A Brief History of the US Navy in the Indian Ocean

A Brief History of the US Navy in the Indian Ocean

Akhilesh Pillalamarri
As it celebrates its 240th birthday, the U.S. Navy would do well to keep the Indian Ocean in mind.

Boko Haram

Yasar Yakis

A terrorist organization's abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls from a boarding school in Nigeria is a different tactic compared to earlier practices of terrorist gangs.

Once lauded as model, Turkey's Africa initiative loses momentum


After introducing its policy of opening up to the African continent almost 10 years ago, Turkey earned the admiration of many Turkish and foreign diplomats for its foresight; however, Ankara's shift toward domestic issues and use of foreign policy to get the upper hand in debates at home has pushed its Africa initiative into the background, according to experts.

Algeria’s Role in African Security

Algeria is often seen as averse to security cooperation, but it has been deeply involved in Africa’s security architecture for years.

Original post date : APRIL 3, 2014

Benjamin Nickels

Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to Algeria provides an opportunity to discuss security cooperation and counterterrorism with a critical if ambivalent partner.

Egypt tries to woo South Sudan in Nile water dispute

Ayah Aman

CAIRO — Egypt is continuing to develop relations with South Sudan in an effort to protect Egyptian water interests within its borders, through which the White Nile flows. This comes at a time when the dispute between Cairo and Addis Ababa over the Nile's waters is escalating.

Egypt Gets Muscular Over Nile Dam

* by Cam McGrath (Cairo), * Inter Press Service

CAIRO, Mar 21 (IPS) - When Egypt's then-president Mohamed Morsi said in June 2013 that "all options" including military intervention, were on the table if Ethiopia continued to develop dams on the Nile River, many dismissed it as posturing.

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