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4/29/16 | Blog
French Military Education in Africa: New Cooperation Possibilities for the United States?

As the United States continues to expand its military cooperation with France for combat operations to address Islamic extremism in Africa, another area the United States may want to collaborate with France is building professional military forces in Africa. Unlike the United States, France has...

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4/29/16 | Fact Sheets
French Military Training Schools

France maintains a network of sixteen military training schools in ten countries throughout its former colonial sphere. This network presents both opportuntieis for increased military training coordination with the U.S., as well as new trans-Atlantic challenges. 

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4/27/16 | Blog
New Pentagon Effort to Train and Equip Syrian Rebels Faces Serious Challenges

A recent report suggested that if the current cessation of hostilities breaks down, as it appears to be doing, the C.I.A. plans to provide “more-powerful” weapons to “moderate” Syrian rebels. But this wasn’t the only recent announcement of a shifting policy to train and equip the Syrian rebels....

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Resources

5/4/16 | News
Niger Tells Europe it Needs 1 Billion Euros to Fight Illegal Migration
Niger, a major transit country for Africans seeking to reach the EU, told foreign ministers visiting from Europe on Tuesday it needs 1 billion euros to combat illegal migration.
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5/4/16 | News
Kenya Says Arrests Key Member of Militant Group Plotting Attacks
Kenyan police have arrested a suspected key member of an Islamist militant group that was plotting attacks similar to one in 2013 on the Westgate shopping mall that killed at least 67 people, authorities said on Tuesday.
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5/4/16 | News
Russia, Argentina Agree to Develop Dialogue on Security Problems
Russia and Argentina are interested in promoting dialogue on problems of global and regional security, the press service of the Russian defense ministry said after a meeting of Russian and Argentinian deputy defense ministers.
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Upcoming Dates

05/04/16 | Event

The Wilson Center's Mexico Institute is pleased to invite you to our event "Mexican Civil Society's Battle Against Corruption: #Ley3de3." Prominent members of Mexican civil society will discuss the mechanisms being pursued to create a proper legal framework to fight corruption in Mexico. In...

05/04/16 | Event

Despite facing a number of daunting economic and political challenges the past few years, Guatemala has made some important strides in dealing with the chronic problems of underdevelopment, crime and violence. Important elements of Guatemala’s private sector have come together to outline an...

05/04/16 | Event

IGIS Visiting Scholar Dominik Kopinski will be presenting his research project Beyond a tale of competition: U.S.­China oil dynamics in Angola.
Light lunch with vegetarian option for those who RSVP.