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Maximize AGOA By Cutting Illicit Financial Flows

The Obama administration should embrace the opportunity afforded by hosting the U.S.-Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum to help build mutually beneficial trade with Africa while also supporting development of more inclusive societies and economies that do not privilege the few. Show More Summary

Putin and Assad Left Obama in The Dust of The Aleppo End Game

Don't be fooled. The current air blitz by Russian jets, Syrian government troops and Iranian-organized ground forces would have happened without the bogus ceasefire that officially ended last week. If President Barack Obama didn't realize...Show More Summary

Q&A: Gabon's Bongo talks election win and future plans

In an exclusive interview, Gabon's president discusses his contentious election win and his next term in office.

Egypt: Stopping A Massacre At A Newspaper

During the Egyptian revolution, demonstrators marched on Al-Ahram threatening to burn it down, I knew I had to stop them Egyptian journalist and war correspondent Yehia Ghanem remembers the day the Egyptian revolution came to the doorstep of his newspaper. Show More Summary

Typhoon Megi hits Taiwan, killing at least 4

Third typhoon in two weeks hits island-nation with heavy rains and damaging winds, injuring hundreds of Taiwanese.

Watchdog group digs through Netanyahu's dirty laundry

Freedom of information request on personal expenses includes how much Israeli PM pays for laundry services.

Israel police target Palestinian Balad party in arrests

Mass arrest of party members over fraud allegations seek to 'de-legitimise Arab political activism'.

ICC: Mali fighter jailed for destroying Timbuktu sites

Former rebel Ahmad al-Mahdi, first to be convicted of cultural destruction as war crime, gets nine years in prison.

Boko Haram refugees in Niger find safety, but lack aid

Refugees in the southeastern region of Niger say they no longer fear Boko Haram, but their problems are far from over.

Sri Lanka exhumes body of slain Lasantha Wickrematunge

The remains of a newspaper editor who was killed seven years ago has been exhumed as part of a new probe into his death.

Israel’s Netanyahu doesn’t want details of his dirty laundry aired in public

By Jeffrey Heller | JERUSALEM Benjamin Netanyahu doesn’t want details of his dirty laundry aired in public – and he is suing his own office and Israel’s attorney general to try to prevent it. Legal documents published on Tuesday showed that the prime minister, citing a right to privacy, is asking a Jerusalem court to […]

Iran’s Ahmadinejad bowed to Khamenei’s wishes, agreed not to run for president

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will not run for president in next year’s Iranian election, he said on Tuesday, bowing to the wishes of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei who warned his candidacy would increase divisions in Iran. “In carrying out the intentions of the leader of the revolution, I have no plans to take part in the […]

These are the moments Clinton won over voters inclined to vote for Trump

Republican pollster Frank Luntz started the night of the first presidential debate with a group of undecided Pennsylvania voters who were favorably inclined toward Donald Trump. He finished it with a group that thought Hillary Clinton had overwhelmingly won. It’s important not to draw broad conclusions from such a small group. (A CNN focus group […]

Hezbollah chief prefers Israel over Wahhabism

At his annual meeting with Muslim eulogists and the people responsible for commemoration ceremonies during the Lunar month of Muharram, Hezbollah secretary general Hassan Nasrallah said that Wahhabism is worse than Israel and Zionism, Lebanon’s Al Akhbar newspaper reported on Tuesday. Show More Summary

How the US Navy and South Korea are Countering North Korea's Submarines

Dave Majumdar Security, Asia Washington sends a clear signal to the DPRK.  The United States Navy is conducting exercises with the South Korean Navy as part of a continuing effort to deter North Korea. As part of the combined exercise, the U.S. Show More Summary

F-35 Joint Strike Fighter vs. the A-10 Warthog: Which Plane Is Better at Close Air Support?

Kris Osborn Security, Will the F-35s current and future line up of weapons, coupled with its sensors and ISR technologies enable the aircraft to out-perform the A-10 warthog when it comes to Close Air Support Missions. Flying close to...Show More Summary

F-35 Stealth Fighter Tests ‘Aircraft Killer’ Missiles

Kris Osborn Security, F-35 continues to test drone-killing AIM-9X air-to-air missile.  The AIM-9X is a short-range, heat-seeking precision-guided air-to-air and air-to-ground missile using infrared guidance to track and destroy targets. The...Show More Summary

Welcome Oliver and Amelia!

Oliver Riley and Amelia Stewart have joined the ASI as gap-year employees. We asked them to introduce themselves:

The secret location for a debriefing on Palestinian art at the Guggenheim

At the Guggenheim Museum, an Israeli debriefer schools visitors in "Palestinian art before 1948" and drops some Palestinian names. I said, "But where is the work of the Palestinian artists before 1948?" No video or slides or any visual piece of art was shown except the three pieces on his cell phone.

Iceland Claims Russian Bombers Pose Risk to Passenger Flights

Russian military bombers flew close to an Icelandic passenger jet with their transponders switched off, officials in Reykjavik told AFP Monday. Since Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 and the diplomatic fallout between Moscow and...Show More Summary

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