Europe

John Kerry Met with Azerbaijan’s President Days Before Dispute in Nagorno-Karabakh Region

(TFC) On the morning of April 5th, Armenian separatists and Azeri defense ministry announced a ceasefire in the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. But with such a complex and fragile history will this ceasefire hold? With foreign interests involved (including that of NATO members), and corruption exposed due to the recently leaked Panama Papers, this ceasefire […]

Afghanistan Asia

Taliban Plans for Violent Summer; United States Considers Airstrikes in Afghanistan

(TFC) –Despite efforts from Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the United States, the Taliban continues to reject peace talk offers. As a result, the United States has been throwing around a plan involving offensive airstrikes. But with Afghanistan’s second largest resistance group, Hizb-e-Islami Afghanistan (HIA), agreeing to come to the table, things may not be so cut-and-dry. […]

Afghanistan Asia Pakistan

Heightened Security in Afghanistan and Pakistan: What’s Next for the Taliban?

 (TFC) Despite a devastating attack carried out by the Taliban at Bacha Khan University in January, terror-related violence in Pakistan has been declining. Afghanistan hasn’t been as fortunate: according to the U.N., 2015 resulted in record-breaking civilian deaths since the U.N. began recording statistics. Will upcoming American involvement in Afghanistan drive violence back into Pakistan? […]