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Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir walks with South Sudan President Salva Kiir on arrival in Khartoum, Nov. 4, 2014 (AP photo by Abd Raouf).

Playing Many Sides, Sudan’s Bashir Tries Again to End His Isolation

By Alex de Waal
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Normalization of relations with the United States is Sudan’s enduring foreign policy challenge, and Khartoum won a gesture last month when communications sanctions were relaxed. But in addition to its international isolation, Khartoum must still navigate the storms in its own turbulent region. more


Libya Needs More Than Unity Government to Halt IS Rise

By Mohamed Eljarh
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Four years after the revolution began to overthrow Moammar Gadhafi’s regime, Libya today faces a new and very real threat: militants affiliated with the Islamic State. But the group’s advance must be understood in the wider context of Libya’s civil war, and Libyans cannot tackle it alone. more

After Years of Talk, U.S.-India Defense Ties Gain Traction

By Saurav Jha
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U.S. President Barack Obama’s January visit to India saw some long-awaited movement on the two countries’ Defense Trade and Technology Initiative (DTTI), touted by both sides as a means to transform the current buyer-seller defense relationship into one based on coproduction and co-development. more