The Taliban’s survival depends on how it handles and prevents armed opposition to its rule and manages the country’s economy and relations with external actors.
What should police focus on during and after the pandemic?
How is the COVID-19 outbreak affecting criminal groups, both in the short and long term? In particular, how is it affecting trends across the illicit economies of drug smuggling and poaching, wildlife trafficking, and sexual slavery?
The killing of Qassem Soleimani has significantly destabilized U.S.-Iraq relations and undermined long-term U.S. interests.
Editor's Note: This piece originally appeared in Order from Chaos.