No, Trump is not like Obama on Middle East policy

Obama’s plan to withdraw from Afghanistan had several facets and was part of a wider strategy in the Middle East.

2018 has been a year without coups. Will 2019 be as stable?

2018 is on track to become only the second coup-free year in a century. Coup risk is way down worldwide, thanks to growing political stability in Latin America. Africa has the highest risk of coup.

With nearly 400,000 dead in South Sudan, will the US change its policy?

It’s a war as brutal as the one in Syria. Will the Trump administration pay any serious attention to it?

Study details the $6 trillion (and counting) price of endless US war

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs reports that by the end of the 2019 fiscal year, the U.S. will have spent $5.9 trillion on military spending in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and other countries.