Monthly Archives: June 2013

Africa News Week in Review 6-28-13

The following is a round-up of some of the top articles and news highlights from the African continent during the past week. United States Policy The U.S. foreign policy spotlight is on President Obama’s African voyage to Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania, the first to the continent during the President’s second term in office. The […]

MENA Week in Review

Below is a roundup of some of the top articles and news highlights from around the MENA region over the last week: U.S. Policy: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, recommended increasing security assistance and arms sales to Lebanese and Iraqi security forces. Dempsey explained, “Militarily, what we’re doing is assisting […]

Eurasia News Week in Review

A round-up of some of the top articles and news highlights from around the region over the last week: Central Asia: A senior military official has said that of the cargo that the U.S. is shipping out of Afghanistan, only about four percent goes via the overland routes through the former Soviet republics known as […]

Are Georgia-Israeli Defense Ties On the Mend?

When Georgia’s prime minister, Bidzina Ivanishvili, led a delegation to Israel this week, he was reportedly hoping to restart the two countries’ defense ties (in Hebrew). The military ties between the two countries once included Israeli training of Georgian soldiers and a small, but significant, number of arms sales. Israel sold Aerostar and Hermes-450 unmanned […]

International Responses to the Syrian Civil War

On June 13, the Obama Administration formally announced plans to provide “small arms, ammunition and potentially anti-tank weapons,” through the CIA to rebels in Syria. The likely recipients are the Free Syrian Army, but exact details on the recipients remain unclear. The decision to arm the rebellion, following months of “internal debate,” was made in […]

Zimbabwe’s elections

This Wednesday, Zimbabwe’s highest court will hear six election-related cases this week. First among them is the request by Justice and Legal Affairs Minister Patrick Chinamasa to extend the election date from July 31 to August 14. The case is the next step in “one of [the] worst political crises since the disputed 2008 presidential […]

Africa News Week in Review

Africa News Week in Review The following is a round-up of some of the top articles and news highlights from the African continent during the past week. United States Policy Secretary of State John Kerry has nominated former Senator Russ Feingold to be the U.S. special envoy to Africa’s Great Lakes region. Feingold will oversee […]