Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou was recently in Paris to discuss the fight against violent extremism in the Sahel with his French counterpart. The country faces a problematic security environment and must urgently address social, economic and governance challenges.
It is a week since Khalid Masood ploughed his car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, killing three people, before fatally stabbing PC Keith Palmer just inside the Parliamentary Estate. London has seen it all before.
The quest for a more robust approach to ensuring successful UN peacekeeping operations has claimed its first scalp in South Sudan. The sacking of the force commander there comes barely two months after London hosted a summit of the world’s defence ministers on the challenges of UN peacekeeping
Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani is turning to India for help after giving up hopes for Pakistan’s cooperation in containing the insurgency inside his country. India is reciprocating, but there are limits to what New Delhi can do.