the kingdom, including in the 1990-91 Persian Gulf war.
Monday, April 6, 2015 - 07:07
From an irrational massacre of students in a Kenyan University to a brutal murder of a prosecutor in Kampala and a brewing political crisis in Burundi, this is a tough test for East Africa's security and one that calls for urgent solutions.
Friday, February 20, 2015 - 06:54
Embraer’s EMB-314 Super Tucano trainer and light attack turboprop continues to rack up global orders, solidifying its position as the globe’s pre-eminent manned counter-insurgency aircraft. The latest order set of about $180 million expands the plane’s footprint into 3 African states: Angola, Burkina Faso, and Mauritania.
Friday, January 16, 2015 - 10:55
Thomas O. Melia, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, spoke at panel on “What Can Be Done?"
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 12:20

This week, Turkey allowed roughly 150 Iraqi Kurds to transit Turkish territory in order to reinforce Kurdish forces defending the city of Kobani, Syria, which has been under siege by the Islamic State. President of Burkina Faso Blaise Campaore decided to step down following violent protests against efforts to amend the constitution to allow for his reelection. Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto met with the families of dozens of students who went missing near the town of Iguala last month. The U.S.-appointed Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) published a series of major reports this week showing that U.S.-funded reconstruction efforts are currently hampered by a variety of issues.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 11:50

The Egyptian government denies carrying out airstrikes against militants in Libya, Mali has reportedly become the most dangerous country in the world for U.N. Peacekeepers, Mexican activists have threatened to bring the country to a standstll over the unsolved disappearance of dozens of students and the U.S. State Department urged the government of Azerbaijan to release human rights defenders held in pretrial detention. Read about these stories and more from this past week.

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