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Assessing Russia’s role in Chad, Niger, and the greater Sahel region

Africa’s Sahel region is no stranger to instability. The countries of Burkina Faso, Niger, and Mali, all of which have undergone governmental change in the past two years, have something important in common: the expulsion of soldiers from Western nations engaging in counterterrorism operations against Islamist and Jihadist militant groups.


Indonesia pushes a civilizational approach to countering polarization

An Indonesian push for a Southeast Asian return to values rooted in an ancient Indo civilisation amounts to an innovative attempt to manage polarization.

Exploiting its rotating chairmanship of the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Indonesia this week inaugurated the ASEAN Intercultural and Interreligious Dialogue.